Shane Nicolopoulos

Shane Nicolopoulos

Shane Nicolopoulos has been named general manager of Andaz San Diego, overseeing all operations of the 159-room boutique hotel in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter.

A statement from hotel operators said Nicolopoulos has 17 years of experience with Hyatt Hotels. His prior work includes two years as assistant executive of housekeeping and assistant front office manager at Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, and he has also worked at Hyatt properties in Orlando, Fla., and Scottsdale, Ariz.

Nicolopoulos plans to pursue several initiatives at Andaz San Diego, including creating an art-exchange program with other Andaz hotels. He also plans to refresh the hotel’s ongoing Salon program, which connects local culture and communities through music, art and other offerings.

Located at 600 F. St., the downtown property recently completed a $4 million makeover of guest rooms and meeting spaces. Andaz is a boutique luxury brand of Hyatt Hotels Corp., with 16 Andaz hotels currently operating worldwide.