Stanton Architecture helmed the renovation of Hotel Emblem. The hotel now boasts a newly refreshed bar inspired by the beat generation, 96 guestrooms, renewed public spaces, and a new facade. The updated look provides guests with a comfortable retreat, steps away from the pulse of San Francisco’s Union Square neighborhood.
Photography: Courtesy of Hotel Emblem
The Hotel Spero is one of Stanton Architecture’s most recent hotel renovations. Stanton’s involvement included the renovation of 236 guestrooms as well as public spaces, most notable, the hotel lobby. The interiors of the lobby, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, showcases the hotel's original hand painted frescos and newly restored marble floors. Stanton ensured the design of the lobby was respectful to the historic charm of its original materials while showcasing a fresh new interior.
Stanton Architecture played a significant role in the renovation of San Francisco's Harbor Court Hotel. This Embarcadero waterfront hotel has newly re-designed public spaces, amplifying the reception experience with a cafe and bar and increasing functionality by the addition of meeting rooms at the lounge area. The updated guestrooms allow for improved accessibility and enhanced efficiency while guests peer out their windows to unobstructed views of the Bay Bridge.
Stanton Architecture was instrumental in renovating the Villa Florence Hotel, located in San Francisco's downtown Union Square. This boutique hotel has been updated to reflect a more vibrant and modern taste. The hotel, originally a 1908 historic landmark, now features 189 newly designed guestrooms and three private meeting spaces. SA converted the former restaurant space into a commercial storefront currently occupied by UGG.
The Onsen Spa re-purposes a former auto repair shop into an intimate Japanese spa and tea parlor in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco. The design sought to add warmth to the original industrial brick construction and subsequent steel structural reinforcements by retaining the existing skylights and using reclaimed redwood throughout the space. The facade was reconstructed to bring back a large window fenestration and add a complimentary entrance.
The spa houses six treatment rooms and a bathing area in the back with a pool, showers, a sauna, and a steam room. The tea parlor and kitchen in the front will be open to the public as well as service guests.
Stanton Architecture's remodel of the Hotel Nikko included renovating 425 of its 533 guestrooms and public spaces in time for the hotel’s 30th anniversary. A voluntary seismic retrofit was one of the many significant upgrades to the hotel, as part of an overhaul of the Nikko’s infrastructure and technology. The efficient renovation was done in a remarkably short amount of time (three and a half months, from start to finish), as the entire hotel closed its doors to expedite the process and allow for the grand re-opening in March of 2017, in time to celebrate.
Stanton Architecture recently completed upgrades at the Hotel Zelos located in downtown San Francisco. In addition to modernizing and updating the lobby and public space of the hotel, Stanton Architecture also worked on the redesign of the hotel restaurant. This involved transforming the well-loved fifth floor restaurant into the new Dirty Habit, a trendy restaurant with heated outdoor patio seating and a well regarded- cocktail menu. The restaurant has quickly become a destination for San Franciscans and visitors alike.
Hotel Zeppelin (formerly the Prescott Hotel, built in 1913), is a historic resource identified by the Foundation for San Francisco Architectural Heritage. It is an unusual hotel that has four floors of guestrooms above the adjacent 555 Post Street building so two separate buildings with two separate aging infrastructure systems had to be reconciled. The SA remodel included replacing all guestroom baths and reconfiguring the floors to add 32 additional guestrooms to the hotel. The public spaces of the hotel were completely remodeled.
Interior Design: Dawson Design Associates
The Hotel Zephyr, formerly known as the Radisson Fisherman’s Wharf, has recently undergone a major renovation and remodel. The renovation included guestroom and accessibility upgrades, a complete redesign of the public spaces along with an extensive outdoor courtyard remodel. The eclectic nautical theme is carried throughout the entire hotel and extends outside into a funky patio adorned with multiple fire pits, ideal for relaxing and entertaining. This hotel, the largest at Fisherman’s Wharf, was initially built as a Travelodge in the early 1960’s and later expanded in 2000 with a new wing (also designed by SA), to become the Radisson Fisherman's Wharf.
The Hotel Alise remained in operation throughout its remodel which included the replacement of every guestroom bath, new HVAC systems, reconfigured public space, and new facilities for the disabled. This last category included installing a new gurney-sized elevator in a new shaft to serve the disabled and to provide an additional safety feature for the hotel. Hotel Alise has 95 new guestrooms, completely new public space, and upgraded facilities to accommodate those with special needs.
Stanton Architecture completed the renovation and rebranding of the Hotel Milano into the Hotel Zetta in 2013. Located in San Francisco’s South of Market district, this hotel has been renovated to reflect the tech-savvy clientele that flock to this area. Our work included the interior of the public spaces and minor exterior upgrades on the first and second floors of this eight-story building in the heart of downtown. In conjunction with Dawson Design Associates, we rebuilt the lobby bar, the entrance canopy and the meeting rooms on the second floor. Our team also rebuilt the hotel restaurant, rebranded as The Cavalier Restaurant, which has been named one of San Francisco’s best new dining spots. Equally as important in this renovation were upgrades in line with ADA guidelines, water-efficient plumbing and hotel kitchen upgrades.
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Courtyard Marriott San Francisco
The newly renovated Courtyard Marriott was previously known as Hotel Maurice, a historic hotel located at 761 Post Street in the Nob Hill district of San Francisco. Stanton Architecture was hired to oversee the renovation and seismic upgrade of this seventeen-story, 58,000 sq. ft. hotel. Our work includes the modernization of the existing 150 rooms, as well as the addition of 16 new rooms. A contemporary bar was added in the lobby, contrasting a modern social space with the existing historic features. The Courtyard Marriott offers a comfortable, high-quality hotel experience convenient to downtown and Union Square.
This 40,000 sq. ft. renovation and expansion of the Portland Hilton reengaged a 1950’s hotel with its urban environment. The sterile opacity of the original building was replaced with a rich, animated facade of granite and precast concrete panels. New windows, entrances, and bold entrance canopies strengthen the hotel’s physical and visual interaction with Portland’s street life and convey a message of hospitality to arriving guests. The construction of a new ballroom, meeting rooms, and a membership health club on the second level provide a plethora of guest amenities.An open and spacious atrium links this new second level both to the new lobby and to the existing lower level ballrooms. A 175-seat restaurant, designed to serve the needs of both the hotel guests and the greater Portland community, is among the region’s most successful venues.
Monaco Hotel, DC
Stanton Architecture, in partnership with the Kimpton Hotel and Restaurant Group, won the competition hosted by the United States General Services Administration for the adaptive re-use of the original US General Post Office Building (commonly known as The Tariff Building). Our distinct architectural design converted this over 170 year old National Historic Landmark into a new 180-room luxury hotel known as the Hotel Monaco. Stanton Architecture recognized the potential of this formerly under-utilized facility through an innovative and significant renovation.
La Petite Baleen is a swim school for children located in San Francisco’s Presidio. The 9,945 sq. ft. project converted one of the original Crissy Field historic Army Air Corps hangars into a swimming facility specifically designed for the needs of children learning to swim. The project includes two heated salt-water swimming pools, locker rooms, an air-conditioned viewing area for observation, offices, equipment rooms and support space. This project was recognized with the California Heritage Council’s 2009 California Preservation and Adaptive Re-use Award, the 2009 California Preservation Foundation’s Award for Large Rehabilitation and the Pacific Coast Builders Conference 2009 Gold Nugget Award of Merit. Photographs by Ethan Kaplan.