Reno Contracting proudly announces the completion of the Axiom Hotel (formerly Powell Hotel) in the historic Union Square neighborhood of San Francisco. The boutique hotel offers 152 rooms and modern day amenities that fit the tech- forward San Francisco lifestyle. The 82,667 SF, 6-story renovation and interior remodel included a new lobby entrance, ground floor update, open mezzanine and new cafe and bar. New finishes include flooring, ceilings, interior doors and millwork and a complete remodel of all 152 hotel rooms with new bathroom finishes, flooring, doors and lighting.
The architecture and design draws from the city’s iconic cable car system with steel ropes and eclectic paintings from local artists. Stonehill & Taylor, based out of New York City, have created distinctive lighting, technological advancements and innovative amenities throughout the property to cater to both business and leisure travelers. The café was designed for people on the move with dishes prepared with all local and organic ingredients. With a blend of old and new, vintage and modern, the Hallide Library is a tribute to Hallidie Square, famous in San Francisco.
As a LEED certified hotel, the sustainability and green amenities embody the attitude of the environmentally aware city of San Francisco. High-end HVAC systems offer a quiet retreat from the bustling city life, with an integrated energy management system and high efficiency hot water systems with dual flush toilets.
As a historical building there were quite a few challenges the Reno Contracting team faced during the construction process. Senior Project Manager Rick LaFerney said, “the task of renovating the 103 year old Powell Hotel brought forth considerable unforeseen and challenging conditions not normally encountered by our project teams. The Powell Team worked diligently though obstacle after obstacle and managed to keep the project moving forward at times when it wasn’t logical or rational to do so. The team exemplified Reno’s culture and dedication to getting the job done!”