SAN FRANCISCO—This summer, the Galleria Park Hotel, will complete an 18-month, multi-million renovation that will encompass the hotel’s guestrooms, meeting space, and public areas.
The Galleria Park Hotel is built upon the site of the former Lick House and the Occidental Hotel, dating back to 1862.
“Throughout the decades, San Francisco’s grand sense of hospitality has survived and thrived to make it one of the world’s most popular destinations. We are honored to part of this tradition and strive to be as relevant today as the Lick House and Occidental Hotel were more than 150 years ago,” comments James Lim, regional managing director for Joie de Vivre Hotels.
The hotel’s 177 guestrooms and suites were updated with accent walls, designer furnishings, Frette linens, HD televisions, and the installation of marble bathrooms with mosaic glass walls and rain shower treatments.
The property will also introduce Franck Leclerc’s Gaspar Brasserie, where guests can savor French fare by celebrated chefs Brigitte Batson and Patrick Kelly. The restaurant will span two stories and showcase a mix of vintage design pieces and two bustling bars for a lively dining experience. Another food and beverage experience will include the creation of the Legacy Room, a replication of the HOtel Sutter’s speakeasy—complete with original design elements, historical memorabilia, and dark wood paneling.
The upgrade will also enhance the functionality of the 2,000-square-feet of meeting and event space and an extensive internet hardware upgrade providing a 500 percent increase in bandwidth, the highest level available in San Francisco hotels.
Other additions to the property include a new fitness center and an extension of the hotel’s art collection, curated by Rob Elamater of Lost Art Salon.