Andaz Hotel (formerly Ivy)

San Diego, California

Completion date: 2008    Role: Principal Designer
Overview: 160 keys – Renovation, concept and design, from the remains of a historical shell to luxury hotel

Welcome to the Hotel Calfornia, Such a lovely place, Such a lovely face. They’re living it up at the Hotel California, what a nice surprise, bring your alibis.

Dayna and Ted started the project when only the historical shell of the building existed. Within, birds flew through the openings in the roof, and they climbed ladders to go floor to floor made of scant planks.

Dayna and Ted thoroughly embraced the Owner’s vision of a generous final destination urban resort in sultry San Diego for play and rehab—with lots of sophisticated amenities inside and out—places to wander into, luxuriate and never leave.