• San Francisco Proper Hotel Debuting in Flatiron Hotel Building

     
    POSTED July 10, 2017
     

Opening in August 2017, the San Francisco Proper Hotel is transforming a flatiron hotel building into a luxury lifestyle hotel on the corner of 7th and Market. With San Francisco as its muse, the hotel helps resurge the area with its design as a culturally connected hangout in the up-and-coming rebuild of the neighborhood.

“Proper Hospitality and The Kor Group have been committed to helping develop this dynamic community, investing significant time and resources into delivering our first flagship hotel and our own unique brand of taking care: of guests, of a building, of a neighborhood,” says Alex Samek, co-founder of Proper Hospitality and principal of The Kor Group.

The Kor Group, along with world-renowned interior designer Kelly Wearstler attended to the design of the space, focusing on the Beaux-Arts elements of the original building, carrying out a European influence and residential feel throughout the entire space. The historic lobby houses a European-style lounge, along with a European modernist restaurant. Other amenities of the hotel include a rooftop terrace with views of San Francisco, fully equipped fitness center with machines, free weights and Shinola bicycles, and its 131 chic and practical guest rooms, that come with Aesop bath products, Aireloom mattresses, Vifa speakers and Bellino fine linens. For all types of guests, Proper Hotel is also unveiling the Proper App, where guests can access all services at the Proper Hotel and Residences from their mobile phones or tablets. For corporate groups, Proper Hotel has many different types of meeting spaces, including a boardroom that houses 14, a meeting room that seats 50-75 and also offers more spaces such as the dining room, the rooftop or the restaurant.

“While carefully preserving the original elements of this classified landmark, we looked to bring something new to San Francisco by collaging a reimagining of past, present and future,” says Wearstler. “The spirit of pre-modernist European influence, hand-selected vintage furnishings and works by local artists are all part of the warm, inviting design mix.”

Attending to the restaurants in the hotel are cocktail consultants Josh Harris and Morgan Shick of BVHospitality, who previously worked for Rio Grande, which occupied the ground floor of the building before the redesign. The executive chef selected for Proper Hotel is James Beard-nominated chef Jason Franey, who launched his career in San Francisco, and will be in charge of the indoor and outdoor spaces that make up the dining space.

The opening of the Proper Hotel in San Francisco prepares the public for its upcoming openings in Santa Monica, Austin, and Downtown LA. The San Francisco Proper Hotel is the only member in San Franciscoof Design Hotels, which is a portfolio of design-driven hospitality experiences. Rates start at $400 a night, and can be booked by visiting www.properhotel.com/san-francisco, or to get more information, visit @properhotelsandresidences on Instagram.

“As we do on all our projects, we sought out not only local, best-in-class partners, but also true hospitality veterans with market expertise to bring our vision to life in San Francisco,” says Brian De Lowe, president and co-founder of Proper Hospitality, and president and principal of The Kor Group. “Our collective talent will be critical to launching this flagship hotel and to propelling the mission of Proper Hospitality forward.”

Doctors, nurses, grocery store employees and more were essential to sustaining the continued stay-at-home orders that helped fight the spread of COVID-19. Such workers put their health at risk for the benefit of society, and Nakoma Resort and the Lost Sierra Chamber of Commerce want to recognize them for their efforts through the “Send Your Heroes” campaign.   

 

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.  

 

Although several cities are opening up again, many offices are still enforcing work from home policies. As they did when Stay at Home first began, plenty of organizations are still offering webinars with insights on how to tackle the new normal. Gaining new knowledge is a great way to use extra time that might have been spent on a commute. 

Here at M+E, we’ll keep the following list updated, as some webinars are live and some are pre-recorded. Please email lauren.pahmeier@tigeroak.com to add more applicable webinars to the list.