Hotels Hit Pause on Pricey Renovations
AT the Hotel Vertigo in San Francisco, guests on the fourth floor can expect new bathrooms, soundproof windows, flat-screen televisions and furniture ready for a travel magazine close-up. Guests on the third floor cannot. A $6 million renovation of the hotel was supposed to be completed earlier this year. But Personality Hotels, which owns the Vertigo, formerly known as the York, and six other hotels in San Francisco, decided to save money by leaving part of the building untouched.