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Ivy Hotel turns into a Hyatt

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http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/20...

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

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  1. 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

      '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

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

    2. I thought people went to the Ivy for the roof.

      1. Update:

        "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

          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

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

            Cheaper Room Rates.

            1. re: stevewag23

              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

                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. 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

              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

                I give it an overpriced thumbs down.