San Francisco MarriottEdit profile
The San Francisco Marriott Marquis is a 133 m (436 ft) 39-story skyscraper in the Financial District of San Francisco, California. Situated at the intersection of Fourth and Mission Streets, across from the Sony Metreon and Moscone Convention Center, the building is recognizable by the distinctive postmodern "jukebox" appearance of its high-rise tower. The building was completed in 1989, and contains 1,500 hotel rooms. The original architectural firm Zeidler Partnership Architects was replaced by DMJM architect Anthony J Lumsden, who gave the building its overall architectural style. The San Francisco Marriott stands as the second tallest hotel in San Francisco, after Hilton San Francisco Tower I.
The San Francisco Marriott Marquis is one of eight Marriott International hotels in the city along with Courtyard San Francisco Downtown, Courtyard San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco Marriott Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco Marriott Union Square, JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square, Stanford Court Renaissance San Francisco, and the Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco.
On the July 25, 2011 episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Fallon obliquely referred to the Marriott Marquis and its renowned shape in one of his monologue jokes, stating, "Alex Trebek actually hurt his leg while chasing robber . When 911 asked for his location, he was like, 'Erected in 1989, this San Francisco hotel became famous for its distinctive "jukebox" appearance.'"