San Francisco’s iconic The Palace Hotel, now part of The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts (Starwood Hotels), announced the completion of the extensive $40 million renovation. The new Palace features redesigned guestrooms and reimagined public spaces, including the famed Garden Court.
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.
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.