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Former Navy Barracks to Become Arts-Themed Hotel

Hotel & Resort | Patrick Clarke | August 18, 2016

Former Navy Barracks to Become Arts-Themed Hotel

PHOTO: A rendering of The Barracks Hotel (image via Twitter)

A former Navy barracks is set to be transformed into a $20 million arts-themed hotel in San Diego.

According to NBC San Diego, local real estate developer McMillin and hotel operator Untitled Hospitality have rolled out plans for The Barracks Hotel, which will occupy eight historic buildings of a former Naval Training Center at Liberty Station in Point Loma.

From the 1920s to late 1990s the buildings were occupied by Navy recruits and others. Four of the buildings were barracks, three were officer's quarters and one was a steam pump house.

Construction on the project is expected to begin in mid-2017 and completed sometime in late 2018.

Since the hotel will be located in Liberty Station's Arts District, it will feature curated art pieces throughout its lobby and guestrooms. The art will also be specific to the hotel's locale.

READ MORE: Stone Brewing Eyes Beer-Themed Hotel

"With The Barracks Hotel, we’re taking an unconventional approach in reviving Liberty Station’s deep-rooted history," said Untitled Hospitality CEO Robert Cartwright in a statement. "We believe the best way to honor the past is to make it personally relevant in the present."

The property will also feature artwork in and around its gardens and pool deck.

Once complete, the hotel is poised to fit right into its surroundings. In the time since the base closed in 1997, several art galleries, studios and museums have opened in the area, as well as hotels, shops and restaurants. 

Interestingly, McMillin and Untitled Hospitality are also behind the development of Stone Brewing's $26 million beer-themed hotel in Escondido. 

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