Inn at the Presidio, the first hotel in the Presidio of San Francisco and the only new hotel to open in San Francisco in 2012, will open to the public in April.
The Inn at the Presidio aims to offer intimate accommodations and exceptional comfort, style, and personalized service.
Once one of the oldest military posts in the United States, the Presidio is an urban national park and National Historic Landmark District in a major metropolitan area. The Inn at the Presidio is billing itself as a hidden getaway in a national park filled with historic buildings, miles of trails and other recreational opportunities, abundant wildlife and excellent bay and bridge vistas, with the urban life of San Francisco just outside its gates.
Located in historic Pershing Hall, previously the post’s bachelor officers’ quarters, Inn at the Presidio aims to provide an authentic experience of the privilege once reserved for the ‘top brass’. The inn will feature 22 guest rooms, 17 of which are one-bedroom suites. Room rates will range from $195 to $350 a night.
Other amenities will include an inviting front porch with rocking chairs, a landscaped terrace with a fire-pit, guest reception, and a guest lounge with a dining room.
The inn’s design and contemporary furnishings will pay tribute to the Presidio’s history while offering the comforts of modern lodging. The inn’s furnishings will reference the building’s history and its art program will use historic memorabilia and photographs, as well as modern regional art, to exemplify the unique national park experience found at the Presidio.
Presidio artifacts will also be integrated into the design. The Inn at the Presidio will be operated in accordance with green hotel standards and the Presidio Trust is pursuing LEED Gold certification for the building.
With a prime location in the Main Post, the heart of the Presidio of San Francisco, Inn at the Presidio will be within walking distance of the city’s famous Marina District and Sacramento Street, both of which offer shopping, restaurants, cinemas, galleries, restaurants and bars.
Guests at the inn will have access to the Presidio’s wide variety of recreational opportunities, which include a golf course, wedding and event facilities, bowling, a YMCA gym/indoor pool, an urban spa, a fitness/Pilates/yoga studio, an indoor rock-climbing studio, a trampoline park, and hiking and biking trails.
Waterford Hotels and Inns, a California based company, has been chosen to operate the Inn on behalf of the Presidio Trust, the federal executive agency that manages the Presidio.
“Waterford Hotels and Inns was chosen based on their experience with historic hotels, their dedication to customer service, their sensitivity to the environment, and their long history of successfully working with a variety of owner groups,” said Joshua Bagley, the Presidio Trust’s project manager.
Established in 1776 by Spain, the Presidio served as the northernmost outpost of colonial power in the New World. It is the birthplace of San Francisco. In 1846, the Presidio became a United States Army post. In 1996 the Presidio Trust was established by the United States Congress to preserve the Presidio as an enduring resource for the American people.
Today the Presidio is a unique urban national park spanning 1,491 acres at the tip of the San Francisco peninsula. Its expansive forest is seen for miles as a green oasis framing the Golden Gate Bridge. More than 8,000 people live and work in the park.
The Trust has transformed the Presidio into a visitor, residential and commercial destination with an extensive system of trails and scenic overlooks along the San Francisco Bay and Pacific Ocean; rehabilitated historic buildings which span nearly 200 years; and programs about the Presidio’s history and natural resources.
Inn at The Presidio is a member of the Historic Hotels of America. Its address is Main Post, Presidio of San Francisco, 42 Moraga Ave. SF, CA 94129. More information can be found at www.innatthepresidio.com or by contacting General Manager Terry Haney at (415) 689- 4287 or by e-mail at THaney(at)innatthepresidio.com.
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