The City by the Bay is expanding its meeting and event spaces through an initiative called San Francisco Meeting Neighborhood Network Connections. The goal is to create “micro-citywide” events by uniting hotels by location.
The initiative is the work of the San Francisco Travel Association, which says the flexible arrangements mean planners can find space for up to 2,500 people on peak nights. Attendees benefit, it says, by “having an intimate neighborhood experience with the amenities of a citywide meeting.”
Four networks are in place now, including the previously announced Union Square Alliance. More are to come. Details:
- Nob Hill Connection. Its five hotels provide a total of 70 meeting rooms and 1,400 guest rooms. Participants are the Fairmont San Francisco, Intercontinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco, Stanford Court San Francisco; The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco and the Scarlet Huntington.
- San Francisco Downtown Connection. Its four hotels provide 118 meeting rooms and up to 2,200 guest rooms. Participants are the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Park 55 San Francisco — a Hilton Hotel, Hotel Nikko San Francisco and the Handlery Union Square.
- South of Market Area (SOMA) One Connection. Its three hotels provide 2,435 meeting rooms and up to 1,200 guest rooms. Participants are the Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco, San Francisco Marriott Marquis and the Park Hotel.
- Union Square Alliance. The Westin St. Francis and the Grand Hyatt San Francisco provide 34 meeting rooms and up to 1,200 guest rooms.