In the pristine lobby of the St. Regis, elegant design features such as Italian travertine flooring and handsomely-striped Zebrano wood complement contemporary art pieces and crisp furnishings. An open fireplace invites warmth into the modern but comfortable space, which serves as the perfect launch pad for well-heeled guests seeking culture. Nearby, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the Jewish Museum attract aficionados, while the gleaming Moscone Center draws business types for conventions with glittering views.
The rooms are as well-appointed as the guests. Plush furnishings include comfortable beds and deep soaking tubs to comfort harried travelers. Details are carefully curated, from the touch-screen operated control system, which allows guests to manage window coverings, lighting, the alarm, and the privacy indicator light, to the free in-room Wi-Fi.
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Directly next door to the soon-to-expand San
Francisco Museum of Modern Art and across the street from the Yerba Buena
Center for the Arts, the St. Regis San Francisco is a convenient location for art-loving
business travelers. Take a short walk to Union Square or the Ferry Building, for great food and shopping, or
hop on MUNI or BART to venture deeper into the city’s unique
Need to Know
Rooms: 260 rooms. Superior rooms are $825, Deluxe
rooms are $875, and Grand Deluxe rooms are $925.
Check-in: 3 p.m.; check-out: noon Dining
options:The Michelin-starred Ame serves a seasonal menu of what co-owners Hiro Sone and Lissa
Doumani call “personal cuisine,” a confluence of local ingredients, flavors
from southern France and northern Italy, and inspiration from Sone’s Japanese
heritage. The result? Dishes like grilled whole Maine lobster drizzled in sea
urchin lemon butter and chawan-mushi, a Japanese savory custard. On the fourth
floor, Vitrine offers breakfast and
lunch. Spa and
gym details:Spa hours: Monday through Thursday, 10 AM
– 8 PM, Friday and Saturday, 9 AM – 9 PM, Sunday, 10 AM–7 PM
Attack jet lag on all fronts. Services at the
Remède Spa begin with chilled champagne and hand-made truffles. In the rooms,
select treatments include fresh herbs picked from an on-site garden, while Bose
docking stations let guests relax to their own playlist. The 24-hour fitness
center is stocked with pre-loaded iPods in case guests forget their own, and a
private room is reserved for personal training sessions booked through the
concierge. Schedule a group yoga session by the infinity pool or on the garden
terrace for a natural boost.
Who's it for: Whether for business or for leisure, every square inch of the
40-story tower is catered to the luxury set. Our favorite rooms: The grand deluxe rooms on floors 7-20. The windows open out to the
greenery of the Yerba Buena Gardens. Best time to access the pool: The 50-foot heated infinity pool on the fifth floor is open 24 hours
to accommodate travelers on every time zone. A late-night dip invites solo
swimming with unrivaled views of the city lights.