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Dec 14

San Francisco's The Inn at Union Square Announces Major Renovation

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (December 14, 2016) - The Inn at Union Square, a Greystone property, announces the top-to-bottom renovation of the boutique San Francisco hotel's 30 guestrooms, suites, and public spaces. Slated for completion in January 2017, the renovations to the charming and intimate hotel are inspired by philanthropist and celebrated proponent of the arts Alma Spreckels, considered by many as the "great grandmother of San Francisco," with details that evoke a residential quality influenced by the unique and historic homes of the city.
Nov 04

Elan Hotel General Manager William Rabanalez Named, "Best Hotel General Manager" by HSMAI

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, November 4, 2016 - Greystone Hotel's William Rabanalez, General Manager of the Elan Hotel (Los Angeles) was named, "Best Hotel General Manager" by Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International of Los Angeles (HSMAI). The award was part of the annual, "Best of the Best Awards Gala" held at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City, CA.
Aug 30

Historic Empire Building on Santa Rosa's Courthouse Square to be Transformed into Boutique Hotel

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, August 30, 2016 - Longtime Santa Rosa property owners and developers Hugh Futrell Corporation and Zach Berkowitz have been joined by San Francisco-based Greystone Hotels, an owner and operator of boutique hotels in California and Oregon, to transform the 1908 Empire Building and an adjacent property dating to the early 20th century into a boutique hotel of 50 - 60 rooms.
Aug 29

Greystone Hotels Names Robert Hendricks Director of Sales for San Francisco's King George Hotel

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, August 29, 2016 - Eric Horodas, President of Greystone Hotels (www.greystonehotels.com), announces the newest addition to the Greystone Hotels Team by naming Robert Hendricksas Director of Sales atthe King George Hotel (www.kinggeorge.com). Hendrickshas over 20 years of hospitality experience.
Aug 02

Greystone Hotels and Hello Scout Bringing Personalized Concierge Messaging to Guest's Mobile Devices

San Francisco, CA - August 2nd, 2016 - Greystone Hotels, owner/operator of eight independent, California boutique hotels, and Hello Scout, a new concierge messaging service, announced a partnership today offering on-demand, mobile concierge services to all guests via text message.
Jul 27

Greystone Hotels Unveils "SmArtGallery" Digital Art Gallery

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, July 27, 2016 - San Francisco based Greystone Hotels (www.greystonehotels.com) announces the completed installation of their first digital art gallery in the lobby of the Empress Hotel in La Jolla, CA.
May 12

Greystone Hotels Taps Carolina Perez-Lopez as Creekside Inn's New Sales Manager

SAN FRANCISCO, CA,May11, 2016-Eric Horodas, President of Greystone Hotels (www.greystonehotels.com),is pleased to announce thenewest addition to the Greystone Hotels Team by naming Carolina Perez-Lopezas Sales Manager atthe Creekside Inn (www.creekside-inn.com). Perez-Lopez brings over 15 years of sales, catering, wedding, and hospitality experience to the 136-room Palo Alto property located in the heart of Silicon Valley.
May 11

Greystone Hotels Adds Two Hospitality Veterans to San Francisco Sales Team

SAN FRANCISCO, CA,May 11, 2016-Eric Horodas, President of Greystone Hotels (www.greystonehotels.com),is pleased to announce thenewest additions to the Greystone Hotels Team by naming Richard Coleas Senior Sales Manager and Susanna Wong as Sales Manager. Cole will focus on the King George Hotel, while Wong will be responsible for the Hotel Griffon and Inn at Union Square.
Apr 18

Greystone Hotels Announces Earth Day "Day of Service" Initiative & Nature Conservancy Donation

In its continued commitment to eco-friendly hospitality management and service, San Francisco based Greystone Hotels (www.greystonehotels.com) announces participation in the 46th annual celebration of Earth Day on April 22, 2016. All 11 of Greystone's California and Oregon based properties will donate a portion of gross room revenues from Earth Day, April 22 to the Nature Conservancy, as well as an organized day of service for all employees.
Mar 18

Greystone Hotels Celebrates Earth Hour 2016 with Donation to Arbor Day Foundation

SAN FRANCISCO, CA,March 18, 2016-San Francisco based Greystone Hotels will mark this year's Earth Hour celebration with a $5,000 donation to the Arbor Day Foundation. The financial commitment helps support the nonprofit conservation and education organization whose mission is "to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees." Greystone Hotels made an identical donation to the Arbor Day Foundation in 2015.
Mar 15

