Port of San Diego seeks developer for new hotel, resort

SAN DIEGO – The Port of San Diego has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) seeking a developer for the long-awaited resort hotel planned for the Chula Vista Bayfront.

The destination hotel is an important element of the Chula Vista Bayfront Project, which intends to make the bayfront a destination for locals and tourists. According to the port, the project is one of the last great waterfront development opportunities in California.

Transforming 535 acres on San Diego Bay into a world-class destination, the project includes a world-class convention-oriented destination hotel and resort.

RFQ respondents must demonstrate their skills and ability to finance, design and construct a large-scale, environmentally-sustainable, convention-oriented destination hotel and resort. Development teams will be required to identify the intended hotel brand and operator during the second Request for Proposals phase of the selection process, according to the port.

Port Commissioner Ann Moore stated, “The Port’s investment in this important new waterfront destination will truly transform the city of Chula Vista and San Diego’s South Bay region. We are excited to enter this important developer selection process.”

The project will provide 200 acres of parks and other open space area including a public park, walking trails and shoreline promenades. Marina improvements will include a commercial harbor with retail shops, restaurants and public space.

“With an improving U.S. economy and predicted increases in business and leisure travel, Chula Vista’s unique location on San Diego Bay is sure to attract strong interest from the development community,” said Chula Vista Mayor Cheryl Cox. “Chula Vista and the port have cleared the way to create a shovel-ready project on prime bayfront property.

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