April 7, 2016 –Marriott International, Inc. (NSDAQ:MAR) celebrated today the grand opening of the highly anticipated SpringHill Suites & Residence Inn San Diego Downtown Bayfront at BRIC. Adding to the expanding portfolio, the SpringHill Suites marked the 3,000th Select Service property for the Marriott Global Portfolio. Leadership from Marriott International, the City of San Diego, the Port of San Diego, Hensel Phelps, Lankford & Associates, and Portman Holdings gathered to welcome local patrons and visitors alike to this innovative and forward thinking hotel property.

Marriott International’s end-to-end hotel management solution – Managed by MarriottSM(MxM) will operate this new hotel. The John Portman & Associates designed hotels deliver an integrated guest experience for both of these Marriott brands within one shared footprint. With its premiere location and easy access to local attractions including the U.S.S. Midway; San Diego Zoo; historic Gaslamp District; Seaport Village; the Convention Center, and the San Diego International Airport, the new 253-suite SpringHill Suites and 147-suite Residence Inn is a welcome addition to the North Embarcadero area of Downtown. The hotel offers cutting-edge design with its striking yellow wall, spectacular bay and city skyline views, fifth-floor outdoor swimming pool, bayfront patio area and state of the art fitness center. Signature amenities and services such as complimentary breakfast cater to each guests’ stay whether it is for business or leisure.

“The hotels in the first phase of BRIC are unlike any hotel property that has been built on the waterfront in San Diego’s recent history,” said Ambrish Baisiwala, CEO of Portman Holdings. “We, along with our partners at Lankford & Associates and Hensel Phelps, are so pleased we were able to work with Marriott to bring the vision to life on the San Diego Bay.”

This hotel encompasses not only lifestyle amenities with the SpringHill Suites, but also helps guests thrive on long trips with the leader in extended-stays, Residence Inn. The properties’ 11,000 square feet of meeting space can accommodate up to 225 people. This space includes the Ted Williams Room and Bayview Terrace and overlooks the U.S.S. Midway, while also presenting panoramic views of San Diego Bay from the Coronado Bridge to Point Loma.

“We are honored to work with Portman and the developers on this exciting new project, and see this beautiful property come to life,” said Janis Milham, senior vice president, modern essentials and extended stay brands for Marriott International. “San Diego is known as ‘America’s Finest City’ and for attracting visitors of all ages to its scenic waterfront location. Now, we look forward to offering travelers a getaway to this wonderful city through exceptional service and unique amenities from the minute they step into the hotel.”

About the SpringHill Suites San Diego Downtown/Bayfront Featuring suites that are larger than typical hotel rooms, the SpringHill Suites San Diego Downtown/Bayfront is ideal for business and leisure travelers looking for style and inspiration in their stay. Every aspect, from furniture and lighting to colors and fabrics, has been carefully selected to offer calm and refreshing spaces. Separate living, working and sleeping spaces also provide guests with flexibility and functionality. The perfect place to sink into a good night’s sleep, the hotel offers deluxe linens and plush pillows, while a comfortable pullout sofa bed and lounge chair offer additional space for relaxation or extra family members. The hotel’s tasteful bathroom includes modern touches, a marble-top vanity, iridescent tile walls and creative lighting features, which help travelers revive and refresh.

About the Residence Inn San Diego Downtown/Bayfront The Residence Inn San Diego Downtown/Bayfront offers studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites. Guests looking for a revitalizing sleep experience will enjoy the hotel’s plush mattresses and crisp linens, while guests focused on being productive will value their suite’s large, well-lit work desk and ergonomic chair. Designed for stays of five nights or more, each suite also has a fully equipped kitchen with a coffeemaker, microwave oven and residential-sized appliances. Extending the feeling of comfortable living on the road, the hotel offers guests inviting and functional public spaces to relax or collaborate. Road warriors and families alike enjoy the hotel’s grocery delivery service, 24-hour onsite food and beverage market, dry cleaning services, and onsite guest laundry room.

SpringHill Suites and Residence Inn properties participate in Marriott International's award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information or reservations contact the SpringHill Suites San Diego Downtown/Bayfront directly at 619-831-0024, call the SpringHill Suites toll-free number at 888-287-9400, or visit www.springhillsuitessandiegobayfront.com. Or to contact the Residence Inn San Diego Downtown/Bayfront directly, call 619-831-0225, call the Residence Inn toll-free number at 800-331-3131, or visit www.residenceinnsandiegobayfront.com.