Opening in the heart of San Francisco’s Union Square this fall, the Axiom Hotel (28 Cyril Magnin St.) is bringing its vision of contemporary and edgy design to life through design firm Stonehill & Taylor. The 152-roomed boutique hotel will feature seamless design geared toward business and leisure travelers of the tech-forward generation.Inspired by San Francisco’s iconic cable car system, the Axiom Hotel will pull architectural and technological inspiration from the Bay Area. Owned by Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. and managed by Kokua Hospitality, LLC., the Axiom team brought on Stonehill & Taylor to bring their vision of a seamless guest experience to life. Through design inspired by the pulsing energy of San Francisco, Stonehill & Taylor will create an experience where history meets the digital revolution.
Providing guests with a smooth experience to satisfy their digital lifestyle needs, Stonehill & Taylor have created distinctive lighting, technological advancements, and innovative artwork throughout the property. Guests will enter the hotel through a hidden tunnel of light in the hallway where they will be greeted with a one-of-a-kind chandelier. Further catering to the seamless lifestyle of the tech generation, guests can expect readily available outlets and plug-ins to mobile devices throughout the property. The mezzanine level, playfully named “Cloud” as a riff on the design’s digital influence, will feature old-fashioned arcade games to further fuse vintage entertainment with present day gadgets. The hotel will also feature a customizable meeting space that can easily be divided into two areas called “Hub 1” and “Hub 2.”
“We’re thrilled to have Stonehill & Taylor bring our hotel of the future to life,” says General Manager Garry Cox. “The Axiom Hotel will move with its innovative guests to provide spaces that flow from work to play.”
To further convey the intersection of old and new within the hotel, glitch art – art that depicts modern day technological glitches over historic style photography – will be displayed throughout the public spaces. The hotel’s light wells will also be revamped with art installations created by various artists.
The guestroom design features intentional juxtaposition, with exposed pipe ceilings in chic corridors, modern artwork mounted on traditionally molded walls, and lighting fixed on cables. Unexpected pops of color, such as magenta lining the interior of the case goods, bring a certain element of surprise to the room design.
Stonehill & Taylor is an architecture and interior design firm based in New York City. Their unique approach to design will put the Axiom Hotel at the forefront of the rapidly changing landscape of San Francisco while paying homage to the city’s rich past. The firm’s past successful projects include The Ace Hotel, Novotel Times Square, Refinery Hotel, and The Paramount Hotel’s Diamond Horseshoe.