Benchmark Adds Former Palomar San Francisco, Now Hotel Zelos

THE WOODLANDS (HOUSTON), Texas—Benchmark Hospitality International today added Hotel Zelos San Francisco to its Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels brand collection. The luxury hotel is owned by Bethesda, Md.-based Pebblebrook Hotel Trust. Hotel Zelos originally opened in 1999 as Hotel Palomar San Francisco, managed by Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants.

“Hotel Zelos is an extraordinary addition to our Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels portfolio,” said Alex Cabañas, Benchmark’s president and CEO. “Centered in the heart of downtown San Francisco, the hotel is perfectly located for both the business and leisure traveler, and is within walking distance of the Moscone Convention Center. As part of the transition, Benchmark currently has plans to retain all of the existing employees. We are not only extremely impressed with the hotel, but also with the caliber of the hospitality team at Hotel Zelos.”

The hotel, which takes its new name from the Greek god of dedication and zeal, features 202 guestrooms and suites, 3,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space, and a bar and restaurant, Dirty Habit.