The Barnes, built inside a classic building at 225 Powell Street, is steps from the iconic San Francisco cable cars, nearby some of the city’s best shopping and surrounded by culinary excellence.
SAN FRANCISCO CA – The historic San Francisco Union Square hotel, Villa Florence, is now The Barnes. The sophisticated and locally inspired Barnes was born of the spirit of San Francisco. It’s a place with charming global vibe and a local state of mind. A place where classic and contemporary meet, sleep and entertain in the heart of San Francisco culture.
The Barnes, built inside a classic building at 225 Powell Street, is steps from the iconic San Francisco cable cars, nearby some of the city’s best shopping and surrounded by culinary excellence. Boasting a retro chic ambiance with an urban accent, The Barnes recently underwent room renovations to complement the hotel’s new name and vibe.
“Once our guests cross the threshold, the hospitality is urbane and eclectic, a mirror of its city surroundings,” said Richard Sandoval, vice president of operations. “Just outside, the city invites adventures and urban enthusiasts to explore the world-famous culture that is San Francisco. The allure lies in making everyone feel right at home. We’ll be here, to take your coat, shake your cocktail and stir your soul.”
The new name is Inspired by the historic bronzed figure of winged victory located at Union Square. The Barnes name traces back to Old English roots and means “young warrior” – a brave champion of independent spirit. As such, The Barnes carries worldly appeal and is a perfect companion for guests looking for a true, centralized San Francisco experience.
Once inside, The Barnes Restaurant and Bar is a bustling social hub, where guests can enjoy a double espresso to kick start the day, meet over shareable appetizers, sip hand-crafted cocktails, or enjoy dinner with colleagues and friends. Menus feature local-artisanal ingredients and flavors unique to San Francisco. Locals are encouraged to make The Barnes Restaurant and Bar their go-to coffee and cocktail spot, social meeting location or post work happy hour bar.
The Barnes is owned by affiliates of The Roxborough Group, LLC and AWH Partners, and managed by Spire Hospitality.
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