As one of the country’s busiest airline hubs, San Francisco International Airport is particularly prone to the 90-minute delays that federal officials have been warning about as a result of the so-called budget sequester.
Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood has specifically said airports in San Francisco, Chicago and New York could see major delays due to the budget cuts implemented last week as part of the political impasse in Washington, D.C.
A new, 220-room hotel could spring up in South of Market right in the middle of San Francisco’s convention hub.
There currently sits an approximately 30-foot-tall building on Fourth Street between Howard and Folsom streets that houses Olivet Theological University. But under a proposal that is scheduled for approval Thursday at the Planning Commission, that low-slung building would be razed to make room for an 11-story, 220-room hotel, according to documents. Read More
San Francisco lawmakers on Tuesday approved a plan that will provide key funding for the major expansion of the Moscone Convention Center.
The Board of Supervisors approved the creation of the Moscone Expansion District along with other pieces of legislation that will eventually provide two-thirds of the funds needed for the approximately $500 million project, according to the San Francisco Travel Association. Read More
In a bid to re-establish The City’s place among West Coast convention destinations, the Moscone Convention Center could add more than 200,000 square feet of underground and aboveground convention and meeting space.
San Francisco Travel Association President Joe D’Alessandro unveiled plans to add the meeting and exhibition space Friday during a San Francisco Business Times event about future development here. Read More
Thanks to a series of improvements at San Francisco International Airport, including the reopening of the revamped Terminal 2, concession sales increased by 14 percent last fiscal year, topping out at $783.4 million.
Gross receipts from car rentals, retail stores, food vendors and duty-free shops all showed double-digit increases. Read More
The often futile practice of hailing a cab in San Francisco will soon become a little easier.
An additional 150 to 200 cabs will be roaming The City’s streets starting later this year, courtesy of a plan approved Tuesday by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s board of directors. Read More
As the Summer Olympics continue with much fanfare in London, San Francisco is preparing for its own world-class sporting event — the 34th America’s Cup. In less than three weeks, the first sailing races will commence on the Bay, ushering in a series of regattas expected to generate nearly 9,000 jobs and more than $1 billion in economic activity across the region over the next year and a half. Read More
The SoMa landmark is slated for an ambitious expansion that will claim new space underground and possibly entice more high-profile — and high-spending — conventions to come to San Francisco. Over the past 30 years, the city-owned Moscone Convention Center has helped turn the once-gritty South of Market neighborhood into a red-hot destination. Almost 1 million conventioneers each year visit the sprawling center. Read More
After an extensive career in hotel management, the Sacramento native and president and managing director of Nob Hill Properties was named chairman of the San Francisco Travel Association for this fiscal year.