Use Your Smartphone as a Room Key

Posted by Megan Brandt on Fri, Mar 07, 2014 @ 02:14 PM

Personality Hotels is excited to be the first on the West Coast to offer guests of Hotel Diva and Hotel Union Square the opportunity to use their smartphone to open their hotel room door. CNET TV recently interviewed our CEO Yvonne Detert about our new technology and before we knew it, our feature was live on CBS News! Check out our video clip below!

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 If you've ever lost your hotel key card or had it accidentally demagnetized, some hotels may have a high-tech solution. At the Personality Hotels chain, in the San Francisco area, guests can now use their smartphones to unlock their hotel room doors. 

When guests check into the hotel, they can download the free Personality Hotels app onto their smartphone. Once the front desk assigns a room, it alerts the app. When they reach the door to their room, all guests have to do is press the key icon to emit a sound that activates the door sensor and unlocks the door.

"I think our guests are embracing that because they're right here where all the high technology and new technology is happening," Yvonne Detert, the president and CEO of Personality Hotels.

Tags: hotel union square, #SF #sanfrancisco #sanfran, Hotel Diva, Yvonne Detert

Would would Hotel Diva Say?

Posted by Megan Brandt on Fri, Feb 21, 2014 @ 07:48 AM

We often wonder what Hotel Diva would say if those walls could talk. Well, now the writing is on the wall, literally. So what would Hotel Diva say? First of all, she prefers to write in cursive, unlike most of this world these days. Secondly, her vocabulary is slightly limited. Only because she prefers words that describe who she is. Typical Diva, right?

Hotel Diva loves design so she made sure to take a sophisticated approach while creating her handwritten masterpiece. A beautiful texturized grey wall covering filled with words like hot, sexy, confident, seductive, classy, add a dramatic look and feel to the 2nd floor hallway. 

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Okay, so maybe Hotel Diva didn't think of these words all by herself. Some very close sources in our corporate office disclosed her favorite words. They know her best, after all. And maybe Hotel Diva had some help designing this fabulous wall covering. Thanks to the talents of Liora Manne, Hotel Diva has found another way to express her style. A true Diva makes her presence known and this eye-catching statement is not to be missed!

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Tags: Hotel Diva, design

Chic Weekend in the Suite Atelier

Posted by Megan Brandt on Thu, Dec 12, 2013 @ 11:35 AM

A few weeks ago we were delighted to have designer and DIY blogger, Aimee Santos, stay at Hotel Diva for a weekend in the Suite Atelier. She reunited with college friends, shopped at H&M in Union Square, and took gorgeous photos of her suite - which we couldn't resist sharing.

We loved having you, Aimee. And we must say... no one has ever looked better in the bubble chair! 

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The Suite Atelier at Hotel Diva

Swellmayde at Hotel Diva

Chic Weekend in the Suite Atelier

Chic Weekend in the Suite Atelier

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Tags: #SF #sanfrancisco #sanfran, Hotel Diva, Photoshoots

Save a Life Water

Posted by Megan Brandt on Thu, Oct 31, 2013 @ 01:37 PM

Vita Water was introduced to us last month when Jermaine Jackson signed the Hotel Diva sidewalk of fame. In addition to leaving a permanent hand print, Mr. Jackson wanted to use this opportunity to share his commitment to Vita Water, a company committed to ending the world water crisis. 

Each bottle purchased provides access to clean water to a person in need for up to a year. By building wells in communities around the world that need it most, Vita Water is making a difference to the 1 billion people that lack access to clean water.

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Vita Water is now available in all rooms at Hotel Diva and Kensington Park Hotel, and will be offered at Hotel Union Square very soon. We are so proud to support a brand that makes a huge impact with something as simple as a bottle of water. We hope you will love it as much as we do!

Tags: Hotel Diva, Kensington Park, Vita Water

Kid Friendly Hotels in San Francisco

Posted by Megan Brandt on Thu, Oct 24, 2013 @ 11:31 AM

If you're searching for kid friendly hotels in San Francisco for your next family vacation, this blog is dedicated to you and your family's sanity. Personality Hotels has two kid suites to make your next family vacation the best one yet!

Little Divas Suite at Hotel Diva

Hotel Diva makes kids feel like true divas and divos when they stay in the Little Divas Suite, which celebrates famous child actors, actresses and characters. Able to accommodate a family of four, this two-room suite allows kids to have their own room, separated by a connecting door to the parent’s room. Ah...comfort and security!

Stylized for even the savviest pint-sized traveler, the Little Divas Suite comes complete with modern bunk beds, colorful “Donut Pouf” cushions, a Mac computer, a karaoke machine, Wii gaming system, a drawing table and lots of toys.

