Holiday in San Francisco

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By • Sep 7th, 2010 • Category: Resorts and Spas

Are you going to San Francisco this holiday season? If so, check out these great offers.
The iconic Westin St. Francis is the place to be for the holidays. From its superb location directly on San Francisco’s Union Square, the heart of the city’s glamorous shopping mecca, and across the street from the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink, to the elegant holiday decorations, a magnificent 12-foot Sugar Castle, traditional holiday tea service, decadent meals and fun holiday packages, this is the perfect place to celebrate the season in style!

This holiday season, The Westin St. Francis will be transformed into a festive oasis, embellished with more than $60,000 in spectacular holiday decorations created by Joe Vincent Designs. Upon entering the historic Main Lobby, a 15-foot, glimmering white and silver holiday tree decorated in energy saving LED lights will transcend into different colors. Families will delight in the whimsically adorned Tower Lobby, featuring a soaring 18-foot tall tree. A winter wonderland will be displayed over the front desk with clusters of beautiful metallic apple green and pale gold Christmas trees and an assortment of glittering green boxes surrounded by gold garland, patches of snow and clusters of dripping LED icicles adorning the length of the overhang. Travel down the shopping arcade to find the perfect gift, enjoy a delicious seasonal meal at The Oak Room Restaurant and indulge in a spa treatment St. Francis Health Club.

Executive Pastry Chef, Jean-François Houdré, aka “King of the Castle,” is currently hard at work day and night perfecting his signature 12-foot rotating holiday sugar castle, to be unveiled in the historic Main Lobby of The Westin St. Francis on Wednesday, November 24.

Originally created in 2005, this magnificent castle continually grows larger and more spectacular each year. Since then, it has become a holiday tradition for many families to visit the hotel during the holidays to see this magical palace. Resembling a French château, it weighs over 1200 pounds and features more than 20 grand circular towers, approximately 30 rooms, illuminated windows, and is surrounded by a quaint village and a running train.

During this festive season, The Westin St. Francis is offering two special packages sure to enliven the holiday spirit:

Macy’s Shopping Package

Find just the right holiday present at the West Coast’s largest Macy’s, located just steps from the hotel, with a $100 gift certificate and then spend the night in luxurious comfort. This package includes a one-night stay and a $100 gift certificate to Macy’s. Rates start at $269 excluding tax and based upon availability.

Glide Into The Holidays Package

Ice skate in the center of all the holiday magic under the festive Union Square holiday tree at the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink. Guests will enjoy admission for two to the ice rink, skate rentals and a one-night stay. Rates start at $189 per night, excluding tax and based upon availability. This package is valid from November 10, 2010 through January 8, 2011.

For reservations, call (888) 627-8546 or visit www.westin.com/stfrancisholiday.

The Westin St. Francis on Union Square

Opened more than a century ago on March 21, 1904, The Westin St. Francis on Union Square still today maintains its preeminence as San Francisco’s center of social, theatrical and business life. Renowned for luxury accommodations and excellent service, the hotel completed an extensive $40 million transformation in 2009 that preserves 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 located right on the classic cable line and is just steps from first-class shopping, world-renowned dining, award-winning theater and a bustling arts district. For reservations and more information, please call (415) 397-7000, toll free (800) 917-7458 or visit www.westinstfrancis.com.

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