The Hilton San Francisco Union Square has embarked on a $51-million redevelopment project that will transform the property’s 550 guestrooms and function space. The renovation is part of a three-year, $3-billion plan of property renovations currently underway across the global portfolio of Hilton Hotels & Resorts, the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide.
The project, which began in November, will encompass a complete makeover of all guestrooms in the hotel’s original building, constructed in 1964. Improvements include addition of a second window to improve views of the city, as well as sound-proofing. When the project is completed in April 2012, the guest rooms will also feature new furniture, soft goods, refrigerators, and Internet service. King rooms additionally will feature glass shower stalls.
The hotel’s 20,000-square-foot Continental Ballroom and 31 of the additional meeting rooms (ranging in size from 430 to 1,090 square feet) will be expanded and updated. These facilities, with the hotel’s new 13,500 square-foot Golden Gate Ballroom, form part of the 134,500 square feet of function space in the hotel.
The hotel’s public areas will also be renewed with the addition of furniture, as well as cityscapes commissioned by the hotel from local photographers.
Hilton San Francisco Union Square has 1,908 guest rooms, and 134,500 square feet of meetings and special events space. The hotel offers a fitness center, outdoor heated swimming pool, whirlpool, and a pub.