Close-Up: Stanford Court Hotel


San Francisco Centric Hospitality: Last June, Highgate Hotels, which runs more hotels in Manhattan than any other management company, transformed the old-school Marriott Renaissance Hotel in San Francisco’s iconic Nob Hill into a brand lifestyle hotel for those seeking “intelligent luxury.” With 365 renovated rooms and 28 suites, Stanford Court––located at the corner of California and Powell––offers an authentic S.F. experience with a modern perspective, featuring high-tech amenities, partnerships with local purveyors (including locally sourced food and liquor from St. George Spirits and Hangar One vodka, both in Alameda) and luxurious yet comfortable accommodations. Guest rooms have a 37-inch LCD TV and marbled bathrooms.

Room_with_1_QueenLet’s Hang In The Lobby: The Stanford Court’s lobby lounge is a lively space for relaxed living, eating and connecting, with complimentary Apple Computers, iPads and free WiFi, communal tables and lounge-style seating; regional wines, spirits and craft beers; and artwork by up-and-coming S.F. artists, including work featuring six skateboard decks, each featuring an iconic image of a city landmark. The lobby’s design integrates live-feed video footage from the hotel’s rooftop camera capturing spectacular real time views of the bay and Nob Hill neighborhood, as well as the Financial District and Telegraph Hill.


Artists and Bands Are Part of the Culture: Marketing manager Austin Phillips says, “We are located a block from the Masonic Auditorium, which is now run by Live Nation, and are a perfect destination for artists and musicians who play there and are looking for a friendly, modern hotel that fits all their needs. We’re also close to The Warfield on Market Street, which is one of San Francisco’s top concert venues, as well as other smaller music venues. We have a large open area in front of the hotel for easy loading and unloading, which makes us popular with the crews that work the big shows.”

Contact Austin Phillips: 415-732-4045