• San Diego Marriott Mission Valley Wraps Up $9 Million Renovation

    POSTED March 1, 2018

The completed $9 million expansion of San Diego Marriott Mission Valley recently opened its doors again an upgraded wedding and events lawn, stunning new fire feature, decorative fencing, a completely new meeting space, a lobby bar, and the first signature M Club Lounge in San Diego. Adaptable from morning until night, the reimagined restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating, and a communal space for more social and interaction and business.

The M Club Lounge is an area reserved for Elite and Club paying members. Some perks include complimentary food and beverage options that are accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition, there is free Wi-Fi and printing.

“We are thrilled to off our loyal guests and elevated hotel experience in Mission Valley,” said General Manager Justin Gammon. “Our modern design aesthetic feels timeless and is in keeping with the casual San Diego culture. Our renovation touches on nearly every aspect of the hotel and offers our guests a deeper sensory experience featuring a layering of textures and colors. San Diego is a place for leisure and business and we feel like we have addressed the needs of all our travelers.”

The renovation also included an update to the 33,550-square foot event space, with efficient lighting, new modern décor, and revitalized meeting spaces designed to encourage communication and productivity.

Persimmons are one of the stars of farmers markets in Southern California this time of year. So it’s fitting that Santa Monica, which has four celebrated weekly farmers markets, is commemorating the fruit during its annual Restaurant Week, which takes place January 7-13.

Chefs at the nearly three-dozen participating restaurants will be crafting special dishes built around the persimmon, from appetizers to main courses to desserts.


Colorado-based McWHINNEY recently purchased the Hyatt House Irvine/John Wayne Airport in Irvine, California. The hospitality-focused real estate developer and investor also owns The Maven Hotel at Dairy Block in downtown Denver, The Elizabeth Hotel in Fort Collins, AC Hotel Portland in Oregon and the Hyatt House Denver Airport Hotel.


As of early November, Anaheim Marriott is the first hotel in California to win four Stella Awards. Andy Lakefish, the hotel’s director of sales and marketing, announced that Anaheim Marriott was recognized in the following categories: