Uxus revitalizes Warwick San Francisco in California

The historic Warwick Hotel, located near the city's Union Square neighborhood and its shopping, theaters and landmark attractions, completed its interior restyle. Overseen by the design firm Uxus, the hotel's revitalization melds authentic history with modern hospitality.

The designers at Uxus honored the hotel's roots with new life. The refashioned property embodies the spirit of the original 1913 Maryland Hotel-known as the "house of sunshine and hospitality."

Located just two blocks from San Francisco's Union Square, The Warwick San Francisco is a residential-style hideaway.

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The design of the hotel's foyer reflects a mansion rather than a hotel. The entryway evokes a feel layered with historical significance, and has a fireplace with seating areas, dramatic lighting and architectural details. Patterns and textures in hues of greys, browns and taupes are repeated throughout the space, offering a nod to the hotel's original architect, Arthur Brown Jr.'s, City Hall domed ceiling, and the Beaux-Arts tradition of ornamental ironwork.

Each of the hotel's 74 individual guestrooms, which includes 20 suites, was refashioned with soft lighting, residential furnishings and a refined color palette of greys and whites with pops of golden yellow and cobalt blue hues. Original headboards and armoires were preserved but updated in modern shades, keeping a timeless look and feel while offering a contemporary design element. Historical photographs curated from the San Francisco Public Library archives adorn the walls.

Beyond the transformation of the hotel, The Warwick San Francisco also features new dining and cocktail experiences. Aveline, a dining concept by chef Casey Thompson, features New Californian cooking. Aveline displays a light, casual, and approachable setting, complete with a special chef's table offering diners views of the restaurant's open-air kitchen. Meanwhile, across the hotel lobby and through the fireplace hearth, one can glimpse into The Warwick San Francisco's cocktail bar, The European Bar & Lounge.

Situated just two blocks from Union Square, amid the city's theater and art scene, the newly renovated Warwick San Francisco is said to embody a home-away-from-home style. Fusing the building's authentic history with modern hospitality, the hotel features 74 individual guest rooms, which includes 20 suites, each designed in the traditional Beaux-Arts method and styled with contemporary touches. The Warwick San Francisco is located at 490 Geary Street. 

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