San Francisco has many colorful neighborhoods but its uncontested heart is Union Square, which boasts high-end shopping and proximity to the best museums. Presiding over this popular area, Taj Campton Place occupies two historic buildings and from top-floor rooms guests can watch the buzzing activity of the square. The hotel is India-based Taj Group’s first venture on the U.S. West Coast, and its deft touches are especially apparent in the beautiful, Asian-inspired decor and the expert but understated service. Taj Campton Place, which opened at the beginning of the last century, has long been a preferred home for big wigs on business in the City by the Bay. Today, drawn by the central setting and the serene vibe, many extend their stay and bring their families.