NATIONAL REPORT—The West Coast is seeing some redesigns. From San Francisco to L.A. to San Diego, properties are getting upgrades to interiors and F&B options in California.
San Francisco Hotel’s Design Draws Inspiration From Culture, Location
Interior design and branding firm Mark Zeff has completed a $28-million revitalization for Joie de Vivre of its Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco’s Japantown district. Taking influence from the counterculture movement of the 1960s and 1970s in the region, as well as the hotel’s location, Zeff fused the bohemian with the Japanese to update the interiors.
Zeff developed two different room styles, each featuring custom furniture, carpets and fabric. Furniture, carpets and fabrics used in the interiors that were not custom made were bought from local designers and artisans, displaying a mix of California culture in the vintage and new.
San Francisco Property Gets New Lobby, In-Room Tech
Harbor Court San Francisco has completed a $10-million renovation, which has 131 redesigned guestrooms and suites and a brand-new lobby with workspaces and 24-hour cafe. Located in SoMa, or South of Market, Harbor Court is near San Francisco tech giants and attractions like the Embarcadero, the Ferry Building and Exploratorium, in addition to local farmers’ markets and boutique restaurants.
All guest rooms have high speed WiFi, HDTVs, Soundfreaq Bluetooth music alarm systems and Tuch Tablet digital directories promoting a green environment. Harbor Court also features Ozumo, a Japanese eatery. For groups, Harbor Court offers solutions for hosting meetings and events with room blocks and Ozumo’s private dining space for up to 30 people.
The Mayfair Hotel Reopens in Downtown L.A.
The Mayfair Hotel, managed by Crescent Hotels and Resorts, will reopen this month, following a complete redesign. The hotel will unveil new spaces, dining and guest programming.
Located in Downtown Los Angeles’ Westlake area, the Mayfair has undergone a redesign by Los Angeles-based developer ICO Group of Companies, who commissioned Gulla Jónsdóttir Architecture & Design and artist-in-residence Kelly “Risk” Graval, both based in L.A., to modernize the spaces while adhering to the building’s original architecture.
The 15-story, 294-room hotel has redesigned the grand lobby, mezzanine atrium, Eve American Bistro, M Bar, The Library Bar, art gallery and meeting and event spaces. In addition, The Mayfair partnered with Hospitality Alliance to program and manage Eve American Bistro, M Bar, The Library Bar, catering and the outdoor pool.