An inspired fusion of oldworld hotel elegance with distinctly contemporary energy and glamour the nearly centuryold Clifts modern and daring sense of diversity perfectly captures the citys spirit. Steps from Union Square shopping and the legendary Nob Hill Clift is perfectly located for sightseeing shopping and socializing. The Clifts classic stone exterior opens onto a glowing purple entryway that prepares guests for the wonderland within. Designed by Philippe Starck the soaring lobby contains one of the most eclectic furniture collections in all of California with chairs from Ray and Charles Eames a coffee table by Salvador Dali a surreal stool by Renee Marguerite and a sculpture custom made by William Sawaya. The centrepiece is a thirtyfivefoot fireplace with a Bronze chimney sculpture by Gerard Garouste. The thrilling monumental scale and fantastical furnishings create a dreamlike composition that is the cornerstone of Clifts magic.