San Diego resort celebrates 50 years in business

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SAN DIEGO – A popular Mission Bay “staycation” resort that has ties to old Hollywood is celebrating 50 years in business.

As San Diego’s Paradise Point Resort turns 50-years-old, the hotel is taking time to reflect on it’s history.

Movie producer Jack Skirball worked with a lot of top names including Alfred Hitchcock’s “Shadow of a Doubt”.  In the 1960s, Skirball and his Hollywood friends brought their money down Interstate 5 to San Diego to grab thousands of acres with a vision.

Throughout the years, the resort remained a strong employer to San Diegans, especially during hard economic times. The resort offered jobs to people regardless if they had hospitality experience or not.

They’ve also donated thousands of dollars to teaching the next wave of San Diego surfers over the years.

Now, as the resort celebrates its 50th birthday, it’s giving up the profits and lowering room rates to what they were in 1962, we’re talking $8 a night.

“For our 50th celebration, you buy two-nights at regular price and the third night is just $8,” said Dana Flower with the resort.

They’re hoping this type of deal will start a trend to other businesses as the economy continues to turn around.