SAN FRANCISCO—Hotel Nikko San Francisco has unveiled a $60-million renovation commemorating its 30th anniversary this year. Following a three-month renovation, spearheaded by Hirsch Bedner Associates, the new design, which, according to the company, takes inspiration from the Nikko’s Japanese heritage and the fluid lines of a traditional kimono, encompasses 405 of 533 guestrooms and suites, structural upgrades to the lobby, public areas, third floor ballroom and meeting spaces, as well as large-scale improvements to the hotel’s overall infrastructure and technology.
The 405 new residential-styled guestrooms and suites have an understated color palette of earthy neutral tones. Living spaces in the rooms include deep seated sofas, plush carpets and quality fabrics throughout. Marble bathrooms will have parquet flooring and deep soaking bathtubs.
The revamped 6,652-sq.-ft. ballroom on the hotel’s third floor offers a new space for gatherings, conferences and events. Focal points include tall metal-cut wall screens with modern Japanese design features, emphasizing the height of the space, and crystal glass drop light chandeliers anchored from the ceiling. The pre-function space has natural light and contemporary art-inspired fixtures and furnishings—including copper finished tables, grey marble worktops and cozy armchairs.
Hotel Nikko San Francisco also has 20 meeting rooms. As part of the renovation, the meeting rooms have audiovisual equipment for presentations. Additional hotel amenities include a 10,000-sq.-ft. health club and fitness center with indoor pools, steam rooms and dry saunas, as well as a 140-seat live music venue and bar.
The hotel’s signature restaurant Anzu, led by Swiss chef and F&B Director Philippe Striffeler, is also now open. Signature dishes include thinly sliced Wagyu beef cooked tableside on a Japanese river stone and Misoyaki black cod served with purple yam dumplings, edamame, baby shitake mushrooms and ginger dashi broth.