A new hotel is set to open in September on the site of Lane Field, the former home of the minor-league San Diego Padres.
Lane Field played a fairly significant role in San Diego’s baseball history–it was where Ted Williams suited up as a Padre– and served as home to the Padres of the Pacific Coast League from 1936 to 1957. It was then replaced by Westgate Park in Mission Valley.
The ballpark occupied a scenic waterfront location on the North Embarcadero, and a new InterContinental San Diego is now set to open on the site. Once it is up and running in September, the hotel will take full advantage of the water views. More from HotelManagement.net:
The upcoming InterContinental San Diego, scheduled to open this September, is being crafted by Torrance, California-based design practice Linda Snyder Associates.
The property will have floor-to-ceiling windows in the guestrooms, meeting spaces and public areas to bring the outdoors in, and maximize the waterfront views and natural light.
In total, the property will have 400 rooms, including 24 suites. All rooms will have water views.
The legacy of Lane Field has not been forgotten at the spot it once occupied, as Lane Field Park was dedicated on a portion of the site in 2015. It features several reminders of the former ballpark, including an elevated pitchers mound, illuminated lights for the bases and baselines, an outline of the batter’s boxes, and a tribute to Williams.
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