Stick around San Francisco for a change 

The W Hotel — a 31-story property with 404 rooms in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood — has always attracted a modern, hip clientele. As sophisticated as its neighbors — the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Moscone Center — the hotel, which features a stellar restaurant, a Bliss Spa and a bilevel bar — has reason to celebrate this month a makeover of its presidential suites, known in W-lingo as Extreme Wow suites.


Extreme Wow


The newly designed luxury suites at the W — which holds a AAA four-diamond rating — highlight one of the best aspects of the property: its panoramic views of The City’s skyline and the Bay Bridge.

Located on the hotel’s top floor (31st), the 900-square-foot suites feature a parlor for entertaining, a bedroom and two full bathrooms. A second adjoining bedroom is also available upon request.

Whereas the hotel’s guest rooms reflect a trendy, urban style decorated in whites, bright, eye-popping colors and lots of mirrors, the new suites are decked out in glamorous, Shanghai style.

Offering an urban twist on Far East style, the suites feature high-gloss lacquer furniture, vibrant accessories, custom wall coverings and dramatic lighting set against a palette of whites and grays with contrasts of black, red, orange and turquoise.

In keeping with the hotel’s green ethos — the W San Francisco received a prestigious silver Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification of an existing building by the U.S. Green Building Council in the spring — the new suites are also equipped with the GEM System for energy management.

Lastly, guests staying at the hotel’s Extereme Wow suites also have access to the W Insider, a personal concierge who will reach out prior to arrival to customize your visitor experience.


Distinctive dining


While you’re at the W, make a reservation at XYZ Restaurant and executive chef Paul Piscopo, whose Bay Area career includes stints at Oliveto Restaurant in Oakland, and Aqua, Charles Nob Hill and Masa’s in San Francisco.

Providing fresh farm-to-table gourmet cuisine, Piscopo utilizes local, organic, sustainable and seasonal ingredients for his modern take on Californian cuisine.

Visit the restaurant’s Web site (www.xyz-sf.com/xyz_menus.php) to check out the menu. The restaurant serves daily breakfast, lunch, dinner, with brunch on weekends.

If you go

W San Francisco


181 Third St. (at Howard Street), San Francisco

Phone: (415) 777-5300

On the Web: www.whotels.com/sanfrancisco

W Hotel San Francisco’s Winter Wish package


Starting at $279 per night

Valid from Wednesday to Dec. 30

For a Bay Area staycation, the W is offering an overnight package that includes luxury accommodations and choice of two enhancements. For more information, visit www.whotels.com/sanfrancisco.


Thanksgiving at XYZ Restaurant


$60 per person

Chef Paul Piscopo has designed a family menu filled with local, organic, seasonal ingredients. An optional wine pairing for each course is an extra $25. For more information, visit xyz-sf.com/menus/store/XYZ-turkey-day.pdf.

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