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Haute Top 5: Best Cocktail Bars in San Francisco 2017

The Douglas Room is a brand new bar at the Tilden Hotel in the Tenderloin.

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The Agenda: The Douglas Room, Wattles Mansion, and WestWeek Icons

The Douglas Room in the Tilden Hotel Now open and pouring spirits into all kinds of handcrafted seasonal creations, drinks include a Tenderloin Tuxedo (made with junipero gin, dry vermouth, Salers gentian, maraschino liqueur, California absinthe, and lemon bitters) and an Old and In the Way—a concoction of bourbon, sherry, suze, and stone-fruit shrub—all served against an American Craftsman-style backdrop designed by Studio Tack that flows seamlessly between bar and hotel lobby.

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The Douglas Room

Cocktail bar opened in March as the final phase of the Tenderloin’s new Tilden Hotel. The new Tilden Hotel venue whips up craft cocktails and bites such as cheesesteaks and duck wings. Studio Tack designed custom millwork and furniture to evoke the American Craftsman style, with an expansive bar and hightop and communal tables. The Douglas Room accommodates as many as 60 people. Other private event spaces in the hotel are catered by the Douglas Room, including the penthouse with terrace, which holds as many as 100 for cocktail parties, and the Mechanic’s Room, which holds as many as 50 guests.

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Conde Nast Traveller

5 neighbourhoods for urban heat-seekers to explore

4. The tech neighbourhood – Tendernob, San Francisco

…Wander a few blocks north and you’re in disputed land between seedy downtown San Fran and bourgeois Nob Hill. Some say Upper Tenderloin, others insist Lower Nob Hill; the compromise is the rather unfortunately named Tendernob. The area’s still got grit, but dense Twenties architecture swings between vaguely Parisian and flamboyantly Ottoman…And with Reddit now in the neighbourhood, across from the new Tilden Hotel (doubles from AED 770; 001-415-673 2332), it can only grow as the digi-developer’s top spot for keeping it real.

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Phoenix Magazine – Escape to the Coast

San Francisco is one of the most expensive cities in the country – in 2016, in fact, it was ranked No. 1 by GOBankingRates. It can be easy, then, to forget that San Fran was once the capital of free. Beat writers, anti-war protestors, artists and immigrants have always called the place home, managing to eke out rich lives despite having zero riches. .. Affordable and utterly cool, the Tilden was re-designed to be an oasis in the middle of the Tenderloin – AKA the last frontier in the face of San Francisco’s ever-expanding gentrification – with a hummingbird garden and a new craft cocktail bar and eatery called The Douglas Room.

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The Douglas Room Has a Very Absorbing Telenovela

The Douglas Room is a hotel bar locals will want to go to….Until recently, the Tilden Hotel was the Hotel Mark Twain, best known for pictures of Twain and of Billie Holiday (who was arrested there in 1949, for drug possession). Its rebrand was probably crucial for a boutique hotel on Taylor Street that hangs on its proximity to Union Square address but is most certainly in the Tenderloin…by Peter Lawrence Kane

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The hottest hotel design trend? Hipster-inspired hospitality

We all know a hipster hotel when we see one — the reclaimed wood, repurposed materials, retro furniture, and a mustachioed hotel clerk who hands you a craft cocktail along with your old-fashioned room key at the front desk — which doubles as the lobby bar, of course.

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USA Today

Previously known as the Mark Twain Hotel, this hotspot in the ever-evolving Tenderloin area underwent a stunning multi-million dollar makeover in 2017. Perfectly situated on the edge of the Tenderloin and within a quick walk of Union Square, this stylish boutique hotel can offer the adventures of the Tenderloin and the more traditional tourist attractions all around Union Square.

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Renovations Breathe New Life Into 7 Boutique Hotels In San Francisco

Renovations are breathing new life into San Francisco’s older boutique hotels. The new designs incorporate modern design and high-end finishes and expand services such as a larger fitness center, more lobby seating, and technology such as keyless entry and high-speed internet…The Tilden Hotel

Architect/Designer: Studio Tack and Stanton Architecture
Completion: March 2017

The former Hotel Mark Twain turned Tilden Hotel underwent a complete renovation. The lobby provides more communal seating for socializing, working, meeting and celebrating. Solid cherrywood walls and custom furniture constructed by Oakland-based designer Christopher Naefke are throughout the lobby.

