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Decadent Expressions: Fine Art Exhibition: Original Oils by Kevin Winger at 525 Inn at the Park

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

525 at Inn at the Park                              

Mod-Est Studio Gallery

San Diego, CA February 7thMay 1st, 525 at Inn at the Park restaurant bring you a fine art exhibition to tickle your senses at 525 Spruce Street, San Diego, CA 92103.

Contemporary artist Kevin Winger displays inspired expressionist works in oils, featuring his signature impasto style and spontaneous use of color. Opening Reception: February 7th, 5-8pm. To complement the visual indulgences, 525 Restaurant at Inn at the Park brings you live music starting at 6pm with the talented musical duo: Roman Palacios and Tommy Gannon. Enjoy specialty cocktails and tempt your palate with new menu teasers by Executive Chef Tony Wilhelm and his 525 culinary team.

525 at Inn at the Park
525 Spruce Street
San Diego, CA 92103

Additional information or sample copy; Contact: Kevin Winger: 619-818-6087 or Free photos upon request.

525 at Inn at the Park tickles your senses.

525 at Inn at the Park Restaurant and Bar serves creative Regional American Cuisine with a Southern California influence in an atmosphere reminiscent of a historic coastal inn. The restaurant is located on 5th Avenue, on the lower level of the Inn at the Park Hotel, and proudly reflects San Diego’s culinary trends of the finest seafood, all organic beef steaks, pastas and salads, with a friendly, laidback California attitude.

A stage for both dining and entertainment, Inn at the Park serves dinner 7 nights a week from 5PM – 9PM (Sun-Thur) and until 10PM (Fri-Sun) with live entertainment Wednesday through Sunday beginning at 7pm.


San Diego’s Inn at the Park Hotel Celebrates Its 85th Anniversary

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Hillcrest Neighborhood Icon Offers 85-Hour Sale, $85 a Night Starting on 8/5/2011.

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 02, 2011 – Nostalgia is in the air at Inn at the Park, formerly Park Manor Suites. The iconic San Diego hotel announces its 85th Anniversary and to celebrate, the resort is offering an 85-hour doorbuster sale. Whether you’re visiting the world-renowned San Diego Zoo, the Old Globe Theatre, the exotic San Diego gardens or you’re a regular at Inn at the Park’s infamous piano bar, this classic property is the perfect destination for local guests and out-of-town travelers.

The 85-Hour Sale begins on August 5, 2011 at midnight and ends on August 8, 2011 at 1pm EST. Studio rooms with a kitchen will be available for $85* a night for stays Sunday through Thursday. There are no blackout dates, but space is limited. To book, please visit or call 1-877-499-7163.

“An 85th anniversary like this doesn’t come around very often,” said Sue Kelley, president for Shell Vacations Hospitality. “Inn at the Park is a very special place and we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate the hotel’s rich history with our guests and the community.”

Inn at the Park guests and San Diego locals are invited to take advantage of a variety of nightly entertainment events including Saturday’s cabaret singing extraordinaire and Monday’s interactive Karaoke night at the property’s award-winning Inn at the Park Restaurant & Piano Bar and Top of the Park Penthouse Restaurant.

Created by Frank P. Allen, Jr., the Inn at the Park opened as the Park Manor Suites apartment building in 1926 in Balboa Park West. Originally from Michigan, Allen moved to San Diego in 1911 to design buildings and landscape for the Panama California Exposition, an endeavor that created the famous Balboa Park. His love of San Diego was born with the Exposition project, and by 1925, Allen decided to build an apartment and hotel complex on a coveted piece of land at the western edge of Balboa Park, now part of the vibrant Hillcrest neighborhood.

“The building itself has been designed throughout by F.P. Allen, one of San Diego’s leading architects,” read the San Diego Union newspaper on August 14, 1925, “who has made visits to all parts of the county to study similar projects and to learn everything possible about the design and construction of such a building as Park manor is to be, combining all possible desirable features and eliminating all undesirables.”

In 1991 Park Manor Suites was declared a Historic Site of San Diego, and is praised for its grand appearance and beautiful interior. The hotel kept the original footprint of the suites that Allen so artfully designed with grandeur and design details that are rarely found today. With suites ranging from 525 to 1,100 square feet, including 9 ft. ceilings and large sash windows, guests can be transported to an earlier time.

The historic hotel features 75 well-appointed units—a combination of studio, one and two-bedroom suites. Each suite offers guests comfy, Sealy Posturpedic beds; crisp white duvets and linens; period furnishings and clean, modern kitchenettes, making Inn at the Park travelers’ true home-away-from-home in San Diego.

