First envisioned in 1989, the Encinitas Beach Hotel (working title) is a rare opportunity to create a world-class resort on one of the last remaining developable oceanfront sites in Southern California. The 4.3 acre site sits on the West side of Coast Highway 101 at La Costa Avenue.
Acquired by Fenway Capital Advisors and JMI Realty in late 2017, the project has been through dozens of public meetings and hearings since its original vision and concept. The process included compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) as well as arduous scrutiny from the public, and staff and elected/appointed officials at the City of Encinitas, California Coastal Commission, and State Parks.
In 2002, the project added publicly accessible stairs from the project site to the beach, which will be reopened in perpetuity after construction is complete in early 2021.
By 2008, all necessary approvals had been achieved. However, the timing was not right for luxury hotel construction. That’s why JMI Realty and Fenway Capital Advisors are excited to bring this project to fruition now after years of anticipation.
The result of 30 years of collaboration and persistence will be a captivating eco-friendly hotel that will be a feature destination, provide highly anticipated amenities to the community, and much awaited economic benefit to the City of Encinitas.
The Encinitas Beach Resort is a fully-entitled 130-room luxury hotel that will offer a dramatic combination of extraordinary hotel rooms, destination dining and high-end event spaces, all with panoramic beach and lagoon views from a bluff-top setting. Boasting direct access to the beautiful sands below, the Encinitas Beach Resort is poised to become a one-of-a-kind resort destination.
The resort will be built by experienced hotel developers JMI Realty and Fenway Capital Advisors, both of whom have a significant presence and rich history in San Diego. The hotel will feature the emerging high-end brand Alila and will be managed by Two Roads Hospitality, the fourth largest hotel management company in America.