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Developers behind the InterContinental San Diego – a partnership comprised of Portman Holdings, Hensel Phelps, Lankford & Associates and China Orient Summit Capital — have been selected as the recipients of the 2016 InterContinental® Hotels and Resorts Developer of the Year Award for the Americas region by InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, in recognition of their commitment and outstanding contributions to the InterContinental® San Diego hotel project.

“We are delighted to be been selected as the Developer of the Year for the one-of-a-kind InterContinental San Diego hotel at BRIC,” said Ambrish Baisiwala, CEO of Portman Holdings. “Portman Holdings takes pride in pursuing unique and special projects and we’re glad to have an aligned and like-minded partner in IHG.”

The hotel is currently under construction on the waterfront in downtown San Diego. It is slated to open in 2018. The project was noted for its innovative, design-driven features, including two glass facade ballrooms, expansive indoor and outdoor meeting space, an elevated registration lobby, restaurant, pool and Sky Lounge all with spectacular water and ocean views.

The 400-room, 19-story hotel will be part of a multi-phase mixed-use development, known as BRIC, on the former site of Lane Field in the North Embarcadero area of downtown San Diego.

Craig Mueller, Vice President of Development, IHG, The Americas, said: “We congratulate Portman Holdings for its commitment to this outstanding luxury hotel project along the waterfront in San Diego and its dedication to IHG and to InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest luxury hotel brand.”


About InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has 186 hotels located in more than 60 countries with local insight that comes from 70 years of experience. As a brand, we believe that superior, understated service and outstanding facilities are important, but what makes us truly different is the genuine interest we show in our guests. Our desire is to help guests make the most of their time. We connect our well-traveled guests to what’s special about a destination, by sharing our knowledge, so they enjoy authentic experiences that will enrich their lives and broaden their outlook. For more information, visit http://www.intercontinental.com or


About BRIC

BRIC, located at the waterfront intersection of Broadway and Pacific Highway in downtown San Diego, is the City’s newest eat, stay and play destination. BRIC is a place to see and be seen, where locals, visitors, hotel guests and cruise passengers alike can enjoy the diverse and distinctive flavor of San Diego’s North Embarcadero district. BRIC features two of San Diego’s newest hotel concepts as well as thrilling dining, retail and community park spaces—it’s a place where the community can come together to enjoy the best San Diego has to offer—a place guests long to come back to, and locals love to escape to.