Marriott Gaslamp Hotel in San Diego's ALTITUDE Skybar and Garden Lounge Soars in Sunset Magazine's Top 10 Rooftop Bars List

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ALTITUDE Skybar and Garden Lounge at the Marriott Gaslamp hotel in San Diego, the highest open-air entertainment venue in Downtown San Diego, has ranked first on Sunset magazine's Top 10 Rooftop Bars list outpacing other rooftop bars in the Western United States.

ALTITUDE Skybar and Garden Lounge at the Marriott Gaslamp hotel in San Diego, the highest open-air entertainment venue in Downtown San Diego, has ranked first on Sunset magazine's Top 10 Rooftop Bars list outpacing other rooftop bars in the Western United States. The ranking is yet another accolade favoring the popular venue at one of the newest hotels in the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego, CA, located adjacent to PETCO Park, home of the Padres baseball team, and overlooking San Diego Bay.

"Since it's opening, ALTITUDE has been a favorite of San Diego residents and visitors alike," said Reggie Parks, general manager of food and beverage operations for ALTITUDE at the Marriott Gaslamp hotel in San Diego. "It's been hailed as one of the best Downtown bars by the locals and one of the hottest bars in the world by Conde Nast Traveler."

The magazine featured ALTITUDE in its 2006 Hot List issue.

"What an honor for ALTITUDE to top the list of rooftop venues in the region and rank favorably against the likes of The Standard in Los Angeles, Medjool in San Francisco, and El Cielo in Santa Barbara," said Parks. "We're thrilled to receive this recognition, and are grateful to Sunset magazine for taking the time to review us."

At 22 stories high, ALTITUDE is the region's tallest open-air bar and boasts one of the city's best views overlooking PETCO Park, Coronado Bay Bridge and the glittering downtown skyline from the recently renovated Marriott hotel in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter. Altitude's cool and relaxing atmosphere includes a giant fire-pit, state-of-the-art projection screens and plush, cozy daybeds under a stunning garden trellis, providing an ideal destination for locals, business professionals and travelers alike. Take pleasure in San Diego's perfect weather and laid-back lifestyle while enjoying signature cocktails and a nouveau California style menu from Altitude's sister restaurant Soleil@k, located at hotels ground-level in the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego, CA.

Within two years of opening, ALTITUDE at the Marriott Gaslamp hotel in San Diego has received multiple awards and recognition from:

  •     Sunset magazine: Ranked number one in its 'Top 10 Rooftop Bar,' July 2007.
  •     Frommers' Budget Travel: One of the '25 Reasons We Love San Diego,' July 2007.
  •     944 San Diego: Best Outdoor Hangout in the 'Platinum Awards,' January 2007.
  •     Sign-on San Diego: Best Downtown Bar, 'Best of San Diego's Readers' Poll,' October 2006.
  •     San Diego Magazine: Best Rooftop Bar, "Best of San Diego," June 2006
  •     Stuff magazine: Rated for Best Views in 'Coolest Places in America to Get Your Groove On,' May 2006.
  •     Conde Nast Traveler: One of the hottest bars in its 'Hot List 2006,' May 2006.

About the San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter
Since opening in 2005, the Marriott Gaslamp hotel in San Diego has treated visitors to urban chic, San Diego cool and 'unexpectedly Marriott.' The Gaslamp District hotel's food and beverage operations include the popular rooftop bar ALTITUDE Sky Lounge and dining hotspot Soleil @K. Amongst the newest of hotels in the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego, CA, the Marriott Gaslamp hotel offers a full-service business center, complimentary work-out facilities, flexible event space and attentive service. For more information on the Marriott Gaslamp hotel in San Diego, visit: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/sangl-san-diego-marriott-gaslamp-quarter/

About ALTITUDE Skybar and Garden Lounge
22 stories high, it's the highest and hippest open-air rooftop bar in the region
Crowned by the locals as the 'Best Downtown Bar' and hailed by Conde Nast Traveler as one of the hottest bars in the nation in its 2006 Hot List issue, there's no other place to be than ALTITUDE Skybar. Picture-perfect sunsets coupled with cushioned sofas, a lava-rock fire pit and sinfully-good cocktails provides the ideal setting for a relaxing and entertaining evening. Set 263 feet above ground level and on the 22nd floor of the stylish Marriott Gaslamp Quarter Hotel, ALTITUDE is the region's tallest open-air bar and boasts one of the city's best views overlooking PETCO Park, Coronado Bay Bridge and the downtown skyline. For more information about ALTITUDE, visit http://www.altitudeskybar.com.

Media Contact:
Courtney Bylund, 619-237-7700
Fleishman-Hillard for ALTITUDE Skybar and Garden Lounge

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