The St. Regis San Francisco unveils new lobby design

The St. Regis San Francisco unveiled a new design for its lobby. Theresa Fatino was engaged to refresh the original design crafted by Yabu Pushelberg.

The new design of the 4,660-square-foot lobby draws inspiration from the hotel’s neighboring cultural institutions, such as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and The Palace of Fine Arts, as well as landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge. Interior design elements include new custom-designed chairs, sofas, rugs, art installations and lighting fixtures selected for their stylized clean lines and geometry. Hues of grey, silver, smoke blue, champagne, bronze, and black lacquer are meant to conjure the fog that often veils San Francisco.

Fatino’s design aims to complement the original interior architecture conceptualized by Yabu Pushelberg. Key focal elements, including the 16-foot fireplace, the zebrawood bar with glass pendant lighting and the contemporary art collection, remain. Andrew Morrow’s “Love” and “War” murals pay homage, with a modern twist, to the original King Cole mural commissioned by St. Regis founder John Jacob Astor IV for The St. Regis New York.

The St. Regis Lobby Bar is operated by Hiro Sone and Lissa Doumani, co-owners of the Michelin-starred Ame restaurant that adjoins the lobby, as well as the Terra restaurant in Napa Valley.

The lobby refresh marks the first in a series of renovations that The St. Regis San Francisco has planned for 2013 and 2014.

The St. Regis San Francisco opened in November 2005. The 40-story landmark building, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, includes 100 private residences rising 19 floors above the 260-room St. Regis hotel.

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