Grand Hyatt and Westin St. Francis Form Union Square Alliance
Two Union Square hotels in San Francisco announced a partnership for meetings and events.
The Union Square Alliance, comprised of the Grand Hyatt San Francisco and the Westin St. Francis, will focus on mid-sized conventions in the city by the bay. Together the two properties offer 86,000 square feet (9,789 square meters) of meeting space and up to 1,250 guest rooms for meeting planners looking to hold an event in the downtown area. The Union Square plaza is also available for private, tented events with as many as 1,000 people.
The Westin St. Francis opened in 1904 on Powell and Geary Streets with 250 rooms. It was largely destroyed by the Great Earthquake of 1906 and reopened in 1907. A 32-story tower that virtually doubled the size of the hotel opened in 1971. The hotel is owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts.
The Grand Hyatt San Francisco is on Stockton Street and opened in 1972 as the Hyatt on Union Square. The property has 660 rooms.
Last week, five hotels in the city – namely the InterContinental Mark Hopkins, the Fairmont San Francisco, Stanford Court, the Scarlet Huntington, the Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco – in conjunction with the Masonic, a public concert venue, formed the Nob Hill Connection to serve as a virtual convention center in the Nob Hill section of the city.
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