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Historic Galleria Park Hotel Completes 18-Month, Multi-Million Dollar Renovation Summer 2013

The Galleria Park Hotel, 191 Sutter St., has completed an 18-month, multi-million dollar renovation to celebrate its rich heritage. The current building built on the site of two historic properties, dates to 1911 and is the most historic property within the Joie de Vivre collection. Key aspects of the renovation include a chic redesign of the hotel’s 177 guest rooms and suites; the introduction of Franck Leclerc’s Gaspar Brasserie, where guests can savor French fare by celebrated chefs Brigitte Batson and Patrick Kelly; new landscaping and décor on the hotel’s outdoor terrace; remodeling and enhanced functionality of 2,000-square-feet of meeting space; Internet hardware upgrade; new art selected by Lost Art Salon, and new Fitness Studio equipment. The Galleria Park Hotel also offers a hosted daily wine hours, complimentary Wi-Fi access and pets-stay-free policy. For information visit www.galleriapark.com or call 1-800-738-7477.

Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco Unveils New Look for 25th Anniversary

In May 2012 the Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco unveiled luxurious new interiors to celebrate the hotel’s 25th anniversary year.  The award-winning property located on the top 11 floors of San Francisco’s third tallest building, 345 California Center, has been redesigned by San Francisco-based interior designer BAMO with a renewed style and contemporary elegance befitting Mandarin Oriental’s first hotel in the United States. With an entirely new Italian travertine marble lobby, completely refurbished guest rooms and suites, Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco also recently opened a new signature restaurant, Brasserie S & P, under the direction of Executive Chef Adam Mali. Each of the 158 guest rooms and suites feature custom-designed furnishings with a hint of French Deco reflected in plush blue couches, large white ash burl wooden desks, and 400-thread count linens. Suites are individually designed, each with a furnished, 800-square-foot landscaped terrace offering spectacular views. The hotel also offers more than 5,000 square feet of elegantly designed, versatile, and technologically-advanced function rooms on the second level with outdoor space for intimate gatherings on the 40th floor. The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco will make its debut in the fall offering an urban oasis in the heart of the city. For additional information visit www.mandarinoriental.com/sanfrancisco or call 415-276-9888.

Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf 

Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf Unveils Renovated Meeting Space

Inspired by its location in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf, Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf, 555 North Point St., has completed a comprehensive $1 million renovation of the hotel’s more than 19,000 square feet of function space.  The new décor resembles the colors and images of the San Francisco Bay, the community of fishermen based at the wharf and the merchants along Fisherman’s Wharf.  Designed by Chicago’s Simeone Deary Design Group, the renovation includes new fireplaces, custom hand blown glass chandeliers, shimmering fountain and wall sconces, as well as a cozy area that serves as a quiet workplace or convenient, one-on-one networking.  Additionally, the lounge provides additional power outlets for mobile devices and lap tops. The Hyatt is also offering special group rates and value-added group concessions through May 31, 2012. For additional information visit www.fishermanswharf.hyatt.comor call 415-563-1234 or 800-233-1234.

Pier 2620 Hotel Fisherman’s Wharf – Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

After a day of walking the hills of San Francisco, running the Embarcadero, strolling Fisherman’s Wharf or scaling the heights of professional ambition, coming home to a comfortable hotel is especially sweet. Abuzz with conversation, the lobby invites weary sightseers to perk up with an espresso by the lobby fireplace, check weather on the digital board or strategize the next day’s activities with a knowledgeable concierge.  “Even Keel Bar” also offers a great place to unwind; its self-serve wine technology signals a come-as-you-are vibe perfect for travelers.  For business guests, the club lounge offers a quiet retreat, complete with wine, locally produced snacks and a dedicated Business Concierge. The hotel also embraces its guests with 233 spacious and supremely comfortable guest rooms with built in window seats, 50 inch screened Smart Televisions, mini-refrigerators and in-room safes accommodate laptops.  The hotel has 3,000-Square- feet of flexible meeting space.  Free Wi-Fi is available in all guestrooms, meeting space and throughout the Hotel.     Get ship-shape in our 24 hour fitness center and relax after in our sun-drenched outdoor space. Like returning to port after a long journey, coming home to “The Hotel” is the ultimate, comforting reward. For additional information visitwww.pier2620hotel.com or call 415-885-4700.

