San Francisco is one of the most popular locations for meetings and conventions. The city has everything: delicious food, renowned cultural institutions, scenic beauty, and proximity to dozens of unique Bay Area destinations. Now to make it easier for you to book your next event, the City by the Bay is proudly welcoming a number of new (or newly renovated) hotels. Here are the fast facts about each of these new and soon-to-open properties.
1 Hotel San Francisco
Located near San Francisco’s iconic Ferry Building on the Embarcadero, 1 Hotel San Francisco is now open as of June, 2022. 1 Hotel San Francisco is the city’s first mission-driven hotel that celebrates the beauty of the Bay Area’s natural environment and offers an urban oasis in the heart of the city. Part of 1 Hotels, a luxury lifestyle brand inspired by nature, the 200-room urban retreat will embrace the beauty of the Northern California landscape through reclaimed woods, native greenery, and organic textures and materials. 1 Hotel features a wellness spa, fitness center, and 5,074 square feet of meeting and event space. Terrene, its restaurant and bar, will open later this summer and echoes the refinement and natural simplicity of the 1 Hotels brand. The indoor-outdoor space will be a vibrant destination for the city and visitors. For more information, click here.
Following a renovation and redesign of all public spaces and 418 guestrooms, Sir Francis Drake Hotel has reopened its doors as the Beacon Grand as of June, 2022. The newly independent hotel will step into the 21st century while celebrating its iconic legacy. The updated design celebrates the landmark’s architectural splendor and artisanship while featuring modern sensibilities, services, and amenities. Newly activated spaces include the bar-centric Beacon Lounge and The Library, a French Brasserie in the former Scala’s space in partnership with the group behind Left Bank and chef Roland Passot of the famed Michelin-starred La Folie, and a reimagined Starlite Room atop the hotel by the award-winning Bill Rooney Studio. For more information, click here.
LUMA Hotel San Francisco
Now open as of July 2022, The LUMA Hotel is located in the heart of the city's vibrant Mission Bay neighborhood —adjacent to Oracle Park, Chase Center and UCSF Medical Center. The the 299-room hotel features 7,000 square feet of meeting and event space, a spacious penthouse suite, a state-of-the-art fitness center featuring FORME fitness, partnerships with San Francisco’s community-driven craft cocktail and specialty coffee scene and a rooftop lounge with views of the city skyline and surrounding bay. The hotel also features several large-scale art installations, including one by San Francisco-based contemporary visual artist Jim Campbell. For more information, click here.
The LINE SF
At the intersection where South of Market district (SOMA), Civic Center and Tenderloin converge, The LINE SF will endeavor to reflect the city's complex history, culture, and spirit by exploring the juxtaposition of 21st-century technology and design with the urban grittiness of this historic neighborhood. The 236-room hotel, set to open in September, 2023, will be home to four distinct dining and drinking experiences, including a landscaped rooftop solarium with panoramic views of the city. It will have over 2,000 square feet of event space. The 12-story Flatiron-inspired building is a contemporary interpretation of the area’s historic architecture. For more information, click here.
Hyatt Regency San Francisco Downtown SOMA (50 Third St.)
The Hyatt Regency San Francisco Downtown SOMA, previously known as the Park Central Hotel, debuted in February following a $70+-million-dollar reimagining. Located in the SOMA district, the hotel features 686 guestrooms – including 20 Executive Corner Suites, two Presidential Suites, one of the largest fitness studios in San Francisco, 30,00 square feet of refreshed meeting and event spaces, and a gourmet grab-and-go Marketplace and Coffee Bar. The hotel formed an exclusive, multi-faceted collaboration with San Francisco’s leading art school, the Academy of Art University, and features commissioned artwork from select students and alumni throughout the hotel. A full-service lobby bar, celebrity chef-driven restaurant, and a new Regency Club are slated to open this summer. The restaurant, La Société Bar and Café, will be led by Executive Chef Alexandre Viriot. The restaurant will be the first hotel project by Michael Mina’s new company, TableOne Hospitality. For more information, click here.
Hotel Caza (1300 Columbus St.)
Hotel Caza is a family-friendly hotel in the heart of historic Fisherman’s Wharf that embodies the spirit of California. Hotel Caza offers relaxed and sophisticated accommodations with hospitality so warm and friendly you’ll feel at home the moment you walk in. Hotel Caza is close to North Beach and the Embarcadero, putting visitors within walking distance of fun activities, top restaurants, trendy bars, and iconic attractions.
Kimpton Alton Hotel Fisherman's Wharf (495 Beach St.)
For the first time in six years, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is opening a new property in its hometown. The Alton will welcome guests in San Francisco’s iconic Fisherman’s Wharf neighborhood with an elevated, unpretentious guest experience and a retro-chic, rock-and-roll vibe. The 248-room hotel will also be home to acclaimed chef Francis Ang’s first restaurant concept: Abacá, a contemporary Filipino-Californian restaurant, the inventive, market-driven approach to his native cuisine.
CitizenM Hotel (72 Ellis St.)
This 11-story, 195-room boutique property opened in November 2021. This is the first hotel owned and operated by citizenM in San Francisco. The brand is known for its tech-first approach to the guest experience, with self-service check-in, iPads instead of wall switches in rooms, and a full-service app that can accomplish anything from bike rentals to restaurant reservations. The development includes 1,300 feet of public open space on the roof.
Other Recent Developments
Hyatt Place San Francisco Downtown (701 Third St.)
The Hyatt Place San Francisco Downtown is the first hotel is the city's booming Mission Bay neighborhood. The 230-room, 103,000-square-foot property is a short walk from Oracle Park, the UCSF Mission Bay medical campus, and the soon-to-open Chase Center. It's also close to The Moscone Center and numerous downtown museums.
YOTEL San Francisco (1095 Market St.)
YOTEL's first West Coast property is now open here in San Francisco. The former Grant Building is now a 203-room hotel in the city's Central Market neighborhood, surrounded by icons like the Asian Art Museum and the San Francisco Opera, as well as the home offices of tech powerhouses Twitter, Spotify and Square. This hotel has large open areas specifically designed for co-working, social gatherings and relaxing. The rooftop terrace is a sight to see, too!
AC Hotel San Francisco Airport / Oyster Point Waterfront (1333 Veterans Blvd., South San Francisco)
The newest hotel in South San Francisco is just five miles from the airport and less than 10 miles from The Moscone Center. The AC Hotel features 187 rooms, more than 8,000 square feet of event space, and top-of-the-line amenities, including a heated indoor pool, a library, and free Wi-Fi throughout the entire property.
Lodge at the Presidio (105 Montgomery St.)
A second hotel will be opening this summer in San Francisco's landmark Presidio. Lodge at the Presidio will be housed in the historic Montgomery Street barracks in the former military base. With just 42 rooms, this small hotel will be perfect for executive conferences and board retreats. The lush forests of the park will be at your doorstep, and the hotel will feature an outdoor fire pit, a large dining room, and front porches for enjoying the view.
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