The Refinishing Touch is honored to have been invited to work with San Francisco’s Orchard Hotel, named the fifth best luxury hotel in the US by TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards. The Orchard Hotel is one of a select few hotels in the world with a triplet of ‘green’ certifications, along with its sister property the Orchard Garden Hotel.
The Orchard Hotel allows guests the opportunity to unwind and revitalize in California’s first true ‘green’ hotel. The hotel has obtained the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification, The Green Seal Environmental Standard for U.S. Lodging Properties certificate and has been recognized as a ‘green’ business with a certification awarded by the San Francisco Department of the Environment. Here at The Refinishing Touch, we like to think that we know a thing or two about sustainability, having previously been recognized with an Evergreen Award by the U.S General Services Administration for our own green practices. Needless to say, we were delighted to find a partnership with the Orchard Hotel to lead their extensive restoration endeavor with a shared commitment to sustainability in mind.
As a fundamental part of our process, TRT presented the hotel with a cost benefit analysis to compare the price of buying all new furniture versus the cost of refinishing. When we were able to illustrate a potential 92% savings with refinishing, the opportunity was officially extended to us and we arrived onsite in no time. Each guestroom throughout the property was filled with delicate hand-crafted furniture that required a gentle ‘touch’, so our crew carefully and consistently got to work restoring the pieces in each room to their original pristine condition. Now that renovations are complete, guests of the Orchard Hotel are treated to a refined experience with furniture that matches both the ambiance and spirit of the downtown San Francisco hotel.
While the hotel is an experience in and of itself, San Francisco is an intoxicating vacation destination that has something for everyone. The ‘City by the Bay’ is surrounded by several well-known attractions including fashionable shopping in Union Square, a lively marketplace at Fisherman’s Wharf, sea lions basking in the sun at Pier 39, and of course the Golden Gate Bridge, where the Bay meets the Pacific Ocean.
San Francisco is a city filled with style and class and we’re pleased to have contributed to its beauty through our work at the Orchard Hotel. If you find yourself riding the cable cars – another one of San Fran’s iconic image – be sure to make a stop at the Orchard Hotel to have a look at its beauty and luxury for yourself.