San Francisco’s Hotel Bijou Debuts Impressive Renovation

Unique 1920s-Style Boutique Property Introduces New Furnishings, Décor, and Amenities While Preserving Historical Charm

Hotel Bijou, a unique 1920s-style boutique hotel located steps away from vibrant downtown San Francisco, is thrilled to announce the completion of its property renovation, which includes new furnishings, décor, and amenities while maintaining its significant historical characteristics.  A landmark San Francisco hotel originally built in 1914, Hotel Bijou features a collection of 65 well-appointed guest rooms, each named after an acclaimed movie filmed in the city to provide a true San Francisco experience for locals and travelers alike, blending historical sophistication with chic modern décor.

“Hotel Bijou celebrates San Francisco’s unique history and architecture while providing modern comforts and exceptional hospitality,” said Kunal Sikand, proprietor of Hotel Bijou.  “We are a vibrant hub for travelers and locals seeking comfortable accommodations, inspiring food options and direct access to all the city has to offer.  We are confident this youthful rebirth will excite our existing guests and speak to explorers seeking fresh, new experiences within the heart of San Francisco.”

Hotel Bijou’s comprehensive renovation features all-new furniture added to each guest room and numerous design upgrades throughout the property, including new king, queen and double-sized beds and mattresses, carpet boasting a marbled design, improved lighting, refreshed corridor paneling, plush decorative throw pillows, and luxury linens.  Thoughtfully selected and arranged, guestrooms’ furniture and design create an inviting home away from home feel as soon as guests enter.  Hotel Bijou’s memorable art deco theme is continued throughout its rooms, including bronze touches on furniture, new drapes, and ornate jewel-shaped mirrors.  Hotel Bijou’s hallways are now lit with crystal-adorned lamps and decorated with an eclectic collection of contemporary artworks, from creative portraits to Hollywood glamour-style photos that complement the hotel’s décor.

In addition to its interior design upgrades, Hotel Bijou introduced a variety of new amenities for visitors to enhance their stay such as the Fitness in a Bag program, which offers an escape from the typical hotel gym and the opportunity to exercise anywhere in the city with a tote full of dumbbells, resistance bands, a yoga mat, water, towels, and running routes that follow those of the San Francisco Marathon.  Hotel Bijou can also arrange private sessions with professional fitness instructors to lead workouts, depending on availability.

Guests can also book soothing in-room spa treatments after a day of exploring, and new bath and shower products from Gilchrist & Soames have been added to guestrooms for travelers to indulge in, as well as premium channels introduced on the high-definition televisions.  Additionally, personalized concierge service is at each guest’s disposal to assist with every need.  Hotel Bijou guests also have exclusive access to an exceptional daily breakfast buffet.

Gibson, the property’s refined restaurant with a lively bar, is located on the hotel’s ground floor and offers a new supper club dining experience.  Gibson is designed to encourage sharing, community and conviviality as visitors dine family-style, choosing from a menu of expertly prepared yet approachable interpretations of French-inspired cuisine with a minor Italian influence.  Gibson’s celebrated Chef Louis Maldonado has Michelin-starred recognition, was awarded the “Rising Star Chef” distinction by the San Francisco Chronicle and StarChefs and was named a contestant on the 11th season of Bravo’s Emmy and James Beard Award-nominated “Top Chef” in 2013.  The restaurant’s inventive beverage program, directed by Adam Chapman, is chef-driven and enlightens diners with innovative and delicate flavor profiles infused with locally forged ingredients

Ideally located near Union Square, Hotel Bijou is steps away from premier shopping in Union Square and Westfield San Francisco Centre, convenient public transportation and the iconic Cable Car stop on Powell Street, Chase Center, and the Moscone Center.  The hotel is also the ideal base for must-visit sites, including Dragon’s Gate in Chinatown, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Coit Tower, City Hall, Oracle Park, and multiple performing arts theaters such as the Curran and the Orpheum.

A family-owned and operated property, Hotel Bijou was purchased in 2008 through the hard work of Happy and Renu Sikand, who laid the foundation for the top-level service and hospitality guests now receive.  Today their sons, Kunal and his brother, Aalok, are taking the reins of the business to continue to provide exceptional accommodations, a welcoming atmosphere, and a true San Francisco experience for locals and travelers.

For more information about Hotel Bijou, please call (415) 771-1200 or visit www.hotelbijou.com.