• 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.

With summer weather year round, Carmel Valley Ranch is taking full advantage by cultivating a summer camp style environment that’s perfect for everything from corporate meetings to spectacular outdoor weddings.  

Nestled in the foothills of the Santa Lucia Mountains on California’s Central Coast, Carmel Valley Ranch occupies 500 acres. Amongst all of this, they offer nearly 10,000 square feet of indoor meeting space, as well as 30,000 square feet of outdoor space.  

 

Lovebirds looking to tie the knot can now experience the pompous features of celebrity Hollywood weddings at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City. 

The 7,000 square feet of event space will now include wedding add-ons. Options include exiting in a horse-drawn carriage (inspired by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle), a burger bar with the couple's initials toasted into the bun (Kaley Cuoco and Karl Cook), and a massive flower wall that will prove to be the “most Instagrammable” backdrop (Kim Kardashian and Kanye West). 

 

After two-years of refurbishing, General Mendoza, general manager of Sheraton Pasadena, revealed the completion of the hotel’s multimillion-dollar renovation. The property is excited to offer its reimagined accommodations, meeting space and public areas including its Restaurant Soleil.