Carté Hotel Debuts in San Diego's Little Italy

The luxury property is part of Hilton's Curio Collection.

Carte Hotel Curio Collection San Diego Rooftop

Above Ash Social, the rooftop lounge at Carté Hotel

The Carté Hotel, a 246-room luxury property that's part of the Curio Collection by Hilton, opened for business in San Diego's Little Italy neighborhood. The LEED Silver-certified property is just a couple of blocks from the city's Gaslamp Quarter and about a mile from the San Diego Convention Center.

The hotel's interior design pays subtle homage to the area's origin as a fishing village. Design firm the Manchette Studio incorporated a nautical theme with sea-blue tones, natural wood elements and copper accents in both the guest rooms and public areas.

A rooftop lounge and bar, Above Ash Social, is outfitted with fire pits and communal seating, and provides memorable views over San Diego Bay as well as a heated saltwater pool. Also on-site is a wine-tasting room, Fonte di Vino, with a menu that includes a long list of Italian wines, as well as local selections from Southern California and Northern Mexico.

Guest rooms are outfitted with high-speed Internet; 55-inch 4K TVs that can stream programs from smartphones; refrigerators, and luxury bedding. The on-site 28,000-square-foot Fit Athletic Club provides full-service fitness facilities to guests.

Also on offer is 8,500 square feet of event space, including seven venues that cater to small to midsize groups for meetings or social gatherings.