Singapore-based hospitality group Grace International announced the scheduled debut of The Scarlet Huntington this May following a $15-million renovation of San Francisco's Huntington Hotel.
The Scarlet Huntington's is located in San Francisco's Nob Hill. With the hotel's new look comes a new name - The Scarlet - portraying an avant-garde style that draws inspiration from a Peranakan heritage, derived from the blended cultures of 15th century Chinese immigrants in modern-day Malaysia and Singapore, woven together with San Francisco's history.
San Francisco-based interior architecture and design firm Forrest Perkins designed The Scarlet Huntington.
The iconic red of the former Huntington Hotel's exterior - as displayed in the brick façade and illuminated sign high atop the hotel - will permeate the new aesthetic, representing the hotel's heritage. This underlying hue will be combined with gold, black and bright gemstone-inspired colors to convey luxury and glamour.
In preserving the integrity of the hotel, the bones of the building were retained, including the black wood hand-carved door at the entrance of the hotel, crystal chandelier, crown molding, adorning arches and the original mailbox chute from 1924 that will continue to be used by guests of The Scarlet Huntington.
Each guestroom - including three Signature Suites - will have LED reading lights, USB ports and electrical charging stations. Bathrooms will have hand carved vanities, lighted mirrors, and a selection of bath products.
The Scarlet Huntington will present public and function spaces that reflect new furnishings and a brighter contemporary palette. The property's renovation also includes a modernization of the hotel's original guest elevators, installed in 1922.
In addition, other elements of The Huntington Hotel will remain intact, including the Nob Hill Spa and Big 4 Restaurant, which will undergo subtle aesthetic changes that will open up the space, including fresh carpet, paint, re-upholstery and linen-free tabletops.
Grace International's introduction of The Scarlet Huntington comes a decade after the debut of its premier property, The Scarlet Singapore. The Scarlet introduced the first luxury boutique hotel in Singapore.