Tucked away on gentle Mission Bay in San Diego, Paradise Point is a luxurious 44-acre island escape locatedminutes from the heart of downtown San Diego and adjacent to the famous SeaWorld Adventure Park. Thisplush San Diego resort and spa features comfortable, California beach bungalow-style guest rooms amidstlush, tropical gardens and meandering lagoons. The historic property recently underwent a $20 millionrenovation, completely refreshing its 462 guest rooms with more contemporary and elegantly edgy décor.Paradise Point is the ideal setting for family getaways, romantic escapes, and weekend retreats, offering twowaterfront full-service restaurants, an expansive Balinese-inspired spa and salon, and endless guestrecreations options from biking and boating to beach bonfires.LocationNestled in the heart of San Diego, surrounded by the white sand beaches and sparkling waters ofMission Bay and just minutes from the area’s top attractions. 10 minutes north of the San DiegoInternational Airport and 90 minutes south of Los Angeles.Accommodations462 deluxe guest rooms, including 106 luxurious suites, all offering lagoon, garden, or bay viewsand 450-650 square feet in size.Stylish and comfortable décor featuring a color scheme of turquoise and gold, flat screen plasmaTVs, plus chic fine touches such as leopard-pattern rugs, modern teak and kapur furnishings,contemporary artwork, custom Javanese Batik-style bed throws and black porcelain tile floors.Wireless and hard-wired internet access in every guestroom, ipod docking stations, marblebathrooms, and private outdoor patios. Bungalows and suites with dining room tables, wet bars,and separate living rooms.Amenities5 pools, including one adults only retreat1 mile of sandy beaches encircling the resortFitness center complete with locker rooms, saunas, and steam roomsLuxury Balinese-inspired spa and salon2 full-service restaurantsWireless and hard-wired internet14 bonfire pitsFull-service marina with sailboats, speed boats, kayaks, paddleboards, jet skis & more18-hole putting golf courseNBA basketball court5 championship tennis courtsBeach cruisers and quadracycle surreys
SpaTerre7,050 sq ft full service Balinese-inspired spa, offering massages, facials, body treatments, andlavish, all-inclusive global rituals once reserved for ancient royalty900 sq ft salon offers haircuts and styling, plush manicure and pedicure stations, as well as twofacial rooms, make-up counter, and extensive retail selectionCozy couples’ bungalow for side-by-side services and private garden patio perfect for romanticretreats and bridal showersDiningExecutive Regional Chef Paul McCabe oversees all food preparation for the resort’s signaturerestaurant, banquets and in-room dining.Fine dining at Baleen - Paradise Point’s signature waterfront restaurant overlooking the serene watersof Mission Bay. Baleen’s innovative menu by Chef Megan Reichman offering an artful blend of sea andland cuisine infused with regional flavors.The causal and fun Barefoot Bar & Grill is a local favorite for its panoramic views of Mission Bay. Thislegendary San Diego beachfront restaurant offers a more laid-back coastal California diningatmosphere where Executive Chef Jessie Lee Williams has infused Southern flavors into Americandishes featuring creative, bold flavors designed to ignite the senses.Meetings, Weddings, & CelebrationsWith over 65,000 square feet of space, Paradise Point offers the largest banquet and meetingfacilities available on San Diego’s Mission Bay and is among the top 10 meeting venues in the cityby size.Capability to accommodate groups up to 1,100 people.Over 36,000 square feet of indoor space that can be divided into over 30 breakout rooms.Dramatic waterfront spaces overlooking the marina and Mission Bay, garden and lawn viewmeeting rooms, expansive ballrooms, executive meeting suites or the Board Room complete withoversized flat screen, stunning conference table and seating for 16.An additional 30,000 square feet of outdoor event space on lush lawns with bay views orsurrounded by lagoons and thriving tropical gardens perfect for dream weddings, parties, andcatered events.High-speed internet access throughout entire hotel and in-house audio-visual services.HistoryIn 1962, movie producer Jack Skirball was introduced to the 44-acre island nestled within the vastMission Bay Aquatic Park. Weary of building sets only to watch them being torn down at the completion of afilm, Skirball immediately saw the land’s potential to build a permanent fantasy-island setting for families andHollywood executives to escape to. Skirball enlisted architect Eldridge Spencer and builder Bob Golden tohelp implement his ideas and the trio worked in concert to create an extraordinarily stunning and uniquevacation island escape that was insulated from the city of San Diego, but not isolated.Many artifacts driven from Skirball’s film-making ideas were incorporated around the property,which he named Vacation Village, and still grace the grounds to this day. Among these are the porpoisefountain from the movie Cleopatra which Skirball produced in 1963, as well as decorative masonry thatadorns the entries to the original cottages. Also scattered among the gardens and lagoons is the state’slargest collection of original mission bells from along El Camino Real - the first roadway in the state, built bythe Spanish during the early mission days. In 1914, 50 of these bells were delivered to the San Diego area toline this celebrated roadway and now over 20 of these historic icons reside at Paradise Point.
