By Pati Navalta
Ever since opening its opulent doors in November 2005, the St. Regis San Francisco has continued to one-up itself—from its modern afternoon tea ritual to its signature butler service.
Now guests can look forward to its latest upgrade: newly designed guest rooms and meeting and event spaces. As part of the refresh, the luxury hotel’s 260 rooms and suites were refitted with customized furniture made exclusively for the St. Regis San Francisco, with both work and play in mind. Among the features: chairs and ottomans designed for lounging and working; headboards picoted with leather paneling that also serve as hubs that power the rooms’ modern technological upgrades. Textured wall covering and dreamy panoramic images of California by famed photographer, Ansel Adams, contribute to the sleek sophistication of the rooms.
“While we remain ever dedicated to upholding the St. Regis’ high standards and rich heritage, we are equally committed to meeting the evolving needs of today’s traveler, and particularly of the young professionals who bring such energy and creative thinking to today’s workplace,” said Jacqueline Volkart, general manager of the hotel. “We are very pleased to introduce our new interior design to San Francisco and to our guests from around the world.”
The redesign also extends to the hotel’s 15,000 square feet of meeting and event spaces, with new custom carpet in the ballroom that features bursts of color on an earthy backdrop, complementing the room’s existing chandelier.
The St. Regis San Francisco worked on the new look in collaboration with Toronto-based Chapi Chapo Design, a multidisciplinary design house whose principals played key roles in the original design of the property.
“This has been a wonderful opportunity for us to return to the St. Regis San Francisco,” said Boris Mathias, co-CEO of Chapi Chapo Design. “Our goal was to honor St. Regis’ distinctive heritage while refreshing the property with a design that captures San Francisco’s innovative spirit, rich history and natural beauty, and to create ultra-luxe guest rooms and event spaces that anticipate the needs of today’s discerning traveler.”
The hotel sits in the heart of the Yerba Buena cultural district, with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Contemporary Jewish Museum and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts all within walking distance.
Consider this the perfect way to discover—or rediscover—the art of San Francisco. 125 Third Street, 415.284.4000. marriott.com
Photo courtesy of the St. Regis San Francisco