Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco – Hotel Feature
Posted By Cara Trump On June 19, 2013 @ 1:13 pm In Hotels,San Francisco/Bay Area,Travel | No Comments
Editor’s Note: THIS ESTABLISHMENT WILL BECOME LOEWS SAN FRANCISCO ON APRIL 14, 2015
Located in the heart of San Francisco’s bustling financial district, this posh property is more than just a high-end business hotel. Occupying the top eleven floors of the city’s third-tallest building, the Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco provides incomparable sweeping views that stretch from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Bay Bridge. The hotel caters to a sophisticated traveler clientele, whether it’s those who like to call it home while on business, or visitors who prefer a luxurious and comfortable resting place while touring “The City by the Bay.”
The lobby is located at street level, while the meeting and event rooms are on the second floor and the new spa and state-of-the-art fitness center (with Technogym Excite equipment) are on the third. The spa holds three treatment rooms with rainforest showers, as well as one couples’ suite, a manicure/pedicure area and a relaxation tea lounge. But, despite its massive building location, the hotel has an intimate, boutique feel, and the service is impeccable.
Speaking of service, the hotel’s restaurant Brasserie S&P is one of San Francisco’s most renowned restaurants and has become the place to be for power breakfast and lunch. The menu, under the expertise of executive chef Adam Mali, features locally sourced California cuisine in an open and inviting space. And although there are no private dining rooms in the restaurant, there is plenty of event space throughout the hotel — more than 5,000 square feet of indoor venues, as well as outdoor space called the “Sky Deck” on the 40th floor of the California Center, making it the highest event space in the city.
The contemporary décor of neutral earth tones — sprinkled with subtle Asian design elements and accents of soft blues and greens and warm, orangey reds — flows through the hotel and its 158 guest rooms and suites. Beds are elevated to ensure guests make good use of the view, and to give them the feeling of resting in a (most comfortable) cloud. Guests will find a plethora of creature comforts, including goose-down bedding and pillow menus, luxurious bath products by Molton Brown, plush bathrobes, high-definition LCD televisions, interactive entertainment systems and complimentary tea service upon arrival.
While tourists will benefit from the convenient location — the Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco is walking distance to popular San Francisco attractions, such as Fisherman’s Wharf, Union Square, Chinatown and the Ferry Building — business travelers will enjoy the large working desks, business center and daily newspaper. There’s even a complimentary house car service … but we can’t think of a reason to leave the hotel.
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