Published on : Tuesday, April 3, 2018
The highly anticipated arrival of 277 reimagined guest rooms and suites at Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco raises the bar for luxury accommodations in the Bay Area. The final phase of the USD 20 million-dollar transformation was completed and the cornerstone of the renovation was the redesign of 46 suites.
“San Francisco has seen tremendous change since we opened our doors 16 years ago, and we’re excited to evolve with the city and introduce the next chapter in our Hotel’s luxury legacy,” says Doug Housley, General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco.
“The rooms were designed with the sole purpose of heightening the guest experience, ensuring that all needs are met regardless of why the traveller is visiting,” continues Housley. “The suites are sophisticated and refined as one would expect from Four Seasons, and at the same time they have a welcoming environment with floor-to-ceiling views of Yerba Buena Gardens or downtown San Francisco, window seats and modern décor and furniture.”
The first phase was the renovation of 15,000 square feet (1,400 square metres) of meeting and event space in August 2017. As with the event space, the designers took inspiration from the organic forms and unique materials of the Bay Area and paired them with a streamlined and contemporary approach.
The guest rooms and suites, located on floors 6 through 17 of the 42-storey building, feature shades of blue with cool steel tones that complement the brass and gold accents to create a modern oasis above the vibrant city. The spacious marble guest bathrooms, with deep soaking bathtubs and separate glass enclosed showers, complete the space.
The Hotel partnered with New York-based Meyer Davis, a design boutique specialising in residential, hospitality, retail and workplace environments, to push the design towards the future in a forward-thinking city.
“The renovation of Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco offered us a unique opportunity to design for a luxury experience that is uniquely situated in bustling downtown San Francisco, surrounded by the Bay Area’s wealth of natural beauty,” says Gray Davis, principal of Meyer Davis.
“It was easy to be inspired by local materials and the history of this city. We’re proud to have made a mark on such an impactful place,” says Will Meyer, principal of Meyer Davis.
With today’s traveller in mind, Four Seasons created work areas that could easily be transformed into a space for dining or relaxing. Nespresso machines; outlets and USB ports located throughout the room for easy access; Bose speakers that can pair with smartphones; and large flat-screen televisions with DVR and casting capabilities were added.
The Presidential Suite at Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco answers the call appealing to a first-class demographic looking for an international standard of luxury when visiting San Francisco.
Updated flooring and finishes raise the bar of the suite experience to a residential level. Light oak flooring, airy wall coverings, and flowing drapery and carpets bring to mind the afternoon fog seen throughout the city. This backdrop is layered with bold furniture forms, fitted with crisp details that give the suite experience polish and poise. Furniture is at once fit for meeting and working, as well as family dining and lounging.
The guest room acts as a haven from the bustle of the city below. Closed by a leather clad door, it can be left open to create a master open space, or closed for an intimate, quiet escape. Pops of champagne metals, light walnut, onyx stone and rich leather add balance to the forward-thinking palette.