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Haiyi Hotels Offers Family-Friendly “San Fam-cisco” Package at 5 Hotels in San Francisco

August 23, 2014
All five Haiyi Hotels in San Francisco are offering a family-friendly getaway “San Fam-cisco” Package,” through May.

All five Haiyi Hotels in San Francisco are offering a family-friendly getaway “San Fam-cisco” Package,” through May.

All five Haiyi Hotels in San Francisco are offering a family-friendly getaway. aptly named “San Fam-cisco” Package.” Available through May 31, 2015,, with rates starting at $349 per night, the package includes:

Accommodations for two adults & two children

Tickets for two adults & two children to the brand new San Francisco Dungeon OR Madame Tussauds

Four one-way passes on a world famous San Francisco Cable Car

Complimentary Overnight Parking

Haiyi Hotels’ Souvenir Tote Bag

Ghirardelli Chocolate Sampler

Souvenir “San Francisco-opoly” Board Game

The five Haiyi Hotels – Americania Hotel, Carriage Inn, The Good Hotel, Hotel Metropolis and Hotel Vertigo – are all ideally located just steps away from the city’s attractions, restaurants and theaters.

Children must be 12 years old or younger. Advance reservations are required. For reservations, call 800.736.3766 or visit

Founded in 2010, Haiyi Hotel (pronounced “hi-YEE”) is a collection of distinctive accommodations for travelers seeking a conscious departure from the predictable and ordinary. The portfolio consists of five boutique hotels all centrally located in San Francisco, adjacent to local attractions, corporations, major retail, arts and renowned dining, including Americania Hotel, Carriage Inn, The Good Hotel, Hotel Metropolis and Hotel Vertigo. The name “Haiyi” comes from a combination of the Chinese words “HAI” for ocean, and “YI” for leisure, meaning “an ocean of leisure and relaxation.” The idea behind the name is for each guest to have such a seamless experience, that his or her stay is akin to floating upon a vast, warm, and calm sea.

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Hotel G Opens in Heart of San Francisco’s Union Square Captures City Vibe

May 7, 2014
Hotel G, San Francisco

Hotel G, San Francisco

The Hotel G is opening after an extensive two-year renovation of an early 20th century building, bringing a fresh, reimagined perspective to the innovative spirit of San Francisco. This “ideal lifestyle” hotel combines residential sophistication with a laid back, authentic local vibe complemented by tailor-made services.

Boasting a great location in the center of San Francisco’s fashionable Union Square, the energy of the city is just outside the door. From first-class shopping and world-renowned dining to award-winning theater, a bustling arts district and even a ride on a historic cable car, the options for guests to experience the city are endless.

“San Francisco is an intellectual city with history and modern-day style and our end goal is for Hotel G to channel each of those qualities,” said General Manager Steve Rizzo. “The guest experience will emphasize a comfortable lifestyle with a design that is simple yet functional and complements the building’s unique architectural elements.”

With 153 guestrooms on 13 floors, Hotel G provides a natural home base for downtime between work and play, welcoming leisure and business travelers with a natural aesthetic, calming design and relaxing accommodations.


Originally built in 1908 as The Fielding Hotel, much of the emphasis of the hotel transformation was about staying true to the historic design of the building. Many of the original features were carefully restored, including wood and concrete flooring in the guestrooms and hallways, and the building’s original façade.

Redesigned by New York-based Hun Aw Studio to bring a visually stimulating fusion of contemporary and classic, the hotel features fog-colored walls, wood finishes and earthy fabrics and textiles juxtaposed with clean lines, pops of color and fair-trade accents and art. Furnishings are crisp, simple and functional, providing a natural, almost frontier aesthetic that pays homage to the hotel’s past. Pieces include Victorian settees, vintage schoolhouse chairs, banker’s lamps and mid-century writing desks.

Also, Hotel G has partnered with San Francisco-based Creativity Explored, a nonprofit arts center for developmentally disabled adults, to curate, showcase and sell artwork. A diverse mix of abstract paintings, intricately detailed pen and ink drawings, colorful ceramics, folk textiles, digital prints, collages, and mixed-media sculpture will adorn guestrooms. All of the artwork is available for sale with proceeds going directly to the artist.

Amenities honor today’s modern necessities with flat-screen SMART TVs, docking stations, Nespresso coffee makers and complimentary WiFi. Additional conveniences include a meeting room for casual get-togethers or formal board meetings and a Technogym opening this summer.

Upon arriving in the sleek entryway, guests will be welcomed by “G-Hosts,” who will deliver an unparalleled personal experience. Two minimalistic brass-wrapped reception desks are complemented by a vintage courthouse bench, while plush, colorful armchairs provide nooks that invite visitors to congregate or relax.

For more information about Hotel G, call 877-828-4478, visit or follow the hotel on Facebook at

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

February 27, 2014
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 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 ( For reservations and more information, call (415) 397-7000, toll free (800) 917-7458 or visit

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