The Cosmopolitan Hotel will open in June in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park in a historic building that dates back to 1827 and was once home to one of San Diego’s earliest settlers. The property’s three-year, multimillion-dollar restoration will create 10 guestrooms, an indoor and outdoor restaurant and several meeting rooms for special occasions. Recognized as one of the most historically significant buildings in California, many aspects of the original building structure will remain intact including Adobe brick walls dating back to the 1820s, wood exterior dating back to 1869 and a balcony that wraps around the building and once served as the perfect place to watch local bullfights in the streets below.
Also this June, a new management agreement with Hyatt Hotels will go into effect and the Four Seasons Resort Aviara in Carlsbad will become the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort. The 329-room, AAA Five Diamond property, located in the coastal community of Carlsbad, boasts an award-winning spa, excellent dining options, 18-hole Arnold Palmer-designed golf course and TaylorMade Performance Lab.
In February 2010, the former Ivy Hotel in downtown San Diego became Andaz San Diego after new management agreements with Hyatt Corporation. While the hotel’s luxurious amenities, 159 guestrooms, rooftop bar, nightclub, restaurant and wine bar remain the same, Andaz San Diego has adopted the Hyatt brand and guest experience, including the Hyatt Gold Passport program that recognizes Hyatt’s loyal guests with exclusive benefits. The Andaz brand offers a unique collection of Hyatt hotels that reflect the locale of its city locations, which also include London, West Hollywood and New York City’s Wall Street.
The 14-story, 240-room Residence Inn San Diego Downtown/Gaslamp Quarter opened in November 2009 in downtown San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter. Providing a residential feel with strong sense of comfort, guestrooms feature all the amenities of home including a fully-equipped kitchen and pantry with refrigerator, microwave, stovetop, dishwasher, cleaning supplies, dining and cooking sets and grocery shopping service. Other hotel features include 1,305-sq. ft. of meeting space, complimentary breakfast daily, pet-friendly guestrooms, rooftop pool, fitness center, full-service lounge, complimentary high-speed internet and Bar Vie, a full-service bar with dinner menu.
In July 2009, Hotel Indigo San Diego, a new alternative to traditional hotels, opened in the East Village neighborhood of downtown San Diego. Catering to the style-conscious traveler, Hotel Indigo offers personalized service, affordable luxury and intelligent design to create a one-of-a-kind, welcoming environment. The 12-story, 210-room hotel features open spaces, bold colors, unique textures, natural imagery and spa-inspired touches throughout the property. In addition, public spaces and guestrooms will undergo seasonal transformations so that aromas, music, artwork, murals and other design elements correlate to match the four seasons. Hotel Indigo San Diego also offers a bistro-style Golden Bean restaurant and Phi bar, each offering seasonal gourmet fare for breakfast and dinner. A 24-hour “Phi”tness Studio, rooftop terrace with a reflection pool and fire pits, business center, over 6,000-sq. ft. of indoor outdoor meeting space and free wireless internet round out the amenities. Hotel Indigo is San Diego’s first LEED-certified hotel, and green building practices are seen throughout the property, including green roofs on its 9th and 12th floors.