Who We Are. What We Do. Why We Care.
Paradise Point, located on an island in California, is a unique Mission Bay resort where hotel and the great outdoors intertwine, so it’s only natural that we’re committed to lessening our impact on our environment.
Across our 44 acres and various outlets and departments, our San Diego eco-friendly hotel is dedicated to sustainable practices that allow us to uphold our commitment to conservation, and still deliver our promise of providing guests with superior service and environmentally conscious hotel accommodations.
“What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” – Jane Goodall
At Paradise Point Resort, we strive to make a difference when it comes to conservation. We know how lucky we are to reside on one of Southern California’s only islands! Here are some of the things we are doing to be good stewards of our Island:
- Lush landscape featuring over 600 different types of carbon monoxide-converting plants and flowers
- Island landscaping watered by low flow sprinklers
- Linen-less meeting rooms help conserve water and laundry chemical use
- Conference center equipped with hydration stations to fill reusable water bottles
- Water conservation/irrigation system to prevent run-off into Mission Bay
- Laundry tunnel washer with pulse jet technologies conserves 10 million gallons of water annually
- The island uses a Hobart dishwashing system; the only Energy Star-rated commercial dishwashers on the market
- Use of high-quality sustainable, local products
- Optional bath towel re-use program available in guestrooms
- Refillable dispenser systems for guest shampoo, conditioner and shower gel to eliminate individual packaging waste (hotels dispose of more than 10 billion partly used individually packaged bars of soap and bottles of liquids every year!)
- Annually redirect over 1,020 tons of landfill waste to recycling or composting resulting in a 75% diversion rate
- Guestroom bathrooms feature low flow toilets and shower heads
- Bathrooms feature eco-friendly, rain style shower heads providing low flow, water efficient fixtures
Life on the Island seems like it’s all fun and games, but it also comes with a responsibility to give back. At Paradise Point Resort, we take this responsibility seriously!
Our team members love the beach, and we love to keep it clean by participating in beach cleanups throughout the year.
Give Kids the World
Davidson Hotels & Resorts partners with Give Kids the World; an 89-acre, nonprofit resort in Central Florida that provides weeklong, cost-free vacations to children with critical illnesses and their families.
Team members and guests are able to take part in this support in many ways like fundraisers, The Coin Pond, our “round up” option and paycheck deducted donations. Having a central focus for our outreach not only increases our effectiveness, it brings us all closer together! We also donate $1 of every Barefoot & Blonde, and Tidal Wave IPA canned and draft beer to Give Kids the World.
We don’t just work in Paradise, we live in Paradise! Our community takes care of us and we take care of our community.
Paradise Point’s Adopt a School Program was established in 2018 in effort to support the community that supports us. Ocean Beach Elementary was an easy choice for many reasons, the first being that it is right in our backyard. Beyond that, the school has an incredibly diverse population with varying needs, which allowed our team to help fill the gaps by volunteering at the Fall Festival, hosting a Teacher appreciation breakfast and welcoming the Teacher of the Year to Paradise for a much deserved staycation!
Situated amongst 44 acres of lush and tropical foliage, Paradise Point is committed to providing a healthy environment for Resort Guests and staff. In addition to being surrounded by over 600 types of tropical plants from 20 different countries, we have several activities that help bring balance to your day.
Aside from relaxing and managing stress, yoga will also help you to increase flexibility, build muscle strength, improve your sleep, and also bring balance to your day.
Guided Bike Tours
Join our 6-mile bike ride along beautiful Mission Bay. Along this ride, you’ll enjoy dramatic downtown views, beach town vibes, and if we get lucky, some wild marine life!
One of the best ways to explore Mission Bay’s 4200 acres? Out on the water! Grab a stand-up paddleboard or kayak from the marina and complete the 2-mile loop around the island. To avoid fighting the current, start by heading south. After turning east and going under Ingraham bridge, a behind-the-scenes look at SeaWorld’s cirque stadium will come into view. Look over your shoulder as you continue to paddle north between Paradise Point’s island and Fiesta Island for a view of downtown San Diego. Head under the bridge again and take a pit stop in Paradise Cove or outside our bayside room, or power through the last .5 miles back to the marina. Back on land, toast to completing your expedition with drinks at Barefoot Bar & Grill.
