San Francisco has long been a destination for those who enjoy natural wonders. The incredible bay and sandy beaches, the towering redwoods, the mountains, it all gives this city a look that no other place has. And now, finally, the Bay Area will have a sustainable hotel that celebrates the environment of San Francisco with 1 Hotel San Francisco.
Reclaimed wood, terracotta and stones were used throughout this design. You will also see native California greenery all over the hotel. Repurposed and locally-soured materials were used throughout. That includes redwood salvaged from the Old San Francisco Bay Bridge and recycled rubber.
Moreover, an on-site herb garden provides ingredients for sustainable cocktails. There’s also an apiary for bees on site. The hotel food menu is full of farm-to-table options. The food and cocktails make use of sustainably sourced, organic ingredients. Some of them come from the hotel’s rooftop garden.
The restaurant has a green ceiling made up of 100% preserved plants. Reclaimed timber was used for the dining chairs. All rugs in all public spaces in the hotel are hand-woven by artists in underdeveloped counties. Meanwhile, the linens are sustainably sourced. You will find driftwood sculptures in the bathrooms. The decorative baskets were hand-woven in India and there is beautiful wood, art and greenery everywhere you look. The house cars are Audi E-Tron, all-electric cars.
The list of features and amenities goes on. The point is, this is a gorgeous, sustainable hotel that puts eco-tourism right at the forefront. San Francisco is a perfect destination for those who love the natural world and believe in preserving its beauty. This hotel is a showcase of just how that natural beauty can be preserved and celebrated.
In one 2020 research study, San Francisco was rated as the most eco-friendly city in the world for tourists. That’s a big claim to fame and there’s obviously a big need in the city for sustainable hotels like this one. The city is chock-full of vegan restaurants and eco-friendly tours. There are also more parks and wildlife preserves here than any other city in the world. In other words, this is the perfect place to celebrate the natural world.
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