Historic Event Space Dazzles and Delights with Complete Redesign

The InterContinental® Mark Hopkins San Francisco is pleased to announce the extensive renovation of the iconic Peacock Court ballroom, one of the hotel’s premier event spaces. Sophisticated elegance and modern comfort now intertwine at the Peacock Court to bring together its rich history with the glamour and glitz of vintage San Francisco. The sumptuous redesign hearkens back to the Gilded Age when the city was one of the wealthiest areas in the country, and Mark Hopkins built his luxurious 40-room mansion atop Nob Hill on the site that the hotel that bears his name would one day occupy. 

The 4,400 square foot ballroom now features an intricate and scintillating display of colors and design, bringing the focus to the impressive ceiling. The interior renovation – designed by Nile Tuzun of Studio Nilebrand – includes a new palette, new wallpaper, and new drapery designs on the floor-to-ceiling windows and stage, all of which set the tone to continue the ballroom’s magical legacy. There are three stunning new glittering crystal chandeliers, each illuminated by 49 flameless candles. The grand chandeliers feature a glass waterfall of crystal drops with soft gold and intricate detailing, adding a regal and nostalgic feel to the new ballroom. Against the new glittering gold trim on the walls and the ceiling, a spirited mint color wallcovering adds a shimmering effect to the ballroom walls, capturing the 1920s sophistication while celebrating the ballroom’s new era of design. Beautiful Nicolette Mayer green and gold murals adorn the archways above the doors. Plush mint green velvet curtains exude a luxurious backdrop at the stage and glamorous gold damask print curtains frame the oversized arch windows. Every detail has been attended to, from the delicate matching tassels on the curtains to the honed Carrara marble baseboards. And of course, the famous peacock still holds court from center stage, as it has since 1926.

The Peacock Court’s history is as glamorous as its new look. Over the years, it has received twelve Presidents of the United States, royalty and other heads of state, innumerable celebrities, and the San Francisco elite. During the 1940s, scores of renowned big bands such as Tommy Dorsey, Glen Miller, and Rudy Valle performed live radio broadcasts right in the ballroom. GIs stood in snakelike lines down California Street for hours, just for a chance to swing to their favorite musicians in the illustrious Peacock Court. This storied past combines with the latest amenities in the elaborate renewal of the legendary space.  

With its rich legacy of impeccable hospitality and grand architectural style, the InterContinental® Mark Hopkins San Francisco is a beloved landmark and a quintessential San Franciscan experience. Its location at the crest of celebrated Nob Hill combined with historic charm, modern amenities, and breathtaking views makes this premier hotel one of the city’s most sought-after destinations for luxury accommodations, meetings, weddings, and Bay Area exploring. 

Offering 383 guestrooms, including 33 suites, all rooms face outward, boasting spectacular views of the city or bay. The hotel’s six specialty suites are reminiscent of a fine home or estate, with each furnished in a unique style, filled with luxury appointments and original art representing the city’s diverse cultural heritage. Crowning the historic building is the legendary Top of the Mark, a sky lounge famed for its mesmerizing views of the everchanging City skyline and Bay. The InterContinental Mark Hopkins was named one of the Top 5 Hotels in San Francisco in the Travel + Leisure 2022 World’s Best Awards. It is also ShareCare VERIFIED™ with Forbes Travel Guide and holds a AAA Inspector’s Best in Housekeeping badge in recognition of the hotel’s stringent sanitizing and cleaning protocols. 

** 999 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94108, 415-392-3434https://www.sfmarkhopkins.com/ **

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The InterContinental Hotels & Resorts brand makes travel alluring, with insights from 75 years of experience. Each of our properties provides a gateway to the glamour of the InterContinental Life. As a brand, we aim to embody global sophistication through our superior, understated service and exceptional amenities. What makes us truly different is the genuine interest we show our guests through personalized and attentive services. We offer our most valued guests signature VIP services through a dedicated InterContinental Ambassador programme and an exclusive Club InterContinental experience. We connect our well-travelled guests to what’s special about a destination, so they enjoy authentic local experiences that will enrich their lives. For more information and to book, visit www.intercontinental.com, and connect with us on Facebook www.facebook.com/intercontinental and Instagram www.instagram.com/intercontinental.  


Heather Noll | Chalkboard Communications | 415.290.2891| heather@chalkboardcomm.com