SAN FRANCISCO—Le Méridien San Francisco has completed a $3.5 million renovation further bringing to life the hotel’s public spaces. As a part of the renovation, the hotel lobby was transformed into the brand’s signature Le Méridien Hub, a creative gathering space for curious minded travelers, offering innovative programs for guests. The hotel also revitalized its meeting spaces, and re-imagined the hotel restaurant, Park Grill and Bar333, creating a fresh and inviting atmosphere for guests and locals. The elaborate ceiling and back wall mirror design, modeled after San Francisco’s streets, “adds an element of exploration for the guest, creating a moment of discovery,” according to General Manager Pradeep Bobba.
The hotel’s new Le Méridien Hub re-interprets the traditional lobby into a social gathering place. The Le Méridien arrival experience consists of four elements: large-scale artwork in high impact areas; the sensory experience, illustrated through the brand’s signature scent, sound and use of light; Unlock Art program, featuring artist-designed key card collections that offer access to Le Méridien affiliated contemporary cultural centers in the city; and a 24-hour curated soundtrack.
A highlight of the new Hub at Le Méridien San Francisco is the master barista. In 2013, Le Méridien launched the new global master barista program to meet the growing demands of coffee lovers at every Le Méridien hotel worldwide. The master baristas at Le Méridien San Francisco lead all coffee-related initiatives and standards at the hotel and serve as a coffee cultural ambassador, maintaining knowledge of current coffee trends while raising the local community’s awareness of coffee.
The hotel has also announced that it will undergo additional renovations in 2014 to enhance its guest tower.