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.