Life House has announced the addition of the Metro Hotel in San Francisco, California, to its growing portfolio of boutique hotels across the West Coast. This property represents the second hotel Life House has added to its Northern California portfolio this year following its transition of Casa Secoya, a lifestyle hotel on the banks of the Russian River in Sonoma Wine Country, with multiple other projects in advanced negotiation throughout the region.
Centrally located in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, Metro Hotel is nestled between several neighborhoods like Hayes Valley, Castro, and Golden Gate Park, and is only a short drive from downtown. Ted and Ellen Soulis first purchased the hotel in 1985, which has built a strong reputation as a charming and conveniently located family-run hotel which embodies the spirit of San Francisco by focusing on sustainability and simple human kindness.
In addition to the long-time proprietor of the Metro Hotel, owner Ted Soulis was also a prolific painter, trained at the San Francisco Art Institute. When walking the hallways of the property, guests have long been treated to his wide variety of styles and media, which includes architectural studies of San Francisco neighborhoods. While Ted passed away in 2007 at the age of 69, the property has been stewarded by his wife Ellen and daughter Shana Soulis during the time since, and Ted’s artistic influence on the property will continue to be showcased.
Photo: Courtesy of Metro Hotel