The Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel unveiled its new look with the completion of an $11 million property-wide renovation.
The comprehensive upgrades offer a modern refresh and a clean, contemporary style that simultaneously showcases the opulence and historic character of the Gothic Revival and Renaissance architectural masterpiece for this landmark San Francisco hotel.
Dawson Design Associates conceived the redesign of the Sir Francis Drake Hotel.
With a focus on the hotel as a social hub and longtime gathering spot, the renovation extends from the lobby featuring custom fabrics and upholstery; to the guest rooms with new bed frames, lounge chairs, sofa beds and new bathrooms; to the suites with additional updates of polished stainless steel bar stools, custom glass dining tables and a new patio design for the Presidential Suite.
“We are excited to share the new enhanced look of the Sir Francis Drake with our guests after almost a year of hard work,” said David von Winckler, general manager and area director of hotel operations, San Francisco and Sacramento. “The extensive renovation highlights our commitment to keeping this iconic hotel relevant while continuing to honor our place in San Francisco history.”
Upgraded elevators take guests to the 416 renovated guest rooms. The design of the rooms draws on the hotel’s history, but with lighter, sleeker touches, including a new bed pillow with a hand-written letter from Sir Francis Drake to Queen Elizabeth printed on Dupioni fabric, new custom lounge chairs, custom millwork bed boxes from mahogany wood and new full-blackout roller shades. New sofa beds in the same deep slate gray fabric have also been added to 13 guest rooms.
The property offers 16,000 square feet of meeting space, including the famed Starlight Room, which is currently undergoing its own renovations.
Information is based off a press release from Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel.