Doubletree Hotel San Diego Downtown Receives “Double Recognition” from the Hispanic Hotel Owners Association
- Hotel Team Is Honored as Full Service Hotel of the Year;
- Rita Baca is Named Hispanic General Manager of the Year
“We are truly proud that these two prestigious Estrella Awards have been presented to the team at the Doubletree Hotel San Diego Downtown,” said Dave Horton, senior vice president – brand management for Doubletree Hotels. “This hotel team and its leader, Rita Baca, have invested significantly to ensure their Doubletree hotel is an outstanding gathering place for business and pleasure as well as a responsible business that proudly serves the San Diego community well.”
The Doubletree Hotel San Diego Downtown has exhibited significant performance after completing a very successful $11 million renovation project last year. The recent renovations added a unique flair of cutting edge urbanism to the hotel’s environment and refreshed the décor in all of their 333 tastefully appointed guest rooms and suites. The luxurious rooms at the Doubletree Hotel San Diego Downtown feature the brand’s signature Sweet Dreams® by Doubletree sleep experience, but also offer balconies with spectacular bay views, widescreen televisions and play stations. The 10,000 sq. feet of flexible meeting space at the Doubletree San Diego Downtown has also been refreshed to provide a comfortable and chic atmosphere that is ideal for both business and social gatherings.
Baca, who brings more than two decades of hospitality industry service to the hotel, directed her team through the successful, multi-million-dollar renovation of the Doubletree Hotel San Diego Downtown last year. She was chosen for this award not only because of her leadership efforts during the past year, but also because of her inspiring outreach projects and involvement within the San Diego and Hispanic communities. She is a proud member of the San Diego Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, RCMA (Religious Management Conference Association) and the Denver Rescue Mission. Baca also organized a hotel wide food drive from each department, which resulted in more than 300 lbs of food being donated to the San Diego Food Bank. Additionally, during the second quarter of this past year, Baca organized a community blood drive in the hotel in collaboration with the San Diego Blood Bank.
The Doubletree Hotel San Diego Downtown is operated by American Property Management Corporation, under a franchise agreement with a subsidiary of Hilton Hotels Corporation.
“Rita lives the standards of hospitality excellence she requires from her team each and every day, and they frequently look to her for guidance, encouragement and support,” said Michael Gallegos, President and CEO of American Property Management Corporation. “Apart from her expertise in the hospitality field, Rita has created a fair and equitable environment and fostered a culture of growth and ambition. She continually encourages her staff to share their dreams, expand their horizons and follow their hearts, which has led to this hotel’s incredible success.”
The Doubletree Hotel San Diego Downtown is located at the northern entrance to downtown San Diego from Interstate 5 at 1646 Front Street, San Diego, California, United States 92101. For more information on the Doubletree Hotel San Diego Downtown, visit the hotel’s website at sandiegodowntown.doubletree.com, call l-800-222-TREE in the U.S. and Canada or contact the hotel directly at 619-239-6800 .
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