50TH ANNIVERSARY PACKAGE
To celebrate our 50th year, stay a minimum of two nights and receive a $50 resort credit! Use your resort credit at any of our property outlets, including Acqua, Spa Brezza, Olive Lounge, Fresco's, The Marketplace, Action Water Sports Rentals, Aroma Coffee Shop and Sandbox Bike Rentals.
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*To be eligible for the $50 resort credit, you must book the 50th Anniversary Package three days prior to arrival. The 50th Anniversary package provides a $50 resort credit with a two night stay and an additional $25 resort credit per night thereafter. The daily resort credit can be used at any of our property outlets and cannot be combined with any other promotions or discounts. Cannot be exchanged for cash value. Expires 12/31/2012.
SPA BREZZA SPECIALS
SPA BREZZA 50TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIALS
Spa Brezza is offering 50% off specials to celebrate
- Receive 50% off a sugar scrub with any 50 minute massages
- Receive 50% off an eye treatment or brow wax with any 50 minute facial
- Receive 50% off a serenity soak with any 50 minute body treatment
- Get 50% off a spa manicure with a purchase of a spa pedicure
- Receive 50% off a cut and style with any hair color treatment
*Offers above only apply to services rendered on Monday – Thursday. Cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotions. Subject to change at any time. Expires 12/31/ 2012.
AROMA & MARKETPLACE SPECIALS
- Buy one specialty coffee and get the second specialty coffee for 50% off!
- Coffee offered at 1962 prices at least once a month!
*These promotions will be offered incrementally throughout the year and will be announced via social media channels. Offers cannot
be combined with any other discounts or promotions. Subject to change at any time. Expires 12/31/2012.
- Receive 50% off logo’d apparel and 50th Anniversary gear all year long!
*This discount will only be offered incrementally throughout the year and will be announced via social media channels. This offer cannot
be combined with any other discounts or promotions. While supplies last. Subject to change at any time. Expires 12/31/2012.
CELEBRATING 50 YEARS
1962, July 20
Mayor Dail smashes a bottle of champagne across the bow of the ship-model cocktail lounge, the Jolly Roger Room, during the grand opening ceremony of the OceanHouse on East Mission Bay. Over 3,000 people attend to assist hotelman Del Webb in celebrating his new $3 million OceanHouse, fashioned after an English sailing ship moored in Tahiti.
Hilton Takes Over
Hilton purchases the OceanHouse from Del Webb and renames the property, The San Diego Hilton Inn.
Hilton Tower Building
In 1965, Hilton adds the tower building, a 127 room 8-story high rise building that offers magnificent views of Mission Bay.
Planes Land at Dentist Convention
Planes land on PCH (now East Mission Bay Drive), in front of the San Diego Hilton Inn for a National Dentist Convention. A call was quickly made to the dentist that treats the mayor of San Diego, who called the mayor. While no one knows what was said, the mayor decided to have the police block the road!
Property Name Change - San Diego Hilton
Hilton updates the name of the resort to the San Diego Hilton in 1975 to communicate that the property is a resort as opposed to an inn.
Cargo Bar Grand Opening
Hilton updates the original Jolly Roger to include a dance floor and larger bar, quickly becoming a hot spot for single San Diegans. The lounge sticks with its original décor including nautical attractions such as a ship’s wheel and binnacle, ship models, port holes and authentic fittings and rigging.
Introduction of the Lady Hilton Yacht
The luxurious Lady Hilton, a 47-foot pleasure yacht, departs the private marina daily for excursions on Mission Bay. Morning coffee cruises, afternoon champagne cruises and whale watching in certain months become available for all guests.
Property Name Change - San Diego Hilton Beach & Tennis Resort
To capitalize on the resort's waterfront location and large tennis facility, Hilton decides to update the name of the resort to the San Diego Hilton Beach & Tennis Resort. Resort brochures start to include a recreation guide and focus on the full resort experience.
Introduction of the Hilton Queen
Hilton introduces The Hilton Queen, a boat devoted exclusively to private social events and conferences. As she plies the unforgettable waters of Mission Bay, the Hilton Queen re-creates the feeling of an old Mississippi riverboat. In addition, every Sunday, the Hilton Queen hosts a large brunch for guests and San Diegans alike.
Barron Hilton & the San Diego Chargers
As a favorite property of Barron Hilton, who owned the San Diego Chargers and spent much of his leisure time in San Diego, Hilton has a helicopter pad placed in the parking lot to come and go as he pleased. Barron hosts a Super Bowl party on the property where he pulls out all of the stops for the players and VIPs from all over the United States.
$25 Million Property-Wide Renovation
On July 27th, 1995, the renovation is unveiled during a large celebration with the help of Mr. Eric Hilton and local celebrity Ron Reina. A bottle of champagne is smashed as it was during the original grand opening of the property and fireworks line the night sky as the event comes to a close.
Property Name Change - Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
The San Diego Hilton name is updated to include the terms "Resort & Spa" so that it capitalizes on the addition of the state-of-the-art spa and fitness facility.
$25 Million Property-Wide Renovation
The resort goes through another renovation that includes Acqua Restaurant, Olive Lounge, Essence Spa, Fresco's Pool Bar & Grill, a pool face-lift, guestrooms, lobby re-design, the addition of Aroma coffee house, and The Marketplace gift shop.
Accolades and Accomplishments
The Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa has kept true to the tradition of being a world-class resort on Mission Bay. Recognized by the LA Times as being one of the top family-friendly resort s in California, and announced as the best places to catch a San Diego sunset by the San Diego Union Tribune. In addition, they've recently been featured on Wheel of Fortune, and Extreme Makeover Home Edition!
Re-Designed Conference Center Unveiling
Conceptualized by Dawson Design Associates, Inc., out of Seattle, WA, the $1.1 million renovation includes a complete refurbishment of the resort's pre-function space and public foyers and its three main ballrooms and breakout rooms. The contemporary design seeks to blend with the resort's current contemporary style with a Mediterranean flair.
ACQUA PRIX FIXE MENU
ACQUA 50TH ANNIVERSARY PRIX FIXE MENU
BY EXECUTIVE CHEF HERMANN SCHAEFER
To celebrate 50 years of culinary excellence, Executive Chef Hermann Schaefer has prepared an exceptional prix fixe menu for our guests to enjoy.
50th Anniversary Menu:
- Champagne Cocktail with Elderflower
- Asparagus Salad Wrapped with Speck Stilton Cheese and Aged Balsamic
- Lamb Carpaccio with Winter Squash, Pumpkin Seeds, Chestnut and Frisee
- 5 Spiced-Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with lobster and cream
- Lemon Sorbet
- Seared Diver Scallops on Corn-Apple Wood Bacon Basmati Risotto, Roasted Peppers and Basil Essence or Medallions of Veal Tenderloin on Mushroom Ragu with
- Celery Puree and Burgundy Reduction
- 50th Anniversary Dessert
$50 per person