San Diego Business Journal

Mission Bay’s Paradise Point Resort & Spa will be converted into a Margaritaville Island Resort – the first of its kind in the West Coast – expected to open in 2020.

According to a news release, the property will undergo a $35 million renovation that will feature 462 casita-style single-story guestrooms, various food & beverage concepts, and an update to the properties existing five pools, among other upgrades and amenities.

Davidson Hotels & Resorts, which currently operates Paradise Point Resort & Spa, will continue to manage Margaritaville once renovations are completed, according to the company.

“Our island resort offers a unique San Diego beach experience in a secluded, yet centrally situated location to nearby downtown San Diego, SeaWorld, Balboa Park, Seaport Village and other top attractions,” said Jon E. Bortz, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Pebblebrook Hotel Trust, which acquired Paradise Point Resort & Spa in 2018. “Following an extensive evaluation of numerous alternatives, we selected Margaritaville because we believe it is the perfect fit for our San Diego Paradise Point Resort & Spa.”

Margaritaville is inspired by the lyrics of singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett, and features 18 locations, 24 projects in the works, two gaming properties and over 60 food and beverage venues around the country.

Travel & Hospitality reporter Mariel Concepcion can be reached at or 858-634-4625.