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Our art program curated by 1805 Gallery, has teamed up with the talented contemporary artist Sarah Stieber to the Porto Vista Hotel! We are excited to announce that she is working on a massive and electric mural on our 5th floor rooftop patio.

Sarah Stieber is known all over for her highly saturated, colorful, energetic and lively style of painting. Stieber created the centerpiece paintings for Courtyard Marriott San Diego and Springhill Suites by Marriott in Oceanside. Her artwork was spotlighted at the “San Diego Dreaming” exhibition at the Oceanside Museum of Art and she was featured during Art Basel at Spectrum Miami in 2017, 2016, and 2014. Stieber was awarded “Best in Show” at La Jolla Art Festival, and was the featured artist of Art walk San Diego 2016. Publications include a “One on One” with the San Diego Union Tribune and front cover features in the San Diego Downtown News, San Diego Uptown News, San Diego Daily Transcript, San Diego CityBeat, San Diego Reader, and Bogamia Art And Fashion Magazine, Miami Stieber has appeared with her paintings on the CW6, Fox5, and NBC news.

The wall of our guests favorite hangout spot is now getting the Stieber flare! Stieber has been working around the clock to finish one of the largest pieces of her career. Her attention to detail, choice in colors and vibrant personality channeled through her work is what makes her paintings so unique and fun to admire. We are anxious to reveal the final product and can bet that everyone will be in awe! So stay tuned for details on her artist reception and Follow Sarah on Instagram or Facebook for live progress pictures and posts.

Picture yourself here for spring break!

Spring into San Diego sunshine and escape the cold weather with our spectacular Springtime special. Experience the beautiful weather, check out new eateries in Little Italy and fun filled events happening in our neighborhood. You can enjoy:

Almost perfect weather, beaches, vibrant night scene, dynamic food spots, craft breweries, when you think San Diego can’t get any better…it does!

With San Diego ranking in #7 of Trip Advisor’s Top 25 destinations in the United States our city definitely feel the love. Good news, if you haven’t visited lately there’s much more to love about San Diego than before. Our city is constantly evolving with new eateries, attractions, and events. Check out below the exciting new additions that you’ll adore:

Attractions:

Just a block down from us is a new public square and marketplace where the community can gather to enjoy farmers markets, concerts, and cultural events. The 10,000-square foot Piazza  is a popular place in the neighborhood that’s perfect place to socialize, eat, drink and experience the fun yet chill San Diego vibes.

Theatre Box:Downtown San Diego gains an extraordinary luxury movie theatre with nine bars and six food venues spread across the two story, 73,000-square-foot space. Formerly known as the Reading Cinemas Gaslamp has completely transformed after a multi-million dollar renovation. When you’re in town watch movies in style at the Theatre Box, you wont be disappointed!

Events

Love Little Italy’s Farmer Market on Saturdays? Our weeks just got better, they’ve added one on Wednesdays too! From 9am to 3pm rain or shine, the Little Italy Mercato will be setting up shop for our guests and locals to enjoy. Go ahead and skip on over a block to find tasty snacks, produce or handmade goodies.

Acoustic Ale & Art Nights at the GlassDoor: We are pleased to announce that our GlassDoor restaurant will be launching an Acoustic, Ale and Art nights! Sip on some $6 ale specials, listen to soothing acoustic sounds, and admire talented work by local artists. The launch party will take place on February 21st from 6p-8p. The event will reoccur every third Thursday of each month afterwards.

More fun to love and enjoy in San Diego are the new Can’t get enough local handmade goods and one of a kind pieces, check out the Gaslamp Artisan Market that occurs every Sunday from 10am to 3pm. Love museums? Well Old Trolley Museum Tour made it even easier to conveniently visit more by adding 10 more museums to their route! Click the link above to check out their list.

Food

Something sweet has arrived on India Street! A small batch, chef driven ice cream shop made by hand with local ingredients has people flocking and standing in long lines to give it a try.  What’s awesome about Salt Straw is their sense of community. They love to involve neighboring eateries in producing exclusive and one of a kind flavors. Belching Beaver Beer and the infamous Crack Shack are just a few who they had already partnered up with. The owners encourage to sample, sample, sample before selecting your decision since all are so flavorfully wonderful.

Now being added in San Diego’s diverse dining scene is the Little Italy Food hall! Located at the Piazza della Famiglia, the food hall features six food stations and a full bar.  With Italian tradition in mind, the Bar offers a full range of spirits to Italian wines and liquors. From out of this world but delicious tacos that include meatloaf or pastrami to a mouthwatering Lobster roll the wide variety of  dishes will make it very difficult to choose just one!