The Hotel G is opening after an extensive two-year renovation of an early 20th century building, bringing a fresh, reimagined perspective to the innovative spirit of San Francisco. This “ideal lifestyle” hotel combines residential sophistication with a laid back, authentic local vibe complemented by tailor-made services.
Boasting a great location in the center of San Francisco’s fashionable Union Square, the energy of the city is just outside the door. From first-class shopping and world-renowned dining to award-winning theater, a bustling arts district and even a ride on a historic cable car, the options for guests to experience the city are endless.
“San Francisco is an intellectual city with history and modern-day style and our end goal is for Hotel G to channel each of those qualities,” said General Manager Steve Rizzo. “The guest experience will emphasize a comfortable lifestyle with a design that is simple yet functional and complements the building’s unique architectural elements.”
With 153 guestrooms on 13 floors, Hotel G provides a natural home base for downtime between work and play, welcoming leisure and business travelers with a natural aesthetic, calming design and relaxing accommodations.
Originally built in 1908 as The Fielding Hotel, much of the emphasis of the hotel transformation was about staying true to the historic design of the building. Many of the original features were carefully restored, including wood and concrete flooring in the guestrooms and hallways, and the building’s original façade.
Redesigned by New York-based Hun Aw Studio to bring a visually stimulating fusion of contemporary and classic, the hotel features fog-colored walls, wood finishes and earthy fabrics and textiles juxtaposed with clean lines, pops of color and fair-trade accents and art. Furnishings are crisp, simple and functional, providing a natural, almost frontier aesthetic that pays homage to the hotel’s past. Pieces include Victorian settees, vintage schoolhouse chairs, banker’s lamps and mid-century writing desks.
Also, Hotel G has partnered with San Francisco-based Creativity Explored, a nonprofit arts center for developmentally disabled adults, to curate, showcase and sell artwork. A diverse mix of abstract paintings, intricately detailed pen and ink drawings, colorful ceramics, folk textiles, digital prints, collages, and mixed-media sculpture will adorn guestrooms. All of the artwork is available for sale with proceeds going directly to the artist.
Amenities honor today’s modern necessities with flat-screen SMART TVs, docking stations, Nespresso coffee makers and complimentary WiFi. Additional conveniences include a meeting room for casual get-togethers or formal board meetings and a Technogym opening this summer.
Upon arriving in the sleek entryway, guests will be welcomed by “G-Hosts,” who will deliver an unparalleled personal experience. Two minimalistic brass-wrapped reception desks are complemented by a vintage courthouse bench, while plush, colorful armchairs provide nooks that invite visitors to congregate or relax.
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