In May 2011, Shell Vacations Hospitality, featuring a collection of 25 unique resorts in major travel destinations throughout the world, acquired Inn at the Park to its portfolio of vacation rental properties.

About Shell Vacations Hospitality:
Shell Vacations Hospitality offers a collection of 25 resorts and hotels ideal for family vacations, romantic getaways, reunions and business trips. Visitors may stay at hotels and resorts in popular destinations in the U.S., Mexico and Canada from San Francisco to Whistler. Shell Vacations Hospitality is a subsidiary of Shell Vacations LLC, a premier developer of upscale vacation ownership resorts. For more information, please visit

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Thursday, May 26th, 2011

NORTHBROOK, IL.  (May 26, 2011) – Shell Vacations, featuring a collection of 25 unique resorts in major travel destinations throughout North America, today announced the addition of San Diego’s iconic Park Manor Suites to its portfolio of properties. As part of the acquisition, the company also announced it will officially change the name to Inn at the Park in an effort to maintain brand recognition with other similar properties within the Shell Vacations collection.  Inn at the Park is also the name of one of the hotel’s restaurants.

The historic hotel is situated steps away from the world famous Balboa Park in the Hillcrest community and is the premier, all-suite boutique hotel in the city offering easy access to the world-renowned San Diego Zoo, the Old Globe Theatre, 15 museums, beautiful gardens and the city’s best performing arts venues.

“After more than five years of searching in the San Diego area, we are delighted to have found our dream property.    The ambiance, location and timeless appeal of Inn at the Park are ideal for our family of customers both current and future”, says Sheldon H. Ginsburg, Chairman of Shell Vacations LLC.

“We are very pleased and excited to announce the acquisition and addition of this historic hotel into the Shell Vacations’ portfolio.       Inn at the Park will be a signature location for our Company and we look  forward to serving its customers and guests with the quality and service our Company is known for,” says Tracy L.  Sherles, President and COO of Shell Vacations LLC.

With a reputation for superior service, gorgeous neo-renaissance architecture and home-away-from-home amenities, the Inn at the Park is an ideal addition to the Shell Vacations family of hotels and resorts that are designed to accommodate leisure vacations, business trips and everything in between.
The classic hotel features a combination of studio, one and two bedroom suites, ranging in size from 525 to 1,000 square feet, with 9-foot ceilings and large sage windows with postcard-picture views of the city below.   Some units have balconies for enjoying the famed San Diego weather.

The property offers two dining outlets popular with guests and locals.    Inn at the Park restaurant is located on the street level and is imbued with European ambiance, while serving fresh regional American cuisine including the finest seafood that San Diego is known for.  Open seven nights a week, it boasts live entertainment at the lively piano bar and a popular Karaoke night.

Located on the awe-inspiring seventh floor Penthouse, Top of the Park restaurant offers panoramic views of Balboa Park, downtown and San Diego Harbor and is open weekdays for “lunch with a view.” Complimentary Deluxe Continental breakfast is served to hotel guests in the Penthouse each morning and the site is also host to some of San Diego’s most dazzling weddings and special event celebrations.

Designed by Frank P. Allen in the Italian Renaissance style, the hotel is closely tied to San Diego civic history.  The red brick building was originally built as an apartment complex to house the architect and his family.   Frank P. Allen is also known for his design of the stately Cabrillo Bridge.   In 1991 it was named a Historic Site of San Diego.  Keeping the original design footprint of the suites, the hotel also boasts one of the most grand and detailed lobbies in the city.

In addition to leisure travel, the Inn at the Park suites are also ideal for extended business stays offering Wi-Fi access, parking and a close proximity to major business and medical hubs such as Scripps Mercy Hospital, UCSD Medical Center and the many bio-tech and communications firms that call San Diego home.
“We simply couldn’t be happier or more enthusiastic about our acquisition of Inn at the Park.    We look forward to embracing the staff and ensuring they feel very much a part of our employee family.    We pride ourselves in our commitment to every member of our employee team as well as to the quality service offered to every guest at Shell Vacations hotels and resorts”, says Susan C.  Kelley, President Shell Vacations Club and Hospitality.

About Shell Vacations:
Shell Vacations offers a collection of 25 resorts and hotels ideal for family vacations, romantic getaways, retreats, reunions and business trips. Visitors may stay at hotels and resorts in popular destinations in the U.S., Mexico and Canada from San Francisco to Whistler.  Shell Vacations LLC, is a premier developer of upscale vacation ownership resorts. For more information, please visit or