*SHINE BRIGHT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON*AT THE WESTIN ST. FRANCIS
*SHINE BRIGHT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON*
AT THE WESTIN ST. FRANCIS
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – OCTOBER 30, 2023 – The Westin St. Francis is where the holiday season truly comes alive! With the magnificent Sugar Castle, delightful breakfasts with Santa, and joyful toasts at POP! Lounge, it becomes the ideal destination for a festive overnight escape. The beloved Sweet Boutique will brim with delectable treats, complemented by traditional and family-friendly tea services that enable guests to craft cherished moments with loved ones. All of these delights, along with the glittering holiday decorations and enticing hotel packages, create the perfect seasonal getaway in San Francisco. Situated in the heart of Union Square, the hotel provides easy access to shopping, historic cable car rides, and the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink, making it an exceptional destination to shine bright this holiday.
Below is the array of festivities to enjoy at The Westin St. Francis this holiday season. For more information and reservations, click here.
– HOLIDAY PACKAGES –
Grateful Getaway Package
Guests can indulge in a memorable Thanksgiving experience with an exclusive package that includes a sumptuous Thanksgiving brunch for two, complimentary Wi-Fi, and the luxury of a 3pm late checkout. Rates start at $279, excluding tax and based upon availability. Valid for stays November 23-25, 2023. This exclusive offer is available through November 22, 2023. For reservations call (415) 397-7000 or click here.
Macy’s Shopping Package
The Macy’s Shopping Package offers guests a seamless combination of retail therapy and relaxation during their stay. They can enjoy a day of shopping at the west coast’s largest Macy’s, conveniently located adjacent to the hotel, and then return to their room to unwind in opulent comfort. This package includes a one-night stay, a $100 gift certificate to Macy’s, and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Rates start at $279, excluding tax and based upon availability. Valid for stays November 25, 2023 – January 6, 2024. Offer available through January 4, 2024. For reservations call (415) 397-7000 or click here.
– HOLIDAY EVENTS –
November 22 – January 2
Castle Unveiling on November 22 at 11 am
The grand Sugar Castle in San Francisco, a creation by Executive Pastry Chef Jean-Francois Houdré, and his team, is set to be revealed in the Landmark Lobby on Wednesday, November 22. This awe-inspiring, 12-feet-tall revolving work of art, which was originally conceptualized in 2005, becomes even more expansive and captivating with each passing year. This year, visitors will enjoy the unique opportunity to see the “inside” the castle through an innovative augmented reality experience.
Resembling a French Chateau inspired by Chef Houdre’s hometown of Bordeaux, the castle boasts an impressive weight of over 1200 pounds, adorned with over 20 grand circular towers, approximately 30 rooms, illuminated windows, and is surrounded by a charming village and a running train. In a delightful twist this year, a replica of the hotel’s mascot, Francis the dog, will be playfully exploring the castle. Those fortunate enough to spot him will be rewarded with a special prize at the concierge desk. Children will also have the chance to send Santa their heartfelt letters in a designated area, where they can craft their notes and send them on their way to the North Pole. The public is invited to the grand unveiling on Nov. 22 at 11 am. Complimentary hot chocolate and small treats will be served.
November 24 – December 31
1-7 pm on Fridays and Saturdays; 12-6 pm on Sundays
Those seeking a luxurious respite from Union Square shopping can toast to the holidays at POP! Lounge, a glamorous pop-up champagne bar tucked away just off the Landmark Lobby. This sophisticated space is the perfect spot to enjoy a view of the Macy’s Holiday Tree, the ice rink, and the iconic cable cars going by. The menu features Moet and Chandon champagne, beer, non-alcoholic drinks, California Caviar, and small bites available for purchase. Guests can order at the bar and then settle into one of the cozy communal areas or social tables.
November 25 – December 17
Saturdays & Sundays from 11 am – 4 pm
Visions of sugarplums will come to life when The Westin St. Francis opens its delicious Sweet Boutique for the holiday season. Nestled in the Landmark Lobby, Executive Pastry Chef Jean-Francois Houdré and his talented team will delight sweet aficionados with a delectable array of freshly baked decorative cookies, orange-infused shortbread, gingerbread men, holiday Parisian macarons, and a host of other delectable treats for purchase. And for those eager to take home a piece of the magic, gingerbread “Castle Bites” inspired by the sugar castle will be available.
Saturday, Dec 16
Get into the holiday spirit with a special concert from the Castro Valley High School choir. Families and friends can gather to hear melodious tunes to truly celebrate the season. Free and open to the public.
