The three room types--The Crescent Junior, The Crescent and The Crescent Suite--average about 230-sq.ft. and feature a balance of "European classicism and fresh New World modernism." Translation: White spaces with pops of color in the furnishings and linens. A French antique mirror arrangement gives the rooms its Euro vibe.
The rooms will also feature the boutique hotel amenity trifecta of flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and best of all, complimentary WiFi.
But even though this hotel is a spin-off of the Crescent BH, Peck wants the hotel to be site-specific with San Francisco touches running throughout. The hotel mini-bars will offer local specialites and in the suites, local DJs have created special iPod playlists. Even local winemakers have put together a wine program for guests to enjoy in-rooms as well.
And there will be books. Much like at The Cooper Square Hotel, the Crescent San Francisco will feature custom-curated sets of books in each room ranging from classical authors to "West Coast-centric stuff."
Books add a rich texture to the space and the design and it makes a subtle statement about who we are. Hopefully, guests will actually pick up and read the books too.
As for the restaurant and bar, that won't be ready when the Crescent SF opens but Peck is hoping for a mid-2010 opening of the space, which will be located on second floor above the lobby and will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as 24-hour room service.
Considering this is San Francisco's Union Square where hotels litter the streets around it, we were curious as to why guests would stay here over one of the many established Kimpton, JDV or even Personality Hotels in the area. Peck says that his hotel will bring something different to the hotel scene.
I really think we are going to present a fresh new perspective in terms of design and execution. They have a distinctive San Francisco approach and ours is going to be more design-driven.
So expect the Crescent to be a little bit Beverly Hills glam and a little bit New York City cool.