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San Francisco Hotel and Venue Updates for Meeting Planners

We'll post the important updates about Bay Area hotels and venues for our meeting planner clients on this page, so be sure to bookmark it!

San Francisco is a popular destination for meetings and conventions—and rightfully so! With our steady weather, unbeatable food, breathtaking scenery, and vibrant culture, your attendees will never run out of things to do.

After almost a year without meetings, we know you have lots of questions about which facilities are available to you in San Francisco. Bookmark this page, where we'll provide regular updates about re-openings, renovations, and rebrandings that all planners should know. 

Don't forget: San Francisco Travel can connect you with hotels all over the Bay Area. Contact our Convention Sales team for more information.

August 2021

Re-openings and Renovations

The Presidio Trust announced that Lodge at the Presidio, a historic national park hotel in the Presidio of San Francisco, has been awarded the esteemed LEED Gold green building certification, the second highest rating. The Lodge at the Presidio achieved LEED Gold certification for implementing practical and measurable solutions in sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality.

July 2021

Re-openings and Renovations

BEI San Francisco has newly reopened its doors as a Trademark Collection by Wyndham hotel. One block from the Orpheum Theatre and Bill Graham Civic Center Auditorium, the 396-room hotel puts guests at the nexus of art, entertainment and tech with instant access to the nearby Financial District and Union Square along with iconic attractions and legendary neighborhoods. Multifunction indoor and outdoor spaces include a 4,000-square-foot outdoor terrace.


June 2021

Our Gate Is Open

As of June 15, 2021, San Francisco and the rest of the State of California are fully reopened. With the exception of "mega events" and certain public services, there are no longer any masking, physical distancing, or capacity restrictions on businesses in San Francisco. To learn what regulations remain for large events, click here.

A major reason that San Francisco is able to reopen with such confidence is the incredibly high vaccination rate of our citizens. In fact, according to some experts, our city may be the first in the nation to approach herd immunity.

Click here to listen to tourism and hospitality and industry leaders, as well as members of city government, explain why there's never been a better time to meet in San Francisco.

May 2021

Guest Safety Improvements

San Francisco Travel is proud to partner with Downtown Medical Group and Rokketmed, two local businesses specializing in rapid COVID-19 testing. You can work with them to ensure that your meeting attendees are safe and able to maximize their time in San Francisco.

Re-openings and Renovations

The following hotel properties have announced their re-opening dates:

The Hilton Garden Inn San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge (1800 Powell St., Emeryville)

The Hilton Garden Inn San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge in Emeryville has completed a multi-million dollar renovation that includes additional guest rooms on the top floor that feature amazing views of the Oakland hills and San Francisco Bay.

April 2021

Guest Safety Improvements

The following Bay Area properties have earned their GBAC STAR accreditation, making them among the safest, cleanest, and most prepared facilities in the nation:

The following Bay Area venues have also earned GBAC STAR accreditation:

All three major Bay Area airports—San Francisco International Airport, Oakland International Airport, and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport—have earned GBAC STAR accreditation.

March 2021

New Properties

The Clancy (299 Second St.)

One of San Francisco’s newest hotels, The Clancy, Autograph Collection opened its doors on October 1, 2020. The Clancy provides easy access to notable attractions such as Oracle Park and Chase Center for concerts. It's also just blocks away from The Moscone Center. The Clancy boasts an assortment of flexible venue spaces as well as expert planning services. For more details, click here.

Hotel Caza (1300 Columbus Ave.)

Located in Fisherman’s Wharf, Hotel Caza is a 342-room independent hotel that embodies the spirit of California, full of fun, warmth, and inclusivity. Open and airy accommodations feature views of San Francisco sights like Coit Tower and Alcatraz. Onsite amenities include a Grab & Go, lobby bar, pool and 24-hour fitness center. For more details, click here.

Re-openings and Renovations

The Clift Royal Sonesta (495 Geary St.)

The Clift Royal Sonesta has reopened with a new look and redesigned interior spaces. Guests can look forward to a stunning new modern lobby and Living Room experience; dramatically updated guest rooms with a sophisticated fresh look and feel; modern and contemporary meeting spaces, a refreshed Redwood Room, and Fredericks, a new restaurant concept with both sit down and “grab-and-go” options (opening in April 2020). For more details, click here.