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San Diego Leads California with Hotels in Distress;
Surge 160% Over Same Period a Year Ago

By Lori Weisberg, The San Diego Union-Tribune
October 15, 2010

Despite signs that the lodging industry is showing a slight rebound, a growing number of local hotels are in financial distress, with San Diego leading all other California counties in the number of foreclosed properties during the third quarter, according to a report released this week.

Where San Diego ranked fifth just one quarter earlier, with six lender-owned hotels, the number jumped to 13 during the last quarter, a 160 percent surge over a year ago. Following close behind San Diego were Riverside, Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties.

Meanwhile, the number of hotels in default — the first sign of financial distress — jumped from 26 in the third quarter of last year to 41 this year, according to Irvine-based Atlas Hospitality Group, which tracks defaults and foreclosures within the hotel industry on a quarterly basis.

/Courtesy of Atlas Hospitality Group

The San Diego Mission Plaza Hotel & Suites went into foreclosure earlier this year and was recently re-sold.

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Lori Weisberg, Staff Writer
San Diego Union-Tribune
350 Camino de la Reina
San Diego, CA  92102

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