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SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. plans to invest $175 million in new shows and attractions nationwide in 2017, including its new Orca Encounter at SeaWorld San Diego. Officials said the investment will be among the biggest one-year capital-spending tallies in the theme park operator’s five-decade history.
August passenger traffic rose 2.1 percent from a year ago at San Diego International Airport, with the facility handling more than 1.9 million arriving and departing travelers during the month.
SPORT: Culture, Cos., And Competition Create A ‘Cycling Capitol’ in S.D.
How did San Diego come to be a cycling powerhouse with an economic drivetrain of $547 million?
The federal government is scrutinizing the proposed purchase of Hotel del Coronado by Chinese insurer Anbang Insurance Group Co., due to its proximity to a large U.S. Navy base, Bloomberg News reported.
The Keating Hotel, a 35-room boutique property in downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, has named Adam Della Rocca as its new general manager.
The San Diego Chargers ranked 28th out of 32 NFL teams for net impact on local hotel revenue during the 2015 season, according to the latest in a series of articles tracking the league’s impact on hotels by the research firm STR.
Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of September 26, 2016, and beyond.
Hotel management and consulting firm RAR Hospitality Inc. has assumed management duties at the new 116-room Fairfield Inn & Suites in San Marcos, which is under construction and slated for a January 2017 opening.
SPORT: Group Will Use Money, Marketing And Events to Draw Fans
The RedCoats aren’t just coming, they’re going to knock on your door harder than ever this year.
SPORT: Private Equity Backs Expansion; Gym Stresses Customer Service
The early life of locally based gym chain Chuze Fitness can be summed up in its discount pricing strategy: Sure there’s more to the company’s approach, but mainly it grew by charging the relatively low price of $9.99 per month, or $20 for premium memberships, to attract large numbers of customers.
TOURISM: Football Fails to Score for Local Sector
National Football League games had a net $77 million impact on U.S. hotel revenue in 2015 — on par with the average $75 million seen over the past eight seasons — although the impact in San Diego was slightly negative, the research firm STR reported.
San Diego County hotels saw total revenue rise 3.7 percent from a year ago in the first eight months of 2016, topping $1.86 billion, even as occupancy dipped 0.3 percent to 79 percent, according to the latest monthly data from research firm STR.
Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of September 19, 2016, and beyond.
BIOTECH: Restaurateur Serves as Host, ‘Translator’ And Ambassador for Sector
In San Diego’s biotech world, there’s a name that circulates often: Amanda Caniglia, the lively café owner in Torrey Pines who’s shifted from outsider to industry insider.
PARK: Castle-Themed Hotel Is Expected To Open in 2018
Owner Merlin Entertainments has invested millions in a steady stream of new attractions at Legoland California Resort in Carlsbad over the past five years, and the theme park’s operators expect changes to keep coming well into the next decade.