Life House Adds San Francisco’s Beloved Metro Hotel to Growing Bay Area Portfolio
SAN FRANCISCO – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Independent hotel operator Life House has announced the addition of the Metro Hotel in San Francisco, California to its growing portfolio of authentically local boutique hotels on the West Coast.
This property represents the second hotel that Life House has added to its Northern California portfolio this year following its transition earlier this year from Casa Secoya, a lifestyle hotel on the banks of the Russian River in the Sonoma wine country. , with several other projects in advanced negotiation throughout the region.
Conveniently located in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, the Metro Hotel is nestled between several vibrant neighborhoods such as Hayes Valley, Castro and Golden Gate Park, and is just a short drive from the city center. Ted and Ellen Soulis first purchased the hotel in 1985, which has built a solid reputation as a charming, conveniently located, family-run hotel that embodies the spirit of San Francisco with an emphasis on sustainability and simple human kindness.
In addition to the longtime owner of the Metro Hotel, owner Ted Soulis was also a prolific painter, trained at the renowned San Francisco Art Institute. Walking through the property’s hallways, guests have long been treated to its wide variety of styles and mediums, which includes architectural studies of San Francisco neighborhoods reflecting the city’s vibrancy. While Ted passed away in 2007 at the age of 69, the property has been managed by his wife Ellen and daughter Shana Soulis ever since, and Ted’s artistic influence on the property will continue to charm and intrigue guests. of the hotel for years to come. .
“We are thrilled with the opportunity to operate the Metro Hotel, a local favorite in the Haight-Ashbury area,” said Eric Gunderson, vice president of West Coast Acquisitions for Life House. “We look forward to taking the reins of day-to-day operations while preserving the authentically local experience that customers have come to love since the mid-1980s.”
Life House is actively expanding its technology-based management platform presence in urban and auto transportation markets across California, with a target of 10 properties under management in the state by year end .
About Life House
Life House is a vertically integrated, venture-funded, vertically integrated hotel brand, management and management software and software company. Life House has built a proprietary technology stack to power a platform that makes hotels more transparent and profitable for hotel owners and travel more meaningful and accessible for travelers. Life House operates and markets 4-star hotels and operates a growing portfolio of independent boutique and luxury hotels in the United States and Mexico.