Hotel Karlan San Diego - a DoubleTree by Hilton Completes $12 Million Renovation
Property-wide re-design and rebrand transforms 174-room Carmel Highlands resort
SAN DIEGO - Hotel Karlan San Diego - a DoubleTree by Hilton announced today the completion of its total rebrand and renovation of the 174-room, resort style property located in the scenic foothills of the exclusive community of Carmel Highlands just 15 miles from the heart of San Diego.
"We're happy to expand our footprint into San Diego County with Hotel Karlan," said Ameya Shinde, Vice President of Asset Management for Laurus Corporation. "These renovations provide a more pleasurable experience for our guests and restaurant patrons and position Hotel Karlan as a true leader among the resort hotels in the area."
The $12 million renovation includes remodeled guestrooms, a new dining concept and gastropub, completely upgraded state-of-the-art spa with fitness center, and upgraded pool with outdoor cabanas. To further enhance the guest experience, the hotel is offering Karlan's Pups, an extensive pet welcome program featuring several on-site areas where dogs can play, like Central Bark and dog-friendly dining options, including hamburger and salmon plates. Karlan's Pups overnight experience includes everything from dog treats, leash and bed to a pup room service menu.
Hotel Karlan also features six distinct meeting spaces, totaling more than 14,000 square feet, as well as pre-function space and an event lawn for weddings, musical performances and other social events. Additionally, the hotel features a 4,000 square-foot ballroom with vaulted ceilings and offers a full-service logistical support team, on-site restaurant/catering and high-speed internet access.
"We are thrilled to unveil our sophisticated, yet welcoming, hotel after a complete rebrand and renovation," said Regie Brown, general manager, Hotel Karlan San Diego - a DoubleTree by Hilton. "The reinvigorated hotel better serves the needs of our guests, meets the demands of corporate and leisure travelers, and elevates Hotel Karlan to one of the most family- and pet-friendly hotels in the San Diego area."
Under the helm of Executive Chef Josh Phillips, the hotel's new elevated casual restaurant, Asado Grill, features an array of expertly-prepared classic dishes and interesting takes on local favorites sure to please the appetite of hotel guests and locals alike. The hotel's new gastropub, Black Horse Pub, serves a variety of locally brewed craft beers, handcrafted cocktails, wine and spirits, as well as small bites. Those enjoying the hotel's dining venues can also take in the scenery and San Diego's optimal year-round weather while sitting on the hotel's newly-renovated patios featuring trellises and fire pits.
Hotel Karlan also offers access to a state-of-the-art fitness center and spa, The Spa at Hotel Karlan, which includes a full length lap pool, tennis courts, steam rooms, sauna, massage and treatment rooms, as well as personal trainers and group classes. The spa welcomes both hotel guests and members to explore an expansive list of fitness classes and menu of restorative spa treatments.
As part of the Hilton portfolio of brands, Hotel Karlan San Diego - a DoubleTree by Hilton encourages guests to participate in Hilton HHonors, Hilton's free-to-join loyalty program. Hilton HHonors members who book directly with Hilton save time and money and gain instant access to the benefits they care about most, including:
- An exclusive member discount at more than 4,500 hotels worldwide.
- Instant benefits, such as free Wi-Fi, the ability to earn and redeem Points for free nights as well as access to digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key.
- Unforgettable, exclusive experiences, available via Points at HHonors.com/auctions, such as access to private concerts or sought-after events.
Hotel Karlan San Diego - a DoubleTree by Hilton is located at 14455 Penasquitos Dr., San Diego, California, 92129-1603. For more information, or to make a reservation, travelers may visit URL or call 1- 858-672-9100.
ABOUT LAURUS CORPORATION
Laurus Corporation is a real estate investment and development company that specializes in hotels and resorts, office buildings, multifamily and mixed-use properties. With more than $1 billion in assets under management, Laurus employs an entrepreneurial investment strategy designed to consistently achieve attractive risk-adjusted returns by creating capital appreciation opportunities through repositioning, restructuring, re-development and intensive post acquisition asset management. The company was founded in 1999 by Andres and Jean Paul Szita, and is affiliated with Ethika Investments, LLC, a real estate private equity firm. www.lauruscorporation.com.
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