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.


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.



Experience. Exceptional. Service.



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Greystone Hotels Launches Best Western Seven Seas Website

Best Western Seven Seas Launches New Website

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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.

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Greystone Hotels Sponsors 33rd Annual CEID Golf Tournament

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.


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International Housekeeping Week 2016

Greystone Hotels Celebrates International Housekeeping Week


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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!



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THANK YOU to our incredible housekeeping teams!

Experience. Exceptional. Service 






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Winston’s Recognized as a Union Square Best Happy Hour

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!

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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!

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