Developers to transform Navy barracks into boutique hotel

Posted at 11:19 AM, Aug 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-14 14:19:03-04

Historic barracks at Liberty Station in Point Loma will be transformed into a 90-room boutique hotel, the NTC Foundation announced Saturday.

The Barracks Hotel will involve restoring eight of the 10 remaining buildings, which are nearly 100 years old and slated for historic preservation within the Liberty Station neighborhood, according to NTC officials.

Construction on four barracks buildings -- three officer's quarters and a former steam pump house -- will begin in mid-2017, with a projected completion date in late 2018, NTC officials said.

The specialty hotel will be co-owned and operated by Untitled Hospitality.

Corky McMillin Companies is the developer, while Chris Bittner of OBR Architecture will spearhead the property's design and construction, NTC officials said.

The hotel project will cost over $20 million and was proposed by Scott McMillin and son Andy of the Corky McMillin Companies, which originally developed the 360-acre Liberty Station, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

The Barracks Hotel will be San Diego's newest gathering place for locals and travelers, and will increase the overall value of the station's burgeoning arts district, said Lisa Johnson, NTC Foundation president and CEO.

With The Barracks Hotel, "we're taking an unconventional approach in reviving Liberty Station's deep-rooted history," said Robert Cartwright, CEO of Untitled Hospitality. "Through the concept's artistic design and modern amenities we aim to create a truly authentic sense of place."