The Kimpton Palomar Hotel

Hospitality ; Urban

Diegan LLC    :  Client
San Diego, California    : Location
210,000 s.f.    :  Program
Full Architectural Services    : Services

2002 Energy Conservation Merit Award, San Diego AIA    :   Awards

The Kimpton Palomar Hotel is a 23-story luxury five-star condominium hotel that reflects the convergence of history and modern development in the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego. An integral part of an exciting mixed-use development that includes the House of Blues, The Kimpton Palomar Hotel combines elegance with ease of access to downtown. By retaining the historic façade of the Jessop Building, the hotel’s lobby entrance displays a street level familiarity and local reference point, while the composition of the new tower clearly marks its presence in the 21st Century.

Meshing high technology with cost-effective resources, the Kimpton Palomar Hotel demonstrates true energy efficiency. The design includes an innovative solar photovoltaic collector, designed as crowning the high-rise allowing San Diego’s abundant sunshine to provide a clean energy source.  “Smart” glazing, recycled fly ash in the concrete structure, heat-reflecting rainscreen cladding, horizontal sun louvers, and thermally cool roofs all contribute to overall energy conservation.