A New Meetings-Ready Hotel in Uptown Oakland

Kissel Uptown Oakland, February 2022
The Kissel Uptown Oakland’s High 5ive rooftop bar and terrace.

Julie Soefer

The striking Kissel Uptown Oakland, which opened in February 2022, spans an entire block in the city’s vibrant arts and entertainment district. Named for the Pacific Kissel Kar-Dean Lippi Showroom, an auto dealership, which formerly occupied the site, the hotel offers 168 guest rooms and suites and over 10,000 square feet of meeting and event space. The event space includes High 5ive, a 3,800-square-foot rooftop bar and terrace; the 1,500-square-foot Showroom, which boasts historic floor-to-ceiling arched windows; the 3,100-square-foot Gold Bug ballroom; the Kissel Boardroom; the Presidential Suite; and 2,150 square feet of pre-function space that overlook the lobby. In addition to High 5ive, restaurants include Otto’s lobby cafe and bar and the signature French-Mediterranean Occitania.