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BEI’s Beginnings

BEI’s Beginnings

There’s a saying in Chinese: when you get lost, just look for the North Star, keep going north, and you’ll find the direction you seek. Meaning “north” in Chinese, BEI (pronounced bay) speaks to our Beijing origins and our direction forward, while our tree ring logo speaks to our shared journey of growth.

BEI San Francisco is a part of the BEI Capital family, and includes a sister hotel in Beijing. BEI Capital is an Asian-based global real estate and alternative investment company headquartered in Hong Kong. Originally from Hong Kong, BEI founder Collin Lau served for four years as the global head of real estate at Chinese Investment Corp (CIC), a $810B Chinese Sovereign Wealth fund, before creating BEI Capital with the goal to do life better, together.

BEI San Francisco is more than just a hotel.

It’s a place to celebrate diversity and nurture connections. We’re proud to foster a community that champions individuality as well as the spirit of collaboration. One that caters to do the doers of the world. One that honors arts and culture, and mirrors San Francisco’s progressive and inclusive atmosphere.

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Designed with you in mind.

An artful combination of contemporary design and natural finishes, BEI Hotel’s aesthetic blends seamlessly into the context of its progressive surroundings. Every dollar of our recently completed $30 million renovation went towards creating a modern, inviting, and unforgettable experience for you.

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BEI Community

We strive to be a beacon of community and connection by finding answers to the question: “What would a better life look like?”