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The King George Hotel Welcomes New Director of Sales
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.
Experience. Exceptional. Service.
Best Western Seven Seas Launches New Website
Best Western Seven Seas, located in San Diego, CA, recently 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.
Best Western Seven Seas is the largest Best Western on the West Coast with 300+ guest rooms located in the well-known Hotel Circle area. With a wide range of facilities, and a convenient location near major San Diego attractions, corporations and Military, Best Western Seven Seas is the perfect San Diego hotel for business and leisure travelers.
The new site was designed by TOI and hosted and programmed by Milestone Internet Marketing.
Click here to view the Best Western Seven Seas website.
Greystone Hotels Sponsors Golf Tournament for Center for Early Intervention of Deafness
On September 19th, the Center for Early Intervention on Deafness held their 33rd Annual Golf Tournament at the Mira Vista Golf & Country Club in El Cerrito. Greystone Hotels was proud to be the tournament sponsor and have the chance to participate in a great event to raise awareness and funds for all CEID programs, including family support and community audiology services.
The tournament included the Jim & Jill Ellis Putting Contest followed by a 12 pm shotgun start and the evening concluded with a reception, live auction and dinner.
Click here to learn more about CEID.
Click here to view photos from the tournament.
Greystone Hotels Celebrates International Housekeeping Week
From September 11-17, Greystone Hotels, along with many others, celebrated International Housekeeping Week and their incredible housekeeping teams. The eleven Greystone properties thanked their staff members with various events, including team lunches, gifts of appreciation, taco trucks and more!
THANK YOU to our incredible housekeeping teams!
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Winston’s Bar & Lounge at the King George Hotel Named as Top 10 Happy Hours in Union Square
Union Square in San Francisco is filled with bars, restaurants, and cocktail lounges which makes choosing a happy hour very difficult. This week Union Square announced their ten Best Happy Hours in the area. Winston’s Bar & Lounge at the King George Hotel was recognized for its excellent selection of California wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres specials, as well as its large flat screen TV for game days!
Winston’s Bar & Lounge is an intimate spot to meet friends for drinks before you head out for the evening, or a nightcap to complete a fulfilling San Francisco day. Happy Hour specials daily from 4-7 pm!
President of Greystone Hotels Serves as Featured Panelist in 2016 Hotel Data Conference
Eric Horodas, President and CEO of Greystone Hotels, attended and participated in the Hotel Data Conference on September 6-8 in Nashville, TN. Eric was chosen as a featured panelist in the “The Pros & Cons of Independence” debate on September 8th.
Selected editors at Hotel News Now recently provided a recap and takeaways from the Hotel Data Conference, including Eric’s perspective and insight into soft-branded hotels:
“…[Eric] brought up an interesting perspective I haven’t really thought much about: the uncertainty surrounding the future of soft brands. Horodas said he believes the story hasn’t been told yet when it comes to soft brands because there currently aren’t that many soft-branded hotels out there in the industry…as more and more soft brands pop up, the more standardized and bureaucratic each soft-branded property will become.”
-Danielle Hess, Reporter
Click here to read more from Hotel News Now and the article, HDC Day Two: Finding opportunities before the peak.
Greystone Hotels’ Santa Rosa Hotel Project Featured in San Francisco Business Times
As announced earlier this month, Greystone Hotels has joined forces with local property owners and developers Hugh Futrell Corp. and Zach Berkowitz to turn the historic Empire Building into a 50- to 60-room boutique hotel. The San Francisco Business Times discussed this news in a recent article highlighting the plans for the Empire Building.
Jonathan Coe, president of the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce had this to say about the upcoming project:
“The addition of this hotel to the newly unified and improved Courthouse Square will be transformational. The value to our community is immense. It brings jobs not only in the hotel, but to other businesses in the area and will strengthen the investments being made to revitalize downtown.”
Click here for more details on the Santa Rosa hotel project.
Creekside Inn Launches New Website
The Creekside Inn, a Greystone Hotels property, has officially launched its new website. The charming boutique hotel is located in Palo Alto, California, minutes from Downtown Palo Alto. The Creekside Inn serves as a peaceful escape for vacation, business travelers and special events and a retreat from the hustle and bustle of Silicon Valley.
The re-design of the Creekside Inn website is part of a company-wide initiative to design, develop and deploy new websites for all Greystone properties, including the corporate website.
The site was designed by TOI and hosted and programmed by Milestone Internet Marketing.
Click here to view the new Creekside Inn website.
Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Joins the Creekside Inn for Silicon Valley Hospitality Mixer
On Tuesday, August 23rd, the HSMAI Northern California Chapter and the Creekside Inn in Palo Alto came together to host HSMAI’s first Silicon Valley cocktail reception.
The two hour event was successfully executed by Greystone Hotel’s Area Revenue Manager, Elena Marinska, who sits on the board of the HSMAI Northern California Chapter, and of course the friendly and attentive staff at the Creekside Inn. The mixer gave attendees the opportunity to network and mingle with top hospitality professionals and industry partners, while enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.
Click here to learn more about the HSMAI Northern California Chapter including future events.
New VRF Technology Brings the Elan Hotel Even Greater Comfort and Efficiency
Elan Hotel, a Greystone Hotels property in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, is pleased to announce the completion of the installation of Mitsubishi Electric systems at the property. Mitsubishi’s R2-Series VRF systems replaced the old HVAC units, resulting in much quieter and efficient technology. The hotel installed Lossnay Energy Recovery Ventilators to keep rooms smelling fresh as well. With these installations, hotel guests will enjoy an even more comfortable and exceptional experience.
Click here to read more about the changes at the Elan Hotel.
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