The Lowdown on a New High Rise Hotel :: Intercontinental, San Francisco

The details are staggering… 32 stories high. 550 rooms. $195 million. Translucent blue glass skin. San Francisco Bay, Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge views. Flat-screen in-room plasma TVs. A 5,000-foot spa. A terrific SoMa 5th & Howard Streets address, adjacent to Moscone Center and a a few blocks from Nordstrom’s and Bloomies in the Westfield Shopping Center.

Put them all together and it spells Intercontinental Hotel, part of a 21-hotel chain in the US. Now planning five more hotels, hey already own S.F. landmark — the Mark Hopkins on Nob Hill. This new one, due to be finished in January 2008 will hold 43,000 square feet of meeting space, a California Italian restaurant, and much, much more. Stay tuned to Vagablond for more news when we hear it.

By Gil Zeimer, Vagablond’s Editor in Chief.

Posted by Gil Zeimer on October 10, 2007 in Food, Shopping, Travel

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