– HOLIDAY MEALS & TEAS –
Seating available at 12 pm and 1:30 pm
This Thanksgiving loved ones can gather for a delectable buffet, creating an ideal ambiance for relaxation and savoring a culinary feast together. The opulent spread features an array of local meats and cheeses, seasonal salads, and a made-to-order omelet station. Enjoy herb butter-infused roasted turkey accompanied by beloved holiday classics like stuffing and cranberry sauce, harissa-spiced NY strip paired with sweet potato gratinée and luscious butternut squash ravioli in a sage cream sauce. Seafood enthusiasts will relish the options of succulent jumbo tiger prawns and smoked salmon. To top it off, guests can treat themselves to an assortment of dim sum and Vietnamese spring rolls. After this lavish meal, a dessert buffet awaits, showcasing delectable treats such as apple bourbon pie, pecan tart, orange cranberry cheesecake, and more. Cost: $120 Adults; $55 Children 12 and under (free for ages under three), excluding tax and gratuity. Click here for reservations. Please call (415) 774-0264 for parties of five people or more.
St. Francis Holiday Tea
December 2 & 3
Seating available at 1:30 pm
The elegant St. Francis Holiday Tea includes a choice of fine artisan teas from Mighty Leaf or Red Blossom Tea Company accompanied by a selection of tea sandwiches, assorted petit fours, and freshly baked scones with seasonal berries, Devonshire-blend cream, and preserves. Guests may also choose the Complete Tea or the Royal Tea which also includes a glass of Gloria Ferrer Sparkling Brut. Prices start at $85 for adults; $55 for children 12 and under (free for ages under three), excluding tax and gratuity. Click here for reservations.
Breakfast with Santa
December 9 & 10
9 am-12 pm
Bring the whole family for a special visit with Santa overlooking the city skyline of San Francisco. Enjoy keepsake photos with St. Nick, a delicious breakfast buffet (mimosas included for adults), and making a holiday-themed craft with Messy Art Lab. $95 for adults and $70 for children. Click here for reservations.
Dollie + Me Holiday Tea
December 16 & 17
Get all “dolled” up this holiday season & join Kit & Sis™ for a mother-daughter afternoon of tea, crafting, and fa-la-la-la fun!This special experience includes a lively holiday dollie crafting event accompanied by assorted teas, hot chocolate, sweet treats, and tea sandwiches (plus a glass of champagne for adults). Recommended for children ages 4+. Children must bring their own doll or stuffed animal. $95 per person. Click here for reservations.
Seatings available at 12 pm and 1:30 pm
Celebrate Christmas at the Westin St. Francis with a brunch buffet promising a scrumptious feast and decadent desserts. The meal commences with a delectable selection of salads, meats, and cheeses, followed a made-to-order omelet station. The main courses include brown sugar mustard glazed bone-in spiral ham, herbs & butter roasted prime rib, and butternut squash ravioli, along with a delectable assortment of dim sum, tiger prawns, and smoked salmon. The celebration is not complete without a visit to the dessert buffet, where guests can indulge in delights such as the orange cranberry cheesecake, honey roasted pecan tart, hazelnut cream puff, and so much more. Cost: $120 Adults; $55 Children 12 and under (free for ages under three), excluding tax and gratuity. Click here for reservations. Please call (415) 774-0264 for parties of five people or more.
About The Westin St. Francis
A stimulating fusion of current and classic San Francisco, The Westin St. Francis offers a timeless respite for the modern guest. Stunning original architecture dating back to 1904 is seamlessly blended with contemporary design and state-of-the-art technology throughout the 1,189 guestrooms and suites and 56,000 square feet of meeting space. Special amenities include the expansive 6,000 square feet Westin WORKOUT® Fitness Studio, The Oak Room Restaurant, Café Rito, Michael Mina’s cocktail lounge CLOCK BAR, and Chateau Montelena Tasting Room. Evoking the perfect sense of place, The Westin St. Francis is the only hotel located directly on Union Square, a bustling metropolis with world-class shopping and restaurants, performing arts, and historic cable cars stopping at the front door. Guests can easily walk to popular neighborhoods such as Chinatown and North Beach. The hotel is conveniently located within walking distance to the Moscone Convention Center and 13 miles from the San Francisco International Airport (SFO). For more information and reservations, call (415) 397-7000, toll free (888) 627-8546, or visit www.westinstfrancis.com. Stay connected on Twitter & Instagram at @WestinStFr and facebook.com/WestinSF.