San Francisco Hotel Helps Fire Refugees

By Kurt Stolz on 31 August 2021
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A hotel in San Francisco is offering refugees from the fires in the Northern California area a place to go.

The Handlery Union Square Hotel San Francisco, which opened in 1928 as the Hotel Stewart under different owners, was reflagged in 1948 when the Handlery family purchased it that year.

The Stewart billed itself in early ads as ‘Down-Town Close to Everything Worth While.”  An early breakfast menu, likely from the 1930s, offers a selection of Club Breakfasts starting at 30 cents for the No. 1 and 80 for the No. 5, which included fruit, juice, cereal, coffee, tea, muffins, bacon and eggs, and a choice of lamb chops or a breakfast steak.  Prices at the Handlery today may be somewhat higher.

The special “fire evacuee” rate, which is $75, includes complimentary in-and-out parking, late check-out, free Wi-Fi, and bottled water at no charge during the individual or family’s stay.

The hotel is offering the package “to support those being forced from their homes in this unprecedented fire season,” said the president of Handlery Hotels, Jon Handlery.

The offer is valid through November 2, 2021 and includes a card granting a 10% discount at nearby Macy’s to make the purchase of clothing replacing that left behind a bit easier.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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