AIA Members Tour Award-Winning Alila Marea Beach Resort

JWDA was invited by the San Diego Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to lead a tour of the recently completed Alila Marea Beach Resort, located in the small beach community of Encinitas, California.  Perched on a beautiful cliffside bluff, the design for Alila Marea is immersive; and balances between the site’s natural […] Learn More

Alila Marea Encinitas Beach Resort Wins 2022 Best of LaCantina for Best Commercial Project

Alila Marea wins Best Commercial Project in this year’s Best of LaCantina competition.  Architizer sponsered the competition, with winners published on the Architizer website.  Project entries include submissions from architecture and design firms around the world, each integrating LaCantina’s doors and windows into their projects in innovative ways. The Alila Marea Beach Resort debuted in […] Learn More

Monsaraz Hotel Wins International Design Award

Point Loma’s new $30 million Monsaraz Hotel, a Tapestry Collection by Hilton,  received a LIV Hospitality Design Award in Interior Design from the prestigious design organization based in Zurich.  The LIV awards recognize excellence in hospitality architecture, interior design and guest experiences on a global scale. Please visit LIV Awards for a complete list of […] Learn More

The Lindley Breaks Ground in Downtown San Diego

Construction has begun for The Lindley, a new $250 million luxury tower sited at the edge of Little Italy and downtown San Diego along Columbia and Ash Street.  At nearly 800,000-square-feet, this project will be one of the largest mixed-use apartments in the neighborhood furnished with commercial, hospitality and residential uses.  JWDA Architects was retained […] Learn More

Alila Marea makes Travel and Leisure 2022 Editor’s list of Best New Hotels in the World

May 2022 Travel + Leisure Editors Pick Alila Marea Beach Resort  The Alila Marea Beach Resort debuted in early 2021 on San Diego’s North County coast as the Hyatt brand’s first new-build in the United States.  Located in the small beach community of Encinitas, Alila Marea is the perfect laid-back getaway with easy access to […] Learn More

Alila Marea Featured in Hospitality Design as Best of 2021

Alila Marea Beach Resort is a January feature in Hospitality Design Magazine as “Best of 2021”, selected by HD as one of 30 hotels from around the world that showcase the best hospitality has to offer.  Developed by JMI Realty and Fenway Capital Advisors, JWDA Architects provided full architectural services on the project with MARKZEFF […] Learn More


Alila Marea Beach Resort is a November feature in Interior Design (ID) Magazine and was selected by ID as a “Best of Year 2021” Honoree. Mark Zeff served as Interior Designer on the project with JWDA providing full architectural services. Alila Marea debuted in early 2021 on San Diego’s North County coast as the Hyatt […] Learn More


San Diego Business Journal’s Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Awards showcase the most notable commercial real estate projects throughout San Diego.  Only a handful of projects make the winners list, with selections reviewed by an esteemed panel of local design, real estate and urban planning professionals.  JWDA wins big this year, with Alila Marea Beach Resort […] Learn More

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 […] Learn More

Monsaraz Celebrates Grand Opening

The Monsaraz Inn, A Hilton Tapestry Collection celebrated its Grand Opening in early June, just in time for the summer season.  JWDA provided full architectural services on the project. Located at 1451 Rosecrans Street in Point Loma, Monsaraz sits adjacent to the Americas Cup Harbor in the San Diego Bay, with easy and convenient access […] Learn More