Hyatt Regency San Francisco

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Hyatt Regency San Francisco
Five Embarcardero Center.jpg
Five Embarcadero Center
Hotel chain Global Hyatt Corporation
General information
Location United States
Address Five Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, California
Coordinates 37°47′40″N 122°23′45″W / 37.79432°N 122.39584°W / 37.79432; -122.39584Coordinates: 37°47′40″N 122°23′45″W / 37.79432°N 122.39584°W / 37.79432; -122.39584
Opening 1973
Owner Dune Capital Management
DiNapoli Capital Partners
Management Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Height 77 m (253 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 20
Floor area 863,400 sq ft (80,210 m2)
Design and construction
Architect John Portman & Associates
Developer Trammell Crow
David Rockefeller
John C. Portman, Jr.
Other information
Number of rooms 802
Number of suites Balcony Suite
Embarcadero Suite
Number of restaurants Eclipse Restaurant
Eclipse Lounge

Hyatt Regency San Francisco is a hotel located at the foot of Market Street and The Embarcadero in the financial district of San Francisco, California. The hotel is a part of the Embarcadero Center development by Trammell Crow, David Rockefeller, and John Portman.

The building was sold by its owner, Strategic Hotel Capital LLC, in January 2007 for close to US$200 million to Dune Capital Management and DiNapoli Capital Partners – roughly $250,000 for each of the hotel's 802 rooms.

The Regency Club Lounge was once the Equinox, a rooftop revolving restaurant, but is now a stationary elite club for certain hotel guests offering 360-degree views of the city and the bay.

In popular culture[edit]

The Hyatt Regency's atrium lobby served as the lobby of the Glass Tower in 1974's The Towering Inferno. Replicas of John Portman's trademark pill-shaped elevators were built for use in the film and are featured throughout, including in an extended sequence where one is lifted from the stricken tower by helicopter. The Hotel was also featured in the 1977 Mel Brooks Comedy High Anxiety, the film Telefon from 1977, and in Time After Time (1979 film), a tale of H.G. Wells chasing Jack The Ripper into the future of 1979.

As well as being a setting for numerous films, the lobby is itself inspired by a film. Architect John Portman has stated that its design was suggested to him by viewing the 1935 science fiction film Things to Come.


Hyatt Regency atrium 


Further reading[edit]

  • Ryan Tate (January 8, 2007). "S.F. Hyatt Regency sells for $200M". San Francisco Business Times. Retrieved 2010-02-01. 
  • Doar, D. (May 1974). "L'hôtel "Hyatt Regency" à San Francisco (Etats-Unis)". Acier = Stahl = Steel (in French) (Centre Belgo-Luxembourgeois d’Information de l’Acier) 39: 199–205. 

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