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Rancho Valencia is a luxury resort located in the heart of Rancho Santa Fe. U.S. News and World Report ranked it the No. 9 resort in the country this year and it was recently selected by Forbes Travel Guide as one of the finest five-star hotels in the world. The resort was originally built in 1989 and has become a Southern California retreat for many. In May of 2010, the resort changed ownership and the decision to embark on a complete renovation began. The owner’s goal is to make this the No. 1 resort in the country.

The California Coastal Commission on Wednesday is scheduled to hear a request from the Port of San Diego to amend its master plan to allow three hotels, instead of one, to be built on East Harbor Island.

Three San Diego-area hotels are being sold as part of a $1.93 billion transaction involving 126 properties totaling 14,934 rooms in 35 states.

The Port of San Diego began the process Monday of choosing the developer for a signature convention center and hotel on the Chula Vista bayfront.

Maritime Museum of San Diego is hosting a Fourth of July barbecue and fireworks watching party again this year.

For the second year in a row, Ballast Point Brewery will host its popular annual Anniversary Party at the Maritime Museum.

The Temecula Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau (TVCVB) announced its new corporate identity as Visit Temecula Valley at a recent 10-year anniversary celebration for the travel and tourism agency’s hospitality industry guests.

Visit Temecula Valley announced that travelers in 2013 spent a record $651.4 million in the Temecula Valley, growing $215.3 million since the agency’s founding in 2004.

Newport Beach-based Bluewater Grill has purchased 1887 on the Bay, the former Hotel del Coronado boathouse on Coronado Island. The company will be renovating it to showcase local sustainable seafood and shellfish.

Hawaiian Airlines will move its operations at San Diego International Airport next week to the newly expanded Terminal 2 West.

The Kona Kai Resort & Marina on Shelter Island announced Tuesday the second phase of its $22 million renovation project will be completed by the Fourth of July.

Chris Lee grew up working in the family travel business, California Leisure Consultants. In college, he co-founded a successful hotel marketing and software startup, selling it 20 months later. When his parents were preparing to retire in 1989, Lee bought the family business, now known as ACCESS Destination Services. The company provides destination management services for everything from creative program design and unique special event production, to transportation logistics, corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs and activities.

Catterton Partners is the leading consumer-focused private equity firm with more than $4 billion currently under management and a 25-year track record of success in building high-growth companies.

After seeing security guards manhandle a child at a baseball game, John Kontopuls was inspired to found Elite in 1995. Elite provides staffing, consulting, management and analyst services to major corporations, venues and franchises throughout the United States.

Marc Van Buskirk and Anthony Farwell launched GovX in 2011. While working at Oakley, Buskirk realized there was an opportunity for manufacturers to sell directly to a military member holding proper supporting documentation.

Sean Gailey has been a geeky, programming, artistic, fantasy-loving gamer since he was 7. In 1999, he pioneered a space by founding J!NX, a lifestyle clothing and toy company that revolves around gaming and geek culture.

Rick Haux has worked in nearly every position of Mor Furniture for Less since it began as his father’s waterbed emporium in 1977.

While the exact locations have yet to be announced, Orange County-based Nekter plans to open 23 new juice bar outlets before the end of the year, including locations in Carmel Mountain Ranch, San Marcos, Carlsbad, Del Mar and Temecula.

To most, the words “Torrey Pines” bring to mind either the world-class golf course that hosted the 2008 U.S. Open and will do so again in 2021, or the endangered pinus torreyana tree that grows exclusively in San Diego County (and on one of the Channel Islands).

Strategic Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: BEE) reports it has completed the buyback of the 63.6 interest in the 757-room Hotel del Coronado from The Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) for $210 million.

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