Top 5 Union Square Sweet Treats

Posted by Megan Brandt on Mon, Dec 02, 2013 @ 01:14 PM

Union Square Sweet Treats

Something about this time of year makes us crave sweets more than usual. Maybe it's our way of prepping for the holiday season and all the indulgence that seems to come along with it. Or maybe it's just because our San Francisco Personality Hotels are located (dangerously) close to some of the best spots to treat that sweet tooth. Even if you're not a sweets person, chances are someone you're shopping for this holiday season is!

1. Tout Sweet Patisserie

You just can't go wrong with anything at Tout Sweet. Owner and Top Chef Desserts winner, Yigit Pura has perfected the French macaron and, well, all of the other sweet and savory treats they offer. And with an upscale, European feel and plenty of seating, you’d never know you were on the third floor of Macy’s. 170 O’Farrell Street, Macy’s Union Square  

2. Fiona's Sweetshoppe

Hard candy, soft candy, chewy candy, toffeed candy, chocolate candy - that pretty sums up this little treasure trove that specializes in treats from the UK. And the petite shop has all the charm of an old English Sweetshoppe. 214 Sutter Street

3. Cafe Madeleine

Think Starbucks alternative, but with a twist. Breakfast and lunch is available but the cakes, pastries, and coffee drinks are what we come for. There is limited seating, but the line moves fast. 43 O'Farrell Street

4. Leonidas Chocolates

If you love Belgian chocolate, definitely stop by Leonidas. Their spacious shop on the ground level of the Crocker Galleria is the perfect place to indulge and grab a gift for your favorite chocoholic. 50 Post St

5. Ghirardelli Chocolate

A San Francisco staple and an absolute must, Ghirardelli has been getting it right since 1852. Our personal favorite is the hot fudge sundae but hey, nothing disappoints here. Multiple locations - 42 Stockton Street; Westfield San Francisco Centre - Concourse Level

Tags: #SF #sanfrancisco #sanfran, Union Square, shopping, #chocolate, dessert

Eat+Drink+Shop 13 Ways This Holiday Season

Posted by Megan Brandt on Fri, Nov 08, 2013 @ 11:07 AM

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Happy Holidays! We're so excited to share our 2013 holiday package with you! Every year we put together something special for our guests visiting during the holiday season and this one might be our favorite one yet! 

In honor of the lucky year 2013, our exclusive EAT+DRINK+SHOP package includes 13 different perks at various shops, restaurants, and bars redeemable in festive Union Square.

  • Stocking stuffed with great deals and exclusive discounts from bars, restaurants and retailers such as Tradition, Mikkeller, Farallon, Nespresso, Macy's, Ghirardelli and more!
  • $25 Westfield Gift Card and VIP Passport 
  • Late Check-out
  • Reusable Tote Bag
  • Bottle of Lucky 13 wine made exclusively for Personality Hotels


Available at Hotel DivaKensington Park and Hotel Union Square through January 31st, 2014.

Tags: Union Square, Holiday Packages, Holidays, shopping, packages, wine

Top 5 Tuesday with Yvonne Lembi-Detert

Posted by Megan Brandt on Tue, Sep 10, 2013 @ 08:03 AM


Have you ever had a boss who lacked style and class? Probably at some point or another, we could all answer yes. But a true leader should have it all, don't you think? Well, enter Yvonne Lembi-Detert. She fearlessly leads our team and looks totally chic while doing it. Her closet must look like something out of Sex and the City. Well maybe a little less fur because this is California, afterall. 

Curious to know more about what we'd find in her closet, we asked Yvonne about her top 5 places to shop in San Francisco. And since every shopping trip should be followed with a reward, we also asked about her top places to dine. Here's what our CEO had to say...


  1. Kurt Geiger for fun shoes
  2. Vince for urban everyday wear
  3. All Saints for funky and edgy eye apparel 
  4. Barney’s for unique designer must-haves
  5. Neiman Marcus for hangbags and classic pieces


  1. Gitane for fabulous cocktails and mashed peas
  2. Le Colonial for its ambiance and many floor levels of entertainment while dining
  3. 54 Mint especially when its truffle season
  4. Colibri for the very best guacamole and ceviche
  5. Bouche for its tiny kitchen creating incredible culinary bites

Tags: #SF #sanfrancisco #sanfran, Union Square, shopping, Interviews, San Francisco Fashion, Where to eat in Union Square, SF Fashion, Yvonne Lembi-Detert, restaurant

Great Ways to Treat Yourself in San Francisco

Posted by Brenna Layne on Mon, Apr 09, 2012 @ 12:07 PM

Ever feel like you need to just let loose or treat yourself to some fun things? Well here's a few that could get you started and let you treat yourself in San Francisco!


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Earth and Sky Oasis, Union Square

Earth and Sky Oasis is not a “spa” in the traditional sense, but a small collective of independent practitioners doing therapeutic work.

Sugar Cafe, Union Square 

Sugar Cafe transitions from a stylish coffee bar with a full menu and free wifi internet by day to a luxurious lounge at night offering a full bar.

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Go shopping in Union Square. There's plenty to choose from, The Westfield mall, Macy's and high end stores such as Chanel, Tiffany's, Gucci, Saks and so much more!


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Ruby Skye is San Francisco's premiere nightclub and special events venue, located just off ofUnion Square.

Tags: Union Square, shopping, san francisco, What to do, dessert, spa, club

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