Located within San Francisco's luxury enclave, Nob Hill, The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco completed its multi-phase transformative renovation. Led by hospitality design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA), the classic architectural form of this hotel was carried throughout its interiors and contemporized with modern detailing.
Drawing inspiration from the bay and the city's fog, the Nob Hill hotel's 336 guest rooms, inclusive of 60 suites, were renovated in a palette of steely blues and greys, while furnishings take their cues from the designs of couture fashion and men's fine tailoring. Key elements include curtain cords resembling a man's belt, chairs and chaise lounges in tweed fabric and abstract artwork that gives nod to the history of the San Francisco ballet.
According to HBA principal designer Kathleen Dauber, the new guestroom design was inspired by San Francisco's Wilkes Bashford -- one of the city's iconic luxury department stores - and the legacy of former Mayor Willie Brown, known for his suits. This suiting aesthetic can be found in the specially woven pillows, and the layering of the wall coverings in the guest rooms and corridors.
The downtown San Francisco hotel now also has contemporary new interiors and high-tech flourishes, such as Virtual Concierges located in the lobby and meeting space foyers providing guests with various maps, attractions, and events.
The new guestrooms complete the historic landmark's multi-phase renovation that began with the re-opening of its signature restaurant, Parallel 37, in December 2011; the unveiling of the lobby and The Lounge in February 2012; and the completion of its new meeting spaces and ballroom in September 2014.
Situated in the heart of downtown and bordering the city's Financial District, Chinatown, and Union Square shopping, the nine-story San Francisco hotel commands an entire block of Stockton Street. The five-star hotel has two food and beverage outlets including Parallel 37, and over 23,000 square feet of meeting space. Set within a 1909 Neoclassical landmark building in the neighborhood of Nob Hill, The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco is the city's only AAA Five-Diamond hotel.