Inland American Lodging Grabs Andaz San Diego for $53M

After its completion, the building was known as the Ivy Hotel from 2007 to 2010 when it was rebranded as Andaz San Diego. American Lodging Advisor, Inc., through the voice of its President and CEO, Marcel Verbaas, manifested its excitement regarding the newly acquired asset by noting: “This purchase aligns with our objective to acquire Luxury, Upper-Upscale and urban Upscale hotels in the top 25 lodging markets.”

Inland American Lodging Group, Inc. has added the Andaz San Diego to its portfolio in a $53 million deal. Operated by Hyatt, the 159-key property is located in the Gaslamp Quarter near the San Diego Convention Center, PETCO Park and San Diego Bay.

Seventeen of the guest rooms are suites. Amenities include 18,500 square feet of meeting space, a fitness facility, four restaurants, a heated pool and a rooftop lounge and deck.

Previously known as the Ivy Hotel, the property was rebranded Andaz San Diego in 2010. American Lodging Advisor Inc.’s president & CEO, Marcel Verbaas, commented: “This purchase aligns with our objective to acquire luxury, upper-upscale and urban upscale hotels in the top 25 lodging markets.” A 6,000-square-foot upscale Katsuya by Starck restaurant recently opened on the Andaz’ lower level.

Hyatt’s Andaz brand targets luxury boutique hotels in urban and resort locations. Each property draws its distinct design aesthetic from its surroundings.

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