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Ivy Hotel turns into a Hyatt

stevewag23 Jan 12, 2010 11:03 AM



Do you think this will improve the food at the quarter kitchen?

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    sdnosh Jan 19, 2010 08:53 AM

    I've been wanting to try the Quarter Kitchen. Has anyone tried it and who's the current chef?

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    1. re: sdnosh
      stradacouple Jan 19, 2010 09:44 AM

      There was a chef change last fall. There were some minor changes made to the menu. The food remains solid however the room is never full. The cache associated the original chef has passed and the economy has not helped either.

      1. re: sdnosh
        stevewag23 Jan 19, 2010 10:29 AM

        I give it an overpriced thumbs down.

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        stevewag23 Jan 18, 2010 11:23 AM


        "She said the Andaz San Diego will continue to cater to locals. That’s why the Ivy Ultra Lounge and Wine Bar, Ivy Nightclub and rooftop bar will keep their names, and no significant changes will be made to the venues."

        “They have built a strong local brand; and their food and beverage program has captured the hearts of the locals,”

        Source: http://www.sdbj.com/industry_article....

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        1. re: stevewag23
          stradacouple Jan 19, 2010 07:56 AM

          Wow - interesting. Am staying there the first week in March. Have been a guest 6-7 times since they opened. It will be interesting to see what changes occur.

          1. re: stradacouple
            stevewag23 Jan 19, 2010 08:19 AM

            Depending on when you stayed previously, I would say you can expect one thing:

            Cheaper Room Rates.

            1. re: stevewag23
              honkman Jan 19, 2010 08:24 AM

              Why cheaper room rates ? The Ivy will become a Andaz Hyatt which are not known for cheap room rates, e.g. the Andaz Hyatt in LA on Sunset.

              1. re: stevewag23
                stradacouple Jan 19, 2010 08:36 AM

                Funny that you say that, when I was booking this trip (typically use Expedia & book air/hotel together) I was amazed at how low the rate was. Far less than any of the typical competing hotels. SD room rates always have wide a swing so I am pretty used to that. The room this time had to be less than $100 per night (I honestly thought someone had made a mistake, so I booked in immediately). When I stayed there last, in November, they gifted me with one of their great robes with the Ivy monogram......I guess it will be a classic.

          2. Dagney Jan 12, 2010 05:04 PM

            I thought people went to the Ivy for the roof.

            1. honkman Jan 12, 2010 11:08 AM

              If the restaurant will be comparable to the Hyatt in LJ - no. If it will be comparable to the Hyatt Andaz in LA - Perhaps. The RH restaurant gets good reviews.

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              1. re: honkman
                stevewag23 Jan 13, 2010 09:43 AM

                'If the restaurant will be comparable to the Hyatt in LJ - no."

                Yeah, that place is ghastly. (I haven't used that word in a while).

                1. re: stevewag23
                  RB Hound Jan 13, 2010 09:51 AM

                  There is a restaurant in the Hyatt at the Aventine? That seems redundant.

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