Stonehill & Taylor designs Axiom Hotel in San Francisco

Axiom Hotel announced its scheduled opening on 28 Cyril Magnin St. in San Francisco’s Union Square this fall. Designed by Stonehill & Taylor, the 152-room boutique hotel was inspired by San Francisco’s cable car system.

Stonehill & Taylor created distinctive lighting and technological advancements and added artwork throughout the property. Guests will enter the hotel through a hidden tunnel of light in the hallway where they will be greeted with a chandelier. There will be outlets and plug-ins available to mobile devices throughout the property.

The mezzanine level, named “Cloud”, will feature arcade games to fuse vintage entertainment with new gadgets. The hotel will also have a customizable meeting space that can be divided into two areas called “Hub 1” and “Hub 2.”


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Also to convey the intersection of old and new within the hotel, glitch art – art that depicts modern day technological glitches over historic style photography – will be displayed throughout the public spaces. The hotel’s light wells will also be revamped with art installations created by various artists.

The guestroom design will have juxtaposition, with exposed pipe ceilings in corridors, modern artwork mounted on traditionally molded walls and lighting fixed on cables. The color palette will include magenta lining the interior of the casegoods in the rooms.

Garry Cox will be the GM of Axiom Hotel.

Stonehill & Taylor is an architecture and interior design firm based in New York City. The firm’s past projects include The Ace Hotel, Novotel Times Square, Refinery Hotel and The Paramount Hotel’s Diamond Horseshoe.