“With careful consideration poured into each and every detail, Hotel Zeppelin is the ultimate celebration of San Francisco’s long and storied counter-culture tradition,” said Hotel Zeppelin’s General Manager Antonio Flores. “Our provocative design and rebellious nature promotes the non-conformist experience San Francisco has been patiently waiting for.”
A stay at Hotel Zeppelin is an invitation to discover the unexpected. Designed by Dawson Design Associates, the hotel experience was created for revolutionaries, dreamers and visionaries, guests who are rule-breakers with a little spark of mischief, who aren’t satisfied with what is, but yearn for what could be.
The experience begins with a street level café, bar and lounge offering guests noshes and libations from some of the city’s best artisans. Unexpected design accents, including spontaneous black light exposed poetry, expand upon the hotel’s playfully psychedelic heartbeat and layer tribute to the bookstores and cafés of the beatnik era.
Downstairs, the 1,300 sq/ft game room entitled Peace, offers a playful retreat from reality complimented by an energetic and edgy homage to superheroes. Guests can unwind with games of skeeball, shuffleboard, an oversized electronic Bingo board synced with a dynamic sound system, a quick-shot basketball wall, and communal areas for both events and group meetings. The hotel has partnered with some of the city’s most celebrated brands: Sightglass Coffee, Dynamo Donuts, custom staff jewelry by Parme Marin, staff outfitting by Huf & STRKE MVMNT, bicycles by Martone Cycling and more. Hotel Zeppelin has also partnered with Scout—which is not your grandma’s concierge. Catering to the tech savvy crowd, this service allows guests to contact the Hotel Zeppelin concierge from anywhere, at any time from a downloadable app or via SMS text.
The 196 rooms and suites are fashionably appointed with eclectic furnishings and out-of-site amenities, including vintage inspired record players in select rooms. Guests can choose from a variety of room types to suit their needs, including an 1,800-square foot Presidential Suite, perfect for entertaining by means of a wet bar, media room, and outdoor deck.
he Den, Zeppelin’s game room and state-of-the-art event space, spans the lower level of the hotel and consists of three separate event spaces, the central Peace room, and the adjoining Love and Soul rooms. Peace, the hub of The Den, is a contemporary speakeasy with a superhero/ bingo party twist. It is a modern interpretation of the 1960’s playroom/ recreation room. Larger than life, amped up for the ultimate experience without the acid.
Interior Design firm Dawson about the inspiration: „We invite guests to get lost, play and engage with Peace’s shuffle board and billiards tables, Skee Ball machine, a full-sized Bingo board and quick-shot basketball wall. The license plate wrapped peace symbol ties back to Kerouac’s book about traveling across the USA with Allen Ginsburg, “On the Road”. Made from an eclectic collection of recycled license plates, it represents the people coming to San Francisco for experience now and in the past. From Peace, guests travel into the Love room through a 12’ door that that is a spin-off of the “White Rabbit” song from the Jefferson Airplanes.
Fritz Hansen Egg Chairs and sprawling custom-designed sectional sofas invite guests to kick up their feet and relax, while the neon lit Warhol-style cartoon strip graphics that wrap Peace’s ceilings speak to the era of wild parties and experimentation, giving the space a lively, club-like attitude. The 1950’s Bingo booth serves its functional purpose as a Bingo booth for guests and headlines in the evenings as a spin table for dancing and private parties.“
Images: Douglas Friedman
There are 196 impeccably furnished guest rooms including 20 suites. Amenities include 3,000 square feet of meeting and event space, a game lounge and a café. Hotel Zeppelin is located at 545 Post St in San Francisco, CA.
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