By Jenni Olson
Boasting a recent $70 million renovation, the Grand Hyatt San Francisco is an exciting option for San Francisco visitors wanting the style, décor and amenities of a boutique property with the convenience, size and loyalty perks of a large-scale chain.
The renovation spiffs up the property’s 659 guest rooms and suites (as well as the corridors, elevators and conference facilities) bringing them into the 21st century with Uno-Bitell iPod dock phones, Wi-Fi and HDTVs featuring multimedia hubs to connect to your laptop. Meeting the needs of both work and play travelers — guest rooms include ergonomic workstations and spa-like glass and tile bathrooms.
Featuring clean, modern design (favoring light wood and calming textiles in the décor) the overall atmosphere of the rooms and common spaces is light and relaxing. This is truly a notable accomplishment from L.A.-based design studio, Indidesign (named one of the top hospitality design firms in the US by Interior Design Magazine).
Located just off Union Square, the Grand Hyatt is a great option for easy access to shopping, theatre, art galleries, museums and scores of great restaurants. Speaking of which, be sure to visit the 36th floor Grandviews Lounge for a drink so you can experience the amazing view (but skip the Grandviews Restaurant with its over-priced and in need of renovation old-school hotel menu).
Other notable claims to fame include: 21 hypoallergenic rooms, 22 ADA accessible rooms, scenic 35th floor fitness center, executive business center; in addition to a lengthy list of other expected amenities, all rooms have low-flow toilets and electronic blackout drapes with bedside controls (tres James Bond!). If you’re looking for upscale comfort and style the Grand Hyatt is one good choice amongst the admittedly numerous accommodation offerings in the City by the Bay. Also note that additional renovations are planned for the foyer, lobby, lounge, restaurant and mezzanine in the next two years.
Rooms start at $199 (Sunday-Thursday) and $179 (Friday-Saturday) for queen, king and double rooms. Starting rate for an Executive suite are $399 (Sunday-Thursday) and $379 (Friday-Saturday). For reservations call (415) 398-1234 or visit www.grandsanfrancisco.hyatt.com.
Grand Hyatt San Francisco
- 345 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA 94108.
- Tel. 415-398-1234.
- Fax. 415-391-1780.
- Website: http://www.grandsanfrancisco.hyatt.com