Like a sleek, translucent blue tower holding court over Howard and 5th Streets, the new InterContinental is quickly becoming one of San Francisco's hottest hotels. The fabulous location adjacent to Moscone Center, in the heart of the vibrant South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood, makes this an appealing hotel for both business travelers who need to be walking distance from the Financial district and leisure travelers who want to be near many of the city's premier shopping and entertainment destinations. The InterContinental is walking distance from many popular sights and attractions, such as the Yerba Buena Gardens and Center for the Arts, the Museum of Modern Art and the African Museum of Diaspora.
Rising 32 floors above the bustling streets of San Francisco, the InterContinental Hotel features 550 spacious guestrooms and suites, each one decorated to blend modern sophistication with retro flair. The rooms are appointed with Mozambique walnut furnishings and smooth marble, softened by plush white duvets and accented with spicy burnt sienna hues and splashes of ultra-modern patterns. Each room is decked out with all the latest amenities, such as flat screen televisions, large work areas, wired and wireless Internet access, Ipod docking stations and in-room safes; they also feature floor to ceiling windows that reveal awesome city views. Guests are sure to enjoy additional facilities throughout the hotel, including the state-of-the-art health club, which also boasts an indoor pool and sauna, and the elite I-Spa, one of the city's newest luxury day spas.
Despite the incredible location near some of the hottest, most esteemed restaurants in San Francisco, guests will find that they don't have to leave the InterContinental to enjoy fantastic dining. Luce, the hotel's restaurant, opened with a bang, quickly seducing both locals and travelers with fresh California-Italian cuisine and a sensational collection of wines, most of which hail from California's celebrated wine country. Luce also features the snazzy Bar 888, which is revered for an amazing collection of vintage grappas proudly displayed around the sleek and sexy bar the specialty cocktails blend house-made grappas and rare liqueurs.
The InterContinental hotel is also an excellent venue for San Francisco meetings, corporate events and special celebrations. There are 23 meeting rooms totaling 43,000 square feet of flexible space, each one appointed in an executive style with a contemporary edge. Two large outside terraces along the beautiful ballrooms and a third terrace near the day-spa are also available for guests who are planning on hosting outdoor events in San Francisco.