901 Camino del Rio South -- Photo courtesy of Hilton San Diego Mission Valley

901 Camino del Rio South -- Photo courtesy of Hilton San Diego Mission Valley

Operators recently completed a $12 million renovation of the Hilton San Diego Mission Valley hotel, with a new outdoor event deck and pool area expected to open this spring.

Officials said the 350-room hotel, at 901 Camino del Rio South, has a newly opened onsite restaurant called Polcano Kitchen & Bar, serving Latin-style cuisine and led by executive chef Nicholas Villamil.

The hotel’s lobby and interior spaces have been redesigned, and there is a new “city view executive lounge.” The property’s 21,000 square feet of meeting and event spaces have also been renovated, and there is a demonstration kitchen with retractable doors and a hot-stone granite buffet.

The hotel also has a new artisan food marketplace for meals and other items available for to-go purchase, along with a Starbucks espresso bar and a new fitness center with the latest equipment. The upcoming outdoor event and pool space will have new furnishings and allow for alfresco dining year-round, operators said.