Andaz San Diego completes $4-million renovation

Andaz San Diego, located in the city's Gaslamp Quarter, unveiled its newly finished $4-million renovation. The completed design draws from the neighborhood’s culture of art, and was inspired by local works.

“The Andaz redesign is about staying true to the essence of our neighborhood while bringing something amazing back to it,” Shane Nicolopoulos, the newly appointed GM of the hotel, said in a statement. “It’s about becoming a place where relaxation and inspiration can be found in equal measure.”

Designed by the Gensler firm, the reimagined Andaz has a chic new event space, “The Gallery,” intimate nooks for gathering and amenity upgrades to all 159 rooms and suites. The new social spaces add to the existing 18,000 square feet of meeting space, and are woven with local art to inspire those who gather.

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The 142 guestrooms, 13 junior suites and four lifestyle suites have been remade for comfort. Aspects of the new rooms include luxury mattresses by Sealy, modern furniture, updated lighting, couches that pull out for lounging and new carpet, tile and wood flooring. Guests will also enjoy original artwork in each of the rooms.

Every wall holds a surprise that can be taken in gallery style—with a walk—or simply enjoyed for the ambiance it creates while toasting with friends. Signature pieces include a mural by local photographer Christine Finkelson (known for exhibitions at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Del Mar Art Center and The San Diego Museum of Art), a black and white abstract mural by San Diego street artist Kelsey Montague (known for her artwork in the recently unveiled Horton Plaza Park), a 12-foot tall giraffe sculpture and an original piece by local artist and art gallery owner Alexander Salazar from his “Swirl/Pour Series." Works by other local artists such as Brittany Segal, David D’Andrade and Robert Glick are also on display throughout the property.

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