Two of San Francisco's largest hotels, both located in Union Square, have partnered together to make it easier for meeting planners and organizers to bring groups to the City by the Bay. The Union Square Alliance, a partnership between the Grand Hyatt San Francisco and The Westin St. Francis, will have both hotels working together to provide guest rooms and meeting space for groups.
The Union Square Alliance gives meeting planners greater flexibility by being able to spread meeting space and guest rooms across both properties, while remaining within close proximity. The two properties are just one block apart from each other, and group rates are available at both.
The two properties sit on the border of Union Square, and they decided to form this alliance to appeal to the unique needs of small- and medium-size meeting groups that want to have mid-sized conventions in a central, landmark location in the city.
"Grand Hyatt and The Westin St. Francis are two of San Francisco's most historic properties," remarked Judy Cronkhite, director of sales and marketing for Grand Hyatt San Francisco. "We offer a combined 86,000 square feet of meeting space, 1,000 weekday guest rooms and 1,250 weekend guest rooms. Additionally, our proximity to Union Square allows companies to host events in Union Square's incredible plaza, which can accommodate up to 1,000 people for a private, tented event, and have guests stay just steps away."
Elaine Clancy, director of sales and marketing for The Westin St. Francis, added, "We have joined forces because we see a growing need in San Francisco for mid-sized meetings that want to be close to the mid-Market tech hub, and also desire meeting space that shows off the spectacular views that both The Westin St. Francis and Grand Hyatt offer from our 32nd and 36th floors."
Hotel partnerships among San Francisco properties hoping to attract groups is something of a trend these days. In June, five hotels in the city's Nob Hill district, not far from Union Square, announced the formation of the Nob Hill Connection, a proposed alternative convention district.