The jeky-jekyll Island Hotel concept was born out of an experiment to find a way to turn a place with the potential to become a tourist destination into a luxury hotel, according to the owners.
The idea was born in the summer of 2015 and it was the culmination of an ongoing project to turn the hotel into a destination for people from around the world.
“I’ve always been interested in the idea of hotels being places of pleasure and being unique, not just a place to stay,” says Jekyll owner Adam Pincus.
“The idea of building a jakylist in San Francisco came to me and I had always wondered what other places of this nature existed, and this was a great opportunity to take a look at.”
To get started, visitors would need to be registered at Jekylism.com, a website where they could find the perfect place to meet other guests.
“We wanted to give people the opportunity to meet and spend time with people of all ages, backgrounds and experiences,” says Pinc, who has lived in San Franciscos hotel market for nearly five years.
“For me it’s an incredible opportunity to expand my brand beyond San Francisco and to create the best jakyll island hotel experience possible.”
The idea for the hotel was born when Pinc and his wife, Michelle, were walking through the city one day.
“We were going through a shopping area and as we got closer, we realised this was an opportunity to see what San Francisco was like and what our local hotel market had to offer,” says Michelle Pincu, who is now managing director at Jakyllist.com.
“There were a lot of unique places, a lot more than we could have ever imagined, and we realised that we could combine our hotel experience and travel into one.”
So the couple set about planning the hotel, which is set on the outskirts of the city.
“It took us months and months to get it built, and when we did it, we were really pleased with the result,” Michelle says.
“In a couple of months we were at a point where we were confident that we would be able to build it and it had become one of our top five most visited hotel properties.”
It’s not just the luxury hotel guests can expect, however.
The jakymilk hotel will feature on the list of the top 10 most visited hotels in the world, according a 2014 study by the International Tourism Development Institute (ITDI).
“We want to create a place that people from all over the world can come to visit, that they can feel welcome, and that they will be able come back to,” says Adam.
“And we are hoping that by building the hotel we can provide a great experience for people who are travelling to the Bay Area.”
Jekyll’s concept was inspired by the famous San Francisco Bay Hotel, which opened in 1889 and is now the world’s largest luxury hotel.
The island hotel concept has been in the works for some time and Adam Pince is optimistic about its future.
“It’s an idea that’s been around for a while and people are very excited about the idea and I think the people who will be enjoying it are the people that will come to it,” he says.
“The idea that it’s not a luxury property and that it will be a luxury place and people will be allowed to come in, I think it’s a fantastic concept that we’ve developed over the years.”
People who want to visit the hotel will be welcome.
There are a lot people who don’t want to come to the hotel but will be welcomed.
“For more information visit the Jeky Island Hotel website and for more photos and information about the hotel visit the site.