In November 2017, a unique outdoor venue, The Glampisphere opened in the hip neighborhood of North Park. The modern venue offers an open-air flexible space covered in sail shades appropriate for hosting events from business meetings to birthdays. The Glampisphere provides a relaxed, alfresco San Diego vibe, but features the technology needed for a professional meeting, including two 4k UHD 55-inch flat screen TVs, wireless microphones, HDMI input and cable and USB for laptops, power outlets at every table, hi-speed wi-fi, outdoor speakers and QSC amplifier for crystal-clean sound, making for a creative meeting or event. (1/18)
In January 2018, Children’s Nature Retreat added a spa and meeting space to host private events and corporate retreats to this 20-acre family attraction located in San Diego’s east county city of Alpine. The Children’s Nature Retreat is home to 120 domesticated livestock and exotic animals and serves as an education center for groups and individuals wanting to get close to nature. The retreat can now accommodate 125 people for an outdoor picnic-style private event on site or 40 people at its 750-square-foot wellness center that includes an open design seminar room, an outdoor pool, sauna, hot tub and massage center. (1/18)
The Chopra Center, a premier health and wellness center in North County San Diego, recently announced a Perfect Health program that allows guests to detox and de-stress in intimate and personalized wellness retreats. The program offers 6-Day Perfect Health, 10-Day Perfect Health, Wisdom Within or Rest & Restore packages. The Chopra Center Spa offers an array of detoxifying and rejuvenating Ayurvedic spa treatments that are customized to a guest’s specific dosha, or mind-body type. The Mind-Body Medical Group offers professional and compassionate 90-minute medical consultations to create a treatment plan with the tools to move towards better health. (1/18)
Construction of the largest solar power system in Major League Baseball has begun at Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres baseball team, and is expected to be ready for the March 2018 season opener. A 336,520-watt project composed of 716 high-efficiency solar modules is expected to produce more than 12 million kilowatt-hours over the next 25 years. Seven other teams in the majors have installed solar facilities in recent years, but officials say the Padres’ solar array will be larger than all the other teams’ facilities combined. The solar project is not the only new addition to Petco Park this season; a new $2 million video board is being erected over the right field seats. (1/18)
Punch Bowl Social will open a 24,000-square-foot restaurant, bar and entertainment venue in San Diego’s Makers Quarter development in spring 2018. Punch Bowl Social is a concept that combines social gaming with a focus on innovative dining and craft beverage offerings, including shareable punch bowls. Located in the historic Coliseum Federal Athletic Club in downtown’s East Village neighborhood, Punch Bowl Social San Diego will feature eight bowling lanes, private karaoke rooms, a 360-degree bar with televisions for sports enthusiasts, and numerous other lounges and gathering spots for groups both large and small. Additionally, the venue will offer virtual reality games for groups or individuals and dedicated servers and tech support team members. Punch Bowl Social’s menu is created by James Beard Award-winning chef, restaurateur, author and “Top Chef” judge, Hugh Acheson. Punch Bowl Social will be open for weekend brunch, lunch, dinner and late-night snacks. (1/18)
Projected to open in early 2019, construction on The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center is underway in San Diego’s north coastal region of La Jolla. The Conrad will feature a 500-seat concert hall with orchestra pit, 1,600-square-foot flexible-use space, reception room, large central courtyard, comfortable back-of-house facilities, and state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment. Guests can follow the progress of the construction live on a webcam. (1/18)
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