Radisson Hotel Fisherman’s Wharf Multi-Million Dollar Remodeling Includes Tribute to the Golden Gate Bridge

The 75th anniversary of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge was an integral part of the multi-million dollar remodeling and renovations completed in April 2012 at the 355-room Radisson Hotel Fisherman’s Wharf, 250 Beach St.  This iconic hotel, which has long been a favorite for leisure and business travelers because of its ideal location at Fisherman’s Wharf, is celebrating the 2012 anniversary of the historic Golden Gate Bridge with a photographic mural placed over the bed in each guest room, many of which feature views of San Francisco Bay or the hotel’s courtyard. All of the guest rooms have been completely refreshed and feature Sleep Number Beds™ with plush bedding and comforters, contemporary seating and privacy window treatments.  New spa style bathrooms feature granite countertops, expanded showers and custom vanities.  In addition guests will enjoy 37-inch flat screen TVs, work desks with an ergonomic chair, in-room coffee makers and dry bars (in select rooms).  Rooms that feature a terrace have stylish new patio furniture.

Additional amenities include concierge and bell service, complimentary wireless service throughout the hotel, a business center, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and a year-round heated outdoor swimming pool with new resort style lounges. For additional information visit www.radisson.com or call 415-392-6700.

Neighborhood: Mission Bay

Mission Bay Block 1

Strada Investment Group has acquired a three-acre site across from AT&T Park in the northeast corner of Mission Bay and plans to develop a $220 million mixed-use project to include a 500 key hotel, 50,000 square feet of retail and a 250-stall parking garage. The project will transform one of the most prominent development sites in the city — a triangular Mission Bay parcel that is on the channel, kitty corner to AT&T Parkwith frontages on Third Street and Fourth Street. It is the only site in Mission Bay zoned for a hotel. Strada has partnered with an affiliate of Blackrock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) to secure a re-entitlement of the property to a mixed-use project. Strada will manage all aspects of the development process including processing environmental review and overseeing all regulatory approvals, architecture and engineering, financial underwriting, and market analysis and strategy. For additional information visit http://stradasf.com/contact-us.html. 

Neighborhood: The Presidio

Inn at the Presidio

The 22-room Inn at the Presidio, which opened on April 1, 2012, expanded in July 2013 to include an additional four rooms in a nearby historic house.  The guestrooms, a project of the Presidio Trust, are located in a rehabilitated historic house on Funston Avenue, just down the street from the Inn at the Presidio. Funston Avenue, also known as “Officers’ Row,” is lined with wood-frame homes that make up the oldest intact streetscape in San Francisco. The Inn at the Presidio is San Francisco’s only new hotel property to open in 2012 and the first hotel to open in the Presidio of San Francisco, a National Historic Landmark and national park site. Located on the Main Post at 42 Moraga Ave., the inn is a member of the Historic Hotels of America. Originally Pershing Hall Bachelor Officers Quarters (BOQ), the building that houses the Inn at the Presidio is a three-story, Classic Revival brick building built in 1903. A grand front porch, entrance hall with a central staircase, outdoor deck with fire pit and views of San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge from the top level are complemented by comfortable, contemporary furnishings. Two meeting rooms, accommodating up to 25 individuals, are available. Guests have access to a complimentary continental breakfast buffet as well as an evening wine and cheese reception. For the younger set, there’s milk and cookies. Room rates start at $195 per night based on single/double occupancy. The Presidio spans 1,491 acres including more than 1,000 acres of open space that frames the majestic Golden Gate Bridge; it became a national park site in 1994. For more information visit: www.innatthepresidio.com.

Neighborhood: Embarcadero Waterfront

Hyatt Regency San Francisco Begins Extensive Renovation

As the city’s only luxury waterfront property, the Hyatt Regency San Francisco is going through a series of renovations over the next year in order to become the freshest revitalized hospitality venue in one of the world’s most acclaimed destinations. The ideally-located Hyatt Regency San Francisco is convenient to all of the city’s popular attractions and neighborhoods. In its first round of several enhancements, the John Portman-designed hotel is in the process of creating energizing experiences for guests to connect and make things happen.  At present, the guest rooms are going through a major transformation, followed by the suites at year’s end and then the public space come first quarter of 2015.

