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Newest Hilton Destination Hotel Opens On San Diego's Waterfront
Hilton San Diego Bayfront Merges the Casual Sophistication of the City’s Coastal Culture with Cutting-edge Design
December 03, 2008
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Hilton Worldwide today announced that its newest Hilton brand property, the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, has officially opened its doors for business. The 30-story, 1,190 room hotel is situated on nearly 13 acres of seaside land owned by the Port of San Diego, and was designed by Portman and Associates. Its interior boasts 165,000 square feet of meeting and event space, signature restaurants, a 7,300 square-foot health club and spa, a 2,400-square-foot business center and San Diego's first saltwater hotel swimming pool. Its position adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center and a short walk to downtown's famed Gaslamp Quarter is ideal for business and leisure travelers alike.
Hilton San Diego Bayfront is owned by One Park Boulevard, LLC, a joint venture partnership between Hilton Hotels Corporation and ING Clarion Partners, a leading real estate investment advisory firm, and operated by Hilton Management LLC.
"The Hilton Bayfront combines a dynamic waterfront location with San Diego's coastal lifestyle to create a casually sophisticated vibe that will have wide appeal to both guests and locals," said Jeff Diskin, senior vice president, Hilton Brand Management, Hilton Hotels & Resorts. "With its picturesque location, beautiful public spaces, unique restaurants and bars and upscale guest accommodations, this property represents Hilton brand's mission to provide an exceptional guest experience."
The hotel's architecture blends San Diego's seaside influence with its contemporary flair for style and innovation. Its approximately 500,000 square foot glass façade, in addition to the use of light hues, clean lines and airy spaces, create an atmosphere that is both comfortable and engaging. Additionally, nearly $2 million of art was commissioned to produce inspiring public spaces.
Complementing the hotel is a 4.3-acre Waterfront Park that can accommodate 15,000 guests for outdoor meetings and events. There is also an adjacent parking structure to accommodate 2,000 vehicles. The hotel's 165,000 square feet of diverse meeting and events space, is larger than any other hotel in the region, and many rooms offer direct views to the water and access to eight outdoor terraces. The 34,000-square-foot Sapphire Ballroom is the largest pillar-free ballroom in San Diego. More than 30 breakout rooms are in close proximity to both the Sapphire Ballroom and the 24,000-square-foot Indigo Ballroom. Additionally, the facilities offer the latest technological capabilities including terabyte data capacity in all meeting areas.
With an emphasis on locally grown, organic and sustainable products, the Hilton San Diego Bayfront offers exciting and distinct dining options. Vela emphasizes global coastal cuisines, and features innovative wine programs, modern interpretations of culinary classics and uncompromising views of San Diego Bay. Odysea is a waterfront destination serving modern American Dim Sum and handcrafted organic cocktails.
In keeping with the healthy lifestyles of San Diegans, Spa Aquazul is the perfect sanctuary to restore both the mind and body. Its services are influenced by the essence of the ocean, and the well-appointed treatment rooms and poolside massage cabanas are the optimal choice for those who search for relaxation and renewal. For workout enthusiasts, the 7,300-square-foot spa and health club offers Hilton Fitness by Precor cardiovascular and weight training equipment.
The hotel offers a variety of luxurious accommodations including: 356 king rooms, 804 queen/queen rooms and 30 luxury suites, many offering breathtaking views of San Diego. All guest rooms are furnished with the Hilton Serenity Collection® of amenities, which includes the Hilton Serenity Bed with the Serta® Suite Dreams® mattress and box springs, Pacific Coast® down duvet, Super Topper mattress pads and top-quality linens and pillows. Standard amenities will also include the Hilton Serenity Bath Collection, featuring the exclusive Crabtree and Evelyn line of La Source® bath products; a Cuisinart® dual-cup, single brew coffeemaker and Lavazza® coffee; the easy-to-set Hilton Family alarm clock with MP3 player connectivity; high-speed Internet wireless access; and a 37-inch LCD flat screen television.
J. Peter Lynn, Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel's general manager, is a 26-year veteran who most recently served as general manager of the historic Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, where he oversaw the $170 million renovation of the 135-year-old landmark institution.
"From its design that embraces the water, to dining options and other amenities, the Hilton San Diego Bayfront was inspired by all that is great about San Diego," said Lynn. "You'll know you're in San Diego from the moment you arrive at the hotel - and I'm thrilled to be involved in such an important project and San Diego's premier business and leisure hotel."
About Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Hilton San Diego Bayfront, a 30-story, 1,190 room hotel, is located on the edge of the bay in downtown San Diego and situated on 12.79 acres of Bayfront land. The hotel boasts 165,000 square feet of meeting and event space, three restaurants, a 7,300 square foot health club and spa, 3,000 square feet of retail space, a 2,400 square foot business center along with San Diego's first saltwater hotel swimming pool and nearly $2 million of commissioned public art. The Hilton San Diego Bayfront is just steps away from the San Diego Convention Center and PETCO Park, located at One Park Boulevard, San Diego, 92101. For additional information, please visit: www.sandiegobayfront.hilton.com
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