Downtown Luxury Hotel on its way

By Lori Weisberg

The long absence of an InterContinental hotel near San Diego’s waterfront is coming to an end, as construction gets under way for the luxury brand’s return to downtown.

Trenching for the $217 million project’s underground garage already has begun, although completion of the 400-room highrise isn’t expected until the fall of 2018.

Located at Broadway and Pacific Highway, the 18-story hotel represents the second phase of a long planned development of 800 hotel rooms on the former Lane Field that decades ago was where the Minor League Padres played ball.

Just last month, the dual-branded, 400-room Marriott SpringHill Suites and Residence Inn hotel opened on the northern portion of Lane Field. Together, the two-phase hotel complex is being branded as BRIC, playing off the names of the intersecting streets at Broadway and Pacific Highway.

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