An alarm is going up amongst tiki-lovers and all those who appreciate San Franciscoâ€™s eclectic (hic!) history! The Tonga Room, the much loved tacky tiki bar in the Fairmont Hotelâ€™s basement (California @ Mason in Nob Hill), is at great risk due to its ownerâ€™s plan to convert a large portion of the hotel into condominiums.
The plan would replace the existing Fairmont Hotel Tower with a new Residential Tower and in the process convert 226 hotel rooms into 160 condos. The Tonga Room is at the base of the existing tower.