Project Name: Alila Marea Resort
Location: Encinitas, California
Developer: JMI Realty
Designer: Joseph Wong Associates
Installer: Arnold Solar
Situated along coastal bluffs and overlooking Grandview and South Ponto Beaches, Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas is a luxury oceanfront hotel with 130 guestrooms, including 16 suites. The resort offers an ocean-view restaurant with rooftop patio, a pool with pool bar and an infinity-edge hot tub, a luxury Spa Alila and spectacular wedding and events venues, all with panoramic Pacific Ocean and lagoon views.
The 4.3-acre site is located just west of La Costa Avenue’s intersection with Coast Highway 101, part of a site that once housed Cabo Grill. Initial plans for the project date back to the 1980s: Fenway Capital Advisors purchased the property in 2017 and worked with JMI Realty to develop the land. Originally proposed as a beach resort sister-property to the La Costa Resort & Spa, the project is now a stand-alone hotel. Construction started in early 2019, involving sand replenishment just south of South Point Beach.
San Diego-based Joseph Wong Design Associates created an “eco-friendly” design for the hotel, using natural building materials and colors that will blend into the existing bluffs.
Location: 2100 North Coast Highway 101 Encinitas CA 92024
Application: Hotel - Spa - Restaurant
Solar Collectors: 20 Sun Earth Thermoray 4' x 10' (TRB-40) Collectors
System Format: Solar pre-heated water
Rated Power Output: 818ft2 / 10.76 * 0.7 = 53.22 kW
Yearly Energy Output (kWh): 53.22*4.04*.44*365 = 34,527.57 kwh