As 2016 Major League Baseball draws to a close and convention season gears up in San Francisco, Nob Hill Connection held a reception yesterday in recognition of its year-long partnership between five of San Francisco’s finest luxury hotels.
Bay Area meeting planners and baseball aficionados gathered at the Fairmont San Francisco to learn more about holding meetings and events in the historic neighborhood while enjoying the game between the San Francisco Giants and the St. Louis Cardinals (which the Giants won by 6-2).
The partnership between the InterContinental Mark Hopkins, Fairmont San Francisco, Stanford Court, The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco and The Scarlet Huntington was formed to allow groups to seamlessly take advantage of services and amenities offered at each property.
Altogether there are 1,837 guest rooms, 250 suites, 170,000 sq. ft. of meeting space and 72 meeting offered between the five properties, making up a mini-convention campus at the top of the hill. The Nob Hill Masonic Center caps off the function space with a 2,560-seat auditorium and 70,000 sq. ft. of space located across from Grace Cathedral.
Dubbed the “hill of palaces” by Robert Louis Stevenson, Nob Hill was where California’s famous railroad tycoons Charles Crocker, Collis P. Huntington, Leland Stanford and Mark Hopkins built their magnificent mansions. In the 1870s, Nob Hill was the focus of business and cultural life in the burgeoning city. Protected by steep slopes and even steeper property values, its powerful residents could safely survey the excitement of the bustling city below. Today, the neighborhood continues to showcase spectacular views of the city.