Awards LA’s The Place - Top Pick for 2010 USA Today – “One of San Diego’s top hotels for tennis” Yahoo! New Zealand - Top Places to Stay in San Diego Elite Meetings Magazine Cover Pick: Elite Certified, Gold - 2010 The New York Times - “Best dining secrets in San Diego” AOL Cityguide San Diego – City’s Best 2006 Forbes.com - #2 Best Family Resort for 2004DirectionsFrom Los Angeles/John Wayne Airport (Orange County): Take Interstate 5 south, exit Sea WorldDrive and turn right. Follow Sea World Drive to Ingraham Street exit on right. Continue on IngrahamStreet to the second traffic light - West Vacation Road. Turn left into hotel main entrance.From San Diego and the San Diego Airport: Take North Harbor Drive to Laurel Street and follow signsto Interstate 5 North. Continue on Interstate 5 North and exit onto Interstate 8 West. Continue onInterstate 8 West and exit Sports Arena/West Mission Bay Drive. Turn right at the traffic light - IngrahamStreet. Continue on Ingraham Street to the second traffic light - West Vacation Road. Turn left into thehotel main entrance.From Interstate 8: Exit Sports Arena/West Mission Bay Drive and turn right at the traffic light -Ingraham Street. Continue on Ingraham Street to the second traffic light - West Vacation Road. Turn leftinto the hotel main entrance.Area AttractionsSea WorldMission Beach and Pacific BeachBelmont ParkOld Town San DiegoBalboa ParkWorld-Famous San Diego ZooHistoric Gaslamp DistrictPetco ParkQualcomm StadiumSeaport VillageWild Animal ParkTorrey Pines State Reserve and Golf CourseDel Mar Racetrack and FairgroundsFashion Valley & Horton Plaza MallsLegolandStephen Birch AquariumWhale WatchingHot Air Ballooning10+ Local Wineries & Breweries1404 Vacation Road San Diego, California 92109 858.274.4630 www.ParadisePoint.com
A HISTORY OF PARADISEToday thousands of travelers enjoy tropical vacations without ever having to crossan ocean, all because of the curiosity of one Portuguese explorer, our far-sighted San Diegocity fathers, and an imaginative Hollywood movie producer.Long before Paradise Point was known as San Diego’s Island Resort, the 4,600-acrewatery wonderland that it sits within was discovered by Portuguese shipbuilder andnavigator Juan Rodrigues Cabrillo in 1542. (Cabrillo National Monument at the tip of PointLoma commemorates his discovery of the California coast.) Disenchanted with the baybecause it was not sufficiently deep to accommodate his ships, Cabrillo named the areaBahia Falza, or “False Bay”.Hundreds of years later in 1902, George Hall, city horticulture commissioner,suggested that the swamp Bahia Falza be developed into an aquatic park. After more than50 years, a master plan for the Mission Bay Aquatic Park was approved by the city councilin 1958, and dredging soon followed. The $60 million project created 30 miles of shorelinebeaches, grassy knolls, areas for sailing, swimming, picnicking, powerboats, fishing, waterskiing, SeaWorld and Paradise Point.Enter movie producer Jack Skirball who, weary of building sets only to watch thembeing torn down at the completion of a film, was introduced to the grounds in 1962, andimmediately saw its potential. He envisioned a permanent fantasy-island setting of thatwould feature family vacationers as the cast. Skirball enlisted architect Eldridge Spencerand builder Bob Golden to help implement his ideas and the trio worked in concert tocreate an extraordinarily stunning and unique vacation island escape that was insulatedfrom the city, but not isolated.Artifacts driven from Skirball’s film-making ideas were incorporated around theproperty, such as the porpoise fountain from the movie Cleopatra which Mr. Skirballproduced in 1963 as well as decorative masonry that adorns the entries to the originalcottages; and the state’s largest collection of original mission bells from along El Camino
