Personality Hotels Hearts The Giants!

Posted by Nathalie Toribio on Fri, Apr 18, 2014 @ 11:16 AM

Let's play ball! Grab some cracker jacks, a Ghirardelli Sundae, an order of garlic fries, and a Cha Cha Bowl because the 2014 MLB season has officially started and with a big bang! With a splash walk-off homerun, grand slam by a pitcher, spectacular fireworks show, almost inside-the-park-HR by the White Shark, you would think I was talking about a whole season of highlights, however these are just the highlights of opening week!

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The boys in orange and black have shown great enthusiasm and one can only imagine what the rest of the season will be like! If you are not a season ticket holder, but want to go to a few games with some fun giveaways, here are a couple of my favorite ones: 
Sat, Apr 26 1954 Replica World Series Ring 
Sat, Jun 7 Sergio Romo Super Hero Socks 
Sun, Jun 8 Hello Kitty ® Giants Plush 
Sun, Jun 15 Giants Father's Day Necktie 
Sat, Jun 28 Brandon Belt or Brandon Crawford Bobblehead 
Sun, Jul 13 Angel Pagan Bobblehead 
Sat, Aug 16 Virgin America 2-for-1 Flight Voucher 
Sun, Aug 31 Star Wars Day - R2D2 Beanie 

But most importantly, going to the baseball game is not just watching men in uniform hit a ball, it’s more of an experience, which I feel can even be compared to a day in Disneyland. Once a year, The Giants put together an awesome experienced-filled day, where you can purchase tickets for the game, and separately pay $800 to have a family of 4 sleep on the field. All of us Giants’ fans would love to camp out in on the field of dreams, but not all of us have a grand to spend. So, if you want to save some money but still have an amazingly memorable baseball experience from sun up to sun down, boy do I have the best secret in the world to share… are you ready?

So, you have a special birthday coming up, a girls night out? Or maybe you want to give Dad the best Father’s Day gift ever, and you don’t have $800 extra to spend to have a sleepover on the field, well no need to fear, Personality is here! Did you know that there is a hotel, that is about a 20 minute flat walk away from the ballpark, and only steps away from the Powell Bart Station, that has a room designated for a baseball fan? Yep, it’s true, Personality Hotels has designed a Dugout Suite at Hotel Union Square with orange walls, Giants memorabilia and was god fathered by the MVP and Cy Young winner - Mr. Vida Blue himself! So why not purchase the tickets, bring over the pup, and the parents, and go to the game while staying in this amazing king sized bed junior suite that is dog friendly? Oh, and if that’s not enough, get ready to throw on some Art of Shaving product before heading out to cheer on the Giants.

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Dream come true, you know it, because we do nothing but dream for you!



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100 Year Celebration at Hotel Union Square

Posted by Megan Brandt on Wed, Apr 02, 2014 @ 12:43 PM

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Last week's blog post we shared the exciting news that Hotel Union Square was celebrating its 100 year anniversary along with some fun historical facts! A lot has happened in 10 decades, so, as you can imagine, there was a lot to celebrate!

And that's exactly what we did last Wednesday night! We threw a fabulous party and celebrated with our amazing clients in the newly re-designed Hotel Union Square Penthouse Suite. It was truly a night to remember!

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HUGE thanks to the talented culinary students from the Art Institute of California for the delicious spread of hor d'oeuvres, Le Grand Courtage for the celebratory bubbly, John's Grill for the timeless martini bar, Teldeschi Winery for their tasting table, DJs Michael & Michael for spinning old-school vinyl hits, and Jonathan Rachman for the beautiful finishing touches!

Hotel Union Square 100 Year AnniversaryThese adorable mini cupcakes were handmade by our very own Group Sales Director, Janelle Granfors. Thanks for sharing one of your many hidden talents!

And a very special thank you to all who joined the celebration! Until next time...


Tags: hotel union square, Parties, #SF #sanfrancisco #sanfran

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.

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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!

