From artsy neighborhoods to serene parks, from picture-perfect land and seascapes to world-renowned sites like the Golden Gate Bridge, Embarcadero Center and Alcatraz Island, San Francisco and the Bay Area charm travelers the world over with acclaimed culture, architecture and entertainment. And whether you prefer strolling through San Francisco’s neighborhoods, shopping near Union Square or seeking outdoor adventure opportunities, let our luxury hotel’s concierge assist you in planning the best way to explore San Francisco and the Bay Area.
Recently renovated and expanded, SFMOMA is now one of the largest modern and contemporary art museums in America. Highlights of the new downtown museum include 260 pieces of art from the distinguished Doris and Donald Fisher collection of postwar and contemporary art; a 15,000 square foot Pritzker Center for Photography and a vertical garden that is the largest in the nation growing on a 150-foot-long wall.
Architect George Applegarth’s 1920 neoclassical palace is home to drawings from the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, as well as paintings by European masters and major pieces of Rodin’s sculpture including an original casting of “The Thinker”.
San Francisco is home to one of the largest Chinese communities in the U.S. Within its dragon-crested Chinatown Gate, visitors encounter numerous restaurants, antiques stores and produce markets, as well as an authentic fortune cookie factory.
The largest convention and exhibition space in San Francisco, the Moscone Center is located in the South of Market Area (SOMA), under a mile from the hotel. A chief proponent of sustainable practices, the complex boasts one of the largest city-owned solar installations in the country and has achieved LEED® gold certification for its efforts.
The historic, renovated ferry terminal at the foot of Market Street is now a world-class artisan food market with over 40 shops and restaurants and a farmers market on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings.
Hop on a cable car and enjoy a romantic ride to San Francisco’s waterfront and these delightful shopping areas. Pier 39 offers a thriving entertainment, dining and shopping complex set over the water. The three-story Cannery offers a kaleidoscope of more than 50 shops, galleries, restaurants, plus a café and a 3D experience’ theater. Ghirardelli Square, once a former chocolate factory, is now home to boutiques and restaurants, including three chocolate shops.
Just steps from the hotel, Union Square is among the most elegant retail destinations in the United States. Named for the mass meetings held here prior to the Civil War, Union Square remains one of San Francisco’s most vital neighborhoods. World-renowned stores and richly appointed boutiques stylishly cater to every taste. Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Macy’s, Gump’s, Cartier, Bulgari, Gucci, Tiffany & Co., Hermes, Chanel, Wilkes Bashford are just some of the stores you will enjoy.