• A Vibrant and Growing Hotel Scene in San Francisco

     
    POSTED June 2, 2022
     
  • A Vibrant and Growing Hotel Scene in San Francisco

     
    POSTED June 2, 2022
     
  • A Vibrant and Growing Hotel Scene in San Francisco

     
    POSTED June 2, 2022
     

By a number of measures, hotels are doing well in San Francisco.  For starters, occupancy rates, according to preliminary data, were 67.2% for the month of April, with average daily room rates just above $225. As the San Francisco Travel Association notes, those numbers point to the best-performing month for San Francisco hotels since pandemic restrictions were put in place in March 2020.

And, in a telling reflection of confidence in San Francisco’s continuing strength as a travel destination, new hotels are making their debut. On June 1, 1 Hotel San Francisco, located near the Ferry Building on the Embarcadero, opens its doors. Part of the 1 Hotels, a luxury lifestyle brand inspired by nature, the 200-room property, has over 5,000 square feet of meeting and event space. When Luma Hotel San Francisco opens on June 15 it will be the first-ever hotel development in the Mission Bay neighborhood; the 299-room Union Square property will feature 7,000 square feet of meeting and event space. On June 30, following a renovations and redesign of all public spaces and 418 guest rooms, Sir Francis Drake Hotel will reopen its doors as the Beacon Grand. Set to open later this summer at the intersection where South of Market (SOMA) district, Civic Center, and Tenderloin converge, the 12-story, 236-room LINE SF will have over 2,000 square feet of event space and four dining and drinking experiences, including a landscaped rooftop solarium with panoramic views of the city.

By the end of 2022, San Francisco Travel notes, seven new branded and independent hotels will have debuted in the city, adding to San Francisco’s current offering of 245 properties. 

 

SCS Global Services (SCS), a third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing, and standards development, has launched its Zero Waste Standard, “Zero Waste for Events.”

 

The Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre completed its $24 million renovation of the entire hotel and conference center. Renovations began in 2020. 

The North Dallas conference center hotel renovation includes a full redesign of all 503 guest rooms, lobby and public areas, and food and beverage outlets. Additionally, the hotel’s 55,000-square-feet of meeting space was updated with new furnishings, technology upgrades, and the addition of a new 6,600-square-foot Lakeside Ballroom. 

 

Anchorage is a city like none other—making it a popular choice for hosting meetings and events.

Through the tall windows of the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage, meeting attendees can gaze out toward Cook Inlet, which stretches all the way to the Gulf of Alaska and toward mountains—some snow-capped—representing several ranges. They may even see an eagle fly by or see one of the 1,500 moose that are said to roam Alaska’s largest city. It’s easy to see why it’s said that Anchorage is a city like none other in the United States.