The long-awaited Virgin Hotels San Francisco has just opened its doors at 250 Fourth Street, and in a couple of weeks it will have a rooftop bar.
Tuesday marked the official opening of the hotel, along with its "swanky" (per Eater) ground-floor restaurant Commons Club. The restaurant, billed as serving "modern California cuisine," is being headed up by former Quince chef de cuisine Adrian Garcia.
SFist first caught wind of the project nearly two years ago, and it's the second US property for Richard Branson's boutique hotel chain, with the first opened in Chicago in 2015. (The Chicago hotel also has a Commons Club.)
Says Branson in a release, "I love visiting San Francisco, and it has always been very special to Virgin. Never losing its local charm, the city continues to be dynamic and innovative, embodying so much of what our brand stands for. Virgin Hotels and the delightful city of San Francisco make the perfect pair."
Virgin Hotels SF offers 192 two-room "chambers," as well as two penthouse suites. The chambers all feature a dressing room/bathroom combo with an extra-large shower, closet and vanity, as well a "Lounge" where the bed is located — and Virgin Hotels has a patented "lounge bed" that's ergonomically designed. Mini fridges are stocked with "street priced" snacks, and all the rooms come with HD TVs and yoga mats. "Sneak peek" rates available now start at $196 per night, and the regular rate appears to be $245 per night.
Opening in early March is the 4,000-square-foot rooftop bar on the 12th floor called Everdene. Kind of like Charmaine's at the Proper Hotel, Everdene is divided into multiple spaces including an indoor "salon" and an outdoor patio, and there's a VIP area called The Secret Garden Lounge.
Also coming in March is Funny Library Coffee Shop on Fourth Street, which will serve Hugh Jackman's Laughing Man coffee brand.
Virgin Hotels SF, 250 Fourth Street between Folsom and Howard