Evans Mission Bay Magazine Issue 2 - Page 34

Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa Deeply Rooted From a humble start in the 1950s to three luxury properties, Evans Hotels has found success while staying true to family ideals and community connections. BY ASHLEY RYAN W ith stunning beaches and that laid-back lifestyle for which Southern California is known, it’s no surprise that travelers flock to San Diego. And, since the 1950s, Evans Hotels has welcomed many of those visitors to its prop- erties, becoming a major force in the local tourism industry. The family-run company’s first two hotels, the Bahia Resort Hotel and the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, 34 opened in Mission Bay more than 50 years ago. Evans Hotels then added The Lodge at Torrey Pines, a AAA Five Diamond resort, to its growing list of accommodations in the early 2000s—further cementing the compa- ny’s position in the community. “I’d like to think that we are part of the fabric of San Diego and of Southern California in general,” says Anne Evans, San Diego native and co-founder of Evans Hotels. The historic properties, their