Community Block Party and Ribbon Cutting for Inn at The Presidio
First-ever lodging in San Francisco’s Presidio National Park makes historic debut
SAN FRANCISCO, California - Inn at The Presidio – the first lodge in the Presidio of San Francisco, and the only new hotel to open in San Francisco since 2009 – celebrated its debut with a grand opening block party and ribbon cutting on Tuesday.
Over 300 guests were welcomed by Nancy Hellman Bechtle, Chairman of the Presidio Trust Board of Directors; Craig Middleton, Presidio Trust Executive Director; Bruce Hraba, President of Waterford Hotels and Inns, which manages the Inn; and Terry Haney, the Inn’s General Manager.
After a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony, a bugler played the Army’s “Mess Call” to invite guests to take a tour of the Inn, enjoy music, and sample food served outside around the Inn’s fire pit. The food was provided by Presidio restaurants: Presidio Social Club, Presidio Café, Kitchen 39; Dixie (Joseph Humphries’ restaurant which will open in the Presidio this summer); and the Twirl and Dip ice cream truck.
“We are so pleased to be able to offer an overnight stay in the Presidio,” said Nancy Hellman Bechtle, “It is the first step toward reinvigorating the Main Post, which will also include public programs, event venues, restaurants, and a visitor’s center.”
The Inn is located in historic Pershing Hall, previously the post’s bachelor officers’ quarters. Featuring 22 spacious guest rooms - 17 of which are one-bedroom suites - its stylish design and contemporary furnishings pay tribute to the Presidio’s history, while offering all of the comforts of modern lodging. Room rates range from US$195-US$350 a night. Other amenities include inviting front porches with rocking chairs, a landscaped terrace with fire-pit and outdoor lounging and dining options, a guest lounge with a dining room, complimentary nightly wine and cheese reception, and gourmet continental breakfast for guests. The Inn was rehabilitated using green building practices and materials and is expected to achieve LEED Gold certification.
“The Inn showcases the Trust’s commitment to high quality, green historic rehabilitation,” said Craig Middleton, “It joins 7 historic Presidio building rehabilitations that have received LEED certification, and 10 more that are under review for certification.”
INN AT THE PRESIDIO
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. The Inn is expecting a gold LEED certification. It is a member of the Historic Hotels of America. Location: Main Post, Presidio of San Francisco, 42 Moraga Ave. SF, CA 94129, www.INNatthepresidio.com , Contact: General Manager Terry Haney, (415) 689- 4287, THaney@INNatthepresidio.com .