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 categories and winners.  JWDA provided full architectural services on the project with KNA Design as Interior Designer.

Monsaraz Hotel sits adjacent to the Americas Cup Harbor in the San Diego Bay Point Loma Coastal District.  The design of the nearly 50,000-SF, 92-key boutique hotel is upscale yet comfortable, with the finishes, color selections and artwork inspired by the quintessential Portuguese fishing village, featuring a modern take of Azulejo hand-painted ceramic tile paired with modern patterned concrete tile applied to both the exterior and interior of the project.

The JWDA team is led by Joseph O. Wong, FAIA; Rick Rounds, AIA; Brian Hansen, RA; Catherine Arreaza, NCARB; Michael Tria; Sophia Del Mar English, Assoc. NOMA; and Eduardo Franco.



Client: Alliance Development/Lamming Co.

Architect: JWDA

Interior Design: KNA Design

Landscape Architect: Wimmer Yamada Caughey

MEP Engineer: Robison Engineering

Structural Engineer: DCI

Contractor:  R&R Construction