“ Travel News: Openings, Renovations, and New Trips to Book This Week”

Travel News: Openings, Renovations, and New Trips to Book This Week”

“Texas-based hotelier Liz Lambert and her Bunkhouse hospitality and design team have a reputation for channeling effortless cool. Their latest project reimagines San Francisco’s iconic Phoenix Hotel. Initially designed in the 1950s as a motor court lodge in the Tenderloin district, the Phoenix Hotel has been San Francisco’s go-to spot for touring musicians, frequented by everyone from Neil Young to Kurt Cobain.”

 
“ The Right Way to Do Fluorescent Lighting”

The Right Way to Do Fluorescent Lighting”

“We've been waiting for interior designers to come up with the perfect middle ground—fluorescent light as functional, artful, economical home lighting—and can now thank Liz Lambert, founder of Bunkhouse Hotels, for pulling this off brilliantly in San Francisco's new Phoenix Hotel.”

 

"San Francisco is a tough city for hotels. There are grand dames like the exquisite Palace Hotel and the stately Fairmont, and then a whole lot of bland, beige-carpeted corporate ones. When it comes to smaller boutique-y hotels that have a real sense of place… it’s pretty slim pickings. But, with the re-opening of the historic Phoenix Hotel this month, Texas-based hotelier Liz Lambert and her hospitality group, Bunkhouse, hope to change this."

 
photo: Jackie Lee Young

photo: Jackie Lee Young

"We’re especially excited for the opening of the Phoenix Hotel, a midcentury motor lodge with a rock-and-roll past—now being redeveloped by hitmaking hotelier Liz Lambert."

 
photo: Nick Simonite

photo: Nick Simonite

"Last year, Austin’s Bunkhouse hotel group—no stranger to groovy and highly Instagrammable rehabs of old hotels—reopened the 44-room property, punching up the décor and flaunting its rock ’n’ roll past with a number of unsubtle details, from a wall of vinyl records in the restaurant to a punk-themed gift shop."