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Xpera Tapped to Manage Construction of Viejas Hotel Project

San Diego-based construction management consulting firm Xpera CM has been retained by the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians to manage work on a second hotel tower currently underway at Viejas Casino in Alpine.

Business Calendar for Week of March 9, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of March 9, 2015, and beyond.

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San Diego Tourism Authority Aims to Grow International Visitors

Snagging a bigger share of Asian visitors now visiting California, particularly the fast-growing segment of travelers from China, will be among top 2015 priorities for San Diego Tourism Authority, officials said at the organization’s annual report and outlook gathering.

Fast Forward to Produce Central Coast Culinary Event

San Diego-based Fast Forward Event Productions has been chosen by Visit San Luis Obispo County to produce “Sunset: Savor the Central Coast,” a culinary and wine event featuring celebrity chefs.

Holiday, Poinsettia Bowls Generated Over $35 Million for Region, Study Finds

San Diego’s two postseason college football games combined to produce an economic impact of $35.3 million for the local region in 2014, up nearly $5 million from the previous year, according to a study conducted by the San Diego State University Center for Hospitality and Tourism Research. The annual games are organized by the San Diego Bowl Game Association.

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Downtown Sheraton Suites Hotel Sells for $50 Million

An affiliate of Maryland-based Marriott International Inc. has acquired the 264-room Sheraton Suites San Diego hotel in the downtown area for approximately $50 million, according to CoStar Group and public data.

Social Media Sets Pace as ‘Unruns’ Change Course of Running

SPORT: Millennials Seek Good Times, Not Fastest Times

The growth of nontraditional running and endurance events here and around the country reflects a desire by young adults to combine fitness with fun.

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VAVi Changes Field of Play With Events

SPORTS: Company Creates Winning Combo: Fun, Sports

VAVi Sport & Social, an organizer of adult sports leagues, is taking its nontraditional endurance events to a wider audience this year by partnering with Endemol North America, the producer of the obstacle course game show “Wipeout.”

Business Calendar for Week of March 2, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of March 2, 2015, and beyond.

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Airspace Lounge Opens at San Diego International Airport

San Diego International Airport has opened Airspace Lounge, which operators said is the airport’s first and only common-use lounge.

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$5 Million Renovation Underway at Downtown’s Hotel Palomar

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants has begun a $5 million renovation of downtown’s Hotel Palomar San Diego, with 50 of its rooms on five floors being reconfigured and rebranded under a concept called Skyline Collection.

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Efforts to Keep Chargers Proceed Despite Carson Stadium Proposal

Mayor Kevin Faulconer and his newly appointed stadium advisory group are continuing efforts toward keeping the San Diego Chargers in the city, despite a joint proposal announced by the Chargers and Oakland Raiders to build a new $1.7 billion football stadium near Los Angeles.

Business Calendar for Week of February 23, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of February 23, 2015, and beyond.

Stadium Work Should Not Be a Public Spectacle

Commentary: Editorials, letters, columns and other opinions

At the end of January, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer appointed a nine-member task force to identify a site and develop a plan to pay for the construction of a new football stadium for San Diego and the Chargers.