"Murals of La Jolla" Completes Latest Installation "Suns" Installed via Empress Hotel on Fay Avenue

LA JOLLA and SAN FRANCISCO, CA,March 15, 2016-San Francisco based Greystone Hotels, in partnership with the La Jolla Athenaeum "Murals of La Jolla" project, is pleased to announce the completed installation of "Suns" which lives outside Greystone's Empress Hotel located at 7766 Fay Avenue in La Jolla."Suns" is a first time collaboration between artists Victoria Fu, who primarily works with moving images, and Byron Kim, who is a painter.
Mar 08

Greystone Hotels Announces In-Room Technology Partnership with KEYPR's Integrated Guest Experience and Management Solution

SAN FRANCISCO, CA,March 8, 2016-San Francisco based Greystone Hotels has announced a strategic technology partnership with KEYPR to begin offering the Los Angeles based company's cloud-based management solution in all eight of Greystone's independent boutique hotels.
Feb 02

Greystone Hotels Promotes Brayton Gosling to General Manager of Hotel Los Gatos

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, February 2, 2016 - Eric Horodas, President of Greystone Hotels (www.greystonehotels.com), is pleased to announce the promotion of Brayton Gosling to General Manager of Hotel Los Gatos (www.hotellosgatos.com) in Los Gatos, CA.Mr. Gosling has been a part of the Hotel Los Gatos team since 2009, most recently holding the position of, "Hotel Manager."
Feb 02

Greystone Hotels Names Candice Cancino General Manager of The King George Hotel, San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, February 2, 2016 - Eric Horodas, President of Greystone Hotels (www.greystonehotels.com), is pleased to announce the newest addition to the Greystone Hotels Team by naming Candice Cancino as General Manager of the King George Hotel (www.kinggeorgehotel.com). Ms. Cancino brings over twenty years of luxury, lifestyle, and independent collection hotel experience to the 153-room Union Square property.
Feb 01

Greystone Hotels Announces Temporary Closure of the Inn at Union Square

San Francisco, CA, February 1, 2016-Greystone Hotels President, Eric Horodas announced today that The Inn at Union Square will close for remodeling on February 17th, 2016. The temporary closure kicks off phase one of a complete remodeling program which will enhance the 30-room inn's old San Francisco elegance.The Inn at Union Square is scheduled to re-open in June, 2016.
Dec 16

Greystone Hotels Names Trisha Sammons Director of Sales at The Empress Hotel

SAN FRANCISCO, CA. December 16, 2015 - Eric Horodas, President of Greystone Hotels (www.greystonehotels.com), announces the newest addition to the Greystone team as Trisha Sammons begins her tenure as Director of Sales at The Empress Hotel (La Jolla, CA), a 73-room boutique Greystone property (www.empress-hotel.com) that recently underwent a $1.9 million renovation.
With nearly 20 years of 4 and 5-star boutique hotel experience, Trisha joins the Greystone family after her most recent stint as Director of Hotel Sales for La Casa del Zorro, a 4 Diamond boutique hotel in Borrego Springs, CA. Prior to that she served as Regional Director of Sales for Pacifica Host Hotels' La Valencia Hotel, and the Catalina Canyon Resort.
Oct 19

"Own" The Inn at Union Square For a Week in February 2016

Greystone Hotels is proud to offer the unique opportunity to "own" the 30-room Inn at Union Square for the week of February 1, 2016! With the biggest American football event taking place in February 2016 at Santa Clara's Levi's Stadium, Greystone is offering a temporary takeover of the Inn at Union Square, located in San Francisco's Union Square near the city's best sights, attractions and dining.
Oct 08

Greystone Hotels Completes Acquisition of Hotel Los Gatos

Greystone Hotels announces today the purchase of the 72-room Hotel Los Gatos in Los Gatos, California. This marks the 11th hotel to join Greystone's West Coast portfolio, bringing the total number of owned hotels in California to 8.
Sep 15

The Empress Hotel of La Jolla (CA) Completes $1.9 Million Renovation

A Greystone Hotels Boutique Property La Jolla, CA, September 15, 2015 - Eric Horodas, President of Greystone Hotels (www.greystonehotels.com) announces the completion of a $1.9 million renovation of The Empress Hotel in La Jolla, CA (www.empress-hotel.com). The project is the most recent Greystone property to wrap-up a year-long renovation as part of a multi-million dollar, portfolio-wide strategic initiative. Located just one block from the beach, the "top to bottom" revamp project was completed in 6 stages over the course of 12 months.
Aug 01

