Andaz San Diego has completed the first phase of a $1 million renovation of the hotel’s lobby and entertainment spaces.

A statement from operators of the Gaslamp Quarter property said changes include a new retractable roof, providing additional shade and shelter for rooftop weddings, events and meetings. The rooftop area has been renamed RoofTop600 at Andaz.

Future planned enhancements at the 159-room property include new décor and furnishings in the main lobby and Andaz Wine Bar, with renovation of the existing nightclub into a private venue for meetings and special events.

The six-story hotel, located at 600 F St., was purchased in March by Inland Real Estate Group of Oak Brook, Ill., for approximately $53 million.

The property was once known as the Maryland Hotel and became The Ivy Hotel in 2007, converting in 2010 to Hyatt Hotels Corp.’s upscale Andaz boutique brand.

— SDBJ Staff Report