Clift (hotel)

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Clift San Francisco
Clift San Francisco is located in San Francisco County
Clift San Francisco
Clift San Francisco
Clift San Francisco is located in California
Clift San Francisco
Clift San Francisco
Clift San Francisco is located in the US
Clift San Francisco
Clift San Francisco
Location within San Francisco County
General information
Location United States
Address 495 Geary Street
San Francisco, California
Coordinates 37°47′12″N 122°24′40″W / 37.7867°N 122.4111°W / 37.7867; -122.4111Coordinates: 37°47′12″N 122°24′40″W / 37.7867°N 122.4111°W / 37.7867; -122.4111
Opening 1915
Owner Morgans Hotel Group
Management Morgans Hotel Group
Height 64 m (210 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 17
Design and construction
Architect MacDonald & Applegarth
Schultze & Weaver
Other information
Number of rooms 372
Number of restaurants Redwood Room
Velvet Room
Website
www.clifthotel.com
[1][2]

The Clift is a luxury hotel located two blocks from Union Square at the intersection of Geary Street and Taylor Street, San Francisco, California.

History[edit]

In 1913, Frederick C. Clift, an attorney from a large family in the Sierra foothills, commissioned the 300-room hotel on a lot the family had inherited. The hotel was to open in time for the Pan Pacific Exposition. The architect, a former student of Ecole de Beaux Arts, was George Applegarth of McDonald and Applegarth, who also designed the Palace of the Legion of Honor.[3] Advertised as the first hotel in San Francisco to be fire and earthquake proof, Clift has held up to its expectations. With its 1924 addition of 3 floors, it became the largest hotel in the state. The Clift was purchased from Four Seasons Hotels in 1996 by Morgans Hotel Group.[2]

Amenities[edit]

The Art Deco Redwood Room built in 1933 was refurbished by Philippe Starck to combine its original styling and 21st century design.[2] The Redwood Room is paneled with wood from a single redwood tree.

The hotel has 100Mbit/s high speed fiber optic internet service.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clift (hotel) at Emporis
  2. ^ a b c "Clift Features" (PDF). Morgans Hotel Group. 2010. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "Clift Hotel Review - San Francisco California". SF Travel. Retrieved 1 August 2010. 

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