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The Evolution Of A Legend…Classic. Modern. Timeless. The Westin St. Francis Completes A $20 Million Renovation Of The Tower Building

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
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In celebration of its 110th Anniversary, the iconic Westin St. Francis, renowned as the “Grand Dame” of San Francisco’s Union Square, has completed a $20 million renovation of the Tower Building. This is the largest renovation of this soaring building since it opened in 1972 as an addition to the historic 1904 Landmark Building. Comprised of 569 guestrooms on 32 floors, the Tower Building is one of the tallest buildings on Union Square and boasts unparalleled views of the San Francisco skyline.

“For 110 years, The Westin St. Francis has been in the hearts and minds of people from around the world,” states Jon Kimball, General Manager of The Westin St. Francis. “The hotel has truly become a San Francisco landmark, and the renovation of the Tower Building reaffirms our commitment to our guests as we honor the past and create new memories for decades to come.”

The sensory-rich environment and new design at the hotel offers a respite from the rigors of travel and sets a welcoming tone. Remodeled by the design team at Strategic Hotels & Resorts, owners of The Westin St. Francis, the guestrooms and corridors exude a gorgeous fusion of contemporary style with the best in modern hotel amenities. Styled in shades of cool blue, ivory, taupe and rusty red, each room features custom-designed rich dark wood furniture, airy light-colored wall coverings, plush carpeting and large bay windows with soaring floor-to-ceiling curtains to ensure a comfortable night sleep. Vibrant, modern paintings and mixed media artwork by three San Francisco artists Derek Lynch, Kristin Kyono and Sandra Russell adds a local urban aesthetic throughout the suites and corridors, while guestroom artwork by Los Angeles painter Alex Couwenberg brings a touch of colorful Southern California culture.

A chaise lounge or a chair with an ottoman provides a comfortable place to relax in each room and the executive desks are the perfect workspace for the productive business traveler. All guestrooms and suites feature the world-renowned Westin Heavenly® Bed – featuring lush sheets, down cushioning and a patented pillow-top mattress, which cradles and contours to the body for complete comfort.

Bathrooms are outfitted with marble vanities, new mirrors, sconces and the signature Westin Heavenly Bath™ with a rainfall showerhead and White Tea by Westin™ amenities. Corridors boast new carpet, wall coverings, ceiling pendants, artwork and elevator landing furniture, tables, lamps and mirrors.For reservations and more information, call (415) 397-7000, toll free (800) 917-7458 or visit www.westinstfrancis.com.

About The Westin St. Francis
Opened more than a century ago on March 21, 1904, The Westin St. Francis still today maintains its preeminence as San Francisco's center of social, theatrical and business life. Renowned for luxury accommodations and excellent service, The Westin St. Francis continues to preserve its rich history and elegance while enhancing the guest experience with fresh, innovative concepts. The only hotel located on San Francisco’s famous Union Square, The Westin St. Francis is just steps from world class shopping, dining, theatres and art galleries.

About Westin Hotels & Resorts
Westin Hotels & Resorts offers innovative programs that transform every aspect of a stay into a revitalizing experience. All Westin signature services – like the Heavenly Bed®, delicious SuperFoodsRx® and WestinWORKOUT® studio – have been designed with the guests’ well-being in mind. Westin hotels, with more than 190 hotels and resorts in nearly 40 countries and territories, is owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with nearly 1,200 properties in 100 countries and 181,400 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, and Element®. The Company boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG®), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a premier provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.

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