Food For Thought
- 100% reusable and recyclable Aluminum water bottles, eliminating plastic water bottle use on property. Water refill stations throughout the property to reduce waste as well
- Use of compostable paper to go boxes
- Numis Blue straw initiative, made from corn and biodegrade in 6 months, paired with Straws on Demand, to reduce waste
- Sustainably sourced local produce
- Sophisticated waste separation structure in every outlet for recycling, trash, and compost
- All used deep fry oil waste is sent to biofuel
- “Waste Not” Program partnered with Specialty Produce for usable food after events to be donated to local shelters and soup kitchens
- Fair-trade and Rainforest Alliance coffee program throughout outlets
San Diego wildlife, just beyond your bungalow
Mission Bay is a wet 4,235-acre wonderland located in the heart of San Diego. Primarily used for recreation purposes, the waterways and shorelines are also a habitat for many birds, fish, marine mammals, invertebrates, and plants, giving visitors the chance to witness some of Southern California’s indigenous species in their natural surroundings. On its own 44-acre island at the very core of Mission Bay, the resort is both a stopover for local wildlife and an autonomous ecological microcosm.
The verdant grounds contrast sharply with the surrounding drier terrain typical of Southern California; over 600 types of tropical plants from 20 countries were imported and installed by famed landscape architect Frank Rich in the early 60s. Rare and exotic specimens include the imperial bromeliad from Rio de Janiero, the dragon tree from Madagascar and the Asian silk tree. More frequently found growing on the grounds are bird of paradise, hibiscus, and towering palm trees, with over 1,000 of each planted.
The award-winning landscape has flourished in San Diego’s temperate climate over the past several decades, transforming the island into a lush oasis inhabited by plentiful wildlife year-round. A network of gardens and lagoons is home to ducks, red-eared slider turtles, hummingbirds, herons and egrets. Below the surface, leopard sharks, stingrays, shovel-nose guitar fish, corvina, and other fish make up an aqueous ecosystem. Paradise Point’s sprawling layout and bungalow-style rooms naturally encourage guests to take in the unique surrounding environment. For those looking to interact with and learn more about nature, the hotel also offers additional programming including a botanical tour, scenic boat cruises on Mission Bay, and the chance to feed the resident ducks and fish.
Shared interest with our owners, Pebblebrook Hotel Trust
- 63% of our properties have a sustainability coordinator or green champion
- 80% of our properties have meeting rooms with digital thermostats
- 98% of our properties have a preventative maintenance plan that checks building energy and water equipment at least quarterly
- 61% of our properties have a water efficiency program
- 94% of our properties have faucets with low-flow aerators to conserve water
- 48% of our properties have eliminated single-use plastics (or reduced to an absolute minimum) from the property
- 74% of our properties have eliminated plastic straws
- 65% of our properties have implemented a food waste prevention strategy
- Nearly $19 million invested on environmental initiatives
PEB-5-Star Promise Statement
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (“Pebblebrook”) strongly supports AHLA’s 5-Star Promise. Our pledge to AHLA complements the practices and policies in-place by our company and our hotel operating partners which are designed to ensure that the hotel employees at our more than 50 owned hotels across the United States abide by the law, respect individual’s rights, and do not tolerate sexual harassment of any type at our properties. We have dedicated a significant amount of resources to assist our hotel operators with sexual harassment awareness training and avoidance programs, in addition to training and resources to prevent human trafficking. We will continue to engage with our hotel operators to provide the resources to further assist them in ensuring the safety of our hotel employees and our guests. Pebblebrook is committed to funding the purchase of hotel employee safety devices for use at all of our owned hotels by the end of 2020, as well as to provide funding for additional training and education programs on sexual harassment and human trafficking at our corporate level and our hotel properties. Through our pledge to the 5-Star Promise, Pebblebrook intends to contribute to positive, industry-wide improvements to continue to make hotels a safe place for all our employees and guests.