While San Francisco has been a little slow in the hotel development department as of late, there are still some noteworthy projects going on. We tracked down every newly opened, under construction, approved plan, and hopeful site we could find to give a glimpse into what the near future of our hotel scene will look like.Read More
Mapping the Latest Hotel Developments in San Francisco
The historic Renoir Hotel closed its doors April 16 in order to begin a $40 million extensive remodel that will turn it from a low-level Mid-Market crash pad into a high-end boutique (from the team that brought you The Viceroy Hotels), complete with rooftop bar. Celebrity designer Kelly Wearstler will be in charge of interiors that the developer promises "will be very different from anything she has designed before and very different from anything else in San Francisco."
San Francisco's newest hotel, Hotel Zetta, opened in February, in a building that has been around since 1913.
The very popular Inn at the Presidio is opening The Funston House expansion this July. The additional 4 rooms (also available as an entire house rental) don't seem like much, but when you only have 22 to start, that's not too bad.
Currently under construction, a yet-unnamed Hapton Inn is planned to rise 15 stories in the ever-discussed Mid-Market area on the site of the former Kink.com studios. The 174-room hotel will be a mid-level option, located very close to the Mint Plaza.
While the subject of some debate, 250 4th Street is the site of a new hotel planned to rise 11 floors. While not many details are available, we do know that will have 220 rooms and will not have any parking. The existing 2-story building is expected to be razed next month.
Block 1, Mission Bay
Strata Investment Group is planning to develop a 3 acre lot at the corner of 3rd and 4th in Mission Bay into a $220 million hotel/residential complex. The site is zoned for 500 hotel rooms, but likely will never see that amount. Strata is currently working with Arquitectonica on the designs, and hopes to break ground in 2014.
The only hotel we included outside of the technical boundaries of San Francisco is The Epiphany, a Joie De Vivre hotel (at least it's a San Francisco company) in Palo Alto. The 8-story, 4-star boutique hotel will feature 86 rooms in a remodeled shell originally built in the 1960's, and is expected to open this winter.
San Francisco International Airport is planning a 400-room hotel room, to be located near Highway 101, as part of a massive $4.1 billion investment plan. The 10-year long project has already commenced with a new control tower and boarding area upgrades, but no further details on the hotel are yet available.