Planning a trip to San Francisco? Hotel Kabuki seamlessly and uniquely blends Eastern and Western influences for a exotic yet elegant experience unlike any other in the city.
Check out our five fabulous reasons to check out this Bay Area Japanese gem.
Contemporary Japanese design elements treat the eyes at every corner. Delicate ceramics and hand-painted ukiyo-e murals are in abundance while the guestrooms feature Japanese-style marble bathrooms, sliding shoji screens to maximize natural light, traditional futons and bamboo-and-sand gardens.
Although it may feel like a world away, Hotel Kabuki is a lightning quick trip from the popular sites and natural wonders of San Francisco. Nestled in the hustle and bustle of Japan Center (near Lower Pacific Heights and ultra stylish Fillmore Street) the area is filled with local designers and a number of restaurants that specialize in using California-sourced ingredients and Japanese techniques.
Spreaking off food, you don’t have to go far to dine in style. In fact, you don’t even have to leave Hotel Kabuki. The hotel’s popular O Izakaya Lounge combines Asian-style flavors with contemporary American food in a menu of shared plates, salads and entrees, as well as 20 varieties of sake. Try the Grilled Sea Bass With Forbidden Rice, Blood Orange Sauce and Seasonal Vegetables or the to-die-for Niman Ranch Hamburger on a Black Pepper Potato Bun and Togarashi Fries.
The main hotel grounds include an ultra-zen Japanese garden and koi pond, as well as access to one of their three-foot Japanese-style tubs for the ultimate soak. Nearby, San Francisco’s Kabuki Springs & Spa offers an extensive menu of traditional and exotic spa services in an inviting Pan-Asian style. Ask for the Javanese Lulur, a traditional Indonesian ritual that begins with a luxurious massage with jasmine frangipani-scented oil and continues with Lulur powder, a tumeric and rice skin scrub applied lightly to exfoliate and sweeten the skin. After the skin has been cleansed, the body is pampered with a traditional yogurt application and an exotic flower bath. Pure bliss.
Just because this hotel cherishes tradition, doesn’t mean they neglect the modern must-haves. All rooms come with Serta Concierge beds with luxury linens, LCD flat-screen TVs with HD channels, an iPod / mp3 docking station, Wi-Fi and marble bathrooms, Guests also have access to 24-hour fitness and business centers and 16,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Plus, the hotel is pet-friendly, so you can stop stressing about what to do with Fido while in San Fran.
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(Photo : Fashion Times Editorial Director Ashley Joy Parker In The Gardens At Hotel Kabuki)
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