The Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar at The Fairmont San Francisco

San Francisco, California
January 1st 2008

This San Francisco landmark, a beloved Tiki bar and Polynesian dining room within The Fairmont hotel, was in dire need of a facelift following 60 years of operation and several mediocre renovation efforts. Gensler was brought in to refresh the entry foyer, bar area and dining room with the objective of enhancing the classic space and addressing various maintenance and operational issues. The updates highlight the original Tiki elements, improve circulation and increase bar seating. New lighting, furnishings and finishes add warmth and energy to the renewed space.

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