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San Diego-headquartered Hotel Investment Group (HIG) has acquired an Old Town office complex for $2.2 million, with plans to convert it into an extended-stay boutique hotel.
Passenger traffic at San Diego International Airport increased 3.2 percent from a year ago in the first 10 months of 2016, topping 17.3 million, according to the latest monthly data from airport operators.
DINING: Morning Diners Get Inventive Menu, Hip Settings, Hearty Servings
Restaurateur Johan Engman is doubling down on his bet that San Diego’s burgeoning foodie culture can translate to breakfast hours, especially on weekdays, when time-strapped commuters increasingly scarf down fast-food fare in their cars or at their work desks.
The San Diego Convention Center generated $1.1 billion in regional economic impact during fiscal year 2016, including $658 million in direct attendee spending, center operators reported.
The North Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course was recently reopened following a comprehensive nine-month, $12.6 million renovation of the city-owned property.
Some of the business events planned for the county for the week of November 28, 2016 and beyond.
Andaz San Diego has opened a new meeting and events space called The Gallery, following a $400,000 renovation at the Gaslamp Quarter hotel.
San Diego County hotels posted a 4.1 percent gain in revenue in the first 10 months of 2016, topping $2.29 billion, with year-over-year increases on most key metrics, according to the latest monthly data from research firm STR.
Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of November 21, 2016, and beyond.
San Diego buildings will join famous edifices in New York and Chicago as the city hosts its first Open House Worldwide event next year.
DINING: Luna Grill Expands Steadily in Familiar Markets
Healthy — or at least relatively healthy — continues to reign at U.S. restaurants, where diners increasingly look to minimize the junk food intake while keeping the tab around $12 or less.
Alaska Airlines will offer new daily nonstop service between San Diego and Baltimore starting March 15, the carrier announced.
The San Diego City Council has approved a $79 million overhaul of Balboa Park’s central Plaza de Panama, slated to create more than six acres of vehicle-free parkland, gardens and plazas.
Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of November 14, 2016, and beyond.
POLITICS: Measures A, B, C and D Fail; Team Ponders Its Next Move
San Diego Chargers Chairman Dean Spanos said the team was mulling its options after city voters firmly rejected a proposed hotel tax hike — Measure C — intended to finance a dual-purpose, $1.8 billion downtown stadium with convention facilities.