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San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer pulled a page from former Mayor Dick Murphy’s playbook in his Jan. 14 State of the City address, saying he will form a group of civic leaders to study the Chargers stadium issue.
Capstone Advisors, a Carlsbad-based real estate investment and development firm, has purchased a 479-acre land parcel in Costa Rica, with plans for a $40 million first-phase hotel and luxury residential project.
Owners of the W Hotel in downtown San Diego have obtained $31.2 million in senior loan refinancing, according to Los Angeles-based real estate investment services firm PCCP LLC, which provided the financing.
TOURISM: Doctor Groups Driving Convention Business
San Diego Convention Center officials say the facility should continue to benefit from a post-recession uptick in corporate meetings during 2015, particularly from medical groups, even as questions linger regarding how to expand the center to meet expected long-term growth in demand for space.
Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of January 12, 2015, and beyond.
San Diego hockey fans, your long wait may be over.
The Port of San Diego’s Board of Port Commissioners is expected on Feb. 10 to discuss developer proposals to build a Ferris wheel near the USS Midway Museum in downtown San Diego, according to a port spokeswoman.
Sign-carrying advocates, including representatives of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, staged protests as local officials began their first reviews of a planned $100 million expansion of the killer whale habitat at SeaWorld San Diego.
The owner of the St. Louis Rams, Stan Kroenke, is joining forces with Stockbridge Capital Group, the owners of Hollywood Park, to build an 80,000-seat stadium to bring the Rams back to the Los Angeles area in Inglewood, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Some of the business events planned for the county for the week of January 5, 2015, and beyond.
hotels: Dual Brand Development Is Also Gaining Popularity
The San Diego region continues to get its share of large new luxury hotels whose developers intend to make a big splash in the market.
Tourism: Convention Center Still a Concern in Otherwise Bright Picture
San Diego’s tourism industry finished 2014 on historic high notes in the areas of local visitor counts, hotel stays and passengers making use of San Diego International Airport.
San Diego Convention Center operators are projecting $1 billion in regional economic impact from 107 events scheduled to take place at the center during 2015.
Some of the business events upcoming in San Diego County.
TOURISM: Local Park To Nearly Double the Size Of Killer Whale Attraction
Plans to significantly expand the killer whale attractions at SeaWorld San Diego apparently remain on track, despite a $50-million cost-reduction plan recently announced by its parent company that already has resulted in the pending layoffs of 108 employees of the Mission Bay marine park.