While on the main night I will be shooting Hard Rock’s event, I wanted to post a little about the Andaz Hotel‘s set up – probably because I’m just a sucker for branding & felt I had to share.
While other hotels/venues/warehouses might go crazy about packing the venue with as many heads as possible, I feel like the team at the Andaz San Diego concentrates on putting effort into every detail of the event, covering all ends. From the table pieces to the hand-prints on the wall to the outfits the dancers wear, the theme is on point.
As you might have guessed from my previous post, this is my favorite venue in San Diego. If I weren’t shooting certain events here, I’d probably go just because I can admire quality work when I see it. Recently I tried to tell one of the security guards to give me his “Ivy” branded gloves – (you know it’s a dope place when staff actually holds onto the uniform accessories as if they were limited edition.) [EDIT - I found out that those gloves are actually limited edition, and are no longer in production. Jay, one way or another, I'm getting those gloves!]
Anyways, the weekend is off to a pretty good start, and if you’re looking for a good place to go that will impress a date or make for good conversation – I’d suggest the Andaz hotel. If you’re looking to do lines of cocaine off exotic dancers’ fake boobs and party until 8 in the morning, I’d suggest Hard Rock. Haha, just kidding guys. (Kind of…)