The San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau, a nonprofit agency that promotes local tourism and is also known as ConVis, is moving this month into new quarters at Symphony Towers, a downtown office building owned by Newport Beach-based Irvine Co.
A statement from Irvine Co. said that the bureau will be moving into 20,000 square feet that it has leased at Symphony Towers, located at 750 B St. ConVis is relocating from a 14,000-square-foot retail building in Little Italy, where it has been for the past five years.
Lease terms were not disclosed.
Symphony Towers, built in 1989 and since renovated, is among the tallest buildings in San Diego County. It was built around Copley Symphony Hall, home to the San Diego Symphony orchestra, and its top-floor tenant is the private University Club Atop Symphony Towers.
ConVis President and CEO Joe Terzi said the bureau looked elsewhere in the downtown and University Towne Center areas before selecting the Symphony Towers site.
“We do bring in and entertain people to get them to hold meetings here, so having the University Club is a great way to showcase San Diego County as a premier destination,” Terzi said.
— Lou Hirsh