As of May 23, 2008, the hotel was for sale for upwards of $160 million.
On the 19th floor is the famous and freshly renovated "Top of the Mark" with its magnificent views, 537 feet above sea level, of the city and the bay. The Mark opened on May 11, 1939.
Namesake Mark Hopkins was co-founder of the Central Pacific Railroad; he died in 1878.
The hotel has 380 guest rooms including 39 suites.
The world-renowned sky-lounge offers a selection of 100 Martini cocktails.
Site of the historic meetings for the founding of the United Nations.
Designated California Historic Landmark #184 on May 17, 1987.
The Mark Hopkins is one of San Francisco's most famous hotels.
Inside the ornate elevators hotel management posted its version of the world's six most beautiful cities. They are Rio de Janeiro, Hong Kong, Sydney, Vancouver, Cape Town and, of course, San Francisco.
In 1961, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev stayed in the 17th floor Presidential suite.
In 1939, owner George D. Smith told friends, "I don't know what to call the top of the Mark?" They replied, "That's it!", and so it was named.
The city's first television antenna was on top of this hotel; placed there for the city's first television station KPIX channel 5 by Philip J. Lasky, founder.
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