Hidden away in the heart of San Francisco, just off Union Square, is a boutique Hotel Zelos.
Hotel competition is fierce in this city, choice is not all about location, room size and internet speed, it is about overall experience. Blenheim Design discovered that Hotel Zelos is worth a trip.
Ground floor is a trendy Californian design injected with quirky humour. Lobby does not invite hanging around however bar and restaurant make up for it.
The hotel interior architects gave the whole space a mood of intrigue and thick atmosphere of drama. Elevator is a metal clad box with back illuminated tree branches forming a silhouette of 1960’s British spy.
Directly outside an elevator is a stylized Art Deco sign, moodily halo illuminated with playfully sophisticated leather upholstered swing beside it.
Rather plain wall was enriched with ornately framed black and white artistic photo of a scantily clad woman.
This set the scene for moody and mysteriously designed bar and restaurant. Dirty Habit restaurant and bar designers gave it a feeling of a secret hideaway space.
The whole place is oozing effortless charm. My colleague described Dirty Habit as an effortlessly sexy bar with pulling power.
Bar gives an aura of heady opium den mixed with, non-Danish mid-century design pieces, robust concrete and metal touches.
The main feature is an oversized lace veiled girl’s portrait in heavy blacks and purples.
Immediately to the side is a well-stocked bar serving classic and seasonal cocktails.
Second bar is boldly advertising its offers on an art installation, consisting of metal parts and Bourbon spelling across the wall. Space is still Intimately atmospheric.
Hotel Designers used three tone timber floors to create 3D effect throughout. Hot rolled steel, textured wood and art in a ‘Matta Hari’ style achieves relaxed yet stylish hotel interior.
Blenheim design was informed that DDA worked alongside Lighting Design from Seattle on hotel renovation.
Restaurant offers unique special small and sharing plates.
This place is like Narnia, it just gets better as we walked through. Another set of doors reveals restaurant bar and terrace with soothing sound of water fountain and warmth coming from the fire pit.
The hip outdoor lounge is an oasis of calm in the busy downtown San Francisco. We could envisage ourselves spending many evenings sampling creative cocktail menu and seasonal dishes on the long lazy couches.
Take it from us; this Hotel Terrace is uber-cool.
Dirty Habit at Hotel Zelos
12 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA