Proper Hospitality builds and operates hotels, resorts and residences that serve as vibrant hubs for locals and visitors alike. Always the good neighbor, we connect with and support the communities around us, extending the same gracious hospitality to our neighbors as we do to our guests, employees and partners.  Proper Giving is a company-wide initiative that formally aligns each of our properties and people with local causes that need our help the most.

Our mission is to donate 1% of our time, hotel space, and management fees from every Proper Hospitality-managed property towards the betterment of their surrounding communities. By offering up human, physical and financial resources to those that need it, we engage all components of our business in positive social action while bringing tangible, long term benefits to the neighborhoods we live in. Proper Giving is more than a foundation. It’s the embodiment of our values as a company and an enduring effort from a growing group of likeminded people that live simply, explore often, consume mindfully, love passionately and give fully.  


Larkin Street Youth Services

San Francisco Proper is partnering with Larkin Street Youth Services to improve the quality of life and build a future for young people living in the Bay Area.

On any given night, more than 1,100 young people are on the streets in San Francisco. Since 1984, Larkin Street Youth Services has provided more than 75,000 homeless youth a safe place to rebuild their lives. We provide housing, education, employment training, and health and wellness support to help these young people reach their potential, and it works! Three out of four young people exit to stable housing when they leave Larkin Street.


Love Your City with Mayor London Breed

Proper worked with Mayor Breed’s new initiative to clean up the streets and plant new trees in surrounding neighborhoods.

You can see the fruits of San Francisco Proper’s endeavors on Leavenworth Street in the Tenderloin District.

California Wildlife Relief

Help Us Support California Wildfire Relief
& The California Fire Foundation

We are a west-coast based hospitality company.
The California wildfires have impacted our communities, employees and partners.

Our company-wide Proper Giving initiative formally aligns with local causes that need our help the most—especially when they’re in our own backyard. We’re giving back to them this season by making a donation to the California Fire Foundation. The California Fire Foundation provides emotional and financial assistance to families of fallen firefighters and the communities they protect.

Aids Walk

Team Proper was proud to be a part of the AIDS Walk San Francisco. A 10K fundraising walk that raised over $1.5M to benefit ACRIA, Project Open Hand, Positive Resource center, and dozens of other Bay Area AIDS service organizations.

LINES Ballet

San Francisco Proper recently partnered with LINES Ballet to provide scholarships for students from the Tenderloin and Mid-Market neighborhoods.

The summer program introduced students to learning the universal concepts of dance. The students danced, explored, created and choreographed daily alongside new students from nearby neighborhoods and socioeconomic diversity. It was an honor to make an impact and lift up our neighborhood with LINES Ballet.

Proper Pets



Every day, more than 4,100 dogs and cats are killed in America’s shelters, just because they don’t have safe places to call home. But every day, there’s something each of us can do to help save those lives. Proper is proud to play a part and help support the Best Friends Animal Society by donating 10% of the pet stay fee. It’s our way of giving back and sharing kindness with all animals. Anything less just wouldn’t be proper.

Proper Giving


Proper Hospitality is fiercely committed to honoring the unique identity, style, culture and people of each of its neighborhoods. That’s why the criteria for Proper Giving may vary from place to place, always a thoughtful and direct response to the local culture rather than an extension of a broader corporate policy. If you are a registered 501 (c) (3) organization and are interested in learning more about Proper giving which debuts Q1 2019,  please contact us. 


What is Proper?

Proper began as a feeling, not as an idea. The feeling was something akin to empathy; an acute awareness that despite the current proliferation of “boutique” and “lifestyle” hotels and residences, there were precious few properties designed for and around today’s global creative nomad. Many in our milieu share the same daunting challenge: staying fresh and focused, energized and inspired—all whilst bouncing between London and Hollywood and Austin and San Francisco and Portland and back again. For them, intuitive service is a given. Mere table stakes. What they need and seek beyond accommodation, even at its most luxurious, is an inspiration. From the elevated and often surprising interiors imagined by Kelly Wearstler. From the sense of immersion in, and connection to, the vibrancy of the local culture. From the highly curated amenities. From the inspired collaborations with the city’s best and most innovative chefs and mixologists. From music and art. From every detail, every interaction, every moment. This is only Proper. And no one else.

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