Plan Your Visit Today

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Summer White Party at Hotel Union Square

Posted by Megan Brandt on Fri, Oct 04, 2013 @ 11:54 AM

Hotel Union Square Penthouse Party

Summer may be over everywhere else, but not for San Francisco. In honor of our Indian Summer, we threw a White Party this past Wednesday night to celebrate all of our fabulous clients. Guests arrived at the Hotel Union Square Penthouse to soak up the evening rooftop sun and mingle with old and new friends.  

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HUGE thanks to San Francisco Wedding & Events Photographer Jim Vetter for capturing the evening, Le Grand Courage for the celebratory bubbly, Sauce for the delicious speciality cocktails and appetizers, and Jonathan Rachman for the beautiful finishing touches!

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Thank you to all who joined the celebration! Until next time...


Tags: hotel union square, Parties, #SF #sanfrancisco #sanfran, fun, champagne

How the Panama Canal brought us Hotel Union Square.

Posted by Domitille Montoro on Thu, Apr 25, 2013 @ 02:13 PM

collage pan pacific resized 600After the big 1906 earthquake and the fire that followed, San Francicso became a pile of rubble. It needed to get back up quickly to show the whole world that the City was still alive. What better way than an International Exhibition to do so. World Fairs were extremely popular at the time and attracted visitors from around the world. A few years later began the development of many hotels and the various Palaces of the Pan Pacific International Exhibition, located on the newly land filled, Marina District.

Today the idea of having this kind of event seems a bit preposterous, but at the time it was a great way for people to gather from all over the world and showcase their scientific discoveries. The San Francisco 1915 Fair was homage to the construction of the Panama Canal, which was a monumental success of its own.

Among other historic technical achievements, the fair visitors were presented with the wonders of the time including, transportation, machinery and the latest developments in electrical devices. The first transcontinental phone call was done during the fair, it was the end of horse carriages and the real beginning of automobiles.    

The Palace of Fine Arts is one of the few remaining buildings from the exhibition and the only one still standing at its original place. It was saved from demolition by the perseverance of Phoebe Apperson Hearst and the Palace Preservation League she created at the time. This building, like the others was not supposed to last, so the entire Palace was rebuilt in 1965 with more durable materials. In 1969 it became the home of the Exploratorium. The new Exploratorium opened on April 17th on Pier 15 but San Franciscan’s dear Palace of Fine Art is still in place and will soon be home to something else. 

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We are proud to say that the first Personality Hotel, Hotel Union Square was built in 1913 for the 1915 Exhibition. Known as the Golden West Hotel when it opened, the Hotel changed names several times over the years but its spirit remains intact. As soon as you walk into the lobby you are welcomed by the two Egyptian inspired mosaics that have been keeping an eye on the hotel guests for 100 years and the art deco feel is still very present.The hotel is a visually stimulating fusion of contemporary and classic San Francisco - beautiful brick walls, signature staircases, and opulent moldings are complemented by a rich color palate. Next time you come to San Francisco, make sure you take a look at Hotel Union Square.



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"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.

Tags: hotel union square, Parties, Hotel Diva, Holiday Packages, packages, Kensington Park, san francisco, events, bachelorette paty

A Five Star Yelp Elite Event @ the Hotel Diva

Posted by Nicole Redding on Wed, Apr 25, 2012 @ 05:01 PM

San Francisco's boutique hotel chain, Personality Hotels are known for gaping the distance between residence and hotel: providing guests the best of home life in the most desirable environment away from home. And now thanks to YelpSF, last night Personality Hotels was able to let its hair down and showcase a different side of its "Personality."Yelp Elite Blog image copy resized 600So what is all the Yelping about? 

According to Yelp :
  • Yelp was founded in 2004 to help people find great local businesses like dentists, hair stylists and mechanics

Why we <3 Yelp: Real People, Real Reviews!

The Who's Who of Vendors:

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Picayune Cellars-- Picayune is pronounced {pi-ka-’yun}. Where Picayune comes from is Spain. It is a Spanish coin worth half of the value of a “real” one.

Mission Minis-- Big things, come in small packages! No wonder Mission Minis made it to the television show "Cupcake Wars!"

