• Stanford Court to Undergo Yearlong Renovation

     
    POSTED June 21, 2017
     

A $16 million redesign has been announced at Stanford Court, a tech-centric hotel located atop the San Francisco landmark Nob Hill. With a slated completion of spring 2018, the renovation will touch everything from the hotel's lobby to their guest rooms, fitness center, meeting and event spaces and hotel amenities. The hotel will remain operational throughout the entirety of the project.

“Stanford Court’s transformational reboot will showcase the City by the Bay’s legacy of creative design, innovation, technology, and exceptional food and beverage,” says Michael Baier, general manager. “By partnering with EDG Design, the hotel will prioritize the local culture of San Francisco in its redesign centered around the design concept of "where tomorrow meets yesterday."

The history of Nob Hill and its famous former resident, tycoon and philanthropist Leland Stanford, will be incorporated through video, music, sculpture and photography from the city's heritage.

The redesign will offer a modern color palette and a mix of old and new fixtures. Materials like brass, blackened steel and rustic wood in the lobby will juxtapose guest rooms with stark white, subtle grey, bold blues and gold color palettes. The lobby will also feature leather furniture and saturated jewel tones.

The upgrade will result in more amenities and services to the hotel. The fitness center will feature state-of-the-art equipment, and the meeting and event spaces will have 2,100 square feet of innovative space ideal for collaboration and brainstorming as well as new wireless connectivity for audio visual technology.

As a hotel geared toward technology-savvy and adventurous guests, the redesign will not be short on new technologies and innovations that will enhance each guest's day-to-day experience. From keyless entry, JAMBOX speakers, access to countless e-books and digital subscriptions through Foli, a collection of local artwork, city bikes and Zipcars to electric car charging stations, Stanford Court's remodel has their customers in mind.

Remote working has become mainstream with the continued presence of COVID-19. While many people have welcomed the new normal of working from home, others miss the separation of spaces, as many corporate offices have remained closed since March. Without the daily obligation to go into the office, professionals have the ability to travel more freely. Hotels across the country are creating “work from hotel” deals–a play on “work from home”–so people can explore new places while still fitting in their 9 to 5.  

 

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.