Scheduled to open downtown in early 2019 is The Guild, a boutique luxury hotel being built at the site of the former Army-Navy YMCA building on West Broadway. The historic 1920s era venue is keeping its Italian Renaissance-styled exterior, but inside, the basketball court has been reimagined into a grand ballroom and its underground basement pool is now an event space. There will be a cocktail bar on the lobby level, and an indoor/outdoor greenery-filled restaurant, called Luca, that will serve a Mediterranean menu.
The eight-floor, 162-room hotel is the first for its developer, Oram Hotels, and will be part of Marriott’s Tribute Portfolio brand. Azul Hospitality Group (The Nolen, Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa) is on board as its managing partner. Its guest rooms, including a two-bedroom penthouse suite with its own rooftop patio, and community spaces were conceptualized by Sormeh Azad of Incommon Design.