Business View Magazine | May 2019

20 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE MAY 2019 AT A GLANCE TOWN & COUNTRY SAN DIEGO WHAT: A resort hotel and convention center WHERE: Mission Valley, San Diego, California WEBSITE: T he Town and Country Resort was the first hotel built in the Mission Valley region of San Diego. Constructed by local developer, Charlie Brown, in 1953, it was initially a 46-room motor inn, set amid farmland and pastures. It wasn’t until 1970, three years after Brown’s death, that his son, C. Terry Brown, expanded the property to include a convention center and a 10-story hotel tower. “Brown’s vision for it, was to be a hotel people would take their families to, to come see San Diego, and eventually, to have meetings and conferences, there,” says Director of Sales and Marketing, Susan Penman. “He had his mind set on turning it into one of the premier properties in San Diego.” Today, the Town & Country Hotel and Convention Center is, indeed, one of the largest convention hotels on the west coast. It offers a total of 220,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space with a 42,000-sq.-ft. exhibit hall, two divisible ballrooms – 24,000 and 17,000 square feet – and 935 guest rooms. A landmark resort hotel for over 60 years, the Town & Country has been considered an iconic expression of the 1960’s Southern California