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Thank you for your interest in InterContinental San Francisco hotel. Here you'll find the latest press releases and media information about our upscale hotel services and amenities.
 
Please contact the InterContinental San Francisco public relations department for further media assistance.
 

San Francisco Goes Green

Sleeper Magazine UK -

September / October 2009
From the boutiques to the big brands, hotels across San Francisco are taking sustainability increasingly seriously, finds Terri Peters...
 

The Top Day Spas, Destinations, and Resorts in 56 Cities & on Five Continents

Allure Spa -

October 2009
Luxurious massages, bracing scrubs, exotic mud wraps, and mineral baths: Sybaritic bliss at spas from New York to Los Angeles...
 

3 Chefs, 5 Ingredients: The REDBOOK Challenge

REDBOOK -

October 2009
The three women from this season's The Next Iron Chef dish their kitchen must-do's and mishaps -- and whip up simple and sophisticated meals you can make in no time...
 
 

101 Top Hotel Suites of the Year

Elite Traveler -

August, 2008
Why We Love It | The setting high above San Francisco on the 31st and 32nd floors of this new hotel makes this Presidential Suite the dominion of power brokers at the top of their game. A workstation has every tech amenity and the dining room can seat up to eight for private meetings...
 

Hotspot: InterContinental San Francisco

Newsweek -

June 9, 2008
More contemporary than its sister hotel, the Mark Hopkins, up the road, this InterCon's turquoise, aquarium-like façade epitomizes the hip art vibe that energizes the City by the Bay. Designed to be ecofriendly, it's the first new...
 
 

For Your Consideration, Openings

Blackbook,Travel Issue -

June/July 2008
San Francisco is arguably a bit light on sexy luxury hotels, so the stylish new InterContinental San Francisco arrives none too soon. Over in perpetually trendy SoMa, the gleaming blue-glass tower is meant to offer unobstructed visual access...
 

Best Business Hotels 2008

Wallpaper -

June, 2008
Often on their own and in need of special services to accomplish their tasks, business travelers have come to expect a lot from their hotel of choice...
 
 

The 33 Best New Hotels for Business

Fortune -

May, 2008
A soaring 32-story tower of translucent glass adjacent to the Moscone Convention Center. Large work areas in all rooms; the Luce restaurant has one of the most comprehensive wine lists in the state...
 

Check In/Check Out

New York Times, Sunday Travel -

May 28, 2008
Given the Bay Area's exorbitant real estate prices, you might expect cramped quarters, but the rooms are surprisingly large and inviting...
 
 

The Hot List 2008

Condé Nast Traveler -

May, 2008
Floor-to-ceiling windows in each bedroom and suite give an immediate sense of place, with spectacular views of the downtown skyline and the Bay Bridge. Interiors feature a northern Californian palette of "sea foam green" and mahogany...
 

Luce debuts in SF's InterContinental Hotel

San Francisco Chronicle -

March 5, 2008
Its location in the new InterContinental Hotel should ensure a steady stream of vacationers and conventioneers from Moscone Center West next door. But Luce, which opened on Thursday, aims for a local clientele as well...
 
 

New hotel comes to SF

The Examiner San Francisco -

February 28, 2008
The first hotel to be built in San Francisco in three years will have its grand opening today. The InterContinental Hotel at Howard and Fifth streets, a four-star hotel directly next to the Moscone Center West Convention Center, is the first new hotel since...
 

First look: Bar 888 at Luce

San Francisco Chronicle -

February 29, 2008
In an aquamarine glass-clad tower at the corner of Howard and Fifth streets, San Francisco's new InterContinental Hotel opened Thursay, and with it Bar 888 and Luce restaurant...
 
 

Huge new SF hotel hopes to serve Moscone Crowds

CBS5.com -

February 28, 2008
The InterContinental San Francisco, the largest hotel to open in the city in nearly 20 years, welcomed the public to its location on the corner of Howard and Fifth streets Thursday, hotel officials said. The 32-story glass tower hotel features 550 rooms...
 

Leah Garchik Column

San Francisco Chronicle -

February 28, 2008
The new InterContinental Hotel opens today, and Tuesday we scooted across the street after work for a preopening party in the first floor Luce Lounge. Jan Wahl wore a hat that matched the turquoise seating...
 
 

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts undergoes US growth spurt with opening of three new hotels in the Western Region

Franchising.com -

February 28, 2008
Today, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts kicks off the next chapter in the evolution of the first global, luxury brand with the opening of InterContinental San Francisco. The modern, 550-room hotel joins sister property InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco...
 

San Francisco: InterContinental SF Opens

PerfectEscapes.com -

February 28, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008 was officially declared InterContinental San Francisco Day as the red ribbon was cut at the grand opening this morning. Still smelling of fresh paint, last minute touches were still being finished, yet as a whole the hotel glistened...
 
 

Hotel gets ready for its close-up

San Francisco Chronicle -

February 24, 2008
You think your to-do list is overloaded. At the InterContinental Hotel San Francisco, opening Thursday at the corner of Fifth and Howard streets, the finishing touches are being made throughout the gleaming glass tower...
 

