The Port of San Diego and City of Chula Vista have taken the next step toward breaking ground on the Gaylord Pacific resort, the adjacent convention center, associated public infrastructure and two parks on the Chula Vista Bayfront. RIDA Chula Vista, LLC is the port and city’s development partner on the project.
The Gaylord Pacific project is expected to have a tremendous regional economic impact, generating approximately $1.6 billion during construction and an estimated $475 million per year once complete. On the job front, it’s estimated the project will support 10,000 jobs (direct and indirect) through construction, nearly 1,500 permanent jobs on site, and nearly 3,900 jobs regionally per year.
Gaylord Pacific will be operated by Gaylord Hotels, the large convention hotel brand of Marriott International. It will include:
- Up to 1,600 hotel rooms in the resort hotel
- Retail and resort-level amenities, such as restaurant/bar/lounge facilities, recreational facilities, a spa, a pool with a lazy river, bike and boat rentals, and more
- Approximately 275,000 net square feet of convention and meeting space (including pre-function space) in the convention center
To ensure connectivity and accessibility to the wider Chula Vista Bayfront area, Gaylord Pacific includes public access and amenities. Highlights include a public esplanade and a plaza and activity village with pedestrian promenades and bike paths, dining and snack stands, game activities, public art and a pool with public access. The public will also be able to enjoy shopping and dining amenities, viewing terraces and lookout points, water features, beach games and more.