Hotel room with yellow curtains and white coloured bed
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The first San Francisco outpost for the Pacific Northwest-based Pineapple Hospitality Company, The Alise takes its cues from its eclectic neighbourhood, where the City by the Bay meets show business. In a century-old building on Geary street, a short stride from Union Square, a grand black lacquered front door with opulent gilded scrollwork reveals a dazzling lobby dominated by a nine-screen video panel that rotates a curated selection of artistic scenes, while a shiny red baby grand player piano on the mezzanine level encourages guests to perform.

Designed by Glenn Texeira and local firm Stanton Architecture, throughout the property, cheerful yellows and golden hues are balanced with chic grey tones, while marble flooring and smoky mirrors are glamorous additions in the lobby.

Explore nearby sites from The Wharf to Golden Gate Bridge on one of the hotel’s custom cruiser bikes, before heading back to the hotel, where beds come complete with individually folded duvets to ensure a wrestle-free sleep.

Hotel property, cheerful yellows and golden coloured with marble flooring

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The bar counter with mirror on wall at The Alise, San Francisco, USA

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Hotel with frames on wall and yellow pillows on sofa

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Lauren Ho is the former travel editor at Wallpaper*. Now a contributing editor, she roams the globe, writing extensively about luxury travel, architecture and design for both the magazine and the website, alongside various other titles. She is also the European Academy Chair for the World's 50 Best Hotels.