Andaz San Diego opens

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    Andaz San Diego has officially opened at the property formerly known as Ivy Hotel, in the US. Following the debuts of three other Andaz locations in London, West Hollywood and New York City, the Andaz San Diego is the second on the West Coast and fourth for the global brand.Located at 600 F Street in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego, Andaz San Diego embodies the brand’s hallmark, ‘personal style,’ with a new check-in process. An Andaz ‘host’ combines the roles of front office, concierge and bell attendant, and uses handheld technology to check guests into the hotel.

    The 159-room property featuring 13 deluxe suites and four specialty suites has new complimentary amenities including a shot of espresso or glass of wine upon check-in, a mini-bar stocked with non-alcoholic beverages and snacks, wireless internet and unlimited local phone calls.

    A centre of dining and nightlife, Andaz San Diego also offers the Ivy Entertainment experience including the Ivy Nightclub, a multi-leveled nightclub and lounge complete with signature LipStik, Inc. dancers, world-class DJs, cocktails and bottle service, the Ivy Rooftop, a sultry lounge, pool and sundeck overlooking San Diego’s skyline, and the Ivy Wine Bar, featuring 88 wines-by-the-glass from the high-tech and innovative WineStations by Napa Technology.

    The hotel’s Quarter Kitchen continues to feature lively American cuisine using locally harvested ingredients.

    Additional amenities also include free laptop use in the lounge, 24-hour in-room dining, a 24-hour fitness center, a boutique, Escalade service, upon availability, and nearly 930sqm of meeting space.

    Andaz San Diego, general manager, Rusty Middleton said: “The concept behind Andaz was born out of the belief that today’s travellers are in search of hotels that offer warm and friendly service and have a unique design aesthetic. We are excited to offer them that experience here in San Diego, one of the most appealing destinations in Southern California. Our hosts are unconventional, unpretentious and extremely knowledgeable about the hotel and local happenings. Our goal is to make our guests feel like they are being welcomed into a friend’s home.”

    Daniel Fountain / 20.02.2010

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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