Acropolitan Amenity at the Ritz-Carlton San Francisco

For all of San Francisco’s reputed “come-on-people-now-smile-on-your-brother” philosophy, the geography of the city tells a different story, with the wealthiest neighborhoods (in fact, five of the country’s richest) and often prettiest architecture perched atop hills in places like Sea Cliff, Balboa Terrace, and Presidio Heights. Sweatily trundling my suitcase up yet another one, Nob Hill, I reached the Ritz-Carlton San Francisco in a manner quite different from the usual guests, who step out of sleek black cars under the canopied grand entrance of the acropolitan 17-columned white marble building, built in 1909 by Metropolitan Life after the 1906 earthquake and

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