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LUMA Hotel

ICYMI: San Francisco’s LUMA Hotel Celebrates Community and History

Aug. 2, 2023
Trip Advisor’s 2023 Best New Hotel in the U.S. was eight years in the making for Cole Martinez Curtis and Associates, built off the history, views and wetland-inspired colors of San Francisco’s Mission Bay.

In this “In Case You Missed It Episode,” we highlight a recent article titled, “San Francisco’s LUMA Hotel Celebrates Community and History” written by staff writer Barbara Horwitz-Bennett that appeared in the July/August issue of interiors+sources and that was originally published online on July 24th, 2023. As Mission Bay’s very first hotel and San Francisco’s first new-build hotel in more than a decade, the LEED Silver-certified LUMA Hotel’s journey to completion and opening last year was an unusually long one. Listen in as host Robert Nieminen describes how this project came together.

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About the Author

Robert Nieminen | Chief Content Director

Robert Nieminen is the Chief Content Director of Architectural Products, BUILDINGS and i+s, sister publications of Smart Buildings Technology. He is an award-winning writer with more than 20 years of experience reporting on the architecture and design industry.

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