Hyatt Regency San Francisco


Ideally located at Embarcadero Center,across from the iconic Ferry Building and steps from the California Street Cable Car line, Hyatt Regency San Francisco boasts the most “window shoppers” during the holiday season due to the property’s “centerpiece” Department 56 Snow Village collection and display. Whether visitors are coming from near or far, they will revel in the spirit that wafts throughout the Hyatt Regency. In addition to the enviable Snow Village, the largest collection of its kind amassed by local resident Len Connacher, the hotel is adorned with a massive 45-foot holiday tree as well as300,000 LED (energy efficient) lights, which cascade down the hotel’s dramatic 17-story atrium lobby.

And, that’s only the beginning. Hyatt Regency San Francisco is the ideal “home for the holidays” because of its proximity to public transportation, a plethora of shopping options, seven of the ten top rated city restaurants*, entertainment that ranges from Teatro Zinzanni to comedy clubs and nightclubs, as well as such popular attractions as the Ferry Building, California Cable Car line, San Francisco Railway Museum, Embarcadero Center shopping, F-Line Historic Streetcars and Bay Trail, to name a few.

Additionally, the hotel itself is brimming with holiday activities. To begin, on Friday, November 21, in cooperation with Embarcadero Center, the Hyatt Regency is home to the city’s opening holiday event, namely the Holiday Exterior Building Lighting and Tree and Interior Lighting ceremonies, held concurrently…beginning with the exterior event at the ice rink at 6:00 p.m. and moving into the hotel for the dramatic indoor festivities at 7:00 p.m. Additionally, November 21 is the debut of Len Connacher’s amazing signature Snow Village by Department 56, which is recognized as the country’s largest displayed collection, with over 3,000 pieces.

Of course, a hotel wouldn’t be “home” without the accommodations to make guests feel like their nesting in complete comfort. As a result, the hotel is introducing the San Francisco on Sale Holiday Package, which includes a guest room for two (upgrades available), $25 food and beverage credit to use in the hotel’s new Eclipse and holiday tree seeds so that guests can bring an everlasting memory back home to plant and enjoy for years to come. The package price is 10% off the best available rate (which start at $159)and this package is valid from 11/22/08 to 1/03/09. For those interested in a safe haven for New Year’s Eve, Hyatt Regency’s Regency Club will feature a Champagne toast at Midnight and an upgraded breakfast in the club lounge on New Year’s Day. There is a $150 upgrade surcharge for this option.

The Hyatt Regency San Francisco’s complete calendar of events is as follows with full descriptions to follow:
Tree and Interior Lobby Lighting – November 21 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Country’s Largest Snow Village Display – November 21 to December 30 – anytime
Snow Village Holiday Package – November 21 to December 30 (details above)
Breakfast with Santa – Nov 22,23,29 & 30, Dec 6,7,13,14,20,21 from 8:00 a.m. – Noon
Season’s Eatings/Chocolate Menu – November 28 to December 24 (afternoons/evenings)
Thanksgiving Dinner – November 27 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Christmas Eve Dinner – December 24 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Christmas Day Dinner – December 25 from205:00 – 9:00 p.m.
New Year’s Eve at Regency Club – December 31

Kicking things off, the hotel’s Tree and Interior Lighting ceremony will be held in the Guinness World Records’ largest hotel lobby on Friday, November 21, 2008. Starting at 7:00 p.m., the Hyatt Regency will be illuminated with over 300,000 LED lights, which cascade down the hotel’s dramatic 17-story atrium lobby, complemented by a 45-foot illuminated tree. In addition to staged activites and grand finale lighting, the hotel will be filled with carnival-style entertainment, costumed characters and carolers roaming the lobby. Complimentary holiday punch and cookies will also be served.

The Hyatt Regen cy’s renowned Snow Village will once again be the centerpiece for the season, complementing the hotel’s 40-foot high Eclipse geodesic sphere and reflecting pool. Respected collector, Len Connacher, will again showcase his private collection of the original Snow Village, the largest of its kind in the United States. The amazing display features more than 3,000 handcrafted ceramic collectible pieces, including musical carousels, ice skating rinks, ski slopes, gondolas, chalets, trains and many more limited edition pieces and motion-inspired collectibles.

Eclipse will be featuring special three-course menus for only $50 for Thanksgiving dinner,Christmas Eve and Christmas dinners. Breakfast with Santa will also be the highlighted buffet brunch for families, every Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to Noon from the weekend of November 22 through the weekend of December 21, 2008. Santa Claus20will visit tables or little ones can sit on Santa’s lap and have their photo taken for a fee. Special children’s menu includes mini chocolate chip pancakes with raspberry sauce and coconut flakes, gingerbread pancakes topped with powdered sugar, Krispy Kringle bacon, Roley Poley bacon, Mrs. Claus’ cinnamon raison French toast, Christmas cookies and milk, fresh fruit and cereal. Adult buffet is $27 per person, while children under 12 are $10.50.
As an added attraction this year, Hyatt Regency’s newly renovated Eclipse will feature Season’s Eatings, a special chocolate lovers menu with such highlights as unlimited hot chocolate with a choice of flavors, including peppermint, white chocolate and dark chocolate as well as a selection of chocolate fondues with such accompaniments as fruit, pound cake and marshmallows.
Reservations are required for all holiday bookings, with the exception of breakfast with Santa. Restaurant reservations and room packages may be booked by calling
(415) 291-1234. Additional information and access to reservations are also available by visiting
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*List of restaurants: Slanted Door, Kokkari, Waterbar, Anchor and Hope, Boulevard, One Market and Town Hall.