Neighborhood: Nob Hill 

The Fairmont San Francisco Celebrates a New Year with a Fresh New Look for its Guest Rooms and Suites

The Fairmont San Francisco, a landmark “crown jewel” of the City by the Bay for more than a century, is undertaking an exciting comprehensive room refresh of all of its 591 guest rooms and suites, which commenced in December 2013.   This $21 million endeavor led by ForrestPerkins, a U.S-based interior architecture and design firm that specializes in luxury and landmark hotels, resorts, spas and multi-residential projects, incorporates stylish new furnishings and interior updates to each of the already-stunning classic-meets-contemporary hotel accommodations. The Fairmont San Francisco is showcasing two new design schemes: The hotel’s guest rooms feature a “jewel box” – inspired look, with bright sapphire blues and crisp accents of contemporary platinum and pewter.  Each room is accented by Czech crystal lamps custom designed by ForrestPerkinsand manufactured by Preciosa Lighting,with hand-blown glass chandeliers by Alger-Triton.  Shaw guest room carpets are designed as a tone-on-tone floral paisley pattern, inspired by the lavish gardens on the grounds of the property. Each fabric is reminiscent of a men’s suit, giving the room a bespoke, customized feel.  The Suites in the Main Building have been updated to elaborate on the jewel box concept, with personalized sofas by JL Furnishings, stunning glass tables, and hand-blown floor lamps with a smoky grey ombre finish by Preciosa Lighting.   Suites feature art inspired by the many musical performers who have graced the hotel’s ballrooms and have sung about their love of San Francisco.  The hotel’s updated family-style suite options, which feature roomy pullout couches and enhanced seating areas, are perfect for accommodating multi-generational or group travelers. For more information visitwww.fairmont.com/san-francisco.

The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco Redesigned Meeting Space

To be unveiled in September 2014, The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco is undergoing a complete renovation of the hotel’s Grand Ballroom, conference rooms and board rooms. Inspired by alluring designs of couture fashion, fine tailoring and the architecture of San Francisco, the re-imagined spaces will exude a modern classic feel and encompass more than 23,000 square feet. Unique features include a 9,500-square-foot Ballroom with pre- or post-function galleries; two levels of conference and boardroom spaces ranging from 300 to 1,900 square feet; the unique Terrace Room, awash with natural lighting; and access to a beautiful outdoor Terrace Courtyard with manicured gardens offering an inner-city private oasis. For more information visit www.ritzcarlton.com.

Neighborhood: SoMa

W San Francisco

The unique look and feel of the recently redesigned W San Francisco’s guestrooms, junior suites, meeting space and public areas was influenced by the culture of the city and a modern idea of East meets West. Located at 181 Third St., redesign highlights include brighter guestrooms with comfy window seating, a fireplace in the lobby/living room, a W Chill Lounge for meeting attendees and a fun and whimsical arcade game on the second floor.  The designs mirror the effects of the famous San Francisco fog that covers the city and blurs the distinctions between its various neighborhoods. The Welcome Desk features a three-dimensional map installation so that guests may orient themselves upon check-in while simultaneously becoming immersed in the hotel’s concept and design. In addition, the Living Room and Living Room Bar use the diffusion of natural light as a play on the way fog affects the city’s lights. The renovation also introduces the W’s new signature restaurant, Trace. The restaurant focuses on high-quality and sustainable cuisine meant to encapsulate the local personality of the Bay Area. From Trace, guests can enter Upstairs, a bar and lounge where visitors can relax and enjoy the ambiance of the city. For additional information visit www.whotels.com/sanfrancisco or call 415-777-5300.

New Hotel Zetta Opened February 2013

Located at the convergence of Union Square and SOMA and steps away from San Francisco’s fashion, arts, technology and music scenes, the new boutique Hotel Zetta opened in February 2013 at 55 Fifth St. Formerly the Hotel Milano the 116-room property was originally built in 1913 and reopened on its 100th anniversary on with 2,760-square-feet of meeting and event space, as well as the “ultimate playroom.” Viceroy Hotel Group also announced the next innovative phase of their new boutique hotel—The S+R Lounge at Hotel Zetta.  From the cocktail program to the art and design, there is a nod to all things “salvaged and rescued” explaining the lounge’s name perfectly.  The cocktails and bar snacks are by Anna Weinberg and Jennifer Puccio of Marlowe and Park Tavern, who are opening The Cavalier restaurant adjacent to the hotel in August. For information visit www.hotelzetta.com or call 415-543-8555.

Neighborhood: Union Square 

Grand Hyatt San Francisco

The Grand Hyatt San Francisco, 345 Stockton St., completed a renovation of all 685 guest rooms and suites in August 2011. Project highlights include works by Bay Area-artists showcased in the rooms, flat-screen TVs and wireless or wired high-speed Internet access.  The new Grand Club rooms, on floors 30 through 34, feature one-touch controls for lights and shades and hardwood floors made from sustainably harvested, chemical-free wood. For additional information visit www.grandsanfrancisco.hyatt.com or call 415-398-1234.

