A Historic San Fran Hotel to Re-Emerge in May as The Scarlet Hotel
Another San Francisco hotel has gotten a major makeover and we expect more to follow.
The Huntington Hotel in Nob Hill, originally built in the early 1920s, will reopen in May after a rather sexy and racy renovation (to the tune of $15 million) that will also bring with it a name change--The Scarlet Huntington.
The hotel is now a part of Singapore-based hospitality group, Grace International, who have made the Huntington into a spin-off of their Scarlet Hotel in Singapore, a very sexy property which uses words like "uninhibited", "bold" and "naughty" to describe itself.
While the rooms of The Scarlet in San Francisco will have a similar boudoir look to the Scarlet in Singapore (think lots of red, gold, black and "daringly dim lighting") the staff of the hotel will be familiar to previous guests as many of the Huntington's former staffers, including the concierge who has been there for 30 years, are expected to return to the hotel.
The hotel's popular Nob Hill Spa and Big 4 Restaurant will also remain but with some slight cosmetic updates.
Rates for May 6, re-opening night, start at $429 for a superior room. Which frankly is a little too steep for us. Fortunately, there's an introductory offer available for just $219 a night. That's a non-refundable rate so be sure you want to stay there before you book.
[Photo: The Scarlet Hotel San Francisco]