• Construction Begins on a New Convention Center in Southern California

    POSTED July 29, 2022

Ground has broken on what will be a major new meeting venue in California: the Gaylord Pacific Resort and Convention Center in Chula Vista. Anticipated to open in summer 2025, the resort will be an anchor of the future 500-acre Chula Vista Bayfront, a partnership between the Port of San Diego and the City of Chula Vista.

Gaylord Pacific marks the sixth property in the Gaylord Hotels portfolio, Marriott’s large conventions hotel brand. The $1.275-billion project, which is located seven miles south of downtown San Diego, is anticipated to include:

  • 1.8 million square feet on 22 stories
  • 1,600 hotel rooms, including 89 suites with 12 presidential suites
  • Nearly 420,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor convention center space, including a flexible 143,553-square-feet, carpeted exhibit hall, up to 62 technologically advanced breakout and conference rooms and’, five outdoor event lawns and terraces.
  • 9 restaurants and bars
  • full-service Relâche signature spa and salon
  • a premium outdoor waterpark complex with water slides, a full wave pool, adult and kid’s pools, and a lazy river as well as ample pool seating and cabanas.
  • 360-degree views with San Diego Bay to the west and Chula Vista Marina to the south, providing unobstructed views across the bay and on to the Pacific Ocean

Port of San Diego Commissioner Ann Moore, who represents Chula Vista on the seven-member board, celebrated the start of construction on the Grand Pacific at the ground-breaking ceremony. “The Chula Vista Bayfront in Southern California provides unmatched waterfront views, and a unique blend of urban amenities and coastal access,” she said. “As the largest undeveloped waterfront site on the West Coast, and with proximity to San Diego and the U.S.-Mexico border, our bayfront is attracting national attention as we continue executing a fully approved, shovel-ready master plan. Our selected partner, RIDA Chula Vista, LLC, is developing the bayfront’s most high-profile and desirable site – a defining project for this cherished destination. Our region warmly welcomes the construction of the Gaylord Pacific Resort and Convention Center, and we look forward to seeing it take shape along our bayfront skyline.”


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