InterContinental Hotel San Francisco

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InterContinental Hotel San Francisco

The InterContinental San Francisco is a high-rise hotel at 888 Howard Street in the financial district of San Francisco, California. The 103.63 m (340 ft) 32-story hotel has 550 hotel rooms, and is operated by the InterContinental Hotels Group. The hotel is next to the Moscone West Center, completed in 2003. The hotel opened on February 28, 2008. There is a two-level underground garage and a six-floor podium housing hotel amenities.


The US$200 million hotel was designed by Patri Merker Architects, and Hornberger + Worstell with Webcor Builders as primary contractors. At night, the tower's southern facade is illuminate the corner of Howard and 5th Streets, and is visible from miles away. The curtain wall system consists of glass and metal panels. A restaurant is located at street level and a full service spa and health club with a swimming pool is located on the sixth floor. A series of terraces will provide open space areas, outdoor activities and separation from adjacent buildings allowing natural light and ventilation to reach the north side of the building. The building, with its 550 rooms, is the largest hotel to open in San Francisco since the 1,500 room San Francisco Marriott inaugurated in 1989. With the InterContinental open, the hotel operator will now apply for LEED Certification. The InterContinental San Francisco received an Award of Merit in the Hospitality category of the Best of 2008 Awards from California Construction.

Since the hotel's opening in 2008, it has played host to President Barack Obama, US Attorney General Michael Mukasey and former NYC Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.


The hotel offers fine dining, standard cafe and the bar services from The InterContinental Restaurant and Bar, Luce, and Bar 888.

Other amenities include two health and fitness centers (one off-site), an indoor lap pool, jacuzzi, full service spa, a business center, and permit pets some rooms. The conference center contains two large ballrooms, an executive board room and 27 meeting rooms.

  • The tower in mid-August

  • Site in October.

  • Metal awnings in December 2006.

  • Corner of building on 1-27-07.

  • The tower in May.

  • Cladding on the south face of the tower in late-May.

  • The tower in mid-July.

  • Southeast face of the tower in mid-August.

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