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The Mark Hopkins Hotel

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Identification

The Mark Hopkins Hotel
InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco
118779

Plan

Structure générale

immeuble
construit [achevé]
acier
brique
terre cuite
maçonnerie
renaissance

Usages

hôtel

Faits

  • The Mark Hopkins is one of San Francisco's most famous hotels.
  • Namesake Mark Hopkins was co-founder of the Central Pacific Railroad; he died in 1878.
  • The hotel has 380 guest rooms including 39 suites.
  • On the 19th floor is the famous "Top of the Mark" with its magnificent views, 537 feet above sea level, of the city and the bay. The Mark opened on May 11, 1939.
  • In 1939, owner George D. Smith told friends, "I don't know what to call the top of the Mark." They replied, "That's it!" and so it was named.
  • The world-renowned sky-lounge offers a selection of 100 Martini cocktails.
  • Inside the ornate elevators hotel management posted its version of the world's six most beautiful cities. They are Rio de Janeiro, Hong Kong, Sydney, Vancouver, Cape Town and, of course, San Francisco.
  • In 1961, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev stayed in the 17th floor Presidential suite.
  • The city's first television antenna was placed on top of the building for KPIX Channel 5, the city's first television station.
  • Site of the historic meetings for the founding of the United Nations.
  • Designated California Historic Landmark #184 on May 17, 1987.

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Lieu

975-999 California Street
800-868 Mason Street
898 Pine Street
999 California Street, 1 Nob Hill, 850 Mason Street
94108
Nob Hill
Northeast
San Francisco
Californie
États-Unis d'Amérique

Données techniques

305,00 ft
20
2
1925
1926
2003

Entreprises participantes

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Spécificités

  • L'immeuble est connu dans cette ville
  • Patrimoine local
  • Patrimoine régional
  • Des projecteurs illuminent l'immeuble pendant la nuit
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