The Buchanan

The Kimpton group of luxury boutique hotels is expanding in its hometown of San Francisco with the newly opened The Buchanan. Taking cues from its surroundings, the interiors designed by NICOLEHOLLIS employ an eclectic palette of finishes including the charred wood of Japanese whisky barrels, the imperfect blue of hand-dyed indigo textiles and the raw earthiness of handmade Asian pottery. These combine with sun-drenched spaces and soft furnishings to lend a distinctively Japanese-Californian aesthetic. Extras include Shibori-print kimonos, sake tastings each evening and bikes available for exploring the culture-rich surroundings.