In August 2013, the 177-room Galleria Park Hotel, will complete an 18-month $4 million renovation to celebrate its rich heritage and enhance its stylish appeal to today’s discerning traveler.
The Galleria Park Hotel is built upon the site of the former Lick House, recognized as the country’s finest hotel west of the Mississippi when it opened in 1862, and the Occidental Hotel, described as “Heaven on a Half Shell” in Mark Twain’s novel, “Roughing It”.
The Lick House and the Occidental Hotel reigned as San Francisco’s Grande Dames until they were destroyed by the 1906 Earthquake and Fire. Their prime location gave birth to the Hotel Sutter, today’s Galleria Park Hotel, in 1911. The Galleria Park Hotel is the most historic property within the Joie de Vivre collection.
“Throughout the decades, San Francisco’s grand sense of hospitality has survived and thrived to make it one of the world’s most popular destinations. We are honored to part of this tradition and strive to be as relevant today as the Lick House and Occidental Hotel were more than 150 years ago,” comments James Lim, regional managing director for Joie de Vivre Hotels.
The hotel exudes a timeless yet vibrant style, combining its original Art Deco and Art Nouveau design with contemporary elements and services, for a one-of-a-kind experience.
A hidden gem favored by celebrities, statesmen and guests seeking style and comfort, the Galleria Park Hotel is centrally located in San Francisco at 191 Sutter Street – steps away from the Financial District, world-class shopping and cultural attractions.