A neoclassical landmark perched atop Nob Hill, The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco has recently completed a multi-phase restoration. The full room renovation—the final phase of the project—was unveiled at the end of March. The design was entrusted to Hirsch Bedner Associates, who drew inspiration from the Bay and the city’s notorious fog. Hence the color scheme for the 336 guest rooms reflects “steely blues” and grey.
Another inspiration was the world of haute couture fashion, and particularly men’s tailored suits. (The curtain cords are said to resemble a man’s belt, and the chaise lounges are covered in tweed.) The redesign also added a lot of high-tech amenities, like Virtual Concierges in the lobby and meeting rooms.
The other phases of the restoration included the Parallel 37 restaurant (December 2011), the lobby and The Lounge (February 2012), and the new ballroom and meeting venues (September 2014). The only AAA-Five Diamond hotel in San Francisco, The Ritz-Carlton has been around for 105 years.