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Hyatt Regency La Jolla Being Sold for $118 Million

Strategic Hotels & Resorts Inc. is selling the 417-room Hyatt Regency La Jolla for $118 million, the Chicago-based company announced.

New Visitor Center Debuts in Downtown San Diego

An April 30 grand opening is planned for a new waterfront San Diego Visitor Information Center, being operated by locally based Old Trolley Tours. The center is at 996 N. Harbor Drive in downtown San Diego.

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Even Guests Help Hotels Save Water

TOURISM: From Linens To Landscaping, Cuts Made

Even if they’re not from California, guests at properties such as San Diego’s The US Grant hotel are increasingly willing to sacrifice in response to the state’s prolonged and severe drought, even if it just means forgoing fresh towels for a few days.

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S.D., Tijuana Plan a Tourism Team Effort

TRAVEL: New Terminal Part Of Broader Binational Approach

San Diego and Tijuana tourism leaders are aiming to boost visitor counts to the combined region, capitalizing on a soon-to-be completed cross-border terminal that could open up new opportunities to greet international travelers.

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Citigroup, Nixon Peabody Hired for Stadium Finance Talks

SPORTS: Firms Have Expertise Needed For Funding Proposal

The city of San Diego has hired investment banker Citigroup Inc. and law firm Nixon Peabody LLP to help local officials develop financing options for a potential new San Diego Chargers stadium.

Business Calendar for the Week of April 27, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of April 27, 2015, and beyond.

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Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort Rebranded as Cape Rey

Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa is being rebranded and will officially operate as Cape Rey as of April 30.

San Diego Hires Citigroup, Nixon Peabody for Stadium Finance Talks

The city of San Diego has hired investment banker Citigroup Inc. and law firm Nixon Peabody LLP to help local officials develop financing options for a potential new San Diego Chargers stadium.

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Patio Restaurant Group Sees How Locally Sourced Menu Plays at Petco Park

Petco Park is the latest expansion site for San Diego-based The Patio Restaurant Group, led by local entrepreneur Gina Champion-Cain.

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Wood Ranch BBQ Debuting First Local Restaurant in Mission Valley

Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill has a mid-May opening planned for its new restaurant at 7510 Hazard Center Drive, Suite 215 in Mission Valley.

Business Calendar for Week of April 20, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of April 20, 2015 and beyond.

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National Geographic Documentary Series Spotlights San Diego

A segment featuring San Diego is scheduled to air at 8 a.m. April 25 and May 2, as part of a cable documentary series on National Geographic Channel called “World’s Smart Cities.”

Business Events Calendar for April 13, 2015

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of April 13, 2015, and beyond.

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Doubletree Hotel in Mission Valley Sells for $49.2 Million

An affiliate of Los Angeles-based Oak Coast Properties LLC has acquired the 219-room Doubletree San Diego-Hotel Circle in Mission Valley for approximately $49.2 million, according to CoStar Group and public data.

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Manchester Sells Majority Stake in Grand Del Mar

TOURISM: The 88% Share Being Bought Is Valued at $230 Million

Private equity firm Blum Capital and the parent of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts are acquiring a majority stake in Carmel Valley’s Grand Del Mar resort for a reported $230 million.