Work Beginning on New Carté Hotel in Downtown San Diego

A Sept. 9 ground-breaking is planned for Carté Hotel & Suites San Diego, a new 240-room downtown hotel being built at a cost of approximately $62 million.

The upscale, 14-story property is expected to open in June 2018 at 401 W. Ash St., according to a statement from San Diego’s Latitude 33 Planning & Engineering, which is overseeing engineering on the project.

The project’s developer is San Diego Carte Hotel LP, and the hotel will be managed by Pierpoint Management LLC. The upscale property, designed by Tucker Sadler Architects Inc., will have an on-site restaurant, wine shop and full-service athletic club, along with an outdoor pool with a spa and meeting space.

The project also includes about 3,900 square feet of street-level retail space and 127 parking spaces on two subterranean levels. The hotel will also have a 2,000-square-foot plaza that will front Ash Street and include 24-hour valet parking.

The project is being built to eventually meet Silver certification standards for energy efficiency under U.S. Green Building Council guidelines.

The statement said Latitude 33 has also worked on local hospitality projects including San Diego’s Fairmont Grand Del Mar and Rancho Bernardo Inn, and the Carlsbad property now known as Park Hyatt Aviara Resort.

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