Travel + Leisure Magazine Ranks Alila Marea Encinitas Beach Resort as 15 Best Beach Resorts in the U.S.


Alila Marea Encinitas Beach Resort coveted a spot in T+L’s 15 Best Beach Resorts in the U.S.  With 5-star amenities and breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, this recently completed boutique hotel is drawing national attention.

“Alila Marea is on the pristine Southern California coast, below Orange County but just above San Diego. The resort debuted in 2021 — it’s actually the first new build from Alila Resorts in the U.S. — and it has a spectacular culinary program under chef Claudette Zepeda and ultra-chic beach-inspired décor. Nearly every room on the property faces the water, and you’ll love their pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the plethora of on-property activities, from daily morning beach yoga to biking along the coast.”

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JWDA provided full architectural services on the project, with the design efforts led by Joseph O. Wong, FAIA; Rick Rounds, AIA; Michael Tria; and Eduardo Franco.

Project Team:

Client: JMI Realty and Fenway Capital Advisors

Interior Design: Mark Zeff

GC: Suffolk

Civil Engineer: Hale Engineering

Structural Engineer: DCI Engineers

MEP Engineer: Emerald City Engineers

Landscape Architect: Neri Landscape Architecture

Fire Protection: Coffman Engineers