Testimonials

The value of being a member of the Hotel Council is it reinforces the importance of our industry, to our city leaders and partners. The Hotel industry is a robust economic contributor to the economy of the city and county of San Francisco and provider of stable jobs to Bay Area employees.
- Peter Koehler, Regional Director of Operations - Northern California and General Manager, InterContinental San Francisco
As a smaller hotel, I appreciate the network of information the Hotel Council provides. Not only are the seminars filled with relevant topics, but the members are always willing to share ideas and experiences. It’s nice to be a part of something that is filled with passionate, motivated individuals who come together as a well synced group. The Hotel Council is a great addition to my professional activities.
- Brittney Beck, Owner and Operater, Beck’s Motor Lodge
They say there’s strength in numbers, and that sums up exactly why the Hotel Council of San Francisco is such an asset to every hotel in San Francisco. Whether it’s tracking complex policy initiatives, advocating for our employees, defending the interests of our industry, or promoting our wonderful city to prospective guests – we’re much more effective together than we could ever be alone.
- John Spear, General Manager, Hotel Drisco
The value of being a member of the Hotel Council is priceless, the educational seminars are invaluable as well as the resources that the organization provides for me and my hotel manager's are amazing. The Hotel Council makes an impact not only with the hotel industry or allied members, but the SF community as well. I am so proud of being a part of this great organization.
- Suzie Yang, General Manager, Galleria Park Hotel
Tourism is the city’s number one industry and The Hotel Council plays an indispensable role in assuring that this message is conveyed to every corner of San Francisco. Through their advocacy, public policy outreach and support of their many hospitality partners, they effectively convey the important role visitors and their experiences here play in keeping the city among the top destinations in the world.
- Joe D'Allesandro, President & CEO, San Francisco Travel
Being a member has opened so many doors for me both professionally, in growing our business and serving on the Sustainability Committee, and personally, in volunteering in various events from GLIDE to Project Homeless Connect. I find that I am a better person, perhaps a better manager, and have become involved as a community partner – I truly owe this to the Hotel Council example and through direct contact with my fellow distinguished members.
- Scott Faber, Key Account Specialist, Enterprise Rent a Car
The Hotel Council has given our team the opportunity to be more involved with the community and the ability to leverage our partnerships with the hotels in San Francisco. Typically we interact with our hotel partners’ revenue teams, but with the Hotel Council, we’ve been able to build stronger relationships with the General Managers. Also, by collaborating with the Hotel Council’s events and seminars, we have been given the opportunity to play a more exciting and active role in San Francisco’s hospitality community.
- Kim Schlossberg, Associate Marketing Manager - San Francisco, Expedia
"Hotel council was among our first partner in San Francisco and by far our favorite! Kelly Power has always been very resourceful and willing to help. They do a first class job organizing their events which, in my opinion, are unmissable if you want to meet and engage with the hotel industry. When do you expand to other cities?!"
- Alex Cammarano, CEO, Daylighted
The Hotel Council is an invaluable partner in the matters of public policy and civic engagement. The staff is always ready to gather and provide the data and information needed to effectively convey the important role travel and tourism plays in San Francisco’s economy. Through these efforts, they play an important role in shaping public policy toward improving and protecting San Francisco’s hospitality sector.
- Jon Ballesteros, Vice President of Public Policy, San Francisco Travel
It has been such a pleasure being a part of the Hotel Council of San Francisco. I am reviewing a number of items we plan to implement from the Food & Beverage Trends Seminar. The Council provides excellent opportunities to learn, generate ideas and network with other General Managers and resource partners in the Bay Area. It's definitely one of our best investments in helping grow and improve our business!
- Bill Blum, General Manager, MacArthur Place Hotel & Spa
Increasingly event planners and hotel guests are looking for green hotels. The Hotel Council of San Francisco members have a big leg up on the comptetion in this regard. Through the Council’s Sustainability Committee we have become some of the greenest hotels in North America. Imagine being able to tell an event planner that you facilitated more recycling, saved tremendous amounts of water, and reduced expenses!
- Stefanie Medious, Regional Sales & Zero Waste Manager, Recology Golden Gate
“As a member of the entertainment and hospitality industry in San Francisco, it was a strategic move to partner with an organization that was directly aligned with our interests and objectives – economic development, hospitality, and building effective relationships to foster growth in the local community. The Hotel Council is the perfect audience for us to showcase and market AT&T Park as a destination for public and private events in addition to of course, catching a ballgame.”
- Joey Nevin, Director of Sales and Marketing, Giants Enterprises
Our partnership with the Hotel Council offers Scoma’s the opportunity to connect with the greater hospitality community and participate with programs that benefit our restaurant.
- Mariann Costello, Vice President, Scoma's
As a student and restaurant industry professional, I found the Food and Beverage Trends Seminar exciting, informative, and a lot of fun! All of the speakers brought something different which kept the seminar interesting. I was even able to make some contacts at the reception following the seminar. I look forward to attending future events.
- Lacey Silveira, Hospitality Management Student, California State University, East Bay