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San Francisco-based design firms BraytonHughes Design Studios and EDG Design will overhaul interiors at the 556-room InterContinental San Francisco. BraytonHughes, which designed the hotel’s interiors 11 years ago when the property first opened, is responsible for transforming the hotel’s guestrooms, corridors, and meeting and event spaces. EDG will redesign the lobby, arrival area, and restaurant and bar spaces.

Targeted for completion in fall 2019, the renovation will feature a refreshed cosmopolitan design inspired by the hotel’s location and city history. The goal is to create a timeless look, transforming the hotel in accordance with the BraytonHughes’ philosophy of “total design,” encompassing space, interior architecture, furniture, art, and decorative objects chosen with an artistic sensibility, according to designers.

Guestroom interiors will be grounded by a residential feel. The color palette will be balanced by a tailored style from the pinstripe and gray carpet, upholstery, and contemporary textile wall coverings. Suit-like buttons on the bed skirts outlined with striping of International Orange, the official color of the Golden Gate Bridge, will add another level of flair. Each floor of the meeting and event spaces is adorned with art and custom transit maps from a significant year in San Francisco history, including the 1915 Panama-Pacific World’s Fair and the 1967 Summer of Love.

Photo: Paul Dyer


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