The overarching theme of the design is organic textures and colors, clean lines and airy, well-lit spaces. The guest rooms offer a simple and serene design. The exterior was freshly painted and consists of a black tile base at lobby level and a white exterior.

The Hotel Mark Twain began operating as the Tilden Hotel in October 2016 with the renovation completed in March. The property’s new restaurant and bar, The Douglas Room, opened earlier this year…by Julie Littman

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San Francisco Magazine

For Poetry Lovers: Tilden This modernist hotel, whose renovation wrapped in March, is decorated with local art and hosts a rotating roster of artists in residence. It’s even home to a poet in residence, Tenderloin-based Jesse Johnson, who can often be found at the hotel’s watering hole, the Douglas Room. There’s an expansive lobby and bar, where food is served until 1 a.m. The Hummingbird Garden, with lush greenery and a babbling brook, is an ideal spot to read a slim book of verse.

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11 Vodka Cocktails to Drink in Bars Now

#9 La Di Da Di (The Douglas Room, San Francisco). In the boutique Tilden Hotel in downtown San Francisco, The Douglas Room… Playing off a Moscow Mule served in a blackened copper mug, this drink goes for greater depth with the usual vodka, lime and ginger beer enhanced by grapefruit cordial, black lava sea salt, fresh ginger, Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur and a splash of Bundaberg rosy guava soda… by Virginia Miller

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11 Tequila Cocktails to Drink in Bars Now

#9 Tele Novela (The Douglas Room, Tilden Hotel, San Francisco). The Tele Novela just feels like spring: a tall refresher of Partida tequila, celery, strawberry, lemon Chareau California aloe liqueur with a touch of aquavit for added savory herbal notes…by Virginia Miller

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Tilden hotel – San Francisco, USA

Thanks to openings like the Japanese bathhouse and tea room, Onsen, the gritty-around-the-edges Tenderloin may be San Francisco’s fastest changing nabe – and it finally has a hotel that it deserves. The 1928-built Mark Twain Hotel has undergone a top-to-bottom transformation to be reborn as the Tilden.

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What to Do in San Francisco: The Black Book

With a buzzing lobby bar designed by Studio Tack, this boutique spot in the the up-and-coming Tenderloin is squarely aimed at a hip, younger crowd—plus, the café is stocked with scones and brownies from local favorite Jane.

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Tilden Hotel – San Francisco, California, United States

In the edgy Tenderloin neighbourhood, the Tilden is an artistic, design-savvy remake of a vintage Art Deco hotel. Come for the cocktails, the social scene and rooms with clean-lined design, little luxuries and high-tech touches. There’s even a secret garden at the back. Public transit stops nearby.

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Inside the Lobby of The Tilden Hotel

Centered in San Francisco’s trendy and historic Tenderloin district, The Tilden Hotel exudes authenticity and personality. The hotel, which is located in a historic 1928 building, was entirely redesigned by founder Stephen Yang and designer Brian Smith.

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With Leisure and Conventions, Hotel Demand is Baked In

The Tilden Hotel was also completed in March 2017. The hotel is a Point Hospitality Group property led by Yang, who can count The NoMad and Ace Hotel Palm Springs among the feathers in his cap during his tenure with Square Mile Capital Partners, a controlling investor in both projects.

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Haute Hipster Hotel Alert: The Tilden Joins the Renaissance in the Tenderloin

The Tilden, a new boutique hotel in the former Hotel Mark Twain, is the latest in the neighborhood’s renaissance, following in the footsteps of Onsen, the Saratoga, Hero Shop, In Fiore, the Joint—all design-forward businesses drawing cultured San Franciscans (in droves) to the notoriously gritty area in search of a culinary, fashion, or beauty fix.

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Architectural Digest Germany, Magazine

Alternative Meetings in Northern California

Northern California has long been a hit with mega-meetings. In San Francisco alone, Moscone Center’s 2 million-square-foot collection of buildings has hosted everyone from Salesforce’s Dreamforce citywide to Meeting Professionals International’s Annual Conference.

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Habitat Magazine

Behind The Lyrics. The Tilden Hotel is the latest in a flurry of new galleries, bars and shops to hit the Tenderloin. Brooklyn-based Studio Tack designed the boutique inn and adjacent restaurant, the Douglas Room, with an eye toward 1970s glamour – the lobby sets the tone with its purple Harvey Prober tufted sofa and custom Ateller deTroupe chandelier. There’s even a poet in residence…

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