Oram Hotels, Azul Hospitality Group to open San Diego's The Guild in 2019
Scheduled for 2019 – 162 Rooms
San Diego's Army-Navy YMCA building was developed in the 1920s. During that period, as an increase in the number of military bases in San Diego were being proposed, the need to provide the rising population of uniformed men and women a place for community and recreation in the city also grew. The Italian Renaissance-inspired building at 500 West Broadway would become that home as the Army-Navy YMCA, hosting tens of thousands of guests within months of opening its doors. Throughout its history, the Army-Navy YMCA building would provide services to more than 125 million military personnel, making it the largest such organization in the world. In 2007, the site was officially registered as a Historic Place by the U.S. Department of the Interior National Park Service. Upon The Guild's 2019 debut, the building will be celebrating 95 years since its doors opened, presiding over Broadway.
In 2014, independent real estate maven Mansour relocated to the city's downtown center and took an interest in the landmark YMCA building.