SF Bay and city skyline inspires Looney & Associates’ Regency Club Lounge renovation

The space now has updated furnishings and finishes referencing the building’s architecture and the era in which the lounge was initially conceived.

Hyatt Regency San Francisco completed a top-to-bottom refurbishment of the hotel’s Regency Club Lounge. The exclusive, top floor lounge has 360-degree panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay and city skyline—views that inspired the redesign.

The design concept by Looney & Associates, called “Urban Reflections,” was derived from the mirrored reflections throughout the surrounding landscape. With the Bay Bridge mirrored in the water and the Financial District’s architecture reflected across high-rise windows, the Regency Club encourages guests to turn their focus outward.

The space now has updated furnishings and finishes referencing the building’s architecture and the era in which the lounge was initially conceived, with modern elements included. 

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While retaining the existing bronze mirror-clad walls from its former mid-century modern design, the Regency Club lobby also got new light fixtures, new benches, a custom carpet inspired by a Rorschach watercolor, and a floating, large-scale landscape of San Francisco at the entryway. The bookcase was refinished with a herringbone accent wallcovering and filled with books and accessories.

The central buffet area was also expanded, with globe light fixtures along the new focal point, a custom wood screen. This divider, inspired by the city’s skyline, adds a barrier between the buffet and dining areas without detracting from the dramatic views. The bi-level space is reminiscent of a sunken living room, while a plaid, embroidered wallpaper adds texture along the curved core wall. There is also a new stone-top dining bar with integrated charging outlets, white porcelain tile, modern wood cabinetry, and neutral carpeting.

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