Hotel through blue-colored glass

Los Angeles Times -

February 24, 2008
Inside a cool, blue glass tower that soars 32 stories above San Francisco, an InterContinental hotel is getting ready to open Thursday in the South of Market district. Besides 550 rooms, the InterContinental San Francisco...
 
 

New executive chef's style is less continental than InterContinental

San Francisco Business Times -

February 24, 2008
San Francisco's newest hotel has a new chef that lives up to its name. The 550-room InterContinental Hotel San Francisco, opening on Feb. 28, hired Andrea Auidi as its executive chef. Aiudi will manage...
 

$200M hotel joins inn crowd - InterContinental boosts SoMa

San Francisco Business Times -

February 24, 2008
If good things come to those who wait, Continental Development and Hampshire Properties can expect a blockbuster when their InterContinental opens Feb. 28. It took over 10 years...
 
 

The best places in SF to sleep - Electric Dreams

7x7 City Guide -

Spring 2008
Strangely, traditional business hotels have been a bit slow to make themselves business-friendly in the high-tech sense. (How many times have you had to crawl under the desk to find an outlet for your MacBook)? But the 550-room InterContinental in SoMa...
 

Hotels to come

Elite Traveler Magazine -

Jan/Feb 2008
InteContinental Moscone Center, in San Francisco's bustling downtown, is extremely convenient for business (and shopping). Opening in February, the 550-room hotel is designed by arichitects Patri Merker...
 
 

The pursuit of grappa

In the Mix Magazine -

Winter 2007
Business or pleasure? Business...or pleasure...? Here I find myself standing in yet another immigration line faced with the question of which box to check...Why does this time seem so much more difficult to choose? I've landed in Italy...
 

Executive Profile - Peter Koehler General Manager InterContinental San Francisco

San Francisco Business Times -

October 12, 2007
Background: Most recently, general manager of Kimpton's Hotel Palomar in San Francisco. Previously at Campton Place and hotels in Mexico, New York and Washington, DC...
 
 

InterContinental Eyes San Francisco Market

Meeting Profession Magazine -

September 2007
The 550-room, 32-story InterContinental San Francisco is scheduled to open in February in the South of Market neighborhood just blocks from the Moscone Convention Center. The hotel will feature 43,000 square feet of meeting space including...
 

Guests design the perfect hotel room

USA Today -

August 21, 2007
Meanwhile, execs at the 32-story InterContinental San Francisco, due in February, used focus groups of travel and meeting planners to refine the design of its guestrooms. Some suggestions that prompted tweaks: *Cut clutter on surfaces by mounting all possible...
 
 

San Francisco Hotel Press Room

Thank you for your interest in InterContinental San Francisco hotel. Here you'll find the latest press releases and media information about our upscale hotel services and amenities.
 
Please contact the InterContinental San Francisco public relations department for further media assistance.
 

San Francisco Goes Green

Sleeper Magazine UK -

September / October 2009
From the boutiques to the big brands, hotels across San Francisco are taking sustainability increasingly seriously, finds Terri Peters...
 

The Top Day Spas, Destinations, and Resorts in 56 Cities & on Five Continents

Allure Spa -

October 2009
Luxurious massages, bracing scrubs, exotic mud wraps, and mineral baths: Sybaritic bliss at spas from New York to Los Angeles...
 

3 Chefs, 5 Ingredients: The REDBOOK Challenge

REDBOOK -

October 2009
The three women from this season's The Next Iron Chef dish their kitchen must-do's and mishaps -- and whip up simple and sophisticated meals you can make in no time...
 
 

101 Top Hotel Suites of the Year

Elite Traveler -

August, 2008
Why We Love It | The setting high above San Francisco on the 31st and 32nd foors of this new hotel makes this Presidential Suite the dominion of power brokers at the top of their game. A workstation has every tech amenity and the dining room can seat up to eight for private meetings...
 

Hotspot: InterContinental San Francisco

Newsweek -

June 9, 2008
More contemporary than its sister hotel, the Mark Hopkins, up the road, this InterCon's turquoise, aquarium-like façade epitomizes the hip art vibe that energizes the City by the Bay. Designed to be ecofriendly, it's the first new...
 
 

For Your Consideration, Openings

Blackbook,Travel Issue -

June/July 2008
San Francisco is arguably a bit light on sexy luxury hotels, so the stylish new InterContinental San Francisco arrives none too soon. Over in perpetually trendy SoMa, the gleaming blue-glass tower is meant to offer unobstructed visual access...
 

Best Business Hotels 2008

Wallpaper -

June, 2008
Often on their own and in need of special services to accomplish their tasks, business travellers have come to expect a lot from their hotel of choice...
 
 

The 33 Best New Hotels for Business

Fortune -

May, 2008
A soaring 32-story tower of translucent glass adjacent to the Moscone Convention Center. Large work areas in all rooms; the Luce restaurant has one of the most comprehensive wine lists in the state...
 

Check In/Check Out

New York Times, Sunday Travel -

May 28, 2008
Given the Bay Area's exorbitant real estate prices, you might expect cramped quarters, but the rooms are surprisingly large and inviting...
 
