Mar242008

InterContinental San Francisco – Now You See It, Now I Don’t

InterContinental San Francisco facade
InterContinental Hotel San Francisco
I stopped by the new InterContinental San Francisco on Friday, March 21. The neighborhood coming from Market down Sixth Street was an interesting site at 10am with the homeless in doorways. Groups of men drinking on the sidewalk concealed their brown bagged bottles when the street cop rounded the corner. Reminded me of North Dublin in 1997. Reminded me of San Francisco 1979 and looking for punk rock venues in the vacated garment warehouses that used to be south of Market. The InterContinental has moved the tenderloin crowd another block south and west.
I rounded the corner at Howard and there she stood reflecting morning sunlight in blue tint highrise fashion.

InterContinental Hotel San Francisco skyline

InterContinental Hotel San Francisco, looking east from Sixth and Howard

My story of the new InterContinental San Francisco hotel will have to wait.

I was told by the hotel staff I need to speak with media relations if I want to make an appointment to see the hotel interior.

So, with my tour plan of the new InterContinental San Francisco busted, I headed over to Third Street where I was given an impromptu tour of the Westin Market by the General Manager.

And I didn’t even have an appointment.

The scene at Sixth and Howard Street, San Francisco

 

 

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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