Read more of what your family can expect on The Mom Reviews.  

Hotel Union Square Kids Suite

Hotel Union Square's Kids Suite boasts retro-style mixed media collages of famous kid-friendly San Francisco landmarks, all stylized in primary colors to engage kids and encourage them to be artistic. This large one bedroom suite, with a bookshelf divider for added privacy, features a cherry wood trundle bed, a computer filled with history related games, Nintendo Wii, a writing desk, books and games.

See what Simply Real Moms had to say about their stay. 

Happy kids, even happier parents. We hope to see the whole fam soon!

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Tags: hotel union square, #SF #sanfrancisco #sanfran, Hotel Diva, traveling with kids, #hotelunionsquare, kids

Jermaine Jackson Signs Hotel Diva Sidewalk of Fame

Posted by Megan Brandt on Tue, Sep 24, 2013 @ 12:18 PM

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Hotel Diva was in the spotlight last Friday when a new celebrity signature was added to San Francisco's ONLY sidewalk of fame! Jermaine Jackson, renowned musician and member of the Jackson 5, signed and placed his hands in wet cement on our sidewalk - permanently joining celebs like Joan Rivers, Stevie Wonder, and Anjelica Huston.

This red carpet event was more than just a public appearance for Mr. Jackson. It was a chance for him to make a statement about the world water crisis and his support of Salvare La Vita Water, a company working to combat the issue. For every 31 bottles of spring water sold, Vita Water provides one person with clean water for 20 years, by building wells in communities around the world that need it most. And now, Personality Hotels is proud to support their mission too.

ABC News came out to capture the evening. Take a peek below of their coverage!



Tags: #SF #sanfrancisco #sanfran, Hotel Diva, Hotel Diva walk of fame, Jermaine Jackson

Mind Your Manners Miley

Posted by Megan Brandt on Thu, Aug 29, 2013 @ 02:29 PM

Miley cyrus, vma's, twerking, mind your manners

In lieu of recent events, Personality Hotels would love the honor of rescuing a former Disney Star who needs a lesson(s) in appropriate Diva behavior. We are offering Miley a relaxing retreat where she will learn to mind her manners and restore her image. 

If Miley comes to stay with us, she will receive the following, for free:

  •  A three night stay at a San Francisco Personality Hotel – Hotel Diva, Kensington Park or Hotel Union Square

  •  Etiquette classes at the Parsons School of Etiquette  

  •  A copy of Tiffany’s Table Manners book

  •  A ladies lunch at The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus

  •  An automatic toothbrush and tongue scraper hygiene kit (at least we aren’t washing her mouth out with soap)

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Tags: #SF #sanfrancisco #sanfran, Hotel Diva, Miley Cyrus, Twerking

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! 

Tags: Hotel Diva, Personality Hotels, Kensington Park, #kensingtonparkhotel, deals, #hotelunionsquare, champagne, #vavavoom, #vday, #valentinesday, feb14, #cheapdate, #truelove, pacakges

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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Tags: Hotel Diva, Holidays, bachelorette paty, Boutique hotels, sexyinsf, pinkberry, cako, goodvibrations, goodvibrations, StGermain, MinnaLife, LaTrappeBeer, GrayFinch, BoudirbyLily, BossaNova, PinkBunny, LittleBlackDressVodka, LuisdelaRiva

"50 Shades of Women" puts YOU in the Driver's Seat!

Posted by Danika Garlotta on Thu, May 31, 2012 @ 02:48 PM


Got a special “Christian” or “Anastasia” in your life? Pondering a sensuous getaway in your own private pleasure suite? We’ve got what it takes to fire up that passion!

Inspired by the boundary-breaking best-seller,  “Fifty Shades of Grey”, we invite you and a partner to indulge in a sultry “Fifty Shades of Women” escape at the female-owned Personality Hotels, San Francisco's original boutique hotel company. Together, we've created a package of pure pleasure to enhance your luxurious stay

The “Fifty Shades of Women” experience includes deluxe accommodations in the heart of San Francisco’s Union Square, at a choice of Hotel Diva, Hotel Union Square, or Kensington Park Hotel. Lead your partner into the room, and you’ll find an exquisite intimacy kit custom-designed by Minna Life. Pull the pink feather, open the black satin wrapping, and the adventure begins.

The kit contains everything a diva needs to tickle her fancy:

  • An Ola vibrator (you’re in control)
  • A bottle of Liquid Silk lubricant (added fun)
  • Limited edition designer condoms by Art of Lust (stimulate more than conversation)
  • A pom pom feather (not for dusting)

Sound intriguing? Get all the details by visiting Personality Hotels to find the perfect setting for your unique romantic escape.

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