Rendering of new meeting space at Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

In its second phase of an extensive hotel renovation, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina will soon offer one of the largest and most visually stunning event spaces on the West Coast. This June, the luxury hotel will expand its meeting space to 280,000 sq. ft., facing downtown San Diego’s waterfront.

The $107 million expansion will roll out updated technologies within a newly constructed two-level stacked ballroom and outdoor terrace overlooking the 446-slip private marina. Meetings spaces will boast a 16-screen video wall with state-of-the-art sound, videography and production capabilities.

A new building will house the two ballrooms, each offering 36,000 sq. ft. of customizable space accommodating up to 3,700 people. Both ballrooms have grand foyers that can extend each space by up to 25,000 sq. ft.

The ocean-inspired interior design includes Swarovski crystal chandeliers hanging against a ceiling installation mimicking coastal waves. The waterfront backdrop and blue elliptical glass curtain will fill meeting areas with natural light and offer unobstructed views of the bay.

Marina Terrace will be suited for outdoor events for up to 4,000 people with 27,000 sq. ft. of paved space. The terrace will be connected to a walkway that features two public art displays from Los Angeles-based art collective After Architecture. The area will be fully wheelchair accessible and have bike racks and benches.

The renovated meeting areas complete a $200 million refurbishment of the hotel’s guest 1,305 guest rooms and public areas in 2011. The first phase of renovations earned the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina its top-tier “Marquis” designation, which it currently shares with only four other Marriott properties in the United States.

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina is adjacent to San Diego Convention Center and steps away from Petco Park, Seaport Village and the historic Gaslamp Quarter. The hotel is also close to other popular attractions, such as Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld San Diego and Legoland California.