Opened in 2005, the Hotel Vitale - a Joie de Vivre Hotel is a premier bay-front property located across the street from the revitalized Embarcadero waterfront in San Francisco, Calif. The Embarcadero Shopping Center is located one block away.
This property was highlighted on the 2007 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List and on the 2007 Travel + Leisure 500 list. The modernist lobby features pine paneling, limestone columns and a still-life painted reception desk. Americano Restaurant features a circular bar and an outdoor patio that are popular with after-work locals. Chef Paul Arenstam oversees an Italian and California-influenced menu with featured temptations such as shaved squash pizzetas and steak stuffed with trumpet mushrooms.
The hotel offers 1,700 square feet of function space. Hotel-wide wireless Internet access is complimentary. A business center houses four computer stations. The 24-hour fitness center features cardiovascular and strength-training equipment, and complimentary yoga is offered daily. Spa Vitale offers treatments such as the lavender, organic sugar San Francisco Treat massage, and essential oil aromatherapies.
Lavender-scented hallways lead to 200 guestrooms located on eight floors. Beds feature pillow-top mattresses draped with 440-thread-count linens and down comforters. Décor includes soft mint-blue and pale-green fabrics, and original works of art. Room highlights include lounging divans and expansive city- and bay-view picture windows. Technological advancements feature wall-mounted LCD flat-screen televisions, CD players and IPOD/MP3 docking stations.
Guestroom amenities include complimentary laptop-compatible safes and minibars. DVD players and coffee/tea makers are available on request. Wired high-speed and wireless Internet access is complimentary. Bathrooms feature makeup mirrors.