Expansions & Renovations

San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront Unveils All-New Event Space

Brand-new meeting space adds another level to the renovated San Francisco hotel

SAN FRANCISCO, CA. October 31, 2017 - San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront introduces a new, modern space for sophisticated and stylish events, following the complete renovation of the hotel’s meeting space.

Inspired by the iconic San Francisco Bay, the fashionable new design unites the waterfront views of the hotel’s surroundings with a layout that seamlessly merges form and function. A cool color palette and large picture windows create a serene coastal ambiance infused with natural light, that provides an inspirational setting for productive meetings in San Francisco.

The newly-designed space features new carpet, chandeliers, wall coverings and accent lighting, as well as new ballroom chairs for seated events. Marriott’s new Event Hub boasts a media wall and communal seating with USB and electronic outlets so attendees can stay connected at all times. The built-in registration desk makes signing in easy and effortless.

Breakout rooms and pre-function space are each thoughtfully designed and laid out for optimal meeting flow, no matter what the requirements or event size. LED ceiling lights in the Ballroom and Junior Ballroom can change color at the touch of a button, adding unique flair for flawless events in San Francisco. A neutral color palette of soft blues and greys complements the modern design of the hotel’s sophisticated guest rooms.

With redesigned accommodations that cater to today's tech-savvy travelers, the Burlingame hotel makes events unforgettable for groups, with state-of-the-art amenities and complimentary shuttle service to and from the BART subway station and San Francisco International Airport (SFO), just 1 mile away.

From a flexible Greatroom to an exclusive M Club Lounge, there is an abundance of space in which to connect and unwind with free Wi-Fi and hand-crafted cocktails. For more information, or to book a stay at the hotel, guests can call 1-650-692-9100.

About San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront

The San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront is home to 688 newly renovated guest rooms and suites, 24 newly renovated meeting rooms offering 28,000-square-feet of flexible indoor and outdoor space, Hangar Steak restaurant and Flights 101 lounge. A state-of-the-art fitness center with pool and bayside fitness path enrich the vibrant travel experience. The hotel is ideally located between San Francisco and the Silicon Valley at 1800 Old Bayshore Highway in Burlingame, California, just minutes from SFO. It offers quick and easy access to San Francisco and the city’s most popular attractions, and boasts the first ever M Club Lounge – an elite space for members to work, connect and recharge. At Hangar Steak, fine meats and seafood are complemented by locally sourced produce. Transformed guest rooms feature soundproof windows, locally inspired art and intuitive designs including platform beds, expandable closets, multi-use surfaces and spa-like bathrooms with walk-in waterfall showers and hand-held wands.

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Hotel Law: Issues & Events
There is not a single area of a hotel’s operation that isn’t touched by some aspect of the law. Hotels and management companies employ an army of lawyers to advise and, if necessary, litigate issues which arise in the course of conducting their business. These lawyers typically specialize in specific areas of the law – real estate, construction, development, leasing, liability, franchising, food & beverage, human resources, environmental, insurance, taxes and more. In addition, issues and events can occur within the industry that have a major impact on the whole, and can spur further legal activity. One event which is certain to cause repercussions is Marriott International’s acquisition of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. This newly combined company is now the largest hotel company in the world, encompassing 30 hotel brands, 5,500 hotels under management, and 1.1 million hotel rooms worldwide. In the hospitality industry, scale is particularly important – the most profitable companies are those with the most rooms in the most locations. As a result, this mega- transaction is likely to provoke an increase in Mergers & Acquisitions industry-wide. Many experts believe other larger hotel companies will now join forces with smaller operators to avoid being outpaced in the market. Companies that had not previously considered consolidation are now more likely to do so. Another legal issue facing the industry is the regulation of alternative lodging companies such as Airbnb and other firms that offer private, short-term rentals. Cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles and Santa Monica are at the forefront of efforts to legalize and control short-term rentals. However, those cities are finding it’s much easier to adopt regulations on short-term rentals than it is to actually enforce them. The December issue of Hotel Business Review will examine these and other critical issues pertaining to hotel law and how some companies are adapting to them.