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Via’s 360-degree vistas of San Francisco from the rooftop

From fab in San Fran, to new in New York

VOLANTE Lola Cristall has her finger on the pulse with two of the US’s must-visit hot spots, one on each coast: Hotel Via in San Francisco and Oscar Wilde in New York City

 

 


Heart in San Francisco Guests can be guaranteed a luxury boutique stay at Via

 


Lola Cristall is Paris editor of Lucire.

Hotel Via (officially styled VIA), in the heart of San Francisco’s South Beach district, is independently owned and operated. The hotel opened its doors in the spring, luring visitors into an exceptionally remarkable property. The friendly staff, chic décor and stunning city views make for a welcoming atmosphere. The 12-storey boutique hotel includes 148 rooms and 11 suites. The property’s highly contemporary design is innovative and flawless. After hotel guests take in the technology to their surroundings, they are also invited to experience Hotel Via’s 3,000 ft² rooftop, with a magnificent indoor and outdoor lounge area complete with spectacular 360-degree views. Guests can choose between enjoying a drink and small bites while being mesmerized by the phenomenal sights, or they can immerse themselves in the beauty of Hotel Via’s grand interior while sipping on a cocktail or nibbling on delectable hors-d’œuvres at the bar. The hotel is the ultimate “home away from home”, adding a dab of luxury and delight. Travellers can be assured of a lavish escape from home while enjoying San Francisco’s spectacular sights and sounds from early morning to late night.

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Jaguar XK120 Oscar—gold man Gold fittings at Oscar Wilde in New York City add to the sumptuous atmosphere
 

Oscar Wilde in New York is another new, must-see hotspot. From London, the glamorous bar landed in the city that never sleeps in August 2017. Guests don’t have to be literary aficionados to appreciate and embrace the space with the Irish writer serving as its main theme. Known as the city’s longest bar at 36 m (118½ ft), it is a gorgeous sight to behold. Set as a historical space, museum-like pieces include a 1700s fireplace from Hope Castle, stained glass from Milano, Parisian bronzed newspaper holders, priceless luxurious chandeliers, an English 1884 grandfather clock and many other eye-catching features acquired from collectors, castles and other spectacular international destinations. The surrounding 26 clocks are all set at Oscar Wilde’s time of death, for a touch of symbolism served to pay homage to the celebrated writer. A variety of drinks range from 50 Shades of Dorian Gray and Oscar Wilde’s Potent Elixir. •

 

 

 

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