Hilton San Francisco Union Square Embarks on a $25 Million Room Enhancement Project

The renowned Hilton San Francisco Union Square today announced it is beginning a full renovation of 575 rooms and suites including the addition of 37 more keys. The addition will bring the hotel’s total inventory to 1919. This is the second phase of a major enhancement project for the hotel which began in 2012 with the renovation of rooms, suites, and meeting space in Tower 3. This current project is scheduled for completion in April 2015. The refreshed rooms, offering great views of the San Francisco skyline, will feature a minimalist, contemporary design with dark woods and cool, ocean-inspired colors that reflect the air of this “City by the Bay.” Major enhancements will include installation of new entry doors and sound-proofing wall insulation as well as new telecommunication equipment incorporating both wired and wireless Internet access and other added conveniences of home such as sleek furniture, plush beds, mini-refrigerators, and contemporary bathrooms with black tile accents and modern fixtures.The final phase of the comprehensive hotel enhancements is currently planned for 2016 and will include renovations of 350 sleeping rooms and suites in Tower 2. For information visit www.hiltonsanfranciscohotel.com or call 415-771-1400.

Hotel Adagio’s Multi-Million Dollar Transformation Completed July 2012

A multi-million dollar transformation of the 171-room Hotel Adagio, 550 Geary St. in Union Square, was completed in July 2012. The transformation includes refurbishment  of each of the property’s 171 guest rooms, penthouse suites and public spaces, expanded meeting and event space, as well as a new concept for the  restaurant and lobby-level bar.

While respecting the historic Spanish Revival architecture reflected in the hotel’s exterior, interior restyling uses a chic, modern design aesthetic. In addition to guest room and public area redesign, the project includes a complete renovation and re-conception of the hotel’s onsite restaurant, and a new bar The Mortimer (replacing Bar Adagio), is being groomed to create a new neighborhood nightlife option catering to visitors and locals, with a revamped cocktail menu, communal seating and entertainment. The meeting space expansion, coupled with a redesign of the hotel’s penthouse level suites allows guests to buyout the entire 16th floor which includes three guestrooms, two luxury suites and two meeting rooms with a wrap-around outdoor terrace featuring San Francisco views. The property now features more than 3,000 square feet of meeting space. For information visit www.hoteladagiosf.com or call 800-228-8830.

Hotel Diva Completes $2 Million Renovation

The Hotel Diva, 440 Geary St., recently unveiled its 116- room $2 million “reinvention.” Led by Edmonds + Lee Architects, all guest rooms, common areas and the exterior were re-envisioned with the dramatic yet clean, modern style signature of the San Francisco-based designer. Part of Personality Hotels, the Hotel Diva exudes an urbane style all its own; each of the guest rooms is done in three shades of grey with deep plum accents; black and white furnishings, and white bedding. Windows are dressed in custom shades printed with two dramatic images – one of a woman’s curvaceous form in a lacy corset and thigh-high fishnet stockings and another of shapely legs in heels. Both designs incorporate hints of the structural elements of the hotel and the Diva logo. For additional information visit www.personalityhotels.com or call 415-885-0200.

Kimpton’s Hotel Triton Debuts New Look June 2012

Kimpton’s 144-room Hotel Triton, 342 Grant Ave., has been given a makeover steeped in San Francisco’s literary tradition and Beat era heritage. Quotes from author Jack Kerouac are featured on the wallpaper and guests may also browse through editions of Kerouac’s “On the Road” or Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl” found on the bedside table. Crimson dragons tattooed on the guest room walls pay homage to the hotel’s location just steps from the dragon-adorned gateway to Chinatown. Additional design elements include sage green wainscoting, bright yellow lacquered headboards, sawhorse desks, chalkboard message boards and industrial-style lighting. The hotel offers several celebrity suites as well including one designed by comedian Kathy Griffin, another dedicated to the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia and a third stocked with Haagen Dazs products for guests with a sweet tooth. Tapping into San Francisco’s local creative community, the Triton will be inviting San Francisco-based poets, musicians, artists and performers to the evening wine hour and the hotel also features a rotating monthly art gallery on the mezzanine level where guests may purchase local artwork. For additional information visit www.hoteltriton.com or call 800-800-1299 or 415-394-0500.

Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco San Francisco’s Playful New Look Revealed in February 2013

In February 2013 Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco, 501 Geary St., debuted a new design inspired by the brand’s founder and visionary, Bill Kimpton.Located just steps from Union Square, and in the heart of the city’s theater district, the four-star hotel now offers a whimsical and bold design that incorporates a sense of discovery and imagination intermingled with the sophistication for which the Monaco is best known.  All of the hotel’s 201 guestrooms and suites have been completely transformed by design firm Andrea Dawson Designs, Inc. Guestrooms feature elaborate French Art Nouveau headboards and luxurious silk pillows. Much of the artwork that was originally curated for the hotel in 1995 has been integrated into the new design, including The Tree of Life, created by acclaimed sculptor Albert Guibara. The Monaco offers guests an on-site fitness center and spa. The Monaco also provides more than 7,000-square-feet of meeting and event space. For information visit www.monaco-sf.com or call 866-622-5284 or 415-292-0100.  

Mystic Hotel by Charlie Palmer

Renowned chef and hotelier Charlie Palmer has transformed a 79-room boutique hotel (former Crescent Hotel) into a contemporary haven for comfortable luxury.  Nestled in the heart of Union Square at 417 Stockton St., the hotel houses The Burritt Room – an intimate film noir-inspired bar devoted to carefully crafted cocktails, and will soon debut Charlie Palmer’s newest restaurant concept, Burritt Tavern, offering classic food such as steaks and chops paired with local and seasonal inspirations.  Although many of the rooms were recently renovated, Palmer has revitalized the 16 largest rooms facing Stockton Street into junior suites.  The new hotel and restaurant concept debuted in April 2012. For additional information visit www.MysticHotel.com or call 415-400-0500.

Calistoga 

Calistoga Spa Hot Springs Announces Completion of Major Renovation

The Calistoga Spa Hot Springs, a geothermal hot springs resort, recently completed an extensive renovation. Located in downtown Calistoga, the 56-room hotel and spa was completely redesigned with a contemporary spa inspired look and feel. The eighteen month renovation touched all aspects of the property including a redesign of the guestrooms with spa-inspired bedding, honed Italian porcelain tile showers, kitchenettes with microwave ovens and modern conveniences such as High Definition LED televisions.  The focal points of the renovation are the four-geothermal heated mineral pools.  The pool deck was fitted with travertine tiles, new designer-inspired pool furniture and the inclusion of grape covered arbors. Known for the therapeutic, geothermal heated mineral water and volcanic ash mud baths, the Calistoga Spa Hot Springs has been serving guests in the upper Napa Valley for nearly fifty years. For reservations or additional information visit www.calistogaspa.com or call 707-942-6269.

Oakland 

Oakland Marriott City Center Completes Interior Renovations as Part of $17 Million “Reinvention”

The 489-room Oakland Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA, has completed its interior renovations as a part of its $17 million reinvention. Changes include extensive upgrades to the lobby, ballrooms, guest rooms, meeting and event space, Skyline Room, and the new Great Room which includes the Level Two restaurant and Twelve Bar lounge. “All That Jazz” is the underlying theme of the hotel redesign, incorporating Oakland’s strong connection to jazz history. The intention for the design was to include sophisticated yet contemporary pieces, using bright and warm colors to accent natural elements such as wood, glass and metal. For additional information visitwww.oaklandmarriott.com or call 510-451-4000.

Sausalito

Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa Debuts New Mansion, Hillside Cottages and Event Space – Summer 2013

Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa in Sausalito, CA is renovating its historic mansion, upper hillside cottages and meeting and event space set to debut this summer. The unveiling will showcase its historic mansion built in 1885, the restructuring and redesign of the Mansion’s 11 rooms including the new 5,000 square-foot Alexandrite Suite and 1,700 square-foot Junto meeting and event space, plus the renovation of its seven upper hillside cottages. Set on a lush hillside in the heart of Sausalito’s village center, Casa Madrona first welcomed guests in 1885. Now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the property offers 63 guest accommodations including 22 hillside cottages (15 completely renovated), many with private decks, fireplaces and water views; 10 Victorian rooms located atop the property, within the historic William Barrett Mansion, and 31 contemporary rooms in a newly renovated wing designed with contemporary bayside décor. The hotel’s new 3,000 square-foot Spa at Casa Madrona focuses on the restorative and life-giving power of water therapy through an extensive treatment menu and nourishing products from the bay. Casa Madrona also offers 5,000 square feet of flexible event space. For reservations or additional information visitwww.casamadrona.com or call 800-288-0502.

Neighborhood: SFO

Aloft Hotels, New High-Tech, High-Design, Low-Cost Hotel Brand.