 

The Hot List 2008

Condé Nast Traveler -

May, 2008
Floor-to-ceiling windows in each bedroom and suite give an immediate sense of place, with spectacular views of the downtown skyline and the Bay Bridge. Interiors feature a northern Californian palette of "seafoam green" and mahogany...
 

Luce debuts in SF's InterContinental Hotel

San Francisco Chronicle -

March 5, 2008
Its location in the new InterContinental Hotel should ensure a steady stream of vacationers and conventioneers from Moscone Center West next door. But Luce, which opened on Thursday, aims for a local clientele as well...
 
 

New hotel comes to SF

The Examiner San Francisco -

February 28, 2008
The first hotel to be built in San Francisco in three years will have its grand opening today. The InterContinental Hotel at Howard and Fifth streets, a four-star hotel directly next to the Moscone Center West Convention Center, is the first new hotel since...
 

First look: Bar 888 at Luce

San Francisco Chronicle -

February 29, 2008
In an aquamarine glass-clad tower at the corner of Howard and Fifth streets, San Francisco's new InterContinental Hotel opened Thursday, and with it Bar 888 and Luce restaurant...
 
 

Huge new SF hotel hopes to serve Moscone Crowds

CBS5.com -

February 28, 2008
The InterContinental San Francisco, the largest hotel to open in the city in nearly 20 years, welcomed the public to its location on the corner of Howard and Fifth streets Thursday, hotel officials said. The 32-story glass tower hotel features 550 rooms...
 

Leah Garchik Column

San Francisco Chronicle -

February 28, 2008
The new InterContinental Hotel opens today, and Tuesday we scooted across the street after work for a preopening party in the first floor Luce Lounge. Jan Wahl wore a hat that matched the turquoise seating...
 
 

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts undergoes US growth spurt with opening of three new hotels in the Western Region

Franchising.com -

February 28, 2008
Today, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts kicks off the next chapter in the evolution of the first global, luxury brand with the opening of InterContinental San Francisco. The modern, 550-room hotel joins sister property InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco...
 

San Francisco: InterContinental SF Opens

PerfectEscapes.com -

February 28, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008 was officially declared InterContinental San Francisco Day as the red ribbon was cut at the grand opening this morning. Still smelling of fresh paint, last minute touches were still being finished, yet as a whole the hotel glistened...
 
 

Hotel gets ready for its close-up

San Francisco Chronicle -

February 24, 2008
You think your to-do list is overloaded. At the InterContinental Hotel San Francisco, opening Thursday at the corner of Fifth and Howard streets, the finishing touches are being made throughout the gleaming glass tower...
 

Hotel through blue-colored glass

Los Angeles Times -

February 24, 2008
Inside a cool, blue glass tower that soars 32 stories above San Francisco, an InterContinental hotel is getting ready to open Thursday in the South of Market district. Besides 550 rooms, the InterContinental San Francisco...
 
 

New executive chef's style is less continental than InterContinental

San Francisco Business Times -

February 24, 2008
San Francisco's newest hotel has a new chef that lives up to its name. The 550-room InterContinental Hotel San Francisco, opening on Feb. 28, hired Andrea Auidi as its executive chef. Aiudi will manage...
 

$200M hotel joins inn crowd - InterContinental boosts SoMa

San Francisco Business Times -

February 24, 2008
If good things come to those who wait, Continental Development and Hampshire Properties can expect a blockbuster when their InterContinental opens Feb. 28. It took over 10 years...
 
 

The best places in SF to sleep - Electric Dreams

7x7 City Guide -

Spring 2008
Strangely, traditional business hotels have been a bit slow to make themselves business-friendly in the high-tech sense. (How many times have you had to crawl under the desk to find an outlet for your MacBook)? But the 550-room InterContinental in SoMa...
 

Hotels to come

Elite Traveler Magazine -

Jan/Feb 2008
InteContinental Moscone Center, in San Francisco's bustling downtown, is extremely convenient for business (and shopping). Opening in February, the 550-room hotel is designed by architects Patri Merker...
 
 

The pursuit of grappa

In the Mix Magazine -

Winter 2007
Business or pleasure? Business...or pleasure...? Here I find myself standing in yet another immigration line faced with the question of which box to check...Why does this time seem so much more difficult to choose? I've landed in Italy...
 

Executive Profile - Peter Koehler General Manager InterContinental San Francisco

San Francisco Business Times -

October 12, 2007
Background: Most recently, general manager of Kimpton's Hotel Palomar in San Francisco. Previously at Campton Place and hotels in Mexico, New York and Washington, DC...
 
 

InterContinental Eyes San Francisco Market

Meeting Profession Magazine -

September 2007
The 550-room, 32-story InterContinental San Francisco is scheduled to open in February in the South of Market neighborhood just blocks from the Moscone Convention Center. The hotel will feature 43,000 square feet of meeting space including...
 

Guests design the perfect hotel room

USA Today -

August 21, 2007
Meanwhile, execs at the 32-story InterContinental San Francisco, due in February, used focus groups of travel and meeting planners to refine the design of its guestrooms. Some suggestions that prompted tweaks: *Cut clutter on surfaces by mounting all possible...