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April 03, 2015

Indulgent Stay

The city with the iconic Golden Gate Bridge also boasts an iconic hotel, the Taj Campton Place. Offering a luxurious and gratifying stay, the hotel with an enviable location is a good reason to visit San Francisco again and again

An array of over 93 hotels located across more than 55 destinations and spread over 16 countries, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is known to be one of Asia’s largest and finest hotel company. A part of the legendary Taj family of hotels is the Taj Campton Place in San Francisco. An exemplary sight, the hotel on Union Square is along Stockton Street adjoining the financial district, premier art galleries and the city’s best-known stores.

Twhe historic Taj Campton Place flaunts a blend of a quintessential colonial European feel and modern American style. Having served its refined guests for many decades, the hotel radiates an ambiance of seclusion and affection. Bringing its guests home to personalised services and a tranquil atmosphere, the Taj Campton Place is the hotel to stay with while on a long holiday, out for business or even for a short vacation. The winner of various awards, this boutique hotel is well-accommodated and suited for everyone. Over 100 guest rooms which include nine suites are at your service here. The top-most floor has been transformed into the Luxury Suite — a 1,170-square-foot elegant living area. It encloses a separate pantry alongside a formal dining room, an adjacent library, a bedroom with a four-poster bed and is lavishly draped in smooth silks and soft pillows. Measuring about 759 square feet, the Executive Suite comprises a living room with a sofa bed and stylish dining table overlooking the breathtaking view of the city and Union Square. The powder room is separated from the limestone bath by a glazed sliding panel. Another opulent option is the Campton Suite which has a sofa bed, coffee table and a bedroom with a California king size bed. The California King, Deluxe King and Deluxe Double rooms too offer, along with the basic comforts, great amenities like an in-room Nespresso espresso machine and a wide variety of artisan teas. The hotel is the perfect place to come back to after a fun-filled day of sightseeing.

The Campton Place Bistro and Bar is their light-dining bar which promises to be as suitable for a business meeting or dinner as it is for a more intimate personal occasion. The Campton Place Restaurant has on offer Mediterranean-inspired contemporary California cuisine. Being a four-star restaurant, this has always been a culinary gem favoured by the city’s cognoscenti over the last two decades and has seen many renowned chefs in their kitchens.

Walkabout: Union Square
Complete with department stores, upscale boutiques, gift shops, art galleries, cafés, restaurants and beauty salons, Union Square in San Francisco is an extensive and popular tourist location. Well connected to the rest of the city by cable car, commuter trains, ferry and other modes of transport, it has a 97-feet-tall monument making it stand out instantly. With major brands like Christian Louboutin, Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Gucci, Paul Smith, Stuart Weitzman, Burberry, Prada, Jimmy Choo, Salvatore Ferragamo, Marc Jacobs and Vera Wang all here, it is a shoppers delight! Amongst all the eateries in the area, Bistro 69 on Maiden Lane, offers an extensive menu of fresh Italian and Mediterranean bites. Café de la Presse is another Parisian-inspired café famous for its refreshments and has come to be known as the perfect place for those conversations that last for hours on end. Don’t be afraid to catch some ice skating at the corner of Geary Street and Powell Street. Skates are available on rent and sessions usually last an hour and a half.

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