Ramon Serrano Takes Over as GM of The Hotel Griffon and The Inn at Union Square (San Francisco)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA. August, 2015 - Eric Horodas, President of Greystone Hotels (www.greystonehotels.com) proudly announces that Ramon Serrano has been named General Manager for Downtown San Francisco's The Hotel Griffon (www.hotelgriffon.com) and The Inn at Union Square (www.unionsquare.com). Mr. Serrano comes back to the Bay Area serving this dual role after his most recent position as General Manager of Dunton Hot Springs in Dolores, Colorado.
Aug 01

Joel Majors Moves to GM of The Empress Hotel (La Jolla)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA. August, 2015 - Eric Horodas, President of Greystone Hotels (www.greystonehotels.com) announces Joel Majors as the new General Manager of The Empress Hotel in La Jolla, CA (www.empress-hotel.com). Majors most recently served as GM of The Élan Hotel in Los Angeles (also a Greystone Hotels Property) and has been a part of The Greystone Hotels family since Greystone acquired the Élan Hotel in 2006.
Aug 01

Greystone Hotels Promotes Debra Sanderlin to GM of The Bristol

SAN FRANCISCO, CA. August, 2015 - Eric Horodas, President of Greystone Hotels (www.greystonehotels.com) announces the promotion of former Conference and Administrative Manager Debra "Deb" Sanderlin to General Manager of The Bristol Hotel, San Diego, CA (www.thebristolsandiego.com).
Aug 01

Greystone's William Rabanalez Promoted to GM of The Élan Hotel (LA)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA. August, 2015 - Eric Horodas, President of Greystone Hotels (www.greystonehotels.com) is proud to announce the promotion of William Rabanalez to General Manager of The Élan Hotel in Los Angeles, CA (www.elanhotel.com). Mr. Rabanalez has been a part of the Greystone family of boutique hotels since 2006 most recently as Operations Manager of The Élan.
Jul 28

San Francisco's King George Hotel Completes $4+ Million Renovation

Greystone Hotels is pleased to announce the $4+ million dollar renovation of its historic San Francisco property, King George Hotel. This is be the first in a series of portfolio-wide renovation projects for the Greystone Hotels group.
May 21

Greystone Hotels Sponsors Navy Seal Evening of Tribute

As part of the Greystone Hotels collection, the Best Western Seven Seas was pleased to participate as a Corporate Sponsor of the Navy Seal Evening of Tribute in Palm Beach, Florida on March 30, 2015 to benefit the Navy SEAL Foundation
May 18

Greystone Hotels Donates to the Nature Conservancy for Earth Day 2015

Body: Greystone Hotels is committed to being an environmentally conscious hospitality management company and in celebration of Earth Day 2015
Apr 20

Greystone Hotels Celebrates Earth Hour 2015

As an environmentally-friendly hospitality management company, Greystone Hotels was delighted to be a part of Earth Hour 2015. Earth Hour is an environmental movement created by the World Wildlife Fund to promote climate change and is celebrated by individuals and organizations around the globe.
Feb 26

President of Greystone Hotels is Interviewed by Leisure & Hospitality International Magazine

President of Greystone Hotels, Eric Horodas, spoke with Leisure & Hospitality International Magazine on how the company distinguishes itself from the competition through individualized hotel stories and unique guest experiences
Dec 03

Greystone Hotels Participates in Operation Soap Blitz

This holiday season, Greystone Hotels is proud to be able to give back to the local community and offer assistance to those in need. Throughout the month of December, each of the hotels in the Greystone collection will be participating in a charity activity called Operation Soap Blitz provided by our partners at Clean the World. Clean the World is a nonprofit organization committed to reducing waste and preventing hygiene-related illnesses by collecting and recycling gently used hotel amenities.
Sep 05

Greystone Hotels Participates in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Greystone Hotels was excited to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and has also made a donation to the organization. Please check out our video below!
Jun 01

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014

Greystone Hotels is pleased to announce that seven of our West Coast properties have been awarded the Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor for 2014. The properties receiving this prestigious honor include: TownePlace Suites and Fairfield Inn & Suites in Bend, Oregon, the Hotel Griffon and Inn at Union Square in San Francisco, Élan Hotel in Los Angeles, the Bristol Hotel in San Diego, and the Empress Hotel of La Jolla, California.  The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence
Apr 15

Earth Day 2014 and Greystone Hotels

Greystone Hotels is committed to being an environmentally conscious hospitality management company. In celebration of Earth Day, each of our 10 properties will be donating a portion of all room and meeting room revenue generated on April 22nd, to the Nature Conservancy, a leading environmental conservation organization.
Dec 31

