When you live in San Diego, you tend to feel like you’re on vacation 365 days a year. The weather is perfect, the beaches are only a 15-minute drive from most every neighborhood and our rooftop bars are the reason happy hours exist. Because of this, locals love their staycations since it means mixing up their daily routine while still enjoying the many benefits of SD.
This past weekend I made my way over to the Andaz, a four-star hotel in the center of the Gaslamp District, for a quick refresher before the work week. In March, the property completed a $4 million renovation which transformed the seven-year-old hotel into a chic new retreat. Designed by the Gensler firm, the full facelift was inspired by the neighborhood’s art culture and was fashioned with the intention of providing a space that fostered interaction, creativity and relaxation.