Two towers connected by glass-enclosed sky bridges compose the top 11 floors of one of San Francisco's tallest buildings, offering spectacular panoramas from every room; the windows open so you can hear that trademark San Francisco sound: the "ding ding" of the cable cars some 40 floors below (and rooms even include binoculars). In 2012, the hotel got a major overhaul, bringing in a brand-new, Asian-themed spa, as well as the locally-sourced Brasserie S&P restaurant
and bar, which occupies the majority of the lobby. The face-lift upped the ante for the property, officially making it Northern California's only five-star hotel. Rooms showcase San Francisco's abundant light, with iridescent alcoves over the regal beds and muted color schemes. You can't beat the extra-deep tubs with city views, showerheads the size of dinner plates, and the personalized stationery. Pamper yourself with luxurious Egyptian-cotton sheets, two kinds of robes (terry and waffle-weave), and cozy slippers. A complimentary tea-and-cookie tray delivered to your room upon your arrival is one among many illustrations of the hotel's commitment to service. Special-rate plans for families are available.
May 15, 2014
Recently (early May, '14) experienced a most satisfactory and rather unique business travel stay at the MO San Francisco. (Unique, owing that the San Francisco Bay Area is my secondary residence - after Singapore - for work and home. The corporate stay at the MO SF was necessitated by ongoing working visits with various Mandarin Oriental Group properties. Indeed, the past few months have entailed MO business stays in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo,
Shanghai and London.) My MO SF lodging entailed an upgrade to a most gratefully appreciated Dynasty Suite. Such special views - and service. (I've dined and entertained at the MO SF for a number of years, so this corporate stay was a bit like coming home to good friends, management and staff.) Seamless check-out and departure from the MO. (Flying onward to Seoul for meetings via the familiar and cherished Singapore Airlines flight 15 J; fine as ever.) A rather refined sanctuary in San Francisco. Savour your Mandarin Oriental visits.