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Closed for multimillion-dollar renovations in September 2019 and relaunched briefly in early 2020, the Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel in San Francisco has officially reopened for business. Late July will also usher in the grand opening of Fredericks (shown), a new restaurant concept with both sit-down and -counter service options.

The Redwood Room has also reopened, retaining all of the Prohibition-era charm while adding new furniture, floorings, and original  prints from Gustav Klimt that were found in the building during the remodel. All 374 rooms and suites have been renovated with a refined neutral palette of color and textures to promote a handcrafted look that augments the warmth and indulgent sophistication of the rooms.

The lobby and other public spaces have a brighter look, accentuating a palette of warm neutrals with light driftwood, rich charcoal grays and metallic bronze accents. New furniture complements the elegant, modern style of the lobby while cutouts at the upper level suffuse the space with light. To the left of the lobby is the new Living Room, with several seating options for working, having a drink, or relaxing and people watching. The previous Velvet Room has been transformed into an event and meeting space, and all of the Clift’s meeting spaces have received additional natural light and technology.

Photo: Courtesy of the Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel


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