Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown-Gaslamp is in the heart of San Diego, walking distance from Copley Symphony Hall and Westfield Horton Plaza. This hotel is close to Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo.
Make yourself at home in one of the 245 air-conditioned guestrooms. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Cable programming and video-game consoles are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access keeps you connected. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
DonÃât miss out on recreational opportunities including a spa tub and a fitness facility. This Renaissance-style hotel also features concierge services, billiards, and a television in the lobby.
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Full breakfasts are available daily for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, an Internet point, and a computer station. Planning an event in San Diego? This hotel has 3500 square feet (325 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
At Carmel Mountain Dentistry, Dr. Mark Luban, D.D.S., and his accomplished team focus on stopping dental diseases before they start through attentive preventive care and patient education. After graduating with honors from the prestigious New York University College of Dentistry, Dr. Luban relocated to California, the state with the most documented smiles per capita. He brought with him a passion for modern techniques, including cavity-detecting intraoral cameras and sedation dentistry designed to calm anxious patients.
While remaining committed to informing patients on proper oral care, Luban keeps mouths healthy and beautiful with more than 20 years of experience in procedures ranging from implants to porcelain veneers. The office offers free convenient parking, as well as a modern lobby illuminated by recessed lighting and a flat-screen TV, which Dr. Luban uses to check the smiles of local news anchors.
A trip to Dr. Ricardo Hernandez's office is a little like walking into the living room of a friend?albeit a friend who happens to be a dentist with more than two decades of experience. When patients arrive, they pick up a drink from the refreshment center. When they're called into the treatment room, they lie back and tune into a ceiling-mounted plasma TV and built-in headphones. Meanwhile, the chair's massage function blocks out any lingering reminders of the preventive or cosmetic treatment to come. Those treatments tend to be over swiftly, in any event: whitening sessions take just one hour, and tools such as digital x-rays and a cavity-finding device make routine exams quicker and more accurate.
Even kids look forward to a trip to Dr. Hernandez's dental practice?he's so focused on making them feel at ease that he wrote a children's book about visiting the dentist. On the companion CD, Captain Oral and the Toothbugs sing original songs about dentistry, rather than familiar old tunes such as "The Bicuspid Is Connected to the Jawbone."
A childhood peppered with basketball, football, and volleyball couldn't keep Mary Murphy out of the ballroom after she was struck by the athleticism of the sport while watching a championship performance in her early twenties. She began to compete around the world, eventually slowing down enough to found Champion Ballroom Academy in 1990 and finally teaching there full-time in between stints on Fox's So You Think You Can Dance.
Mary has plucked like-minded instructors for her studio, some of whom created Core Rhythms, a Latin dance-based aerobics program. Many of the other teachers are competitive-dance champions or black belts in hula hoop. Aside from running a flourishing dance studio, Mary's palpable passion for the art form has also driven her to play a leading role in San Diego's Chance to Dance program, a curriculum that introduces school kids to the artistry and strength-building foundations of dance.
By the age of 6, Dr. Dave knew he wanted to be a dentist when he grew up. The idea stuck, and today he stands at the helm of Coastal Dental Arts. True to its name, the practice has elevated dentistry to a near art form, lavishing patients with accoutrements such as flat-screen TVs and wireless headphones, and dentists set to work on teeth with high-tech tools. The practice uses Lava Chairside Oral Scanners to create 3-D mouth impressions, Invisalign orthodontics to straighten teeth sans metal brackets, and the Zoom! Teeth-whitening system to brighten smiles. Coastal Dental Arts prides itself on safety, which is why the practice is committed to following CAL-OSHA standards.
Working alongside Dr. Dave is Dr. Frank Mac, a member of the United States Navy Dental Corps. Although now stationed at Coastal Dental Arts, he still actively serves the Corps, tending to his duties as a staff oral surgeon at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot and traveling to the aid of any submarine that needs its teeth fixed.
Tina Zillmann, Skin Rejuvenation Clinique's owner and director, espouses a firm belief that "education is the key to success." This applies equally to the clinic's employees and clients—Zillmann's beauty pros undergo regular professional development and reprogramming to stay abreast of the latest treatments, technologies, and products. As for her clients, Zillmann ensures that they know the nuances of each service, from the steps involved to expected results and aftercare. The spa divides its treatments into four categories—facials, body services, salon services, and hair removal—that each work to rejuvenate appearances. Skincare services incorporate products by Advanced Rejuvenating Concepts, which are also available for purchase. Zillmann had a hand in creating the line, developing complex, clinical-grade cleansers, lotions, and balms for specific skin types.