• San Francisco Marriott Marquis’ New Program Beautifies Its Community

     
    POSTED March 19, 2018
     

The San Francisco Marriott Marquis took a head start on its resolution to create a cleaner community when the downtown hotel launched its “Own Our Block” beautification program on December 4, 2017.

“Our grassroots effort has improved the look of our community,” said Chuck Pacioni, general manager. “Hotel colleagues are proud to support this ongoing, seven-day-a-week program.”

San Francisco Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru applauded Pacioni and his staff for stepping up to help steward San Francisco.

“San Francisco is a beautiful and dynamic city, and it requires a team effort to take care of it,” Nuru said. “The Marriott Marquis’ ‘Own Our Block’ initiative exemplifies a game-changing model of civic pride. It’s only through partnerships like these where we can make a real, meaningful difference to address the challenge of keeping our great city clean.”

Teams of hotel colleagues—equipped with safety vests, gloves, trash bags, buckets and garbage picker tools—cleaned the neighborhood every morning and afternoon for 30 minutes.

The teams clocked 156 hours of cleaning sidewalks and streets and removed approximately 780 pounds of trash.

“We’re part of San Francisco’s thriving hospitality industry and are doing our part to make San Francisco shine,” said Pacioni.

The General Manager is working with SF Travel, the Hotel Council of San Francisco and San Francisco Public Works to encourage businesses citywide to adopt a similar program.

Pacioni said, “San Francisco is one of the world’s most popular destinations and we continually seek ways to enhance the city’s appeal. A guest’s sense of arrival starts before he or she walks through the hotel’s front doors. We want to ensure seamless satisfaction throughout a guest’s stay in San Francisco.”

The San Francisco Marriott Marquis has 1,500 guest rooms and suites, 117,000-square-feet of meeting and banquet space, a fitness center and spa. It is located by the Moscone Convention Center, Yerba Buena Gardens and shopping on Union Square and at Westfield San Francisco Center.

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