With its 17-story atrium cocooning the gorgeous aluminum-tube “Eclipse” sculpture by Charles O. Perry, the Hyatt Regency San Francisco’s renovated lobby has a new entrance that features tall hedges and laser cut metal screens to provide guests more privacy from foot traffic on the street. Inside, guests are drawn into the public space by the revitalized menu of Eclipse Kitchen & Bar, offering appetizers and San Francisco–themed beverages.
Beyond the bar and reception areas, new seating alcoves offer guests personal space to work, recharge, and relax. Replacing the lobby’s old water feature is a dramatic light sculpture which spans more than 130 feet and is built with 400 custom lights inspired by mining lanterns.
Elements of the space are created from recycled and repurposed materials. For example, the bell desk showcases a collection of 132 vintage hotel bells framed in polished granite and highlighted with accent lighting. The backdrop of the concierge desk is a freestanding, double-sided wall composed of more than 5,000 recycled beer bottles illuminated from within. The bottles are arranged to depict the Bay Area as viewed from space.
The 804-room hotel offers 45 suites, four of which have been transformed into themed Luxury Suites. Situated on the Embarcadero Waterfront, the hotel was designed by architect John Portman in 1973. It is across from the iconic Ferry Building Marketplace, with ferries to Sausalito, Tiburon, and Alameda; at the beginning of the California Street Cable Car line; and is also in close proximity to the Embarcadero Center’s shops and restaurants and waterfront walking trail.
The Hyatt Regency San Francisco has a 24-hour automated business center, a 24-hour fitness center, and 72,000 square feet of meeting space.