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Warner Springs Ranch sells to San Diego-based hotel management company


Wednesday, March 20th, 2013
Issue 12, Volume 17.
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WARNER SPRINGS - The Warner Springs Ranch resort was sold at auction to a San Diego-based hotel management company and will undergo renovations, the buyer announced today.

Pacific Hospitality Group said it will spend $15 million to $18 million to complete the acquisition of the 2,400-acre property in northeastern San Diego County.

The company announced it would spend up to $50 million more to fix up the resort, which went into bankruptcy and closed last year.

The property, which was founded as a working ranch in the mid-1800s and opened as a resort in the 1920s, currently encompasses a 27,000-square-foot main lodge, 250 casita units, a 144-acre golf course and club house, four tennis courts, equestrian facilities, two restaurants, a spa, campgrounds, three swimming pools, a private airport and meeting facilities.

The new owner said it will upgrade the golf course, with an eye toward completion in the spring next year.

Plans also call for a new winery and tasting room, a gym and fitness facility, a beach and tennis club, expanded meeting facilities, cattle and horse grazing, a spa, a cultural center, luxury RV park, hunting and fishing opportunities, and expanded food and beverage options.

The casitas and main lodge will also be upgraded and renovated, PHG announced.

U-T San Diego reported that the auction sale dashed plans by the Pala Band of Mission Indians to purchase the resort, which they say sits on its ancestral lands.


 

2 comments

Comment Profile ImageJoemamma
Comment #1 | Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 8:05 am
Technically, ALL of San Diego county could be considered "ancestral land".
Comment Profile Image2 real
Comment #2 | Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 8:07 am
How fitting, Pala disenrolled 164 Cupeno Indians and hid behind Tribal soveriegnty. Now the purchase of the Cupeno Homeland goes to another group. The Pala executive committee messes up again!

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