First Hotel in San Francisco’s Presidio to Open in April 2012

Wednesday Dec 21, 2011

San Francisco, CA - Inn at the Presidio, the first hotel in the Presidio of San Francisco, and the only new hotel to open in San Francisco in 2012, will welcome the public beginning in April. The Inn will offer intimate accommodations and exceptional comfort, style, and personalized service.

Once one of the oldest military posts in the country, the Presidio is an urban national park and National Historic Landmark District in a major metropolitan area. The Inn offers the best of both worlds: a hidden getaway in a national park filled with historic buildings, miles of trails and other recreational opportunities, abundant wildlife, and stunning bay and bridge vistas, with the rich urban life of San Francisco just outside its gates.

Located in historic Pershing Hall, previously the post's bachelor officers' quarters, the Inn at the Presidio will provide an authentic experience of the privilege once reserved for the 'top brass.' The Inn will feature 22 spacious guest rooms - 17 of which are one bedroom suites. Room rates will range from $195-$350 a night. Other amenities will include an inviting front porch with rocking chairs, a landscaped terrace with fire-pit, guest reception, and a guest lounge with a dining room.

The Inn's stylish design and contemporary furnishings will pay tribute to the Presidio's history while offering all the comforts of modern lodging. The Inn's furnishings will reference the building's history and its art program will use historic memorabilia and photographs, as well as modern regional art, to exemplify the unique national park experience found at the Presidio. Presidio artifacts will also be integrated into the design. The Inn will be operated in accordance with green hotel standards and the Trust is pursuing LEED Gold certification for the building.

With an exceptional location in the Main Post, the heart of San Francisco's Presidio, Inn at the Presidio will be within walking distance of San Francisco's Marina District and Sacramento Street, both of which offer great shopping, restaurants, cinemas, galleries, restaurants and bars. Guests will have access to the Presidio's wide-variety of recreational opportunities including a golf course, wedding and event facilities, bowling, a YMCA gym/indoor pool, urban spa, fitness/Pilates/yoga studio, indoor rock-climbing studio, trampoline park, and hiking and biking trails.

Established in 1776 by Spain, the Presidio served as the northernmost outpost of colonial power in the New World. In 1996 the Presidio Trust was established by the United States Congress to preserve the Presidio as an enduring resource for the American people. Today the Presidio is a unique urban national park spanning 1,491 acres at the tip of the San Francisco peninsula. Its expansive forest is seen for miles as a green oasis framing the Golden Gate Bridge.

Established in 1776 by Spain, the Presidio served as the northernmost outpost of colonial power in the New World.

Inn at The Presidio is the first hotel to open in the Presidio of San Francisco, a National Historic Landmark and a national park site at the Golden Gate, one of America's most beautiful and renowned locations. The Inn offers guests an authentic historic experience and exceptional recreational and leisure opportunities.

The Presidio is just minutes from neighborhood shopping districts and only a short distance from downtown San Francisco, North Beach, Union Square, Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, the Ferry Building, and Golden Gate Park. Marin County and the Wine Country are across the Golden Gate Bridge to the north. Inn at The Presidio is the only new hotel to open in San Francisco in 2012. It is a member of the Historic Hotels of America.

Waterford Hotels and Inns, a California based company, has been chosen to operate the Inn on behalf of the Presidio Trust, the federal executive agency that manages the Presidio.

"Waterford Hotels and Inns was chosen based on their experience with historic hotels, their dedication to customer service, their sensitivity to the environment, and their long history of successfully working with a variety of owner groups," said Joshua Bagley, the Presidio Trust's project manager.

Waterford's family run team includes President Bruce Hraba, Vice President Patricia J. Hraba, Director of Operations Kristen Hraba Phillips, and Director of Projects and Communication Michael J. Hraba. Linda Bruno of Consulente International will direct the INN's Marketing and Burditch Marketing Communications will manage the property's Public Relations.

Being associated with award winning hotels such as the Allison Inn and Spa in Oregon's wine country, the Inn Above Tide and Cavallo Point in Sausalito, and the Inn at Oyster Point in South San Francisco makes Waterford Hotels and Inns uniquely qualified to operate the Inn at the Presidio.

Location: Main Post, Presidio of San Francisco, 42 Moraga Ave. SF, CA 94129


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