The first races of the highly anticipated America’s Cup World Series kick off on August 21st at Marina Green. We want to make sure you stay informed of all the upcoming events leading up to the final match in 2013. San Francisco Travel invites all members of the Hotel Council of San Francisco to an informative complimentary session to get you up to speed (literally!) on understanding and making the most of the races.
When: Tuesday, August 14th, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Where: The Bay Theater at PIER 39
Cost: Free for all Hotel Council of San Francisco Members
Transportation: Attendees will receive a 2-hour parking validation for the PIER 39 Parking Garage
Click here for more information and to register.
San Francisco's Million Dollar Mission
A big THANK YOU to all who participated in the Hotel Council of San Francisco's Million Dollar Mission!
We are currently at $372,000 and still counting!
In the true spirit of hospitality, The Hotel Council of San Francisco partnered with LLS to raise funds for vital research for a cure. Working collectively, the San Francisco Hospitality & Service Industries joined forces to help provide financial, educational and social services for individuals affected by blood cancer and their families during a city-wide fund-raising campaign during the month of July, 2012.
Many thanks to the Fairmont Hotel and our partners who helped make this campaign possible:
All Elements Design
NBC Bay Area
Royal Cup Coffee
Super Sightseeing Tours
The Hilton San Francisco is holding a Blood Drive on Friday, August 31st from 10:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the Plaza Ballroom.
Someone needs blood every 3 seconds in this country. An average of 40,000 units are needed every day in the U.S. There is no substitute for human blood. 60% of the population will need blood at some time in their lives, yet less than 5% of the population donates. Blood donors are true heroes! In fact, your one blood donation will be broken down into several components, enabling you, with just one donation, to save up to three lives.
Please consider donating at the Hilton San Francisco's Blood Drive and contact Jo Licata for more information.
Patient Lodging Program
The American Cancer Society Patient Lodging Program of San Francisco is designed for cancer patients, who travel over 50 miles for treatment, do not have friends or relatives to stay with in the area, and for whom this would be a financial hardship. A person can be doing well financially one day, be diagnosed with cancer, and the next day their entire financial picture changes. This long standing program has an excellent track record. Patients review guidelines and sign a waiver. Treatment is confirmed. Reservations are only made by the American Cancer Society staff in a method preferred by participating hotels. On a rotating basis, participating hotels provide complimentary rooms on a space-available basis. Upon return to their community, patients tell their friends and relatives about the generosity of the hotel. These friends in turn recommend participating hotels to their neighbors. Recognition of hotel participation is provided at local hotel association and Chamber of Commerce meetings, American Cancer Society leadership events and other venues as appropriate.
For more information about the California Division American Cancer Society Patient Lodging program, please call: Ashley Nelson, Training Program Manager at (510) 836-8142.