Greystone Hotels Blog

News & Notes From Our Collection of California and Oregon Hotels

Welcome to the Greystone Hotels blog! Stay up-to-date on everything that's going on with our independent, boutique, West Coast hotels. Featuring 11 hotels in California and Oregon, our blog keeps you current on the latest happenings, news, specials and more. Check out the most recent posts below or sort entries by category using the menu on the right side of the page. Please feel free to also follow us on Twitter @GreystoneHotels.


Creekside Inn Recognized in 2016 “Hotels with a Heart” Program


Creekside Inn Participates in “Hotels with a Heart” Program at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford




Greystone Hotels is proud to announce that the Creekside Inn has received recognition for its participation in the 2016 “Hotels with a Heart” Program in association with the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. “Hotels with a Heart” places parents whose children are suffering from life-threatening illnesses in hotels that provide a discounted rate. There are a very limited number of hotel rooms designed to help those who need it most and the Creekside Inn is honored to be a part of the incredible program by donating complimentary rooms to families in need.


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Click here to learn more about the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford and the Hotels with a Heart Program.



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Greystone Hotels Donates to 2016 Diablo Tennis Invitational

Donation from Empress Hotel Benefits NephCure at 2016 Diablo Tennis Invitational


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The Diablo Country Club recently hosted its 2016 Ladies Tennis Invitational to benefit NephCure and the fight against Nephrotic Syndrome. The event raised over $34,000 and an incredible $18,000 was raised in a fund-a-need to provide high-end pediatric thermometers to families battling Nephrotic Syndrome in the Bay Area and beyond. The amazing event included a silent auction with a donated stay from Greystone’s Empress Hotel in La Jolla.



Click here to see more photos from the Diablo 2016 Ladies Tennis Invitational and learn about #WeWalkForWilson.


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Jewish News Visits the Bristol Hotel in San Diego

Jewish News Embarks on an American Adventure with a Stop at the Bristol Hotel


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Jewish NewsBritain’s biggest Jewish newspaper, sent writer Neil Silver and his family on an American adventure. The trip included a stop in beautiful, sunny San Diego of course! Neil and his family easily explored the city with the Bristol Hotel‘s “ideal downtown location”.

Click here to read more from the American adventure.

Click here to learn more about the Bristol Hotel.

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Empress Hotel Receives New Collection for Daylighted SmArt Gallery

Empress Hotel Features New Art Exhibition by Pascal Rochette



The Empress Hotel in beautiful La Jolla, California is the first Greystone property to install a digital art gallery in its lobby. The “SmArt Gallery” features four HD digital art screens installed and curated each month by Daylighted, a San Francisco based art consultancy company.

This month, the Empress Hotel received a new collection of digital art from artist Pascal Rochette, featuring colorful abstract landscapes.

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Click here to view the new Empress collection.

Click here to learn more about Daylighted.


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Greystone Hotels Continues Company-Wide Website Revamp

The Inn at Union Square Launches New Website


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The Inn at Union Square, a sophisticated and unique San Francisco hotel located in the heart of Union Square, has officially launched its new website. The new website includes an exciting sneak peek of guest rooms as of January 2017:

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The Inn at Union Square provides elegant accommodations and amenities and is ideal for discerning guests planning an unforgettable San Francisco vacation, romantic getaway or family trip.

The new site was designed by TOI and hosted and programmed by Milestone Internet Marketing.

Click here to view the new Inn at Union Square website.



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Greystone Hotels Launches Latest Revamped Property Website

Hotel Los Gatos Launches New Website


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Hotel Los Gatos, a beautiful and comfortable Silicon Valley boutique property, has officially launched its new website as part of a company-wide initiative to design, develop and deploy new websites for all Greystone properties, including the corporate website.

Located in the charming downtown village of Los Gatos and situated at the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains, the Hotel Los Gatos is Silicon Valley’s premier luxury hotel address. With 72 guest rooms and premier meeting and event space, Hotel Los Gatos creates the ideal setting for every occasion, including weddings.

The new site was designed by TOI and hosted and programmed by Milestone Internet Marketing.

Click here to view the new Hotel Los Gatos website.



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Online Magazine Chooses Hotel Griffon as, “Hotel of Choice” in San Francisco

Hotel Griffon: “Hotel of Choice for the Tech Savvy Traveler”



Brian Webb from The HomoCulture, “the most trusted top source of gay culture in North America”, recently enjoyed a stay at the Hotel Griffon located on the Embarcadero in San Francisco. His glowing review discussed the hotel’s amenities, service, and location in great detail.


Regarding the service and overall experience at the Hotel Griffon:

“The Hotel Griffon is more than just your average cookie cutter hotel…it is a 60 room property that is super stylish, incredibly comfortable and staffed by possibly the friendliest, most helpful staff you are likely to find in any hotel…The Griffon is all about the personal touch.”



More than its style, comfort and service, Brian decided the Hotel Griffon is the ideal location for tech-savvy travelers due to it’s “fantastic Wifi” and beside tablet, KEYPR, used to order room service, make amenity requests and check the weather. He also enjoyed Perry’s delicious room service and half price bottles of wine on Wednesdays and Saturdays!

Click here to read more from HomoCulture‘s “Hotel Griffon: The San Francisco Hotel of Choice for the Tech Savvy Traveller”.

Click here to book your stay at the Hotel Griffon.



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Greystone Hotels Visits Twitter’s San Francisco HQ

Greystone Team Enjoys Tour of Twitter in Downtown San Francisco


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In September, Greystone Hotels sponsored and participated in the 33rd Annual CEID Golf Tournament. As a result of a winning auction item, members of Greystone Hotels were given a tour of Twitter HQ in San Francisco this week. The tour also included lunch at the delicious Twitter cafeteria!


Click here to learn more about CEID (Center for Early Intervention of Deafness).

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William Rabanalez, “Best Hotel General Manager”

William Rabanalez (Elan Hotel) is Awarded “Best Hotel General Manager” by HSMAI Los Angeles



On October 20th, HSMAI Los Angeles‘ 2nd Annual Best of the Best Awards Gala took place to honor the nominees and winners of multiple categories, including “Best Hotel General Manager,” “Best Revenue Manager,” “Best Hotel Partner” and more.

Greystone Hotels is very excited and proud to announce the winner of, “Best Hotel General Manager” was none other than William Rabanalez of the Elan Hotel, a member of the Greystone collection of California, independent, boutique hotels.




The nominees for “Best Hotel General Manager” were chosen because they have developed and maintained a wonderful team, made positive changes to their hotel property, and are leaders in all aspects. Congratulations to William and the Elan Hotel for such an incredible award!

Click here to learn more about HSMAI Los Angeles.

Click here to see more from the Elan Hotel.



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Press Release: Robert Hendricks-Named Director of Sales at King George Hotel

The King George Hotel Welcomes New Director of Sales


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Greystone Hotels is pleased to introduce the newest addition to the San Francisco sales team, Robert Hendricks. Robert will be the Director of Sales of at the King George Hotel in Downtown San Francisco.

Robert joins the King George Team from his most recent position at Villa Florence Hotel. He has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry and began his career at the Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco and continued on to JDV, Whitney Peak Hotel, Apple, and TravelClick. Rob is a Bay Area native, graduating from University of San Francisco, and speaks fluent Italian. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and attending Bay Area sporting events.



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