Plans to expand the historic InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel atop Nob Hill at 999 California Street, which was sold to Leadwell Global Property for $206 million last year, are in the works.
As envisioned, the single-story office addition to the south of the hotel’s landmark 19-story tower would be demolished and four-story “annex” would be added along Pine Street.
In addition to 15-20 new suites, the 32,000-square-foot addition would yield an 11,000-square-foot wellness center and new rooftop terrace adjacent to the hotel’s existing Peacock Court ballroom.
According to the project team, the addition would rise to a height of 50 feet, topping out just shy of the ground level floor of the ballroom, “nestle[d] into the sloping contours of the site, [and] gradually stepping back with a series of terraces from Pine Street to minimize the visual impact of the addition.”
And the architecture of the Annex, which is being designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM), is slated to be compatible with the historic features of the landmark hotel building, “while avoiding any false historicism, in keeping with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards.”
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