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The Serenity of San Francisco

Posted by Roohie Naseer on Tue, Feb 19, 2013 @ 10:21 AM

I often find when people come to San Francisco they already know about all the touristy spots. But many like to also go to those secret and hidden spots with less bustle a city usually has. For our special guests, I have the perfect guide to experience all aspects of the city. This past week, I ventured to a few of my favorite places in San Francisco for some rejuvenation and relaxation. These places are unique in their own little ways. They are places I go to when I want to just getaway.

One of my favorite places is Lands End Trail, which is an amazing spot to takes hikes. It’s a mesmerizing hiking space with views of the water, the bridge, and cliffs. All surrounded by fresh ocean air and leaf love. Living in such a busy city, this trail is a great way to clear the mind and find PEACE.

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The next best activity for me to do in the city is simply taking a walk and grabbing a Kara's cupcakes in the Marina. Traffic in San Francisco can be torturous. We’ve been give these legs, now lets make use of it! On a gorgeous spring day such as the few we have been having, vitamin D always does the body good. Kara’s is my favorite cupcake shop with gluten-free decadent cupcakes! The caramel sea-salt is divine. 

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While personal time is always a joy, I do love my family! This past weekend, my family and I explored a new brunch place called Starbelly in the Castro. FRESH, ingredients with delicious flavor, everything from their fish tacos to their pizzas, or 9-grain cereal with house made walnut milk. 

Whenever I am in Union Square I am sure to stop on the 3rd floor at Macy's into Tout Sweet. I picked up some pretty painted Macaroons from there as well. They even have Vegan Green energy bars that go perfectly with a cup of tea. 

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Valentines Day with PH

Posted by Roohie Naseer on Mon, Feb 11, 2013 @ 03:13 PM

 

Here at Personality Hotels, we're counting down the days till Valentine's Day. We believe Valentines Day is a day to relax and enjoy the beautiful things life has to offer – the last thing February 14th should be is stressful. For our lovely guests, we have three packages that are being offered at Hotel Diva, Hotel Union Square and Kensington Park Hotel.

There’s a package for all couples between all price ranges.

The “Cheap Date” package is sure to bring out your inner hipster - playing off of all things "cheap" this package includes a slightly sweet and people pleasing bubbly bottle of Andre Champagne, box of hearts, a little romance kit and more. This package will leave your date thoroughly impressed with your sense of humor and ability to give them a good time, on a dime!

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The next package, “Va-Va Voom" is centered on making the best memories derived from the most simple of actions. The “Va-Va Voom” includes an intimacy kit to unleash the lover in us, a bottle of La Grand Courtage Sparkling Wine, late check out and more. You would be surprised how much your sweetheart will enjoy a simple, loving February 14th.

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And finally, our “True Love” is a special promotion to celebrate those who have been together for 20+ years. Upon check-in, show us any proof -- picture of your marriage certificate, engraved jewelry with your special date, a ceremony invitation, a news article -- anything, really -- and we will reward you! Enjoy a complimentary bottle of champagne and a box of delicious chocolates. Your treats will be delivered to you in your room.

There has to be a package here that will satisfy you and your sweetheart. So come on out and enjoy this Valentines Day! 

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SF Giants bringing it back!

Posted by Roohie Naseer on Wed, Feb 06, 2013 @ 10:38 AM

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While we are all sad over the niners loss at Super Bowl... Misery sure does love company. To join San Francisco this week are the World Series Champions, San Francisco Giants! With spring training around the corner the Giants are coming in this Saturday to meet with their fans, take pictures as well as give out autographs. This event is FREE along with free parking. Especially for this occasion, Muni is offering rides every hour, which will drop off right in front of the event.

In celebration to their World Series victory last year, Personality Hotels, in conjunction with Vida Blue, former Giants pitcher, created the "Dugout Suite" located at Hotel Union Square.  Styled in the Giants’ signature orange and black and filled with the team’s memorabilia, baseball lovers will feel as if they have hit a home run in this spacious corner suite. The room features a plush king bed dressed with Giants pillows and a soft throw, a cushy Giants bean bag chair, custom designed “Fear the Beard” window shades and a large desk. The walls are adorned with a three panel screen of Vida Blue photos, a canvas autographed by Vida Blue, photos of the Giants ballpark, team flags and pennants. For guests who are not attending the game in person, they can relax and watch it in comfort on the suite’s large flat screen TV. The Dugout Suite sleeps two people. Rates start at $325, excluding tax and based upon availability. For more information on Fan Fest, please visit http://mlb.mlb.com/sf/fan_forum/fanfest.jsp.

At Hotel Union Square guests awake to the sounds of the famous cable car line in the center of bustling Union Square. For reservations, call 800.553.1900 or visit www.hotelunionsquare.com

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Where to watch Super Bowl 2013

Posted by Roohie Naseer on Wed, Jan 30, 2013 @ 04:09 PM

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Sunday February 3rd our very own San Francisco 49ers will be taking on the Baltimore Ravens in New Orleans for the Super Bowl championships. If we win, we will become the fifth city in history to take home World Series and Super Bowl championships in the same season, and prove that San Francisco really is the best city on earth.

