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Hotels Make Room For Robots on Staff

TECH: Bots Could Reduce Labor CostsForgot to bring toothpaste? Need an extra towel? Craving a snack?

By Lou Hirsh May 18, 2017 1:51 p.m.   Share

Business Calendar for Week of May 22, 2017

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of May 22, 2017, and beyond.

By Steve Adamek May 19, 2017 12:44 p.m. share »
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A Very Prominent Angel to Keynote Startup Week

San Francisco angel investor Jason Calacanis, a bit of a celebrity in the startup world, will be keynoting this year’s San Diego Startup Week.

By Brittany Meiling May 19, 2017 11:45 a.m. share »
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Busy Summer Project Slate for Region’s Big Theme Parks

Here’s a sampling of long-awaited projects ramping up for openings this summer at SeaWorld San Diego, San Diego Zoo and Legoland California Resort.

By Lou Hirsh May 19, 2017 10:44 a.m. share »

Chargers New Stadium Delayed Until 2020

Southern California’s heavy rains this year eased the drought but put a damper on the NFL’s plans to build a stadium in Inglewood by 2019. The $2.6 billion project, meant to host the Rams and the Chargers, is now slated for completion in the summer of 2020, the developers said Thursday.

By Daina Beth Solomon May 18, 2017 5:31 p.m. share »

As Competition Heats Up, Harrah’s Says It’s Funner

Gearing up for what promises to be a competitive summer, the Harrah’s casino and resort northeast of Escondido is now marketing itself as Funner, Calif.

By Brad Graves May 18, 2017 4:47 p.m. share »

Jack in the Box Mulling Options for Qdoba Division

San Diego-based Jack in the Box Inc. has retained Morgan Stanley & Co. to assist the company’s board in evaluating “potential alternatives” with respect to its struggling Qdoba restaurant division.

By Lou Hirsh May 18, 2017 4:08 p.m. share »
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A Proposal to Bring Life to San Diego’s Brand

Have you seen the newest menu addition from the world’s most recognized brand: Coca-Cola Life? Or the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp.’s terrific new 2017 marketing campaign: “Life. Changing.”? Or the 2017 San Diego Lodging Industry event: “LIFE”?

May 18, 2017 2:32 p.m. share »
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Airport Begins Work on New Federal Inspection Facility

San Diego International Airport has broken ground on a previously announced, new $229.4 million federal inspection station, expected to open in summer 2018 at the west end of Terminal 2.

By Lou Hirsh May 18, 2017 2:29 p.m. share »

SDSU Disengages from Talks on SoccerCity Project

San Diego State University has disengaged from talks on the proposed SoccerCity development in Mission Valley, a move that developers of the mixed-use project contend could negatively impact the university’s football program.

By Lou Hirsh May 17, 2017 2:59 p.m. share »

Nelson Resigns as Port Commissioner, Citing Conflict on Convention Center

Bob Nelson has resigned from the Unified Port of San Diego’s board of port commissioners, citing potential conflicts of interest with a new business venture and his plans to campaign in favor of a city ballot measure aimed at expanding the San Diego Convention Center.

By Lou Hirsh May 16, 2017 6:08 p.m. share »

Short-Term Rental Issue Comes to North County

Just three years ago, debates over short-term vacation rentals booked through sites like Airbnb and VRBO were confined primarily to the nation’s largest tourism-focused cities, including San Diego. That’s no longer the case in San Diego County.

By Lou Hirsh May 15, 2017 9:35 a.m. share »
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Feds May Have Nixed Sale of Hotel Del

Six months after its planned sale of Hotel del Coronado to a Chinese insurance company was apparently scuttled by scrutiny from federal officials, the iconic property remains in the portfolio of owner Blackstone Group LP.

By Lou Hirsh May 15, 2017 9:32 a.m. share »

Business Calendar for Week of May 15, 2017

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of May 15, 2017, and beyond.

By Steve Adamek May 12, 2017 12:44 p.m. share »

Feds May Have Nixed Sale of Hotel del Coronado

Six months after its planned sale of Hotel del Coronado to a Chinese insurance company was apparently scuttled by scrutiny from federal officials, the iconic property remains in the portfolio of owner Blackstone Group LP.

By Lou Hirsh May 12, 2017 11:05 a.m. share »

Mayor Reiterates Push to Expand Convention Center in Talk to Tourism Leaders

Mayor Kevin Faulconer and tourism officials reiterated the need to expand the San Diego Convention Center, while addressing growing problems with homelessness, during the annual meeting of the San Diego Tourism Authority.

By Lou Hirsh May 11, 2017 12:57 p.m. share »