Is it my gypsy soul or an over active exploring gene implanted in my disposition?
After a long Journey, I adore landing home to my garden cottage to perfectly plump pillows, down feather bed, fragrant roses, and the picture-perfect summer garden…but after a few weeks at home, Nomad Fever infects!
Impractical for me to escape on an epic Journey every other month, so little escapes satisfy my yearnings. My business meetings in San Francisco have inspired me to include sleepovers, exploring different neighborhoods. I had forgotten about the Lowes Regency, which was once the Mandarin Oriental, and is soon to be the second Four Seasons Hotel in the city. Sitting on the edge of the financial district, it offers spectacular panoramic skyline vistas, a 24-hour fitness center with floor to ceiling windows, and a superbly hushed setting for a city hotel. High rise windows open a crack for fresh air and for a burb dweller, the quiet is exquisite! The Regency occupies the top 11 floors of a 48-floor high-rise, Bridge to Bridge sweeping views, the 40th floor has an outdoor platform if you dare lean over the railing, I’m content with bed views!
Many S.F. neighborhoods have succumbed to a blight of litter, you won’t find that here on Sansome Street at The Regency. It’s safe, unsoiled and an utterly cozy sky nest! I highly recommend a corner suite; the views are swoon worthy! Comfy beds, spacious living room, a desk for working, and for me, the ubiquitous soaking tub! My latest suite, room 4414, may have to have my name implanted on the door, the corner setting includes up close and personal views of the new Salesforce Tower with its animated tower capsule truly, among the hovering clouds and foamy ocean surf, ballet figures pirouette and float across the upper six floors of the illuminated crown. At night, daily footage culled from video cameras placed throughout the city (at Ocean Beach, Golden Gate Park, Market Street, Embarcadero, maybe even the dump) encircle the tower and project softly into the night. From my cozy bed, it was like my own private movie projection.
Mosey safely to leading epicurean palaces, hidden stairways and the scenic Embarcadero promenade is blocks away. My stay last week was so inspiring, I plan to return soon, maybe I will amble down to the ageless Tadich Grill for a tipple.
Lowes Regency, San Francisco highly recommend for bird eye views, a good night sleep and a stylish environment. In April, the hotel will close for a month while it transitions to management and refurbishing by Four Seasons. The cure for Nomad Fever!