San Francisco, CA | Completed: February 2019
Client: Virgin Hotels
The Virgin Hotel is located in San Francisco’s Financial District near Yerba Buena Gardens and across from the recently-completed BART terminal. Demolition of the existing two-story-over-basement office building was required before the new 78,000 square-foot, 12-story, 196-room hotel could be constructed.
Our design features approximately 4,265 square feet of restaurant, bar, and retail space (including the brand’s flagship space) on the ground floor, and a magnificent 1,600 square-foot rooftop restaurant and bar which offers stunning views of the San Francisco skyline. The building’s façade is made primarily of glass, Kynar-finished metal panels, stone, and cement plaster elements, aligning visually with the established branding of Virgin Hotels. Vertical details and cantilevered ceilings give the building a feeling of prominence and depth, while the elevation of the ceilings on the ground floor create a posh, inviting lobby. The retail and restaurant/bar spaces crown the public area with a translucent glass canopy which extends out over Fourth and Clementina Streets.
Project designed by Architectural Dimensions, a partner firm of ACI