Friday, June 27, 2014

Harrah's Resort in SoCal Re-Emerges as a Resort Property after $160M in renovations

Most of the time, when you hear Harrah’s tacked onto a hotel you picture decent casinos, tasty buffets, and comfortable, standard rooms—but you wouldn't necessarily throw the hotel brand into the luxury category. However, Harrah’s Resort Southern California’s latest $160 million, multi-phase renovation has us rethinking our traditional views of the Caesars-Entertainment-owned hotel chain.

Unveiling their new 403-room hotel tower this spring, the resort’s expansion also included the addition of three new dining venues; Dive Day Club with a swim-up bar and guest DJ's, a 23,000-square-foot convention and entertainment space, and two new lounges. With all the changes and updates, Harrah’s has really stepped up their game, making themselves more on par with Las Vegas properties.

One of the biggest transformations was the addition of the Tower North which features 48 expansive suites. It feels modern yet classically chic with dark wood furnishings, floor-to-ceiling windows with thick curtains and a slight ‘60's-Mod style. Harrah’s SoCal also offers a 59,000-square-foot casino, and one notable aspect is the amount of non-smoking areas; with high ceilings and plenty of air flow, the smoking sections aren't bothersome to non-smokers.

Sprinkled throughout the space are also a number of venues to enjoy such as The Courtside Sports Bar and Corked, a craft beer and wine bar which features many of San Diego’s best breweries. When it comes time to dine, guests can choose from one of nine choices including a Mexican food truck, the iconic Pink’s Hot Dogs (a celebrity favorite in Hollywood), and the fine dining steakhouse Fiore which is helmed by George Kapetsonis who competed on the Food Network’s Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell against other chefs in a battle of knowledge and skill.

Located just 40 minutes from downtown San Diego, Harrah’s Resort Southern California is both a great place to spend a week with the family and a fun getaway for friends celebrating just about anything! For more information about updates and improvements click here:

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A Landmark Reborn in Florida

Part of the National Register of Historic Places, the century-old Historic Federal Courthouse has been transformed into Le Méridien Tampa

Stunning architecture juxtaposes with modern touches in the heart of the arts and entertainment district. The hotel has 130 guest rooms with more than 4,000 square feet of meeting space and boasts french comfort food cuisine.