Elan Named One of the Best Hotels in Los Angeles by Zagat 2014

Greystone Hotels is pleased to announce that the Elan Hotel has been named one of the best hotels in Los Angeles by Zagat 2014.
Dec 05

Hotel Griffon Green Seal Silver Level Certification

Greystone Hotels is thrilled to announce that the Hotel Griffon has recently been certified by Green Seal, Inc. at the Silver Level.
Nov 04

Greystone Hotels and Clean the World

Greystone Hotels is proud to announce that in less than a year, the participating Greystone hotels have contributed 1,830 lbs. of soap to Clean the World.
Sep 06

Greystone Hotels Expands Partnership with Stash Hotel Rewards

Adds Empress Hotel to Build on Success with Groups and Meetings
Aug 16

ALL 10 GREYSTONE HOTELS AWARDED TRIPADVISOR GREENLEADERS™ STATUS

GREYSTONE HOTELS proudly announces that every Greystone Hotel has been accepted as a GreenLeader on Trip Advisor.
Jun 07

TripAdvisor Awards 8 Greystone Hotels the Certificate of Excellence 2013

Greystone Hotels is thrilled to announce that eight of our properties were awarded the Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor for 2013.
May 29

Earth Day Donation to The Nature Conservancy 2013

On May 14, 2013, Greystone Hotels was proud to present a check to The Nature Conservancy for $2,500 to help support their environmental conservation efforts.
Apr 15

Greystone Hotels announces purchase of La Jolla, CA Hotel

San Francisco based Greystone Hotels announced Monday, April 15, the purchase of the Empress Hotel, La Jolla. The addition of the Empress Hotel brings the Greystone portfolio of owned and managed independent and branded hotels to 10.
Mar 05

Greystone Hotels Partners with Clean the World

Greystone Hotels has Partnered with Clean the World, a non-profit organization which recycles soaps and other toiletries to redistribute them to people in need.
Feb 16

Greystone Hotels Featured on American Airlines

Greystone Hotels, in partnership with American Airlines, has created a video that will be aired in First and Business class cabins on the airline during March and April. The video will feature three hotels from the Greystone collection: The Hotel Griffon in San Francisco, the Élan Hotel in Los Angeles and the Bristol Hotel, located in San Diego.
Jan 15

Best Western Seven Seas Facebook Contest

Greystone Hotels is please to announce that the Best Western Seven Seas in San Diego is hosting a Facebook Contest now through February 11th. Entrants are encouraged to "like" the Best Western Seven Seas Facebook page and then enter their name and email to win a free night stay, 2 tickets to a baseball game and breakfast at the Seven Seas Café.
Jan 07

California Green Lodging Program Approves Hotel Griffon to Leadership Level

The Hotel Griffon in San Francisco, CA, especially stands out in this program as it has just been approved to the Leadership Level in the California Green Lodging Program.
Dec 17

The Marriotts of Bend Support KIDS Center

The TownePlace Suites and Fairfield Inn & Suites are committed to supporting the local Bend, Oregon community and are proud to announce that they will both be making donations to the KIDS Center this Holiday Season.
Dec 12

LUXE WORLDWIDE HOTELS NAMES NORBERT MEDE 2012 GENERAL MANAGER OF THE YEAR

Norbert Mede, of the Hotel Griffon, was named the Luxe Worldwide Hotels 2012 General Manager of the Year at the 2012 Luxury Travel Expo in Las Vegas.
Dec 07

Inn at Union Square Facebook Promotion

Greystone Hotels is excited to announce that the Inn at Union Square in San Francisco is hosting a contest on Facebook for a free night stay and more!
Nov 20

Greystone Updates and Renovations

Consistent with Greystone Hotels' philosophy of providing every guest with an exceptional service experience, several hotels from the Greystone collection have undergone updates in 2012; covering guest rooms, exteriors and common areas.
Nov 06

The Bristol Hotel Facebook Promotion

Greystone Hotels is excited to announce that the Bristol Hotel Facebook Promotion is now live!
Nov 02

Greystone Holiday Shopping Packages

The Holidays will be here soon and Greystone Hotels wants to help our guests kick start the festivities with Shopping Packages in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles and San Diego.
Oct 18

King George Hotel Facebook Promotion

The King George Hotel's Facebook Promotion is now live. Win a FREE 2 night stay and more!
Sep 18

