How Galleria Park Hotel's history inspired its BAMO-led renovation

Galleria Park Hotel, a Joie de Vivre property located in San Francisco’s Financial District, completed the renovation and redesign of its entrance, lobby and mezzanine, all inspired by the history of the property. This is part of a phased renovation helmed by San Francisco-based interior design firm BAMO, with all 177 guestrooms and event spaces updated in 2017.

The new entryway, highlighted by marble tile flooring, opens into a two-story lobby area, inclusive of a mezzanine. The lobby’s cream walls are accented with antiqued mirrors and abstract artwork, in addition to new furnishings and carpeting in tones of charcoal and brandy. The mezzanine has the Gaspar Brasserie, while the lobby has lounge seating.

Following the renovation, the guestrooms now have custom furnishings, a palette of neutrals, marble-topped desks and “splattered” antique mirrored surfaces. Additional highlights include small-scale irregular dot wallpaper, new carpeting, wood venetian blinds, and silvered gray headboards.


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The event spaces have neutral walls and carpeting in blues and greys.

Galleria Park Hotel was built on the site of the former Occidental Hotel and Lick House. After an earthquake and fire destroyed the properties in 1906, the site was rebuilt in 1911 as The Hotel Sutter. In the 1920s, the site was home to a speakeasy. The property was renamed Galleria Park Hotel in the 1980s and was acquired by Joie de Vivre in 2007.

Photo credit: Joie de Vivre Hotels 

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