Hilton to open its doors in San Diego’s Little Italy neighbourhood in July
Located near to the city’s best restaurants, the Embarcadero waterfront and the downtown business district, the 16-floor, 246-guestroom LEED silver certified hotel will pay homage to Little Italy’s heritage and offers travelling guests the opportunity to take in local cuisine, drink, culture and unique experiences.
The hotel is set to feature spacious premium guestrooms and suites, offering the latest technologies for the discerning traveller, including high-speed internet and 55in 4K TVs with smartphone streaming capabilities, in addition to refrigerators and luxury bedding.
The Curio Collection hotel will seek to capitalise on San Diego’s growing dining scene with three food and beverage options.
The hotel’s full-service restaurant, Watercolors, will offer sustainable, local seafood and serve a sea-to-table menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The full-service wine bar and specialty spirit tasting room, Fonte di Vino, will showcase a spirit-driven tour of the region, with a menu featuring local wineries and distilleries from Southern California and Mexico. The bar also gives a nod to its neighbourhood with a variety of wines hailing from Italy.
Above Ash Social will serve as the hotel’s rooftop venue overlooking the city and bay, providing curated cocktails, fire pits, a large LED TV wall ideal for outdoor movies and a daily sunset toast.
Carté also offers over 8,500 square feet of event space, with seven on-site private event options, accommodating small to mid-size events. State-of-the-art meeting spaces come with 80in flat screen TVs, Wi-Fi and floor-to-ceiling windows.
Additional amenities at Carté include a heated saltwater pool, with comfortable cabana seating and unparalleled views, along with exclusive access to Fit Athletic Club, located within the hotel. The 28,000 square foot Fit Athletic Club Little Italy will offer exclusive gym access to its members and hotel guests, including access to classes, full-service locker rooms and specialty equipment.
Carté Hotel general manager Henri Birmele said: “We are honoured and thrilled to share Carté Hotel’s special story and its connection to this incredible city. In addition to creating a guest-focused, memorable experience, we’re looking forward to bringing dynamic culinary and social venues to the community and becoming an integral part of the cultured Little Italy neighbourhood.”