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More Hotel Workers in San Francisco Go On Strike, This Time at The Palace

Where: 2 Montgomery Street [map], San Francisco, CA, United States, 94105
November 11, 2009 at 9:28 AM | by | ()

Do not expect this scene today at The Palace Hotel.

Over the weekend, hotel workers from the union, Unite Here, staged a three day strike in front of The Grand Hyatt San Francisco to protest the contract negotiations that have been ongoing. The workers have been working without a new contract since August and the main sticky point, as ever, is the issue of health care.

Hotel workers have repeatedly gone on strike over contract negotiations in the last few years but rarely does it ever happen back to back at different hotels. Last night, hotel workers at the famed Palace Hotel which is part of Starwood's Luxury Collection, began a three-day strike as well, at a time when the hotel was at 100 percent occupancy, thanks to a few conventions that are going on.

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Lovely View of the HVAC at InterContinental San Francisco

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  Site Where: 888 Howard St [map], San Francisco, CA, United States, 94103
October 1, 2009 at 2:43 PM | by | ()

You know the scene. You open the door to your brand new hotel room, run over to the window, open the blinds and bam, you are hit with the anti-view. Maybe you are looking down a dirty alley, witnessing a drug deal, staring at an air shaft in the face, or seeing a brick wall. Whatever you are viewing it is not extremely pleasurable. Help out your fellow hotel mavens by uploading your anti-views to the HotelChatter/Flickr photo pool, or by sending the photo along to us. Remember to tell us the name of the hotel and the room number with the not-so-easy-on-the-eyes view.

This morning we let you know that the chef at the Intercontinental San Francisco would be leaving the property to fight it out on "The Next Iron Chef" and as we were browsing for photos of the hotel, we came across this anti-view. Eee.

Then again, this hotel is adjacent to the Moscone Convention Center, making it the best choice for folks who plan on spending most of their days in the convention hall. But as large as the hotel looks, there are only 550 rooms in the hotel--22 per floor and as you know, InterContinental is a chi-chi business traveler brand.

So hopefully, the amenities in-room--like flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, bathrobes and especially, the private in-room bars--make up for some not-so-chi-chi convention center views.

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San Fran's Palace Gets Its Own Book; Deal with Proactiv Not Far Off

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  Site Where: 2 New Montgomery Street [map], San Francisco, ca, United States, 94105-3402
February 3, 2009 at 9:30 AM | by | ()

It's not just Britney Spears, Jessica Simpson and Diddy who are pimpin and whoring themselves out in the name of cross-branding. Big name hotels are capitalizing on the infamy and notoriety of their digs. The Palm's Las Vegas and several other hotels did it with reality TV, and now San Francisco's Palace Hotel is exploiting itself literally with a new book celebrating the hotel's history and grandeur.

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