by Michael J. Shapiro | February 13, 2020
The Kimpton Alton, a 248-room conversion of a currently operating Holiday Inn, will debut this summer in San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf. The property, which will be the third Kimpton in the city, is just off the Embarcadero - overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge.

The luxury boutique hotel will have a café and bar with an outdoor patio, as well as a private meeting space for small gatherings.

"Expanding our presence in our hometown of San Francisco is a milestone moment for the brand," said Mike DeFrino, CEO at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. "San Francisco has informed the Kimpton ethos with its laid-back approach to luxury, award-winning culinary offerings and innovative spirit. We're proud to come full-circle to where it all began and showcase our culture of heartfelt care in this iconic city."

Details of the transformation of the property are still emerging, but Kimpton's global senior vice president of design Ave Bradley will head up the creative vision, along with interior designer Kara Mann and Arcsine Architects. They intend to create an "updated 70s vibe" using a light, warm palette with green marble accents and lush greenery draped from skylights, along a fun residential feel in the guest rooms.