Pier South Resort and Sea 180, Imperial Beach’s newest hotel and restaurant, are scheduled to open in the coming weeks, according to management at both establishments.
Reservations can be made at the restaurant now and at the hotel starting next week.
Sea 180 Coastal Tavern employees started training Monday, said Operations Manager Erin O’Mara.
The Cohn Restaurant Group restaurant will serve Baja Med cuisine led by Executive Chef Ken Irvine of Coronado and Chef de Cuisine Jack Fisher of Imperial Beach.
Some permits are still outstanding but tentative reservations can be made now by calling the restaurant’s main number at 619-631-4949.
Once a website is launched, patrons can visit sea180.com to learn more about the new restaurant and see the menu.
Last week Pacifica Companies leadership told IB Patch the hotel would open around the third week of December, however Pier South Director of Sales and Marketing Carin Martens told IB Patch Thursday an opening date for the hotel will not be set until next week. One Pier South employee said the hotel may not open until January.
Progress is being made, she said. The lobby is nearly finished, glass railing balconies were installed last month, rooms are furnished and employees are being trained now.
Room reservations can be made starting next week by visiting piersouthresort.com or the Marriott Autograph Collection websites, Martens said.
Gates surrounding the property will come down when the hotel opens, she said.
The hotel was originally scheduled to open in August 2012 but ran into several delays, including becoming part of the Marriott Autograph Collection group of hotels with independently owned establishments across the United States and Europe.
Pier South Hotel Timeline
Seacoast Inn is demolished.
Imperial Beach Redevelopment Agency gives $7 million to the $24-28 hotel project
Imperial Beach Redevelopment Agency and Imperial Coast Limited Partnership sign agreement to give the land to Pacifica Companies for $1
$12 million Wells Fargo loan to Pacifica approved giving the project finances needed to build the $28 million hotel
400 cement truckloads make their way down Seacoast Drive topour the hotel's concrete foundation
Frame of the hotel's first floor is built.
Hotel to replace Seacoast Inn is named part of Marriott Autograph Collection hotels.
Hotel opening delayed until 2013. Original opening date was August 2012.
Hotel to replace Seacoast Inn named Pier South.
Cohn Restaurant Groups signs agreement to operate a ground-floor restaurant and serve Baja Med food for hotel room service and events.
Pier South opening delayed until July.
Hotel restaurant named Sea 180.
Hotel opening delayed until Nov. 1
Jack Fisher named Chef de Cuisine at Sea 180
Hotel holds its first event, the South County Economic Development Council Elected Officials Reception
Pier South and Sea 180 hold job fair