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San Francisco Hilton Financial District {US-CA}

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Old Jan 10, 05, 9:12 pm
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Just heard from a hotel manager today that Hilton is taking over the Holiday Inn in the Financial District in SF and plans to spend 35 million sprucing it up. Even though Epinions says the place isn't too fancy, 35 million should bring a big improvement.
Old Jan 10, 05, 9:38 pm
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It's a good location for business - it's close to the northern edge of the Financial District, and will also be good for the Jackson Square and Levis Plaza areas. Plus, its Portsmouth Plaza location is great for Chiantown and North Beach tourism on the weekends.
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Old Apr 28, 05, 12:47 am
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Update New Hilton San Francisco Financial District

Well, this property "appeared" as I was searching for rooms tonight, and it seems like it will open some time next year (after remodel, I suppose).

Description given was:

Located in the center of the most exciting, bustling and culturally diverse areas of the city, the Hilton San Francisco Financial District is surrounded by the Financial District, Chinatown and North Beach. This provocative area is quintessential of rich culture and history providing the best of lively jazz, comedy clubs, fine international cuisine and shopping. Soaring 27 floors over the ''City by the Bay'', the HIlton San Francisco Financial District offers stunning panoramic views of the bay and the beautiful city. The attention to detail of this multi-million dollar renovation will evoke long-lasting connections with our guests. Modern interior decor provides a casual, residential feel with clean lines, water elements and the ambiance of a cozy fireplace. Basil's Restaurant & Bar located on the lobby level has a metropolitan feel offering fresh Mediterranean cuisine with the freshest ingredients and most innovative presentations. Enjoy being pampered at our 10,000 square foot day spa, ''tru'' (Truspa.com). At tru, we have designed an approach around the modern spa patron. The treatments are the center of our universe, focusing primarily on effectiveness, with a generous dose of luxury and relaxation thrown in for good measure. The environment is simple and clean, aesthetically appealing and an inviting atmosphere. Our staff are friendly and welcoming, with a devotion both to helping people and to excelling in their fields of expertise.

Judging from the address of 750 Kearny Street, it appears it's the current Holiday Inn in Chinatown. I hope Hilton will do quite some remodeling before calling it a Hilton!!!
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Interesting. I must say that the rooms on the top floor with the balconies were nice when we stayed there last summer. Thanks for the info. (I see the Hilton website shows entry into the Hilton chain as of June 2006.)

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Old Apr 28, 05, 10:48 am
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Yes, it is the old HI Financial District. It is one of the ugliest heaps of concrete in the City. Hilton could really use the extra rooms in the City, and the location is very good - for business, it is a quick walk to most everything in the Financial District - for tourists, it is also very good - a quick walk to North Beach and the Embarcadero
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Old Jul 12, 05, 10:44 am
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Hilton San Francisco Financial District

Yes indeed we are remodeling the old Holiday Inn select building, several million dollars worth of renovations will be completed before we re-open as the NEW Hilton San Francisco Financial District. The construction began on June 1st, 2005 and is due to be completed in late 2005. The entire building will be remodeled, when we re-open this will no longer be "your fathers holiday inn" - the only thing that will remain the same will be the great location with breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay. For great rates, stay tuned to www.sanfranciscofinancialdistrict.hilton.com or call now for group rates or negoatiated volume accounts: (415) 765-7874.
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Old Jul 12, 05, 11:12 am
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Sounds cool. Welcome to FT!

FWIW, the link you posted says this about reservations:
This hotel will be joining the Hilton Family soon but is not yet accepting reservations. It is scheduled to open in June 2006.
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Old Jul 12, 05, 11:27 am
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Hilton San Francisco Financial District

The Hilton Web does show June 2006 as our opening as a precaution (as they have not yet assessed our construction progress). Hilton representatives will be on property tomorrow to review this date. The date posted will likely change to March 2006 after our meetings - but as far as the construction schedule progress, we should be open late December or early January 2006. Stay tuned!
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Yee-hah! This will be a nice addition, given the refurb. ^
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Post The New Hilton San Francisco Financial District Opens


Press Release Source: Hilton Hotels Corporation

The New Hilton San Francisco Financial District Opens as Premier New Business Hotel in Fully-Renovated Landmark Building
Thursday January 12, 8:00 am ET

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 12, 2006--Hilton Hotels Corporation (NYSE:HLT - News) announced today the opening of the Hilton San Francisco Financial District, an upscale business hotel located in a landmark building in one of San Francisco's prime business quarters. The 549-room hotel, which was previously operated as a Holiday Inn Select, has undergone an extensive $40 million transformation to become a Hilton. The renovations have created an inviting atmosphere, pampering amenities and services tailored to the needs of discerning business and leisure travelers.