With more than 60 hotels now open around the globe, Aloft Hotels has added an additional location to its portfolio, the Aloft San Francisco Airport, 401 East Millbrae Ave., Millbrae. The Aloft San Francisco Airport is the Aloft brand’s first conversion of an existing hotel and launches a brand-new phase of growth for one of the world’s most talked-about hotel brands. The hotel opened in September 2012 and offers 252 guest rooms adjacent to one of the busiest travel hubs in the world, San Francisco International Airport. Aloft Hotels’ high-tech, high-design, low-cost concept debuted in 2008 and is considered one of the fastest and most successful hotel launches in industry history. For information visit www.aloftsanfranciscoairport.com or call 650-443-5500.

DoubleTree by Hilton San Francisco Airport Announces a Multi-Million Dollar Renovation
The 393-room DoubleTree by Hilton San Francisco Airport, 835 Airport Blvd., Burlingame, completed an $8 million dollar renovation in the fall of 2012. Started in late January 2012, the renovation included guestrooms, main lobby and expansion of event space. The popular new restaurant and pub, 37 North, is an entirely new concept and specializes in artisan menu selections, draft wines and signature cocktails.  All of the 12,300-square-feet of flexible event space has been redecorated including  the expansion of the Grand Ballroom to 3,000 square feet and the outdoor Courtyard pre-function space. For information visit www.sanfranciscoairport.doubletree.com or call 650-344-5500.

Neighborhood: Monterey

Portola Hotel and Spa to Begin Major Bathroom Renovation

Portola Hotel and Spa will begin a bathroom remodel to be completed in 2015. This renovation will include as many “green” aspects as possible, including the recycling of all construction waste. Bathroom upgrades will include LED lighting, updated vanities, and tiling.  The full-service hotel offers guests a rich, historical ambiance, with residential style and views of the Monterey Bay and Peninsula Shoreline. The hotel is adjacent to Monterey Conference Center, Fisherman’s Wharf and the Marina, and is a short walk from historic Cannery Row and the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium. Carmel, Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove and Monterey Airport are each just a five-minute drive from the hotel. Portola Hotel and Spa also includes amenities such as spa facilities, onsite dining, a fitness center, pool & Jacuzzi, a craft brewery, and access to the area’s attractions. For information visit http://www.portolahotel.com/.

Neighborhood: Napa Valley

Embassy Suites Napa Valley CompletesMajor Transformation of All Public Areas and Meeting Space

Embassy Suites Napa Valley has completed a year-long, extensive renovation of its public areas and meeting space.  The full-service hotel is owned by FelCor Lodging Trust, based in Irving, Texas and managed by Hilton Worldwide, based in McLean, Va. “The extensive transformation of our lobby, atrium, restaurant, meeting and event space as well as the addition of a new fitness center will enable our hotel to provide guests with superior accommodations and a highly satisfying overall stay,” said Reynaldo Zertuche, general manager, Embassy Suites Napa Valley.  “Our new furnishings and stylish design will continue to appeal to leisure travelers looking for a fun, contemporary wine country experience as well as to business travelers that need more space to work and relax and to families who enjoy more space to spread out.” The 2013 renovation included new stone and pebble design for the front circular drive, a new “café mocha” color for the exterior, modern furnishings for the lobby, atrium, restaurant, lounge, millpond area, swimming pools, sun decks, pre-function space, meeting rooms, and a newly built fitness center.     A renovation of the 205 guest suites was completed in 2012 using the same stylish décor. 

Hotel News

Treasure Island Redevelopment Plans Include Hotels, Residential Units

Development plans for Treasure Island, a manmade island located just west of the mid-point of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, include approximately 500 hotel rooms, up to 8,000 new residential units, a 400-slip marina, restaurants, retail and entertainment venues — plus nearly 300 acres of parks and public open space, including shoreline access and culture uses such as a museum. The development, slated to begin in 2013, will be clustered around a new ferry terminal and is designed to prioritize walking, biking and public transit. Already projected to be the most environmentally-sustainable large development project in U.S. history, the project was recently announced as one of 16 founding projects of the Clinton Climate Initiative’s Climate Positive Development Program. For information visit www.sftreasureisland.org  or call 415-274-0660.

The San Francisco Travel Association is the official tourism marketing organization for the City and County of San Francisco. For information on reservations, packages, activities and more, visit www.sanfrancisco.travel or call 415-391-2000.  The Visitor Information Center is located at 900 Market St. in Hallidie Plaza, lower level, near the Powell Street cable car turnaround. 

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