_M5A1824_M5A1778The Best Western Bayside Inn is ideally located in the bustling Little Italy neighborhood of Downtown San Diego.  JWDA teamed with the owners “to create a modern new look that would reposition their property in terms of appeal to a new and younger class of business traveler.

The use of sustainable and recycled materials, selection of high-performance systems, and incorporation of modern design elements seamlessly combine to re-brand the Best Western Bayside Inn.  The transformation: outdated hotel to contemporary destination for guests and neighbors to enjoy.

The remodel included replacing the outdated glass façade with a custom-designed, high-performance window wall system that meets the required design and energy performance criteria set by the city and owners.  Additional design features include the selection of high-end interior finishes and unique artwork to showcase the lobby/reception area.  JWDA team led by Joseph O. Wong, FAIA; Paul Chelminiak, RA; Faith Harrison, CID, ASID, IIDA; and Heather Geraghty, CID, NCIDQ.

“Owners and guests are very pleased with the newly energized lobby space.  …the renovated lobby has become a major gathering space that contributes to enhanced guest comfort and experiences for neighbors and passersby on the streets of Little Italy.”

Read more about the Best Western Bayside Inn Remodel in Retrofit.


Design Team:

JWDA | Architect; Interior Design

BWE | Structural Engineer

Marino Design Consulting Inc. | HVAC Consultant

Misean Electrical Engineering | Electrical Engineer

BYCOR General Contractors | Contractor