Your Holiday Guide!

Posted by Dana Andrews on Tue, Nov 18, 2014 @ 11:06 AM

It's that time of year again. The weather has finally turned, tinting the skies a shade darker, crisping the air, making layered clothing more of a necessity while walking around our beautiful Christmas lit city and we at Personality Hotels could not be cozier! Our gift to you this season: a holiday guide to make your experience in San Francisco feel a little bit more like home, while still on vacation.

Happy Holidays,

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Magic of the Holidays in Union Square

Posted by Megan Brandt on Thu, Nov 21, 2013 @ 11:29 AM

We absolutely love Union Square during the holiday season! Besides endless shopping, it offers all kinds of festive activities that the whole family will love. Below are some highlights that we definitely won't miss! See you there... 

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1. Nutcracker Under the Dome - November 21st - December 31st, Westfield Centre

Westfield’s iconic Dome will come to life each night with a brand-new, 3-D light show that will showcase performance footage of San Francisco Ballet dancers in an innovative new format. Inspired by the real-life ballet performance, Nutcracker Under the Dome provides a magical holiday experience for shoppers and visitors of all ages.

The free 6-minute light spectacular runs nightly every half hour from 5:00pm until the Centre’s closing on Level 4/Dome Level.

2. Holiday Tree Lighting -  Friday, November 29th at 6pm, Union Square Park

Enjoy live music performances starring Judith Hill from NBC's The Voice, the talented San Francisco Boys' Choir, the renowned Glide Ensemble, UC Berkeley's premier acapella group, Artists in Resonance, Make-A-Wish Ambassador Shelby Miguel and the man of the hour, Santa Claus!

USQ treelightingDon't forget to enjoy the Union Square Ice Rink!

3. Holiday Window Unveiling - Friday, November 29th at 6pm

Visit the amazing holiday windows at Macy's, featuring adorable and adoptable animals from the San Francisco SPCA. Voted as "one of the 10 best places to press your nose" by USA TODAY, this 27-year-old even is one of the most beloved traditions of the season.

4. Santaland - November 29th - December 24th, Holiday Lane, 7th Floor

Old Saint Nick is stopping by our favorite Macy's. It's the perfect opportunity to share everything on your holiday wish list and have your photo taken with Santa. But, he's only there for a limited time, so catch him while you can! Also, be sure to receive a free treat from Ghirardelli Chocolate after your visit.

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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.

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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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What to do during the Holidays in SF?

Posted by Danika Garlotta on Tue, Dec 27, 2011 @ 08:53 PM

The Holidays are here. They crept up on us and came too quickly, so now is the time to sit back, relax, drink some spiked egg nog or maybe a hot toddy and enjoy the festivities.

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Festivus, or your own celebration, you cant ignore the influx of candy canes, strings of blinking lights, and promises of best deals. Holiday décor is here, it isnt going anywhere so you might as well sit back, drink a hot toddy, be merry and take it all in.

At Personality Hotels we pride ourselves in being the best boutique hotel group in Union Square (San Francisco for that matter) and we try really hard to do EVERYTHING for our guests. So why not live up to our own standards and provide our guests with a curated list of go-to Holiday “things” that aren’t too tacky or touristy. Enjoy

 Dine with Stag


Stag Dining Group is not your typical dining experience. It is clandestine event  that delivers a constant changing epicurean menu. The menus are decided well in advance, making sure that everything is sustainable and from local farms and purveyors. Seating is limited and, of course, the location is always kept secret; so if you’re in town quickly grab a seat!



Ok yes, it’s Macy’s but what’s exciting is the amount of holiday decoration that adorns every spot in, around and on Macys. Oh and ladies, if you need to use the restroom, take a trek up to the fifth floor and go through the doors that take you back to an era before pop up toilets. The women's bathroom in Macys, Union Square is great...

Westfield Shopping Mall - perfect for kids


If you have kids in tow then take a moment and stop at the Westfield Shopping Mall located in the middle of Union Square and take them up to the top floor, let them lay down on the floor and enjoy a little animation fun. Each night, Westfields iconic dome will come to life with animated 3D light spectacular, with music to match.

Shopping in the Mission


A $10 cab ride away from Hotel Diva, Hotel Union Square or Kensington Park, the Mission area is definitely the place to go if you are looking for unique gifts. Stroll along Valencia and pop into a variety of specialty shops. From a Pirate store, to a Taxidermy shop, to Dog Eared Books and back to The Curiosity Shoppe, this area is great to find gifts for those who have it all, or say they don't want anything. After all, who wouldn't want a pirate eye patch?  


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