Hyatt’s Andaz San Diego has officially opened at the property formerly known as Ivy Hotel. Following the successful 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.”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,” said the hotel’s General Manager, Rusty Middleton.Located at 600 F Street in the heart of the historic Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego, Andaz San Diego embodies the brand’s hallmark, “personal style,” with a new, simplified 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. “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,” continued Middleton. The 159-room property featuring 13 deluxe suites and four specialty suites now offers “intuitive and fun” treats for guests. New complimentary amenities include a shot of espresso or glass of wine upon check-in, a mini-bar stocked with non-alcoholic beverages and snacks, wireless internet, unlimited local phone calls and home-away-from-home comforts to help guests enjoy a good night’s sleep.