The InterContinental San Diego

About the Project

This 400-room, full-service hotel is located on the southern portion of the site fronting Pacific Highway and includes a two-acre public park and a new landscaped pedestrian corridor.



Hensel Phelps Development, as part of a larger long-term waterfront hotel master plan and through a long-term ground lease with the Unified Port of San Diego, co-developed the second of two projects in the BRIC development. Hensel Phelps Development provided conceptualization, programming, capital raising, development management and project financing.



The project consists of a 215-foot-tall building (165-foot-tall tower over a 50-foot tall podium structure). The podium includes three levels of subterranean parking for 686 cars, and the above-ground portion of the podium includes restaurant and retail space, ballroom and meeting space, the hotel lobby and InterContinental Club Lounge and a fourth-floor terrace with outdoor amenities. The tower features a rooftop bar on the 19th floor overlooking the San Diego Bay. The project also includes commissioned public artworks as part of the Port of San Diego’s Tenant Percent for Art program.

Quick Facts

  • Location San Diego, California
  • Client LFS Development
  • Architect Portman Architects
  • Industry Hospitality
  • Line of Business Construction, Development
  • Completion Date August 2018
  • Duration 27 Months
  • Contract Value $ 147,819,341
  • Sustainability N/A
  • Square Footage 602,452 SF

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