St. Francis Hotel Debuts Renovated 32nd-Floor Event Space

The foyer of the Mission Bay room

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Long before there was Charmaine’s, Hotel Via, and Uncle Harry’s, the hottest rooftop venue in San Francisco was the 32nd floor at the Westin St. Francis. When the hotel opened in 1904, the St. Francis was a sensation. In the early years, families with well-known names like Magnin, Sutro, and Crocker hosted all of their events at the St. Francis.

The Golden Gate room

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In 1945 when world dignitaries gathered in San Francisco to sign the Charter of the United Nations, many of the events took place at the St. Francis. Movies have been filmed in the illustrious ballrooms and hall of fame dinners for the 49ers happened at the hotel’s 32nd floor. However, most recently the venue seemed to lose some of its luster.

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Luckily just in time for the 115th anniversary, the Westin St. Francis has debuted a $9 million restoration of the meeting spaces including the stunning 32nd-floor. Guests are whisked from the ground floor to the party via glass elevators that descend high above Union Square. A refreshing, bright white color palette has replaced dark wooden walls with grey undertones and gold accents.

Photo Credit: Gustavo Fernandez
Local design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates is behind the new look of two large rooms. Geometric shapes and Art Deco-inspired abstract patterns compliment the room’s existing architecture. Its understated elegance allows the views to shine. When you enter the renovated rooms, the scenes seen out of the floor to ceiling windows are breathtaking. The revitalized spaces, called St. Francis Heights, are now available for weddings, receptions, anniversaries, and every type of celebration in between.

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