BEI San Francisco, formerly the Holiday Inn San Francisco-Civic Center, officially completed a top-to-bottom $30 million renovation. One year ago, the lifestyle hotel officially reflagged to become the newest independent lifestyle hotel in the quickly growing Mid-Market neighborhood. The 396-room project was made possible via an investment by BEI Capital with a sister property in Beijing.
Designed by iu + bibliowicz Architects, LLP and Steinberg Hart, BEI has 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space in addition to several intimate coworking spaces inspired by the forward-thinking offices found throughout San Francisco and Silicon Valley. BEI also has two new food and beverage concepts on the ground floor. Sum, the restaurant and bar, is a casual dining concept, open for breakfast and dinner. Ren is an on-the-go daytime dining option with freshly made pastries, specialty deli items, and features coffee creations from West Coast favorite, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, beer and wine.
BEI aims to answer the increasing demand for integrated living and workspace in San Francisco by offering various remodeled room categories, each averaging 350 sq. ft. Most notable are BEI’s “Stay Work Play” rooms that feature beds that tuck away to transform living space into working space with an additional outdoor terrace for breakout meetings and sessions. In addition, BEI offers 3,000 sq. ft. of traditional meeting space that can become three breakout rooms, and 7,000 sq. ft. of flexible space, which includes the lobby, game room, gallery and fourth floor outdoor terrace. A new 800-sq.-ft. fitness center is located near the outdoor terrace to complement the classes and wellness programming that BEI implemented in fall 2019.
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