Westin St. Francis Celebrates 110th Anniversary Throughout 2014 With Special Packages

The iconic Westin St. Francis in San Francisco is offering special packages throughout 2014 to  celebrate its 110th anniversary.

The iconic Westin St. Francis in San Francisco is offering special packages throughout 2014 to celebrate its 110th anniversary.

March 21, 2014 marks the 110th anniversary of the legendary Westin St. Francis, San Francisco’s most iconic hotel. Originally opened in 1904 to international acclaim, the hotel quickly became the center of the west coast’s social, theatrical and business life. Commissioned by Charles T. Crocker and his affluent circle of friends, their vision of making San Francisco the “Paris of the West” and the St. Francis Hotel the flagship came to life after two years of construction and $2.5 million, a hefty sum for that time period. The opening of the historic St. Francis Hotel set a new echelon for innovation and opulence in San Francisco.

Throughout the entire year, The Westin St. Francis is offering two 110th Anniversary overnight packages.

  • TheCable Car Package” – with the famous San Francisco cable cars just right outside the front door, this package is a convenient way for guests to enjoy the city. The package includes overnight accommodations, two cable car tickets, two historic cocktails in Caruso’s and complimentary Internet access. Rates start at $249. Valid Jan 1-Dec 31, 2014.
  • Perfect for pet lovers, the “Francis the Dog 110th Anniversary Package” celebrates Francis, a small terrier who survived the 1906 earthquake and fire, and was found in the basement of The Westin St. Francis. Dogs and their owners will enjoy gourmet dog treats, homemade giant chocolate chip cookies and two bottles of VOSS water with a silver drinking bowl, overnight accommodations complete with a Westin Heavenly Dog Bed and a miniature duvet, and the keepsake “Francis: The Earthquake Dog” GUND plush toy as a special memento of the hotel’s history. Please note: the silver drinking bowl, Westin Heavenly Dog Bed and miniature duvet are for use during stay only. Rates start at $259. Valid Jan 1-Dec 31, 2014.

For reservations, call (888) 627-8546 or visit www.westinstfrancis.com. All packages exclude tax and are based upon availability.

Opened more than a century ago on March 21, 1904, The Westin St. Francis still today maintains its preeminence as San Francisco’s center of social, theatrical and business life. Renowned for luxury accommodations and excellent service, The Westin St. Francis continues to preserve its rich history and elegance while enhancing the guest experience with fresh, innovative concepts. The only hotel located on San Francisco’s famous Union Square, The Westin St. Francis is just steps from world class shopping, dining, theatres and art galleries. The St. Francis is part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts (www.starwoodhotels.com). For reservations and more information, call (415) 397-7000, toll free (800) 917-7458 or visit www.westinstfrancis.com.

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