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by Matt Alderton | April 06, 2015
The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco -- San Francisco's only AAA Five-Diamond hotel -- has completed a multi-phase renovation, the final phase of which encompassed new interiors for each of its 336 guest rooms, it announced last week.

"The new guest room design draws inspiration from San Francisco's Wilkes Bashford -- one of the city's iconic luxury department stores -- and the legacy of former Mayor Willie Brown, renowned for his famous suits," said Kathleen Dauber, principal designer at Hirsch Bedner Associates, which led the renovation. "The suiting aesthetic can be found in the specially woven pillows, the layering of the wall coverings in the guest rooms, and corridors -- creating a sense of drama in the spaces."

Earlier phases of the hotel's renovation encompassed its signature restaurant, Parallel 37, in December 2011; its lobby and lounge in February 2012; and its meeting spaces and ballroom in September 2014.

"We are so thrilled to usher in the next chapter of this iconic neoclassical building," said General Manager Bruce Gorelick. "Today's traveler is not only looking for high-tech amenities, but also a true sense of connection to the destination they are visiting, whether it be for business or pleasure. We look forward to welcoming guests to rediscover our hotel and inspiring them to build new memories with us."