Hilton Financial District

San Francisco, California
January 1st 2006

The Hilton Financial District once discouraged visitors with its imposing, contextually detached concrete aesthetic. Gensler's design helped to reposition the hotel from a well-worn tourist destination to a 3 1/2-star business class hotel. The entrance, now with a luminous glass canopy, glows warmly at night, guiding visitors to the Asian-inspired lobby. A pedestrian bridge, connecting the hotel to the western Financial District and Chinatown, serves as the entrance roof. Gensler clad the underside of the bridge in aluminum to provide a continuous welcoming experience from the outside in.

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