SAN DIEGO (October 17, 2017) – Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced the completion of the new restaurant, bar and lounge area of the Kimpton Hotel Palomar located at 1047 5th Avenue in the heart of downtown San Diego. Ware Malcomb was the Architect of Record for the project, in addition to providing brand-enhancing graphics for the interior and exterior design.
The project involved the two-story renovation of the restaurant and bar on the first floor of the Hotel Palomar, as well as an open space designed for a combination of private dining, a game room, and a lounge area on the second floor mezzanine level.
The Hotel Palomar’s new restaurant concept, named Curadero, serves Mexican street food in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. The second floor Arriba Room is an exciting space to hang out featuring a late-night taco window, vintage arcade games, foosball, shuffleboard, and other activities. Mexican-themed artwork and design are woven throughout the space.
“The restaurant, bar and lounge area is such an important part of the overall boutique hotel experience,” said Tiffany English, Principal of Ware Malcomb’s San Diego offices. “This vibrant and engaging space at the Hotel Palomar is designed to appeal to downtown San Diego locals and travelers alike.”
The project was a collaboration with Studio Unltd, the Interior Designer based in Los Angeles. The general contractor for the project was RSM2. JLL was the Owner’s Representative and Project Manager on behalf of Kimpton Hotel Palomar.
Additional Ware Malcomb hospitality projects in Southern California include: Shade Hotel in Redondo Beach, Great Wolf Lodge in Garden Grove, and three in San Diego including Dolce Pane e Vino, Harley Gray, and BeShock Noodle Bar.
About Ware Malcomb (waremalcomb.com)
Established in 1972, Ware Malcomb is an international design firm providing planning, architecture, interior design, branding and civil engineering services to commercial real estate and corporate clients. With 22 office locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Panama, the firm specializes in the design of commercial office, corporate, industrial, science & technology, healthcare, retail, auto, public/educational facilities and renovation projects. Ware Malcomb was among the top 25 architecture/engineering firms in Building Design+Construction magazine’s 2016 Giants 300 ranking and the top 40 interior design firms in Interior Design magazine’s 2017 Top 100 Giants. For more information, visit waremalcomb.com/news or view Ware Malcomb’s Design Highlights of 2016 and 45th Anniversary Celebration videos at youtube.com/waremalcomb.