Oram Hotels and Azul Hospitality Group appointed Steven Adyani as general manager of The Guild, a 162-room Marriott Tribute Portfolio property set to debut in San Diego in spring 2019. The Guild, housed in the historic Army-Navy landmark building in the city’s downtown core, will be renovated by Sormeh Rienne design to pay homage to the property’s iconic history and its San Diego roots.
Adyani is an accomplished hotelier and restaurateur, best known for leading celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay’s U.S. operations and for his work for Steve Wynn Resorts in Las Vegas. As VP of operations for Ramsay, he designed and opened the highly anticipated Hell’s Kitchen Restaurant (Las Vegas), Gordon Ramsay Burger (Las Vegas), Gordon Ramsay Steak (Baltimore) and Gordon Ramsay Steak (Atlantic City). Additionally, he was a part of Ramsay’s FOX primetime productions of “The F Word” and “24 Hours to Hell & Back” TV shows. In his previous role as GM at Wynn and Encore, Las Vegas, Adyani attained Forbes Five Star accolades four years in a row, and earlier in his career, as VP of British multinational contract foodservice company Compass Group, Adyani re-concepted and opened the James Beard award recipient and Michelin Star winning Spiaggia Café by Chef Tony Mantuano in Chicago.
“One of the core values of The Guild and its vision for the market is a new level of luxury service and carefully curated amenities,” Alvin Mansour, founder of Oram Hotels, said in a statement. “We are committed to offering an unparalleled level of attention, care and creativity throughout the property and are excited to have Steven on board to bring that to life. His experience in luxury hospitality is a fantastic foundation for the property and its entire team.”
“The Guild is a property like no other in San Diego and I am thrilled to be a part of the team,” said Adyani. “The city is on the cusp of truly making its mark on the luxury hospitality landscape and our hotel is going to be at the forefront of that new era. I am excited to welcome locals and visitors alike to experience The Guild in just a few short months.”
San Diego's Army-Navy YMCA building was built in the 1920s during a period of increased investment into military bases in San Diego. The Italian Renaissance-inspired building would host tens of thousands of guests within months of opening its doors. Throughout its history, the Army-Navy YMCA building would provide services to over 125 million military personnel, making it the largest such organization in the world. In 2007, the site was officially registered as a Historic Place by the U.S. Department of the Interior National Park Service. Upon The Guild’s 2019 debut, the building will be celebrating 95 years of operation.