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Three Questions Facing Hotel Tax Hike Supporters (and Voters)

Based on recent San Diego electoral history, Mayor Kevin Faulconer and other backers of a potential 1 percent to 3 percent hike in local hotel taxes – to pay for a long-sought expansion of the convention center – know that they face major challenges in getting voters to pass tax hikes of any kind.

By Lou Hirsh April 4, 2017 1:27 p.m. share »

Business Calendar for Week of April 3, 2017

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of April, 3, 2017, and beyond.

By Steve Adamek March 31, 2017 12:44 p.m. share »

Paradise Point Adds Three to Leadership Team

Paradise Point Resort & Spa, A Destination Hotel, announced the appointment of Richard N. McLennan as managing director; David Doyle, director of operations; and Chris Niles, director of revenue strategy, to the leadership team of the Mission Bay resort.

March 28, 2017 4:23 p.m. share »
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Sycuan Band Announces Plans to Build 12-Story Hotel

The Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation announced plans to build a 12-story, 300-room hotel adjacent to its current casino on its reservation east of El Cajon.

By Brad Graves March 28, 2017 4:11 p.m. share »
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Kimberly Becker Chosen to Lead S.D. Airport Authority

Kimberly J. Becker has been hired as the new president/CEO of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority. She will begin the job on May 1.

By Tarcy Connors March 27, 2017 12:41 p.m. share »

Lodging Forecast: How Long Can This Post-Recession Uptick Last?

San Diego County’s lodging and tourism industries have been on a tear for the past six years. Can they go for a seventh in 2017?

By Lou Hirsh March 24, 2017 1:58 p.m. share »

Business Calendar for Week of March 27, 2017

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of March 27, 2017, and beyond.

By Steve Adamek March 24, 2017 12:44 p.m. share »
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New San Marcos Fairfield Hotel Will Have Service Robot

A 116-room Fairfield Inn & Suites hotel is scheduled to open in San Marcos in the second half of April, with features including the region’s first in-house service robot. The $21 million development is the first ground-up hotel project for San Diego-based operator RAR Hospitality Inc.

By Lou Hirsh March 23, 2017 12:57 p.m. share »

SDSU Seeks to Acquire Land For Its Own Projects at Stadium Site

Presenting what is now the third alternative plan for Mission Valley since the departure of the San Diego Chargers, San Diego State University is seeking to acquire 47 acres at the city-owned site of Qualcomm Stadium to build its own stadium and other university facilities.

By Lou Hirsh March 22, 2017 12:49 p.m. share »

Here’s How San Diego Hotels Are Performing in 2017

So far, so good.

By Lou Hirsh March 21, 2017 5:10 p.m. share »
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Andaz San Diego Hotel Completes $4 Million Makeover

Operators of the Andaz San Diego hotel, in downtown’s Gaslamp Quarter, have completed a $4 million makeover of the property’s guest rooms and meeting spaces.

By Lou Hirsh March 21, 2017 11:20 a.m. share »

Airport Board Approves Construction of $229 Million Inspection Facility

San Diego International Airport officials have approved moving forward with plans to build a new $229.47 million federal inspection services facility in Terminal 2 West, slated to open in June 2018.

By Lou Hirsh March 17, 2017 4:17 p.m. share »

Business Calendar for March 20, 2017

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of March 20, 2017, and beyond.

By Steve Adamek March 17, 2017 12:44 p.m. share »

Comic-Con’s Arrival Sends Breitbard to Petco Park

The Breitbard Hall of Fame is relocating from Balboa Park to Petco Park to make room for a Comic-Con center, according to the Hall of Fame.

By SDBJ Staff March 16, 2017 2:23 p.m. share »

Alaska Airlines Adds Six New Routes

Seattle-based Alaska Airlines will begin rolling out daily flights to six new destinations from San Diego International Airport near summer’s end.

By Sarah de Crescenzo March 15, 2017 5:23 p.m. share »