A new age of contemporary glamour has debuted at The Palace San Francisco.
The San Francisco icon hotel The Palace, now part of The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, announced the completion of the extensive $40 million renovation. The new Palace features redesigned guestrooms and reimagined public spaces, including the famed Garden Court.
“Entertaining generations of San Francisco’s most innovative social set, from Thomas Edison and Henry Ford to the tech titans of today, The Palace Hotel endures as the city’s most captivating destination,” stated Hoyt H. Harper II, Global Brand Leader, The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts.
The Palace Hotel, known for over a century as the arbiter of San Francisco style and society, was once at the center of America’s first Golden Age of Travel, which inspired the exquisite interior re-design of the hotel led by Beatrice Girelli of indidesign. The hotel’s 556 luxuriously-appointed guestrooms, including 55 suites, reflect a modern sophistication, complemented by original design elements, including elegant crown moldings that frame wrought-iron windows and solid oak doors adorned with brass monogrammed knobs.
San Francisco’s most storied meeting place, The Garden Court remains the jewel of The Palace Hotel. The 120-seat dining room is nestled amidst gilded Ionic columns, a magnificent glass dome ceiling and historic Austrian crystal chandeliers complemented by contemporary design, locally sourced cuisine and impeccable service.
Several grand suites have been introduced to the hotel following the renovation, including the Royal Suite and the State Suite. The Royal Suite spans almost 1,000 square feet with city views from curved windows that hug the corner of the suite’s living room. Similarly, the State Suite is designed to feel like an elegant San Francisco apartment with natural light that streams through large windows, classically-inspired contemporary furnishings, hardwood floors, lush custom-made area rugs throughout every room and a spa-like bath that completes this city retreat.
In addition to the introduction of several new specialty suites, the hotel’s renowned Presidential Suite has also been refreshed. Lined with expansive windows, the six-room suite wraps around the northwest corner of the hotel’s eighth floor, overlooking Market Street. The Presidential Suite’s luxurious bedroom is adorned in neutral tones and ocean blues alongside a large marble bath featuring a glass-enclosed rain shower, spa tub, and exquisite amenities. A spacious living room and formal dining room – each with original carved fireplaces, authentic architectural detail, and vintage chandeliers – are beautifully appointed with classically inspired, contemporary furnishings and a baby grand piano. The suite also features a media room, kitchen, and guest bath, completing the feeling of a private residence in a cosmopolitan city setting.
Following the renovation, the fitness center now spans 3,000 square feet and boasts floor-to-ceiling windows looking out to the hotel’s swimming pool as well as a new cardio training room, spin bikes and cutting-edge exercise equipment from LifeFitness. The men’s and women’s lounges now feature luxurious marble bath areas, spa showers, fresh design elements and large back-lit mirrors.