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Margaritaville Hotel coming to downtown San Diego

Posted at 11:44 AM, Feb 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-18 17:25:53-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Wasting away in "Margaritaville" will soon be an option much closer to home.

The site of downtown's Solamar Hotel will be renovated to make way for the Margaritaville Hotel, set to open in 2021. The hotel will include 235 guest rooms and plenty of signature Margaritaville food and drink concepts for visitors.

The renovation and full conversion of the hotel is expected to cost about $20 million.

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“We are excited to announce our second hotel in affiliation with Margaritaville in San Diego,” said Jon Bortz, CEO of Pebblebrook Hotel Trust. “The downtown location in San Diego’s famed Gaslamp Quarter will provide convention goers, leisure guests and corporate travelers a unique experience in very close proximity to the city’s dining, entertainment and retail venues ... The Gaslamp Quarter property will be a terrific complement to our Margaritaville Island Resort San Diego which was announced last year.”

By 2021, Paradise Point Resort & Spa on Vacation Isle Park in Mission Bay will also see a similar transformation into the Margaritaville Island Beach Resort. The resort will feature 462 casita-style guest rooms, themed-food and drinks, and family-friendly amenities.

The Solamar Hotel was purchased in 2018 by Pebblebrook Hotel Trust. The hotel is located on 6th Ave., near Gaslamp District dining and entertainment and blocks from Petco Park and the convention center — adding to its appeal for its new image.

“We are thrilled to collaborate on our second hotel with Pebblebrook, a team that values quality design, creativity and engaging guest experiences,” said John Cohlan, CEO of Margaritaville. “The iconic Gaslamp District, with its dynamic nightlife, signature events and proximity to the home of the Padres, fits perfectly with the Margaritaville lifestyle."