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Stephen Gibson

As one of the most visited cities in the United States -and the world-, San Francisco has an incredible selection of hotels to choose from. That being the case, there is constant movement in the city's hotel industry. Whether restaurant upgrades, hotel sales or the fact that SF hotels pump billions of dollars into the city, the news is never dull.


It’s been nearly a year since rumors first started swirling on Nob Hill about the murky future of the Huntington Hotel’s beloved Big 4. Now, they’re starting to come to fruition.

Ever since the Huntington Hotel was sold to Singapore-based Grace International in 2011, many San Franciscans have been wondering — if not worrying — about the long-term status of the old school restaurant and bar. Things are slowly but surely coming into focus, though there are still plenty of details still missing from the puzzle. Read More

While much attention has been paid to the recent and rapid rise of high-paying tech jobs in San Francisco, it turns out the hospitality industry is a major economic driver in the city.

According to a new report, the city’s hotels generate $6.6 billion in economic activity annually. That includes providing 24,000 jobs and contributing $300 million in tax revenue to the city — making it the largest single contributor of any industry. Read More

 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide recently announced that it has completed the sale of both The Westin San Francisco Airport and Aloft San Francisco Airport to a venture led by Ultima Hospitality for $125 million. As part of the agreement, the hotels will be managed under long-term license agreements by Ultima Hospitality and continue to fly the Westin and Aloft brand flags. Read More

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