San Francisco: Buchanan inaugurated
The Buchanan hotel opened its doors on 23rd June. This new hotel of the Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants group is perfectly situated in a lively area with boutiques, fancy restaurants, cinemas and jazz clubs. Designer Nicole Hollis mixed local influences with urban culture. She favours classic materials such as white linen, natural leathers, chic lighting and diverse furnishings, giving the Buchanan a unique style. In the 131 bedrooms, many of which boast balconies, there is a chic bohemian and urban vibe that is enhanced by a hint of Japanese inspiration. Once again, Nicole Hollis suggested the platform beds, bedheads and furnishings. Bathrooms are decked out in matt black quartz. In the lounge, there is a whisky cellar atmosphere with carbonised barrel lids and light installations created from whisky bottles…The Buchanan also offers a fitness centre, as well as bikes that are available to guests and Wine Hour gives you the chance to taste wine or sake – a quick insight into the cultural heritage of the place – between 5 and 6 every evening. A.F.-M.