News for the Hospitality Executive
San Francisco's Inn at
Oyster Point Renovates to Lure the Stylish Business
|SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA, October 11, 2010 - Step
aside, notoriously utilitarian airport hotels. The bar has just been
raised. The Inn at Oyster Point near San Francisco International
Airport (SFO) offers waterfront accommodation in a resort-like setting
with a beach, and, if you arrive by bay, a slip in the marina out front
to park your boat. As if that weren't enough to stand out from the
run-of-the-mill airport hotels in the area, the Inn just completed a
stunning renovation, transforming itself into a uniquely stylish
accommodation complete with designer interiors and original art that
seems like it should be anywhere but near a major airport.
"We want to attract a younger, frequent business traveler who enjoys staying in a hotel with a sense of style and personality, as well as a complete array of business services," said Kristen Phillips, Director of Operations for Waterford Hotels and Inns, the management company for the Inn. "We wanted this hotel to be tasteful yet modern, elegant but with many surprises, like the unusual art collection."
As South San Francisco's most recent hotel remodel, the 20-year-old Inn at Oyster Point began its bold facelift in early 2010. The 30-room hotel was made over by the Andrew Alford Design Studio, and inspired by the most famous interior designer of the 1940-'50s, Dorothy Draper. "I wanted to turn the hotel into a jewel box work of art," said Alford, a well-known San Francisco-based designer of luxury hospitality properties, including Kimpton's Hotel Monaco San Francisco's Spa Equilibrium, the Waterfront Hotel in Oakland's Jack London Square, and Eden, a new restaurant in Miami."At Oyster Point, I muted the provocative design in the guestrooms and expanded it in the public spaces," he said. From the quirky, conversation-starting art to the leopard print chairs, the hotel carries out Dorothy Draper's philosophy to "always put in one controversial item - it makes people talk."
The Boardroom SouthHarbor Waterfront Restaurant & Bar
All 30 oversized guest rooms (22 queens, 6 kings, 2 double-queens) at The Inn at Oyster Point feature unexpected extras few airport hotels offer:
The Inn at Oyster Point also attracts small meetings to its elegant Boardroom that seats 12, chic living-room lounge known as The Hamilton Room, which is perfect for informal get-togethers and receptions, and the hotel’s SouthHarbor Restaurant, where guests may enjoy outdoor deck dining.
The Inn at Oyster Point, owned by Oyster Point Lodging, LLC,
is located at
425 Marina Blvd.,
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