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Personality Hotels

Personality Hotels

The Group: Personality Hotels aim to bridge the gap between home and hotel and create style as well as real living within the heart of San Francisco. Each hotel, says the group, 'celebrates the individual personality in all of us', from a quaint European-style suite to a Zen-inspired room filled with sounds of a tropical rainforest. Take your pick as to which is more you. Since opening the first hotel in Union Square in 1982 Personality Hotels has grown to become San Francisco's largest privately-owned boutique hotel operator, with seven boutique hotels.

The List: Hotel Diva, Kensington Park Hotel, Hotel Union Square, Hotel Metropolis, Steinhart Hotel.

Yvonne Lembi-Detert
Yvonne Lembi-Detert


The Creator: President and CEO of Personality Hotels, Yvonne Lembi-Detert, made her mark as a pioneer of San Francisco boutique chic with the opening of the city's first boutique hotel. In 1982 she was enlisted to remodel and convert a pre-war hotel building into the Hotel Union Square. Since then the group has grown to become San Francisco's largest privately-owned boutique hotel operator. The group was originally called Hotel Group of America but Lembi-Detert renamed it after guests kept commenting how each hotel had 'so much personality and each one was so truly unique'.
New Hotels: In 2009 the group opened Hotel Vertigo and Hotel Frank.

personality hotel, kensington bedroom
personality hotel, kensington bedroom
personality hotels, kensington lobby
personality hotels, union bathroom

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