The Hilton San Francisco Financial District is owned by San Francisco-based Justice Investors, managed by the Seattle-based Dow Hotel Company, LLC and operated under a franchise license agreement with Hilton Inns, Inc., a franchising subsidiary of Beverly Hills-based Hilton Hotels Corporation.

The new Hilton blends sleek design, upscale amenities, and high-tech accommodations to surround guests in style, luxury and functionality. From the distinctive lines of the building to the elegant entryway water sculpture, every facet of the hotel reflects the Hilton commitment to gracious hospitality and elegant design. The sleek decor is enhanced by the building's stunning views of the San Francisco Bay and the dazzling downtown skyline.

Each spacious room is equipped with an expansive wrap-around work desk and ergonomic chair, wired and wireless high-speed Internet access and MP3-compatible Hilton Family alarm clock. Guestrooms and suites are equipped with the luxurious Hilton Serenity Bed and the Hilton Serenity Bath Collection, which features spa-quality hair and skincare products from Crabtree & Evelyn's La Source line.

The hotel offers 15,000 square feet of meeting space that can accommodate up to 500 attendees and is bathed in natural light streaming through large windows. The meeting space features state-of-the-art videoconferencing capabilities and premium audio/visual equipment. Business travelers can also take advantage of the 24-hour business center.

The hotel's signature restaurant is Seven Fifty -- A Taste of the Mediterranean, offering an enticing menu including fresh seafood, colorful pastas with fresh herbs and elegant steak and veal dinners. The award-winning Tru Spa features 5,000 square feet of pampering relaxation, and is renowned for luxurious surroundings, elegance of design, environmental consciousness and skillful practitioners. Guests of the hotel can also take advantage of the extensive relocated fitness center and Tully's Coffee Bar.

The hotel is also home to the Chinese Cultural Center of San Francisco, a major community-based non-profit organization established in 1965 to foster the understanding and appreciation of Chinese and Chinese-American art, history and culture in the United States.

Situated at the crossroads of San Francisco's most vibrant neighborhoods, the Hilton San Francisco Financial District blends the sophistication of the financial district with the rich cultural tapestry of North Beach and Chinatown. Just steps from the famous Transamerica Building, the Hilton is also convenient to gourmet dining, fashionable nightlife and world-class shopping at the Embarcadero Center and Union Square.

"The new Hilton San Francisco Financial District is our third offering in San Francisco, and continues our legacy of providing premium accommodations and service to the most demanding of travelers," said Jeff Diskin, senior vice president, Hilton Brand Management, Hilton Hotels Corporation. "Weary business travelers and those seeking urban adventures in this world-class city will find this hotel to be an excellent companion to their journeys."

Travelers staying at this hotel have the opportunity to participate in the Hilton HHonors® guest reward program, allowing guests to earn both hotel points and airline miles for the same stay at more than 2,700 hotels worldwide.


The Hilton San Francisco Financial District is the financial district's premier new full-service hotel. It is located at 750 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94108. Phone: 415-433-6600. For more information or to make reservations, contact Hilton Reservations Worldwide at 1-800-445-8667 or visit www.hilton.com.

Source: Hilton Hotels Corporation
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Old Jan 21, 06, 2:02 pm
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Have any FTers stayed at this property yet? I have 2 reward nights booked in May to kick off the honeymoon They should have most of the kinks worked out by then I hope.
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I'm staying there next week. I'll have to let you know how it is.
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Old Jan 22, 06, 4:11 am
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Thanks for that SuperSnoop.

I love visiting San Francisco ( normally stay at the O'Farrell St Hilotn and the Financial district hilton will hopefully be a good addition.


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Old Jan 22, 06, 12:42 pm
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Is this the old HI that you could walk out the back door into China town?
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Old Jan 22, 06, 12:47 pm
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Originally Posted by bbbb
Is this the old HI that you could walk out the back door into China town?
Yes it is right across the street from the Chinatown park and parking garage.
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