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SF Hotel Council 17th Annual Hotel Hero Awards “Celebrate the Arts” Thursday, March 19 (6pm-8:30pm) Hilton San Francisco Union Square

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SF Hotel Council 17th Annual Hotel Hero Awards “Celebrate the Arts”
Thursday, March 19 (6pm-8:30pm)
Hilton San Francisco Union Square

“Hotel Industry Celebrates its Heroes!”

6 March 2020 — San Francisco, CA: Every day, thousands of artful professionals put a face on San Francisco’s number one industry: hospitality. They welcome San Francisco’s visitors with a smile and do all that is needed to make guests feel at ease – from preparing delicious breakfasts, to arranging your daily itineraries and ensuring that you have a pristine space to return to at the end of your day. They are the hotel employees of the “City that knows how.” On Thursday, March 19, the Hotel Council of San Francisco (www.hotelcouncil.orggives special recognition to these frontline ambassadors at the 17th Annual Hotel Heroes Awards. With a special welcome offered by Mayor London N. Breed, this year’s gala— “Celebrate the Arts” — will run 6pm to 8:30pm at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square (333 O’Farrell Street).

“The Hotel Council is the voice of San Francisco’s hotel industry and our members are our hearts and hands,” said Kevin Carroll, Hotel Council President and CEO. “Creating joyful memories for our visitors is an art, and each of our honorees and all our members are hospitality artists.”

Established in 2003, the Hotel Hero awards were created to pay tribute to the people who dedicate their lives to the hospitality industry. As the largest industry in San Francisco, hotels and tourism directly impact the success of many businesses throughout San Francisco, supporting over 105,000 jobs.

“No matter how early the morning or challenging the job, our hospitality professionals are our ambassadors to the world,” said San Francisco Mayor London N. Breed. “They are out every day promoting our city, supporting our economy, and ensuring that San Francisco continues to be a world-class tourist destination.”

Calling the Hotel Council’s membership “the driver of San Francisco’s economic engine”, Carroll stressed the longtime partnership between the arts and hospitality in the City. San Francisco’s Hotel Tax Fund whereby a portion of the transient occupancy tax (TOT) helps fund San Francisco’s vibrant arts community.

“San Francisco’s Grants for the Arts is a national leader in how businesses can support the arts and vice versa,” said Carroll. “With a world class ballet, opera and symphony, internationally-known museums, theatres, galleries and writers, San Francisco understands that not only do the arts feed our soul, they feed our economy.”

Presenting sponsor for this year’s event is Clearway Energy. Award sponsors are the Bay Club, Big Bus, Recology, Swinnerton Builders, San Francisco Travel and Tito’s Vodka. The reception sponsor is Cintas. The program sponsor is Pure Luxury Transportation. The evening’s entertainment is sponsored by the Golden State Warriors.

Prices for the 17th Annual Hotel Heroes Gala are: Table of 10: $2,000. Individual Member Ticket, $275; Individual Non-Member Ticket, $325: available at

About the Hotel Council of San Francisco: 
The Hotel Council of San Francisco is a non-profit membership-based organization advocating for the economic and social vitality of the hospitality industry in San Francisco. Their membership roster includes over 200 hotels, allied members, and partner organizations. The Hotel Council is dedicated to protecting the San Francisco hospitality industry and connecting its members to support the growth and success of the industry.