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John Ellis

Sneak Peak: Sir Francis Drake Hotel Renovation

The iconic Sir Francis Drake hotel just off Union Square in San Francisco is undergoing a renovation and I was hired to capture the new design.  The outside is staying the same—both the Gothic Revival exterior and the welcoming Beefeater-style doorman who greets you as you enter.

I'm relieved that they're keeping the Beefeaters.  Where else can you get a fully festooned doorman in a red velvet outfit and matching cap to help you unload a car full of camera equipment?!

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