Indidesign completes lobby renovation of Hilton in San Francisco

The firm drew inspiration from San Francisco’s steel structures, bridges and turn-of-the-century elements.

Indidesign completed a renovation of the 17,160-square-foot lobby of the Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel. The firm drew inspiration from San Francisco’s steel structures, bridges and turn-of-the-century elements.

Design details include custom elements with structural features throughout the lobby, such as the metal edges that stamp the corners of columns and a massive, central geometric light fixture.

A commissioned abstract art piece was set into the wall behind the front desk.

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There is a custom amber carpet in the central seating area, designed with a speckled pattern that mirrors the splatters and streaks of the giant accent wall.

The property now has a “City on the Bay” inspired color palette of medium gray and amber shades accented by steel blue and deep blue notes

One of the design challenges was integrating the new bar and Herb N’ Kitchen Market into the pre-existing space. As the majority of the lobby area — including the building’s structure, stone flooring and central entry door system — was maintained, the team had to shift the dynamic of the lobby into a cohesive lounge space. To fit all desired components and make the most of the space, the team streamlined the columns and front desk, as well as integrated furnishings that complement the lobby.


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