Friday, October 25, 2013


By Eva Fydrych

An Escape from the Ordinary

Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

San Francisco has been on our travel list for a really long time. It is undoubtedly one of those cities that need no introduction; like New York or Los Angeles, this city already enjoys international recognition for everything from sightseeing to art galleries, shopping and entertainment. The City by the Bay was the sixth most visited tourist destination in the United States in 2011 and it was chosen as America's Best City in 2012.

Made popular again by the recent Woody Allen's movie "Blue Jasmine", San Francisco is actually far more stylish and exciting than shown through the eyes of the American director! In fact, it has become one of our favourite cities that ticks all the right boxes - it has a variety of shopping options, world-class restaurants, interesting music and nightlife venues, beautiful architecture, amazing location, and super friendly locals.

In September 2013, we had an opportunity to spend a couple of fabulous days in San Francisco and discover some of the most stylish places that the city has to offer.

Hotel Adagio - The Autograph Collection

Hotel Adagio - Lobby (Photo courtesy of Hotel Adagio) Click to enlarge

Photo courtesy of Hotel Adagio

The Mortimer Bar (Photo courtesy of Hotel Adagio)

Adagio, a luxury boutique hotel in downtown San Francisco, has everything you need for a glamorous stay in the City by the Bay. Featuring 171 spacious, comfortable and stylish guestrooms, Hotel Adagio is only a few blocks away from Union Square's collection of department stores, boutiques, art galleries and restaurants. 

There is something about the hotel that is actually hard to describe and has to be experienced first hand - Adagio has a very unique atmosphere and is nothing like your regular hotel. It offers a truly unforgettable experience and will satisfy even to the most demanding travellers.

View from the Samuel Suite (Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)

View from the Samuel Suite (Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)

Samuel Suite - Private terrace (Photo courtesy of Hotel Adagio) 

Stylish keycard (Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)


The beautiful building of Hotel Adagio, designed by architect Douglas D. Stone, was inspired by Spanish colonial revival architecture and opened as the El Cortez Hotel in 1929. Owner Mortimer A. Samuel was a prosperous businessman who operated several other hotels in San Francisco and hoped this fifteen-story hotel would be, “a home of luxury and comfort.”

Today, Hotel Adagio takes the vibrancy of San Francisco a step further with a new level of warmth, service and sophistication. Impressive architecture mixed with an upscale, contemporary design within, creates a one-of-a-kind experience, and makes the hotel a perfect escape from the ordinary.

Entrance (Photo courtesy of Hotel Adagio)

Hotel exterior (Photo courtesy of Hotel Adagio)


Located on the sixteen floor, the Samuel Suite is 'a dream come true'. This beautifully decorated suite features a large 400-square foot outdoor terrace with comfortable sofas, sunbeds, and stunning city views.

The suite has a full bedroom with a luxurious king-size bed and luxe cotton linens. The separate living room showcases a decorative fireplace, full-size sleeper sofa, ample work-space with ergonomic chair, premium sound system with iPod connector, six-person dining room table, and minibar with refrigerator. Bathroom amenities include a hairdryer, a makeup mirror, and luxurious green-certified bath products.

The elegant decor features warm coffee tones punctuated with vibrant pops of color - deep grape and fresh green. Distinctive furniture pieces, contemporary lighting, chic wallpapers, silver framed mirrors, and carefully selected pieces of art complete the design.

Samuel Suite - Living Room (Photo courtesy of Hotel Adagio) Click to enlarge

Samuel Suite - Bedroom (Photo courtesy of Hotel Adagio) 

Samuel Suite - Bathroom (Photo courtesy of Hotel Adagio) 

Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine


  • Samuel Suite is spacious and beautifully decorated.
  • The outdoor terrace offers a lot of privacy and breathtaking views of the San Francisco skyline.
  • Having two 32" HD LCD TVs (one in the bedroom and one in the living room) is just great!
  • A stylish fireplace makes you feel cozy and at home.
  • Contemporary decor in the lobby creates a hip and trendy ambience. Guests can enjoy music ranging from lively jazz to a fusion of pop and rock.
  • You can start your evening with a delicious cocktail available at The Mortimer (which was voted as one of the city's hottest new bars and night spots).

Hotel Adagio is nothing less than a perfect place to start exploring San Francisco in style!

Eva Fydrych

A selection of fashion magazines (Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)

Lobby and The Mortimer (Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)

Colorful textiles in the lobby (Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)

View from The Mortimer (Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)


Hotel Adagio is a landmark structure located within walking distance of Union SquareMoscone Center, Market Street, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, North Beach, Nob Hill, SOMA, Chinatown and three of the city’s most historic theaters. In fact, it is just a few feet away from the famed American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) and the lovely Curran Theatre. Hotel Adagio is only two and a half blocks from the Powell Street Cable Car line, six blocks from Moscone Convention Center.

This Union Square hotel in San Francisco features numerous dining options in the area making it easy to have a classic San Francisco night without having to grab a cab. The city is also home to many historical and fun landmarks, like Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Painted Ladies of Steiner Street and Golden Gate Park just to name a few.

Enjoy a stroll around nearby neighborhoods like Japantown, Pacific Heights, Alamo Square or the Presidio, and discover hidden gems on nearly every corner. So many attractions and colorful neighborhoods to visit, Hotel Adagio sits in prime position to visit them all.
Source: Hotel Adagio

Samuel Suite - 1602

Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

A selection of art books (Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)

A selection of fashion magazines (Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)

Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

Spacious wardrobe (Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)

Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

550 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
T 415-775-5000 | R 800-228-8830

TripAdvisor – Certificate of Excellence – 2013 Winner!

*Special thank you to Hotel Adagio for hosting Fashion Studio Magazine in September 2013.


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