Convention Center Expansion as Revitilization Tool

San Diego expansion will be complete in 2001, and is generating new investment in downtown.

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June 13, 2000, 8:02 AM PDT

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight

San Diego's convention center expansion has helped to revitalize the area. Interest from Hyatt, Westin and Le Meridien will result in 3,600 additional rooms. The already-completed new $42-million San Diego Gaslamp Hilton is the first new hotel in the GasLamp quarter in a century. San Diego's efforts represent a trend -- roughly one quarter of North America's convention facilities are in the process of expanding. Anaheim is doubling its meeting and exhibit space; the Los Angeles Convention Center expansion has faced problems from a lack of nearby hotel rooms.

Thanks to Chris Steins

Tuesday, June 13, 2000 in The Los Angeles Times


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