Ian Schrager's CLIFT Hotel is given grace and elegance by historic styling, accented by modern artistic flourishes. Guests enjoy preferential access to the legendary Redwood Room bar, where celebrity spotting is as popular as the designer martinis.
Asia de Cuba, the hotel restaurant, is popular for its nuevo Chino-Latino menu, extensive lists of specialty cocktails, rum, wine, and sake, and dramatic Philippe Starke design. Doorstaff are on duty day and night, and concierge services and in-room dining are available. The hotel also has fitness facilities and a business centre that offers complimentary high-speed Internet access.
Designer Art Deco
The designer Clift Hotel is well located in the very centre of all the attractions in San Francisco. It is just steps from the shopping on Union Square and the historic architecture on Nob Hill. Grace Cathedral is nearby, along with many of the historic museums including the Museum of Modern Art and the fascinating Cable Car Museum. Fisherman’s Wharf is also within easy reach from this luxury San Francisco hotel, with its fine collection of restaurants, bars, attractions and shops.
Restored under hotelier Ian Schrager, the Clift Hotel promotes itself as one of the most elegant luxury hotels in San Francisco. It is also one of the most stylish and pleasant. Its luxurious Art Deco design is set off by more modern designer touches including eye-catching lighting and novelty side tables in the impressive lobby designed by Philippe Starck. It is a tribute to 20th century designers with an eclectic mix of designer furnishings including chairs by Ray and Charles Eames, a sculpture by William Sawaya, a stool by Renee Marguerite and a fabulous coffee table by Salvador Dali. The oversized thirty-five foot fireplace has a bronze chimney sculpture by Gerard Garouste which is perfectly proportioned to add a wow factor to the immense entrance space.
Spacious guest rooms continue the designer theme of this luxury hotel with huge windows looking out over the sights of San Francisco, including the Golden Gate Bridge. This century-old building still benefits from the original high ceilings and the deluxe king-size rooms have the best of everything. Light sycamore wood sleigh beds and minimalist furnishings, again by Starck, give the rooms a relaxing ambience with a feeling of space. Down duvets and Italian bedding mix luxury with comfort. Wireless internet access is standard along with an on-demand entertainment system. Panoramic city views complete these elegant 425 square foot rooms.
The Redwood Room Bar is the legendary place to be seen sipping martinis and rubbing shoulders with the who’s who of the entertainment world. This luxury San Francisco hotel also has an up-to-the-minute fitness facility and a business centre. Downstairs, the exotic cuisine of the Asia de Cuba Restaurant is equally ground-breaking. Tuna tartar on wonton chips is a popular choice or try their divine coffee-smoked baby back ribs.
Hotel amenities: Palacial bathrooms,Spectacular suites.
Business: Business centre,Meeting rooms.