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“Best Hotels in San Francisco for Group Getaways"

Local California Getaways (August 2021)

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“A down-to-the-studs makeover in 2020 brings contemporary finishes to 372 rooms and public spaces that belie the age of this century-old landmark two blocks from Union Square. The Redwood Room is a famous gathering place, named for the single tree that’s said to decorate the walls and bar. Home of the famous “Big Chair,” a group selfie-magnet in the lobby. Dog friendly, with a rooftop bee sanctuary and complimentary bicycles (first-come, first-served)."

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“Guy Fieri Crashed the Sonoma County Fair and Dropped $10K on a Prize Pig Plus, Yelp is rolling out a feature to sort restaurants by vaccination policy and more intel"

Eater SF (August 2021)

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“There’s a new daytime dining option now open at the Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel near Union Square. Called Fredericks and helmed by chef Daniel Corey (formerly of Michelin-starred Luce at the InterContinental), the white-washed breakfast and lunch spot sports stylish black-and-white flooring and a menu of coffee, pastries, sandwiches, and salads served seven days a week."

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“"SOME DESIGN NOTES ON THE CLIFT""

My Inspired Design (August 2021)

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“The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel in San Francisco has reopened following an extensive renovation adding renewed, light-filled public spaces, modern rooms and new food and beverage options, all hearkening back to the property’s iconic history."

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“New and Renovated Hotels Star New Eateries"

SmartMeetings (August 2021)

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“How to Do an Epic Road Trip Down California's Pacific Coast Highway"

Tripadvisor (March 2021)

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“For the modernista, The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel is pure modern sophistication, fitting in perfectly with this tech-industry metropolis. The Clift has been here since 1915, but it reopened after an extensive renovation in 2020."

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“Hospitality Design Winner”

Hospitality Design (October 2020)

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WINNER CUSTOM ART + INSTALLATION: The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel, with art by Kevin Barry Art Advisory

Board Room for Meetings

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“The Clift Hotel is SF's meeting spot du jour”

7x7 (March 2020)

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“Originally constructed for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915, the hotel takes a hint from that time period. Even the meeting and event spaces honor those who played a large part in cultivating that historic fair: The space formerly known as the Velvet Room, and before that Asia de Cuba, is now named after George Applegarth, the original architect of The Clift."

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“Before and after: Historic SF hotel undergoes down-to-the-studs renovation"

SF Gate (January 2020)

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“Right upon walking into the lobby, repeat visitors will notice a big difference. The color scheme is much lighter, with shades of white, gray and metallic accents. The vibe is more modern and less moody."

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"The 9 Best San Francisco Hotels of 2019"

TripSavvy (August 2019)

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“Best for nightlife."

Bee Sanctuary

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“7 Luxurious Hotels with Rooftop Bee Gardens”

Architectural Digest (August 2018)

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