Curio Collection hotel opens in San Diego

Carté Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton features an onsite restaurant as well as a full-service wine bar and a rooftop bar and lounge. Photo credit: Hilton (Carte Hotel San Diego Downtown, Curio Collection by Hilton)

The 246-room Carté Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton opened in San Diego last week. Carte Partners owns the hotel and Interstate Hotels & Resorts operates it.

The 16-floor hotel, located in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood, is steps away from the Embarcadero waterfront and the city’s downtown business district. The property’s 8,500 square feet of event space offer seven private event options and cater to midsized corporate groups, weddings and other social events. The Carté Hotel also includes a 28,000-square-foot fitness club, a restaurant, a rooftop bar and lounge and a full-service wine bar.

“Little Italy’s rich history is both energetic and captivating and our property is designed to be a landing pad that offers our guests an authentic experience of this neighborhood and its character,” Henri Birmele, general manager at Carté Hotel, said in a statement. “Carté Hotel will play an integral part in bringing together both guests and locals alike to celebrate Little Italy’s heritage this fall.”

The upper-upscale Curio Collection by Hilton brand consists of more than 70 hotels and resorts worldwide. Together, Hilton’s 17 brands account for more than 5,900 properties with more than 939,000 rooms.