Not much has happened in the San Francisco Bay Area on the hotel front over the last couple of years. When it rains it pours and in the last month – 3 pretty significant changes have occurred which is change the landscape.
Parc 55 San Francisco
Wyndham Parc 55 is no longer – now it’s part of the Hilton Family and will officially be called Parc 55 San Francisco. With a shared sales force, this will make the Hilton the largest hotel in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Parc 55 can hold 400 people under one roof.
One problem mid-size groups have with the San Francisco Bay Area is that they have to leave the city in order grow. The Moscone Convention Center won’t talk to groups if they don’t have a proven room block of 1600 room per night. This is a great buy by Hilton because mid-size groups can stay in the San Francisco Bay Area a little longer. The hotel also underwent a large renovation a few years back and the hotel looks great.
Park Central SF
Remember the Westin Market Street? Well as of 2 weeks ago, it’s now the Park Central SF. It’s maintained the same owners, just rebranded. But have no fear – you can still get your Starwood points as they are maintaining their partnership with Starwood.
The hotel looks great, their restaurant is yummy and their meeting space is looking better than ever. If you are looking for an urban, hip hotel that is independently owned, this would be a great option for you. It’s perfect for groups of 200-250 attendees.
Loews San Francisco
Yes, you heard right. The Loews is coming to San Francisco. The Mandarin Oriental SF is going away in March and will now be operated by Loews. This is a great downtown property that is perfect for executive level events. Their food & beverage has always been top-notch so I’m curious to see the changes that might be happening. Their sleeping rooms are great and spa is highly regarded in the Bay Area. You can read more about the sale here.