Hilton San Diego Bayfront

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Hilton San Diego Bayfront
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Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel.jpg
General information
LocationUnited States
Address1 Park Boulevard
San Diego, California
CoordinatesCoordinates: 32°42′12″N 117°09′31″W / 32.7033°N 117.1587°W / 32.7033; -117.1587
OpeningDecember 3, 2008
CostUS$348 million
ManagementHilton Worldwide
Height117.35 m (385.0 ft)
Technical details
Floor count30
Floor area165,000 sq ft (15,300 m2)
Design and construction
ArchitectJohn Portman & Associates
Other information
Number of rooms1,190
Number of suites30
Number of restaurantsOdysea
The Pool Club
Fox Sports Grill
Vela
Starbucks
Sweet Things
Parking2,000 car, $26 million garage
[1][2][3]

Hilton San Diego Bayfront is a hotel in San Diego, California. It has a height of 385 ft (117 m) and contains 1,190 rooms. Located in the Marina district of Downtown San Diego, Hilton San Diego Bayfront is 30-story, and utilizes the modern architectural style. It was designed by the firm John Portman & Associates. The skyscraper is located directly adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center, along the San Diego Bay.

Hilton Worldwide fully owned and operated the hotel until 2011 when company sold 75% of the building to Sunstone Hotels, and maintained 25% ownership at a cash value of $475 million. Hilton Worldwide still remains the sole corporate operator of the property.[4]

History[edit]

On May 19, 2008 a natural gas leak caused an explosion that injured 14 construction workers and damaged four floors on the unfinished hotel.[5]

Design[edit]

The 30-story tower hotel features 1,190 guest rooms and more than 165,000 square feet (15,300 m2) of meeting space,[6] making it the hotel with the highest ratio of meeting space to hotel rooms in the downtown area.[7] A skybridge connects the parking garage to a crosswalk that goes to Petco Park and the Gaslamp Quarter.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hilton San Diego Bayfront at Emporis
  2. ^ "Hilton San Diego Bayfront". SkyscraperPage.
  3. ^ Hilton San Diego Bayfront at Structurae
  4. ^ http://www.cbs8.com/story/14345408/majority-ownership-of-hilton-san-diego-bayfront-hotel-sold-to-orange-county-firm
  5. ^ Allison Hoffman (20 May 2008). "Gas leak blamed for San Diego construction blast". USA Today. Retrieved 4 September 2011.
  6. ^ Hilton - Hilton San Diego Bayfront
  7. ^ "Hilton San Diego Bayfront". San Diego.org. Retrieved 4 September 2011.

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