SD TRAVEL LEISURE

Construction Starting on Retail Center, Hotel at Millenia

Developers have slated an Aug. 15 ground-breaking for the Millenia Commons retail center and a 135-room Ayres Hotel, being built at the Millenia mixed-use development in Chula Vista.

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San Diego County Hotel Deal Volume Rose 70 Percent in First Half

San Diego County’s hotel property deal volume rose 70 percent from a year ago in the first half of 2017, as transaction dollar volume increased 54 percent, according to a mid-year report from brokerage and research firm Atlas Hospitality Group.

AlliedPRA Acquired by N.Y.-Based Private Equity Firm

San Diego-based business event management firm AlliedPRA has been sold to CI Capital Partners LLC, a New York-based private equity firm.

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. Names New CFO

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc., the parent company of SeaWorld San Diego, announced the appointment of Marc G. Swanson as chief financial officer and treasurer, effective immediately. Swanson had been serving in these positions on an interim basis since Aug. 1.

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SeaWorld Parent Reports Rough First Half Despite New Attraction Openings

Still struggling with attendance issues, the parent company of SeaWorld San Diego reported a slight gain from a year ago in revenue for its second quarter ending June 30, but posted a net loss for both the second quarter and first half of 2017.

San Diego Ranks Fourth Among Meeting Destinations in Annual Survey

San Diego ranks fourth among major North American markets as a destination for meetings, in an annual survey of meeting planners by research firm STR.

Business Calendar for Week of August 7, 2017

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of August 7, 2017, and beyond.

Airport Completes $291M Sale of Revenue Bonds

Operators of San Diego International Airport recently completed a sale of more than $291 million in revenue bonds, at an interest rate that is the lowest earned in the airport’s history, at 3.74 percent.

Airport Completes $291 Million Sale of Revenue Bonds

Operators of San Diego International Airport recently completed a sale of more than $291 million in revenue bonds, at an interest rate that is the lowest earned in the airport’s history, at 3.74 percent.

For Sale: (Temporary) Naming Rights at Qualcomm Stadium

It’s not clear how long it will actually be standing in Mission Valley, but the city is giving potential sponsors the chance to splash their name on the 50-year-old building now known as Qualcomm Stadium.

San Diego Hotels: Half-Time 2017 Performance Scorecard

So how did San Diego County hotels fare in the first half of 2017?

U.S. Soccer Development Academy Picks San Diego for Summer Playoff Event

The Chicago-based U.S. Soccer Development Academy, billed as the nation’s leading soccer program for elite youth soccer players, announced that it will host its signature summer event in the San Diego region beginning in 2018, as part of a multiyear agreement with venue operators.

Business Calendar for Week of July 31, 2017

Some of the business events planned in the county for July 31, 2017, and beyond.

Pala Casino Plans $170 Million Expansion

Pala Casino Spa & Resort unveiled plans for a $170 million expansion and renovation of its property.

Andrew Kerzmann Named VP of Hotel Operations at Sycuan Casino

Sycuan Casino said July 26 that it hired Andrew Kerzmann as vice president of hotel operations.

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