The Omni Hotel is located in a 7 story building that was transformed into a 362 room luxury hotel. Originally a Florentine Renaissance building, the first four floors of exterior granite were removed and using the original drawings the cast stone facade was recreated. While the hotel has contemporary amenities, it has a sophistication with its Victorian-inspired, Old-world design which pays homage to its San Francisco history. The hotel is spearheaded by General Manager James Lim who has a rich background in luxury hospitality in the Bay Area.
When you enter the hotel, you will notice grand staircases (on each side of the hotel) with intricately wrought iron molding and a rounded marble staircase that ascends to the hotel check in. Magnificent chandeliers hang above you while an elaborate orchid flower arrangement in oriental vases sit in the middle of the room. Dark mahogany wooden walls are decorated with finely crafted molding. The lobby is comparable to the staircase in the Titanic Ship. Authenticity is all around you in this dignified ambiance.
In the rooms you will find ornate patterned wallpaper, carved wooden bed posts, draped curtains with floral patterns and arched windows. A smooth crown molding lines the walls while bronzed mirrors hang on the walls. Metal studded chairs and cherry wood furniture sit on brown and black patterned floors. With beige, brown and golden tones, the guestrooms are warm and inviting. Bathrooms have Chinese granite vanities accented with Italian marble floors and walls.
There are a variety of room categories including Signature, Deluxe, Premier and California Suites. California Suites are U shaped and include a king sized bed with a charming living room. The sofa folds out to accommodate an additional two guests. Upgraded amentities incuding a Nespresso machine and iHome docking station. Each of these suites is located on the corner of the hotel with views of California Street and the iconic San Francisco Cable Car.
THE PRESIDENTIAL SUITE
The Presidential Suite is located on the 16th floor and features a sitting area with a DVD player, wet bar, dining table for eight and a Jacuzzi tub. A connecting room can make this impressive space an expansive 1,300 square feet.
For fitness enthusiasts, enjoy the 1500 square foot gym which is open 24 hours a day. Golfers can opt for an experience at the Presidio Golf Course and Harding Park which are just minutes away. Complimentary walking tours are given every Saturday at 10 am and featuring a guided tour focusing on the history of San Francisco and its architecture.
FOOD AND BEVERAGE
Executive Chef Thomas Rhodes is a graduatedof the California Culinary Academy. He previously worked at the prestigious Palace Hotel as Sous Chef, Banquet Chef and Restaurant Chef. He is also responsible for the success of iconic restaurants including Asia De Cuba at the Clift Hotel. He considers locavorism, Asian fusion of all varieties and French Cuisines to be his specialties.
Honey is harvested on the rooftop of the Omni Hotel in its five beehives. It is used in cocktails and dishes of Bob’s Steak & Chop House and Bar. Manzanilla Olive Trees are grown on the rooftop with multiple varieties including salted green, or black.