BEI Hotel San Francisco, formerly the Holiday Inn San Francisco-Civic Center, has reflagged from the former on January 11. The top-to-bottom $30 million renovation will reveal the newest independent lifestyle hotel in the quickly growing Mid-Market neighborhood this spring. An investment by CapBEI with a sister property in Beijing, BEI offers 396 guest rooms, and will soon offer two dining options and 930m2 (10,000 square feet) of co-working, meeting, and event space.
Designed by iu + bibliowicz Architects, LLP and Steinberg Hart, BEI will include indoor and outdoor event space in addition to several intimate coworking spaces inspired by the forward-thinking offices found throughout San Francisco and Silicon Valley.
BEI aims to answer the increasing demand for integrated living and workspace in San Francisco by offering seven completely remodeled room categories, each averaging 32m2 (350-square-feet). Most notable will be BEI’s “Stay Work Play” rooms that feature beds that tuck away to transform living space into working space with an additional outdoor terrace for breakout meetings and sessions. In addition, BEI offers traditional meeting space that can become three breakout rooms, and a flexible space, which includes the lobby, game room, gallery and fourth floor outdoor terrace. A new fitness center will be located near the outdoor terrace to complement the classes and wellness programming that BEI plans to implement in spring.
BEI will open in Spring 2019 with two new food and beverage concepts on the ground floor. Sum, the restaurant and bar, will be a casual dining concept, open for breakfast and dinner, featuring paired shareable plates and classic cocktails, craft beer and wine. Ren, will be an on-the-go daytime dining option with freshly made pastries, specialty deli items, and will feature coffee creations from West Coast favorite, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, beer and wine. The menus and design of both concepts will be announced in the coming months.
Situated only 20 minutes from San Francisco International Airport, BEI San Francisco offers instant access for guests to walk and experience many of the city’s beloved neighborhoods such as Hayes Valley, SOMA, and Fillmore District; as well as iconic attractions and event venues, such as the Orpheum Theatre, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco Opera, Moscone Center, and SFJAZZ Center.