The Hotel Wilshire Joins Clean the World Program

The Hotel Wilshire is excited to announce their recent partnership with Clean the World Program.
Aug 24

Creekside Inn Facebook Contest

Enter to win a FREE 2 night stay at the Creekside Inn in Palo Alto and 2 tickets to Great America!
Jul 17

The Hotel Wilshire Receives Four Diamond Ranking from AAA

The Hotel Wilshire was awarded a Four Diamond Ranking by AAA.
Jun 29

Hotel Griffon Facebook Contest

Greystone Hotels is offering a two night stay and a VIP Baseball Package at the Hotel Griffon in San Francisco! To enter, visit www.facebook.com/HotelGriffon. The contest began on Wednesday, June 27th and will last until July 20th. All you have to do is visit the Hotel Griffon facebook page, like us, then enter to win!
Jun 15

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

The Bristol Hotel, the Creekside Inn, the Hotel Griffon, and the King George were awarded the Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor.
May 29

Earth Day Donation to Nature Conservancy

In honor of Earth Day, Greystone Hotels donated a portion of all room and meeting room revenue generated on April 22, from each of our ten properties, to The Nature Conservancy.
May 11

Greystone Hotels Launches a Social Media Brand Contest

Greystone Hotels launches a social media driven brand wide contest, giving away five different sets of two night stays at any of their West Coast hotels along with another prize for two specific to the destination.
May 07

California Home+Design's 50 Best Designed Hotels

The Hotel Wilshire was named number 43 of the top 50 Best Designed Hotels in an article by California Home+Design.
Mar 27

The Hotel Wilshire Starry Stays

Adding a contemporary edge to the historic Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, is the spanking new boutique property, Hotel Wilshire. While the plush, modern interiors would entice any guest, the most tempting part is its proximity to the best of L.A.'s shopping and entertainment hubs. The location - within walking distance of Beverly Hills and a short drive from Santa Monica promenade - makes it ideal for tourists in a city where taxis can burn a big hole in the pocket!
Mar 21

Fox News Lists The Hotel Wilshire in the "Top 10 New U.S. Hotels"

Greystone Hotels is proud to share that The Hotel Wilshire was named one of the top 10 new U.S. hotels as reported by Fox News and Gayot.
Jan 16

The Hotel Wilshire Welcomes Debra Matsumoto!

Debra Rosenberg Matsumoto's passion for the hospitality industry has taken her to Europe and some of the finest restaurants in Los Angeles where she has left her professional stamp through her penchant for perfection and consistently exceeding guest expectations. She brings more than two decades of luxury hospitality experience to the new Hotel Wilshire, which opened in September 2011.
Dec 16

New Addition at The Bristol Hotel San Diego!

We are lucky to be welcoming on-board 2 new additions to the team at The Bristol Hotel San Diego, a new General Manager, Greg Rizzi, as well as a new Senior Sales Manager, Arlene Laucis!
Nov 29

The Élan Hotel Los Angeles: Extending a Hand to the Local Business Community

Greystone Hotels is committed to helping the world around us; whether it be by donating our time and money to bettering the environment, working on children's causes, or by helping cultural communities around us thrive. We have had the pleasure of building a relationship with the Los Angeles Jewish Chamber of Commerce at the Élan Hotel.
May 11

Greystone Hotels' Earth Day Donation to The Nature Conservancy

Greystone Hotels was proud to present The Nature Conservancy with a check with our Earth Day contribution. A portion of all room and meeting room revenue from the nine Greystone properties acquired on Earth Day, April 22, was donated to their environmental conservation effort.
May 03

Celebrating the Planet- Hotel Griffon Green Team Style!

Greystone Hotels is proud to share that many of our employees are not only helping the environment at the hotel property level by recycling, reducing, re-using and utilizing Earth-friendly products, but our team is also making a difference to save the planet while "off the clock!" To honor Earth Day, members of the Hotel Griffon "Green Team" participated in a beach and creek rehabilitation project at Muir Beach, within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, just north of San Francisco.
Apr 17

Creekside Inn Electric Car Charging Stations

Palo Alto Mayor Sid Espinosa (pictured below at left) joined Eric Horodas, President of Greystone Hotels, to cut the ribbon on the new electric car charging stations at the Creekside Inn in Palo Alto, CA last Friday, April 15.With the number of electric cars on the road today in California estimated to grow significantly as gas prices continue to rise and more alternative energy cars become available, the Creekside Inn in Palo Alto, a member of the Greystone Hotels group, has become one of the first hotels in the state to offer two electric car charging stations.
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