This Is Why Gay Travelers Love the Axiom Hotel in San Francisco

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The Axiom Hotel (28 Cyril Magnin St.) is in the heart of San Francisco’s Union Square, bringing its vision of contemporary and edgy design to life.

The 152-roomed boutique hotel features 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 pulls architectural and technological inspiration from the Bay Area. Design firm Stonehill & Taylor brought their vision of a seamless guest experience to life. Through design inspired by the pulsing energy of San Francisco, the space provides an experience where history meets the digital revolution.

Guests enter the hotel through a hidden tunnel of light in the hallway where they are 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, features old-fashioned arcade games to further fuse vintage entertainment with present day gadgets. The hotel also features a customizable meeting space that can easily be divided into two areas called “Hub 1” and “Hub 2.”

To further convey the intersection of old and new within the hotel, glitch art – that’s art depicting modern-day technological glitches over historic style photography – will be displayed throughout the public spaces. The hotel’s light wells have also be revamped with art installations created by various artists.

The guest-room 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.

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Last modified: October 8, 2019