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Project SpringHill Suites & Residence Inn Bayfront Downtown San Diego Dynamic Duo A dual-brand waterfront project offers a unique design opportunity By Ashleigh VanHouten Photography courtesy of Marriott Photography T he SpringHill Suites & Residence Inn Bayfront Downtown in San Diego, sitting on the historic Lane Field Ballpark site, was a unique project in its duality: Marietta, Georgiabased Design Directions International (DDI) was tasked with realizing both brands while integrating them seamlessly in one common lobby and F&B area. Design criteria put forth by the client-Hensel Phelps Development and Construction- was to create an interior indigenous to the waterfront locale and the hotel's vibrant surrounding neighborhood, says Buddy McDowell, president of DDI, who worked closely with John 56 Portman and Associates, the architecture fi rm for the project. "The combined dual-brand character of this hotel allowed us to go beyond the normal brand standard, giving us the design flexibility to create a fresh, unique, and custom design that relates to the local and industrial architecture of the building and the urban chic location." In the hotel's lobby and F&B area, exposed concrete columns and floor-to-ceiling windows bring the outside in.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NEWH - Fall 2016

NEWH - Fall 2016
Table of Contents
Who’s Who
Have You Seen?
Have You Seen?
Q&A: Stacy Costa
Q&A: Sandy Banks
Q&A: Ron McDaniel
On the Scene
Project: Los Chingones
Project: Embassy Row
Project: Springhill Suites & Residence Inn San Diego Bayfront
Partner Profiles
Chapter Highlights
Save the Date
New Members
Ad Index

NEWH - Fall 2016