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The St. Regis San Francisco Unveils Renovated Lobby

Tuesday January 8th, 2013 - 11:04AM


Theresa Fatino designed the new lobby for The St. Regis San Francisco.

SAN FRANCISCO—The St. Regis San Francisco has unveiled its new lobby, designed by Theresa Fatino.

Drawing inspiration from local cultural institutions like the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and The Palace of Fine Arts, as well as landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge, the 4,660-sq.-ft. lobby offers new custom-designed chairs, sofas, rugs, art installations and lighting fixtures. The lobby features clean lines and geometry, as well as a color palette of gray, silver, smoke blue, champagne, bronze and black lacquer designed to evoke San Francisco’s fog.

Fatino’s design aimed to complement the original interior architecture of the lobby, created by Yabu Pushelberg. The 16-ft. fireplace, zebrawood bar with glass pendant lighting and contemporary art collection remain. In addition, the “Love” and “War” murals by Andrew Morrow pay homage to the original King Cole mural commissioned by St. Regis’ founder, John Jacob Astor IV, for The St. Regis New York.

This refresh marks the first in a series of renovations the hotel has planned for 2013 and 2014.