Hyatt Regency San Francisco

The Vibe: Legendary lobby.

The Area: Located at the foot of Market Street and The Embarcadero in the financial district of San Francisco.

The DNA: The iconic Hyatt Regency San Francisco was originally designed by architect John Portman in 1973. Most famous for its atrium, which holds the Guinness world record (as of 2012) for the largest hotel lobby, with a length of 107 meters, width of 49 meters and height of 52 meters (15 stories). The hotel was recently renovated. Guests enter the hotel through a new revolving door and are greeted with new signage and architectural sconces. The lobby features wood seating alcoves meant to provide guests with workspace and areas to socialize. The lobby’s original water feature was replaced with a light sculpture made with 400 custom lights inspired by mining lanterns, adding aesthetic detail and light. The lobby also includes a new bar, Eclipse Kitchen & Bar.

Suite-Me-Up: Four of the hotel’s 45 suites were transformed into themed “luxury suites.” Each suite offers a unique design tailored with finishes, furnishings, and art. One themed suite is styled with a stark white and grey color palette and minimalistic modern details, while another showcases a dramatic tie-dyed wall, macramé drapery, and funky decorative accessories.

✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 821 rooms, including 45 suites (36-132m2) (385-1,418 sq ft) • hotel opened: May 1973 • architecture: John Portman • on-site parking (charged) • bathroom amenities: Pharmacopia • pets allowed on request • 24-hour front desk • wheelchair accessible

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