Hot Travel Trend: Bunk Beds in Boutique Hotels

Will San Diego follow the trend?

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Bunk beds are associated with “The Brady Bunch,” IKEA catalogs, and summer camp. But hip urban hotels?

Travelers tend to encounter bunk beds only in a select few places: youth hostels, vacation homes, perhaps the occasional quirky flophouse hotel. A lodging establishment with bunks could be expected to be dated and grungy — shag rug, wood-panel walls, old mattresses, a funky must in the air. Not so anymore.

A new breed of cool, modern hotels may make travelers rethink the bunk bed. In New York City and other U.S. locations where square footage comes at a premium, hotels are embracing bunks to appeal to guests’ nostalgia, as well as the simple need to save money and space. And they’re pairing bunks with boutique amenities and atmosphere and hip, sleek, upscale design.


 Hotels are replenishing staff due to industry rebound

Continued revenue improvements throughout the hotel industry are prompting hotels to drop labor-related cost-cutting methods and ramp up hiring efforts, this feature says. “The improvement’s gotten to the point where hotel managers can no longer operate with a limited staff, and they have to staff up,” said Robert Mandelbaum, a director at PKF Hospitality Research. “Business is getting better, and we need to give them service, especially in the 4- and 5-star hotels,” said Joe McInerney, president and CEO of AH&LA. (6/18)

Day at the Bay First Annual Wine & Charter Event

Saturday, May 12, 2012 @ The Sheraton Harbor Island –

Wine Tasting and Food Pairing selected by San Diego’s own Wine Heretic, John Alonge. The venue for this exciting afternoon is the outdoor Lanai area overlooking the Sheraton Harbor Island Marina.


2:30 to 4:30 – Bay Sail Aboard Jada $45.00pp (includes beverage and snacks)
(1938 Vintage 65’ Charter Sailing Vessel)

4:30 to 6:30Wine Tasting, Food and Chocolate – $25pp
Be serenaded by Neck & Neck playing sea shanty tunes.

6:30 to 7:30Sunset Bay Cruise Aboard Hululani – $25pp
(2000 Mikelson 48’ Charter Power Yacht)
(includes beverage and snacks)

Combine activities and receive an early bird $10 discount if paid by 5-5-12.

Wine tasting and sail on Jada $60.  Wine and sunset motor cruise on Hululani $40.

All three for $85. RSVP to Carole 858-222-9479

Band or DJ?

Are you planing for your 2012 San Diego event and need entertainment and wondering if you should go with a live band or DJ?  There’s nothing like a live band to wow your attendees in the mood and create a sense of style of elegance to your event.  Bandleaders will also take on the role as  the master of ceremonies at your event if that is what you choose. They will interact with your attendees, pay attention to the feel of the room, and make any announcement you wish to have announced.

As for hiring a DJ, today’s disc jockeys are professional artists offering a huge range of musical styles and master of ceremony services. They can manage the energy your attendees and keep the mood you want flowing!

Visit San Diego Travel WebSource for DJ and Band resources:

If you would like to be added to our list of professionals contact us at 858-270-6155.

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Vote Travel Get America Moving

 National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), which will be held May 5-13, 2012, provides a fitting occasion to shine the spotlight on our industry. To align with U.S. Travel’s 2012 campaign, this year’s theme is Vote Travel.

Make this year’s National Travel and Tourism Week, and the entire election year, a reminder that travel is a bi-partisan industry that can get America moving again.

How To Make A Meetings Destination Successful

How can a destination achieve its potential in the meetings market, return on investment of public funding in the meeting industry – these are, among others, the major topics discussed with the world leaders in the field of meeting industry at the seminar titled „What makes a meeting destination successful?“ held in Prague on 9th February, 2012, in Prague Marriott Hotel. Read More

San Diego Accommodations

When searching for hotel accommodations for your group, start with San Diego Travel WebSource. There are so many wonderful choices, whether you need rooms in Downtown San Diego, Harbor Island, Shelter Island, Mission Bay, Mission Valley or in  Old Town San Diego, start your search here

Book your 2012 event in San Diego!

Whether you’re planning a corporate business meeting, convention, special event, team building, trade show or a leisure weekend get-a-way, you’ll find thousands of website links to San Diego’s top industry leaders to assist you in planning your most memorable San Diego experience. Visit

Featured Vendor:

Paradise Point  – A Private Island Paradise minutes from downtown San Diego – Hotel

S’More Sensation

Soft signature sells well for Lemley’s Catering.
By John Paul Boukis

It started as a calling card—a perq with your perm.
“When the recession hit, we needed something to retain and attract customers without excess budget,” says Executive Chef Alexa Lemley. “We decided to make homemade marshmallows and give them away at hair salons, along with a catering menu. We figured if you could still afford to get your hair done, then you still had money for parties.” Read more at

“Clairemont UnCorked”

Clairemont Chamber of Commerce presents…

” 3rd Annual Clairemont UnCorked”
San Diego County Wine Tasting Event
Friday, Nov. 4th from 5 – 8 pm

Featuring only the wines from our local San Diego County wineries and vintners. For only $20 per person, you get to sample five tastes from wineries such as Hacienda de las Rosas,  Rock Canyon Vineyards, La Serenissima, GloriosaVineyards, San Pasqual Winery and Fallbrook Winery.

Extra tastes will be available at the event for $3 each or $5 for two.  The wineries will also showcase their non-alcoholic and sparkling wines for your tasting pleasure.

Also included in price are delicious mouth watering tray-passed
hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and a commemorative wine glass (for the first 250 attendees).

This is a community event. Must be 21+
ID will be checked at the door.

Come out and enjoy live entertainment as you feast over wine and good eats! Live Music by Melissa Morgan Music – Harpist and Mike Hayter –  Guitarist.

To purchase tickets online visit or  you can get tickets at the following participating stores. (Directions on website)

The UPS Store at Clairemont Square
The Butcher Shop Steakhouse
Exit Stepping Stone Realty

If you wish to donate a raffle item, or become a sponsor for the event contact Virginia Mergener at 858-270-6155 or


Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Central
Is offering special discounted rates & a shuttle.

Shuttle Service provided from 4pm-9pm.
5400 Kearny Mesa Rd
San Diego, Ca 92111

Please contact Leslie or Melissa to book your reservation today or reserve online at
Type in group code WINWINA=Studio Suite $45 or
Type in group code WINWINE=Penthouse Suite $105