Real - the first roadway in the state, built by the Spanish during the early mission days. In1914, 50 of these bells were delivered to the San Diego area to line this celebrated roadwayand now over 20 of these historic icons reside at Paradise Point.The movie-producer-turned-hotelier and his enthusiastic team created an exoticSouth Seas atmosphere with skillful placement of lagoons and waterfalls. An abundance oftropical and subtropical flowers and foliage amongst the cabana-style cottages gave each apicturesque view of Mission Bay, lagoons or tropical gardens. Skirball named it VacationVillage and its reality at the time was 150 guestrooms, one restaurant, two tennis courtsand a small golf course. With continuing expansion and renovation over the next 40 years,the facilities came to include two unique and exciting restaurants overlooking spectacularMission Bay, 462 luxurious guest cottages, and a relaxing lobby. Other guest amenities thatwere added include 5 lit tennis courts, 5 swimming pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center,an 18-hole golf putting course, a full-service marina, a 1.3-mile jogging course, bicyclerentals, lawn croquet and a sand volleyball court.Today it is known only as the hotel choice of Mission Bay that offers a convenient,beachfront location providing travelers’ with easy access to all of San Diego’s attractions.The resort is adjacent to SeaWorld Adventure Park and a short drive to Balboa Park wherethe world-famous San Diego Zoo is located. The hotel’s proximity to these attractions andits family-friendly amenities caught the attention of the editors at Forbes.com whodesignated the resort one of the “Top Ten Family Resorts in the World.”Paradise Point, which recently completed a $20 million renovation and still featurescomfortable, California beach bungalow-style guest rooms amidst lush, tropical gardensand meandering lagoons also now has an Indonesian-themed spa which transports guestsinto a pampered retreat with custom-designed spa services and rituals.The beautiful, park-like resort has received honors from the national ProfessionalGrounds Management Society for “best landscaped and maintained grounds” among U.S.hotels and motels.The property’s central location and proximity to San Diego International Airportmakes it a great escape for business travelers, as well as group and meeting attendees.Paradise Point’s 29 meeting and banquet rooms offer more than 32,000 square feet ofindoor event space for group and social activities which are complimented by an additional
30,000 square feet of outdoor meeting space. Spacious meeting rooms overlook MissionBay and provide a unique setting for both day and evening events.The resort is owned by La Salle Hotel Properties of Bethesda, MD who is a multitenant,multi-operator real estate investment trust that owns several upscale and luxuryfull-service hotels. LaSalle Hotel Properties is a leading real estate investment trust (REIT),owning 32 upscale full-service hotels and resorts, totaling over 8,700 guestrooms in 14markets in 11 states and the District of Columbia. The company focuses on investing inupscale full-service hotels located in urban, resort and convention markets. LaSalle HotelProperties seeks to grow through strategic investments, aggressive asset management andpartnering with premier hotel operating companies. In August of 2010, Destination Hotels& Resorts took over the management contract from Noble House for Paradise Point.Destination Hotels & Resorts is the fourth largest independent hospitality managementcompany in the United States with more than 30 luxury and upscale properties andconference centers located in urban and resort locations. The company has developed avariety of initiatives to better serve its communities, stakeholders and customers includingDestination Earth, an environmental sustainability program, and the Destination Deliversguest loyalty program, which provides the best available offers to members. Destinationoperates properties in key metropolitan areas and resort markets including Washington,D.C., Denver, San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Fe, Aspen, Palm Springs, Houston and LakeTahoe. Destination is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development andmanagement firm Lowe Enterprises. For more information on the properties in theDestination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit www.destinationhotels.com or to joinDestination Delivers, visit www.destinationdelivers.com.