Opened: February 2013
Go for: The high-tech touches
The only property opening this year in San Francisco's notoriously tough-to-crack hotel market, the latest addition to Viceroy Group's Urban Retreat collection aims to hit a note of tech-geek chic. All rooms have Obsess G-Link Connect docking stations, which wirelessly stream music, movies, and the like from mobile devices to the rooms' 46-inch Samsung smart TVs, while meeting rooms have built-in A/V and permanent whiteboard and corkboard walls. "Work hard, play hard" is the hotel's not-so-subtle mantra: A mezzanine "playroom" is outfitted with a pool table, shuffleboard, and the latest gaming consoles, and chandeliers crafted from recycled eyeglasses and metal dog sculptures round out the singular, oh-so-S.F. aesthetic.
CEO of Acker Merrall & Condit hydrates, arrives late, and gets up early.