The design of this 1,190-room convention hotel consists of a 30-story hotel tower situated on a podium base, providing outstanding views of the San Diego Bay. With a significant use of glass on the exterior to reflect the sky and surrounding skyline, this hotel serves to complement the activities along the bay and fulfill the hotel needs of the convention center. The podium contains 106,050 square feet of meeting space, including a grand ballroom, a junior ballroom, and 22 meeting rooms. Other amenities include retail, restaurants, a business center health club/spa, lounge, swimming pool and snack bar. The site is 12.79 acres and has a new 4.3 acre public park along the waterfront promenade. The hotel is connected to a 2000 car public parking facility.