InterContinental San Francisco Hotel caps renovation

Topping off a full interior renovation, the InterContinental San Francisco Hotel revealed an entirely redesigned Presidential Suite, a 2,000 square-foot penthouse luxury suite located on the property’s 31st and 32nd floors.

The expansive suite has a pair of private outdoor terraces with views of the city, a dining room with seating for eight, a living room with floor-to-ceiling windows, a powder room and a master suite with two walk-in wardrobes and two master baths, the first of which features a jacuzzi, shower and bidet, while the second includes a separate shower and tub.

The redesign from Kiko Singh of BraytonHughes Design Studios accentuates the Presidential Suite’s skyline views, introducing a refined color palate with tailored finishes that run throughout the suite’s upholstery, textile wall hangings, light fixtures and artwork. Notable design features include a black and white stone floor inspired by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and a wall of stained wood that acts a stark backdrop to showcase the suite’s art collection. Bookended by floor-to-ceiling windows, natural light fills both levels of the suite.

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Details that highlight the suite’s residential inspiration include a Nero Marquina marble countertop and fireplace, a custom de Gournay gold leaf wallcovering in the master bedroom, and artwork such as vintage silk scarves from San Francisco retailer Gump adorning the upstairs landing. Oversized wingback chairs and couches provide seating for business meetings, social gatherings, or personal relaxation. Appliances include televisions integrated into the bathroom mirrors.

According to designer Singh, the Presidential Suite was designed as an extension of the art-focused narrative that guests experience in other parts of the hotel, from the public spaces showcasing local art inspired by San Francisco throughout the decades, to guestrooms referencing the residential experience of life in the city.

Peter Koehler is the GM of InterContinental San Francisco Hotel. 

Photo credit: InterContinental San Francisco Hotel