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Andaz San Diego

May 11, 2011 18:44 ET

Soak Up the Sun at the Ivy Rooftop's Pool Party Sundays

Andaz Gets Summer Scorching With Sunday Pool Parties and Bikini Week Events

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - May 11, 2011) - San Diego is known for its abundant sunshine, so what better place to soak it up than from the vantage point of the Ivy Rooftop at Andaz San Diego? On May 15, the urban escape is kicking off its popular Sunday rooftop pool parties to coincide with the San Diego Bikini Parade, a preview to San Diego's third annual Bikini Week.

"There is nothing like a rooftop pool party to capture the essence of summer with great food and drinks, socializing and relaxation," said Rachael Giannecchini, marketing manager of Andaz. "The rooftop will be the place to see and be seen this summer. Things will be heating up even after the sun sets."

As part of the Bikini Week festivities, Andaz will be the start and finish line of San Diego's second Bikini Parade. On Sunday, May 15 at 2 p.m., hundreds of bikini-clad girls from all over Southern California will gather in an attempt to break a Guinness World Record by marching over a mile in nothing but bathing suits until they reach the doors of the Andaz. Already dressed in the appropriate attire, the ladies will be led upstairs to the Ivy Rooftop to dive into the summer's first pool party with entertainment by DJ Este.

And, on Friday, May 20th, Andaz San Diego will host Bikini Week's Fashion Show event. Guests can explore the action in the Ivy Wine Bar, Nightclub and Rooftop as photographers take shots of the Bikini Week models. During the rooftop bikini fashion show, guests will discover the hottest summer swimwear trends as designers showcase their newest styles on aspiring and professional models.

Andaz San Diego will feature a series of eight Sunday pool parties throughout the summer, including four Fortune Industries events on May 29, July 3, August 14 (Elevation Bikini Fashion Show) and September 4. The remaining four Sunday parties will be a rooftop water haven for local hipsters who want nothing more than to relax poolside with a mojito in hand.

Featuring stunning wrap-around views of San Diego's downtown skyline, the Ivy Rooftop takes sun worshipping to a higher level and is the ideal place to perfect a tan surrounded by the exciting pulse of the city. Guests can cool off in the sparkling pool, stretch out on one of the cushioned beds or reserve a private poolside cabana featuring plush furnishings, bottle service, 42 inch Sony HDTV plasma televisions.

Entry to Ivy Rooftop is complimentary (Fortune parties will have cover) however an advance reservation is suggested. Summer bottle service packages are available on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, or to make reservations, please call 619-814-2055, visit, or connect with us on Twitter and Facebook.

About Andaz San Diego
Andaz San Diego is an urban escape known for friendly and uncomplicated service, sophisticated design and unpretentious style. Located in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter, the cornerstone of the property is a 159 room hotel with 17 suites, each with custom fixtures and amenities, flat panel televisions and generously sized glass-enclosed bathrooms. Guests can enjoy complimentary welcome beverages while being checked in via handheld PC as well as complimentary amenities such as wireless Internet, local phone calls, and a mini-bar with non-alcoholic beverages and snacks. A center of dining and nightlife, Andaz San Diego also offers the Ivy Entertainment experience including the Ivy Nightclub, Ivy Wine Bar and Ivy Rooftop, a sultry rooftop bar and lounge with stunning skyline views, pool and private cabanas. Additional amenities include the Quarter Kitchen restaurant and 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting and function space. For more information about Andaz San Diego, visit or call 619-849-1234.

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