T-We--T-We Tea's motto is ‘we are tea,’ they strive to create an all-encompassing community of tea drinkers.

Hey Cookie-- is a Yelp 5-star bakery located in the Castro. What's more famous than their cookies is Christa's Personality!  

Blue Moon-- Blue Moon was established in 1995 at "The Sandlot" in Dever, Colorado. It didn't take long before Blue Moon won the World's Beer Championship 3 years in a row for their Belgian White. 

San Franola-- It's all about the granola with these guys. They put the 'goodness' back into granola.

Rosenblumcellars-- Rosenblum Cellars is all about the Zin. Rosenblum Cellars is home of some of the highest rated, most-awarded Zins from California’s most highly regarded vineyards.

5th Stitch Collective-- is a men's and women's clothing store located in the Castro. Ask about their Terrariums!

REMRIDG Wines-- is owned by the husband and wife team Jeff and Karen Roberts and a few long-time friends, REMRIDG Wines is a vineyard-driven wine brand. REMRIDG Wines sources 100% of its grapes from FARM Napa Valley clients.

Farm+Cellar-- is grown organically from the media powerhouse that is Third Street Works, Farm+Cellar represents the combination of several proven talents from the advertising, filmmaking, education, food, wine and hospitality industries.

Sudwerks Brewing-- Since it was established in 1989, Ron Broward, Dean Unger and Brewmaster Jay Prahl have been producing award winning lager.

See what some of these Yelpers had to said about us @ the Hotel Diva:

Maria S. said, "You don't need to be a Diva to go here, but you'll feel like one afterwards."

Moua L. said, "Thank you to the YELP team for making these events memorable and Hotel Diva staff for treating us like royalty."

Noel M. said, "I walk past Hotel Diva daily but never gave it a second thought beyond the burlesque-esk window shades.  Inside the vibe continues, this isn't your everyday hotel.  For instance, the themed room packages are unique and if you put a techno beat in the elevators, you've got a party."

Special thanks to photographers, Jorge Nova and Jeremiah. Thank you to DJ SonnyPhono for all the Diva Classics!  

This all was made possible because of Yelp's finest: Jennifer, Nique and Ruggy!

Last but not least, thank you to our partners Perrier for supplying the sparkling water to all of the Yelp Elite writers!

Like what you've read then "Like Us" on Facebook, "Follow us" on Twitter or simply spend the night at one of our hotels to see what all the Yelping is really about!

Tags: hotel union square, Hotel Diva, Personality Hotels, Kensington Park, san francisco, Hospitality, Boutique hotels, Yelp, Sudwerks, Picayune Cellars, REMRIDG Cellars, Mission Minis, Rosenblum Cellars, Hey Cookie!, Blue Moon, Farm+Cellar, San Franola, 5th Stitch Collective, T-We

A Speakeasy Affair in the Penthouse at Hotel Union Square

Posted by Danika Garlotta on Fri, Mar 23, 2012 @ 12:31 PM


On March 14th we decided to have a swanky Speakeasy Affair at the Penthouse in Hotel Union Square. It was absolutely fabulous! We dressed in your typical speakeasy party attire – boas and all, and partnered with the masterminds behind the iconic Gold Dust and Lefty O’douls of San Francisco.

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Those who were lucky enough to be invited were greeted by a walkway of candles leading up the Hotel Union Square Penthouse and served classic speakeasy cocktails such as The Bronx, Diamond Hitch and the Stinger. Yummy appetizers were served throughout the night and every moment was captured in our dress up area where people could get in the mood with hats, mustaches and boas.

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One thing that our hotel group is known for is the canny ability to throw a good party – afterall we are PERSONALITY hotels!

For more pics visit here

Many thanks to

The Personality Hotel Staff

Jeremiah Cothren

Gold Dust Lounge 


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Posted by Danika Garlotta on Fri, Mar 02, 2012 @ 10:11 AM

Look what we found! 

Cruising around on the internet we came across some amazing photos of Hotel Union Square. Make sure to check them out and enjoy.

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