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Still in SPG: Park Central (was Westin Market Street) San Francisco [Master Thread]

Still in SPG: Park Central (was Westin Market Street) San Francisco [Master Thread]

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Old Jan 19, 15, 1:30 am
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This is disappointing. Nice hotel, great location, great views, and most importantly, it had decent rates, especially for last minute bookings from Thurs-Sun. A couple years ago I could book the same day for $130-$150. Had 2 recent stays for $169, which is still much cheaper than the St. Francis, Palace, or W offer. Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf is a cheaper option, but location is very inconvenient for all other areas of SF besides the Wharf.

Any tips on getting Starwood deals in SF now, preferably at St. Francis / W / Palace?

Le Meridien rates seem to have skyrocketed. $300-$400+ range these days.
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Old Jan 19, 15, 9:59 am
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This is what, the 4th flag since the place was built? I don't know how many ownership changes (if any) that it has had, but it certainly hasn't built any brand loyalty over the years.
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Old Jan 19, 15, 10:10 am
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Too bad the Westin St. Francis remains. Smh.
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Old Jan 20, 15, 8:10 am
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Originally Posted by Eastbay1K View Post
This is what, the 4th flag since the place was built? I don't know how many ownership changes (if any) that it has had, but it certainly hasn't built any brand loyalty over the years.
This place opened in 1984 as the Le Méridien. Switched hands a few years later to become the ANA Hotel San Francisco, then The Argent Hotel, rebranded to The Westin Market Street and now the Park Central. Yikes.

That said, not keen on the new name at all - so generic and anonymous. Shame to see a Starwood leave the system but hopefully SPG ups their game with their other hotels in the city.

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Old Jan 20, 15, 9:44 am
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so generic and anonymous.
Just like the architectural masterpiece which holds the hotel.
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Old Jan 20, 15, 11:12 am
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This is one of the few hotels where the front desk handed me keys for another guest's room. Although, it turned out that the other guest had the same name, which explained the mistake.

Of course I charged all the drinks to the other room.

I will miss the reduced parking charge for hybrid vehicles. Then again, there are plenty of other Starwood choices in the city, it's not a huge loss.
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Old Jan 22, 15, 5:53 pm
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Why is this hotel still showing up for searches in March? I clicked on the homepage and I no longer see any wording that the hotel is leaving SPG. Website bug?
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Old Jan 22, 15, 6:00 pm
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Why is this hotel still showing up for searches in March? I clicked on the homepage and I no longer see any wording that the hotel is leaving SPG. Website bug?
They're back in the fold.

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Old Jan 22, 15, 6:34 pm
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Originally Posted by jemmazee View Post
They were scraping the Starwood sign off my door this morning. Seriously. I heard all this banging around outside my door and opened it to see what was going on ... there were two guys with a scrapers, paint, and a drop-cloth getting rid of all the SPG signs on my floor.
Put the signs back up guys
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Old Jan 22, 15, 7:30 pm
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A couple days ago all dates past this week were greyed out for booking via spg.com. As of at least yesterday, they were re-enabled. I got this email response from SPG:

"Dear SpicyMeatball,

Thank you for contacting Starwood Preferred Guest Platinum eConcierge. I hope this email finds you well.

I have received your email inquiring about booking at the Westin San Francisco Market Street . I am very sorry to let you know that the Westin San Francisco Market Street will be leaving the Starwood system on January 23, 2015. This is the reason you are unable to book after this date. I am very sorry to hear this is disruptive to your travel plans. Please allow us to help you locate another hotel that will serve your travel needs for your dates.

SpicyMeatball, thank you for your continued loyalty to Starwood Preferred Guest. We value your membership, and look forward to welcoming you on your next visit.

Best Regards,
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Platinum eConcierge
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide"

Which is it? I tend to believe the Lurker:

Originally Posted by Starwood Lurker View Post
They're back in the fold.

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Old Jan 22, 15, 8:57 pm
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Originally Posted by Starwood Lurker View Post
They're back in the fold.

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The owner found a head in their bed? Or made an offer SPG couldn't refuse?

Now if they could only learn to clean hair out of the bathroom, they'd be onto something
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Old Jan 22, 15, 9:08 pm
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Not leaving anymore?
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Old Jan 23, 15, 6:45 am
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Woot! Booking two stays for March!
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Old Jan 23, 15, 7:10 am
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Originally Posted by jemmazee View Post
They were scraping the Starwood sign off my door this morning. Seriously. I heard all this banging around outside my door and opened it to see what was going on ... there were two guys with a scrapers, paint, and a drop-cloth getting rid of all the SPG signs on my floor.
Either this was just chest pounding to Starwood or the biggest waste of money.
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Old Jan 23, 15, 12:17 pm
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Originally Posted by KosherKimchee View Post
Either this was just chest pounding to Starwood or the biggest waste of money.
The InterContinental Berlin went even further a couple of years ago. They actually changed their name to the Dorint Berlin for a few weeks, before returning to InterCon. Must have cost a small fortune to remove all the signage and then replace it again.
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