While it is fun to sit at home on your comfortable couch and watch the game… Nothing will compare to the streets of San Francisco where fans, enthusiasts and fanatics will be rushing with adrenaline. The bars will be crazy, the streets will be full of insanity and in order to avoid the World Series like riot, the screening at Civic Center is closed.

The question then remains: Where to watch the game in SF!?

Urban Tavern is a chic bar located in Union Square. On Super Bowl Sunday they will be having special cocktails between 11:30 AM to 10:30 PM on of which is similar to the Harlequin Fizz.

The Bus Stop, on 1901 Union Street, is an iconic sports bar that has been serving thirsty local sports fans for over 100 years. Looking to let out your frustration and show your 49ers pride, this is the place to go. You are sure to find fans bleeding in pride so Raven fans, enter with caution.

Beach Chalet is offering half-price appetizers and brews, plus special bar bites. Whether you sit inside at the bar, or in the back room with gorgeous views of Golden Gate Park, the Chalet will have your favorite brews on tap. Typically it's not a sports bar, but we're pretty sure that on Sunday it will be one.

Ace’s Bar is going to be open from 6AM with free BBQ on Sunday for all! With flat screens, sofas and lounging everywhere. Petes Tavern on the other hand will remind you of your college days. A comparatively classy frat house turned into a huge bar filled with enthusiastic alumni and friendly locals.

We have you set on where to watch the game but don’t forget to gear yourself up in 49ers apparel! Even if you aren’t a die hard football fan, you need to represent SF! All over Union Square, Embarcadero and Financial District there are street stands of jerseys, hates, tattoos - you name it. Grab one on the go and enjoy the game. Niners are for sure bringing it home. Lets go Niners2013!

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Martin Luther King weekend in San Francisco!

Posted by Roohie Naseer on Fri, Jan 18, 2013 @ 03:06 PM

Martin Luther King Jr. weekend is one that sneaks up on most of us. Right after recovering from the holidays and finally getting back into routine, there is a long weekend knocking on our door.  Luckily for you, we have a few tips and suggestions on how to spend your day off.

            With reasonably warmer weather approaching this weekend, renting a bike and riding down and around the Golden Gate Bridge is almost a must. The scenery and sense of liberation is incomparable. While you have your bike rented, all national parks are admission free from January 14th-16th. A bike ride and picnic in the park? Your honey will definitely be happy with that ;)

Thinking of staying in SF over Martin Luther King weekend? Check out our fun packages!

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            Fortunately, the Union Square Ice Skating Rink is still open! From 10AM-11:30PM enjoy gliding across the ice with friends, family and lovers. Grab some hot chocolate and hit the rink for a day filled with falls, laughs, and love. Also, you can not forget to take part in the MLK day parade which crosses over Lefty O’Doul Bridge and stops at Willie Mays Plaza at AT&T Park. 

            A few blocks away from Union Square, Pier 39 is celebrating the 23rd anniversary of sea lions! January 18th-21nd enjoy FREE walking tours, refreshments and discounts at Pier 39.

Do not miss out on the opportunity of attending the Winter Fancy Food Show, which is “West Coast's largest specialty food and beverage event”. The first day of the event is Sunday, January 20th,  at the Moscone center with innovative specialty food products you are sure to enjoy. 

            For all those night owls, we have the events for you too. Infusion Lounge is hosting an event, “Social Addiction” on Saturday January 19th so be sure to put your name on the guest list! And of course, we can not forget the big 49ers game against Packers on Sunday. This weekend is definitely the perfect time to have off. Go out, spend time with friends and family and enjoy one of our nations historical days.

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Sexy in SF Recap!

Posted by Roohie Naseer on Thu, Dec 20, 2012 @ 02:04 PM

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We are not your atypical hotel in San Francisco and far from conventional, so naturally, our events aren’t either. This past Wednesday the 12th, Hotel Diva teamed up with Minna Life to bring “Sexy in SF”. Inspired by the century old concept of a bachelorette party, without the excuse of a bride to be, Sexy in SF was a night full of fun with lingerie shopping, cocktails, and burlesque dancers!

Good Vibrations' sexologist, Carol Queen, taught many how to express their inner diva while others touched base with their inner goddess. Local brands such as St. Germain showcased zealous sweet liqueur for tasting. While PinkBerry and Cako brought beams to those with sweet tooth’s. 

Oh and we cannot forget the Red Hot Burlesque dancers who put together a performance that made everyone hoot and holler all night long. With La Trappe Beer and Wine by Gary Finch quenched all the men’s taste buds and Lashfully beautifying all the ravishing ladies there was a place for everyone! Along with eyelash extensions ladies had the opportunity to receive free sample products from Melvita – French organic make up products.  

Boudoir by Lily offered free photo sessions with sensual masks, and disguises with instant printed copies. Next door to Boudir was Pink Bunny with various accessories and toys on display to purchase. BossaNova brought delicious Brasilian outdoor barbequing, together with Little Black Dress Vodka, spiced up the aroma with flavorful, low-calorie cocktail drinks for all. Dozens of rhinestone-studded blindfolds exhibited on white duvets by were a hit! 

This was a night where we all danced the night away and made some wonderful memories! Sexy in SF was a night full of sophisticated entertainment, fun and company for all.  Maybe we should make this a annual tradtion?

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