San Francisco’s Sir Francis Drake Hotel Completes Extensive Renovation
Kimpton’s Sir Francis Drake hotel in San Francisco unveiled a $10 million renovation. The boutique hotel and its regal architecture trace their roots back to the 1920s.
The hotel’s rooms received upgrades such as red-lacquer Chinese trunks, contemporary steel and glass decks, custom-designed horse-head lamps, and chairs monogrammed with the hotel’s crest. In addition, the walls were given new accents, and new carpets and furnishings were added.
The hotel’s bar, Bar Drake, was expanded and given elaborate European finishes. In addition, the hotel’s nightclub, the Starlight room, had changes made to it, with the addition of classical lines of Venetian architecture.
The hotel’s 18,000 square feet (1,672 square meters) of meeting space, facilities, collection of inspired saloons, ballrooms, and parlors have also been retrofitted. The spaces were given modern and contemporary touches while maintaining the hotel’s history.
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