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The Holidays at The Westin St. Francis

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The Holidays at The Westin St. Francis

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Delight in holiday pleasures at the legendary Westin St. Francis this winter season. Tradition continues with the highly anticipated 12-feet tall St. Francis Enchanted Castle, the St. Francis Sweet Shoppe and dazzling decorations. All of this, combined with traditional holiday tea service, delicious meals and assortment of hotel packages create the perfect festive getaway to San Francisco. Located in the heart of San Francisco’s famous Union Square, spectacular holiday shopping, a ride on a historic cable car and ice skating at the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink are just steps away.

Here you can read about the large array of festivities to enjoy at The Westin St. Francis this holiday season. And while you’re visiting us, spread some holiday cheer by donating to Guide Dogs for the Blind, the Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco, Project Open Hand and the Bay Area Women’s and Children’s Center. Just look for the donation boxes located around the St. Francis Enchanted Castle in the Landmark Lobby on display from November 25- January 2.


November 25, 2015- January 2, 2016
On November 25 at 11 a.m., Executive Pastry Chef Jean-Francois Houdré and his team will unveil the new  “St. Francis Enchanted Castle” in the Landmark Lobby. Created by Executive Pastry Chef Jean-François Houdré and his team, this one-of-a-kind rotating 12-feet-tall winter wonderland features brilliantly colored ornaments, elaborate gift boxes, candies and Christmas trees. Elves can be spotted climbing all the way up to a towering all-white sugar castle. Each item is intricately handcrafted using the practiced techniques of sugar art including pulling, blowing, shaping and molding, each taking years to perfect.  Chef Houdré learned the refined art of pastry by working in his family’s bakery where everything was created from scratch. Born in the Southwest region of France into the family business of boulanger-pâtissier, he was inspired to become a pâtissier by his father who taught him not only the technique but also a true love for the craft.  This exciting event is open to the public and will feature music and complimentary coffee and cookies. The St. Francis Enchanted Castle will be on display November 25 - January 2.


From November 28 through December 20, visions of sugarplums will come to life when The Westin St. Francis opens its pop-up “St. Francis Sweet Shoppe” for the holiday season. Located in the Landmark Lobby, Executive Pastry Chef Jean-Francois Houdré and his team will satisfy sweet tooths with a selection of freshly-baked decorative cookies, orange scented shortbread, gingerbread men and rice crispy treats, all available for purchase. For those who want to take home some extra treats, boxes of Chef Houdre’s famous macarons and assorted holiday cookie bag are available for purchase. Open Saturdays and Sundays from November 28, 2015 – December 20, 2015; 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Make it a holiday tradition by treating yourself and your loved ones to a luxurious overnight stay at The Westin St. Francis. Choose from a selection of festive holiday packages and promotions. For reservations via phone please call (888) 627-8546(888) 627-8546 FREE(888) 627-8546 FREE . All packages exclude tax and are based upon availability.

Holiday Rates Starting from $145

Whether you’re traveling for Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s Eve, make it a holiday to remember at The Westin St. Francis. Your experience will include:

  • Special rates starting from $145
  • Complimentary HSIA ($15 value)

Book online, or call 866-716-8108 and mention rate plan HOLIDAY.

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Cable Car Package

Revel in a truly San Franciscan experience this holiday season. You will receive:

  • Two Cable Car passes per room, per stay ($12 value)
  • Complimentary HSIA ($15 value)

Book online, or call 866-716-8108 and mention rate plan LAPKG1.

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Enjoy holiday shopping in Union Square – on us! Getaway to The Westin St. Francis this holiday season and receive:

  • One $100 Macy’s gift card per night you stay (issued upon check-in)

Book online, or call 866-716-8108 and mention rate plan MACYSPKG.

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Union Square Tree View Room Package

Enjoy a sparkling holiday experience with an up-close view of the Union Square Tree. Your holiday package includes:

  • Two complimentary drinks per stay (choose from Starbucks® coffee, beer or wine.)
  • Complimentary HSIA ($15 value)

Book online, or call 866-716-8108 and mention rate plan TWRVW.

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St. Francis Parking Package

Explore San Francisco during the holidays and enjoy a stay with parking on us.  Your experience will include:

  • Overnight valet parking for one vehicle, per night
  • Complimentary HSIA ($15 value)

Book online, or call 866-716-8108 and mention rate plan LCPKG1.

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Chateau Montelena Holiday Experience

Toast to the holidays with a Chateau Montelena wine tasting experience. Book now to receive:

  • Chateau Montelena tasting for two people ($50 value)
  • Complimentary HSIA ($15 value)
  • Deluxe Room starting from $199
  • A DVD copy of “Bottle Shock” signed by winemaker Bo Barrett ($25 value)
  • Tasting available Thursday – Sunday only

Book online, or call 866-716-8108 and mention rate plan WINEPKG.

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Sugar & Spice Package

Have a sweet tooth? Check out our St. Francis Enchanted Castle display and Pop-Up Pastry/Sweet Shoppe presented by Jean-Francois Houdre and his award winning Pastry Team. In December there is no better place to stay than The Westin St. Francis! Located in the heart of downtown San Francisco we are the only hotel directly on Union Square.




St. Francis Holiday Tea
November 28 - December 20; available Saturdays and Sundays only, 2 - 4 pm
Begin this elegant tea outing with a choice of fine artisan teas from Mighty Leaf or Red Blossom Tea Company, followed by a selection of English tea sandwiches, freshly baked black currant scones and seasonal berries with Devonshire-blend cream, preserves and assorted petit fours. Guests may also choose the Royal Tea that includes the complete tea service with a glass of Gloria Ferrer sparkling wine.

Cost: $45 Adults; $25 for children 12 and under for regular tea.

Complete Tea; $47 with Red Blossom Tea; $49 Adults Royal Tea; $53 with Red Blossom Tea

Reservations are required. Please be sure to book early. For reservations, call (415) 774-0264(415) 774-0264(415) 774-0264(415) 774-0264.

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Clock Bar
Now through December 31
Get in the holiday spirit at Clock Bar this season.  Grab some friends and cozy up to the Curtain Call a warm elixir made with scotch whisky, coffee liqueur, creme de cacao, cream and black lava salt.  $15

Chateau Montelena at The Westin St. Francis
Tasting Room is open every Wed-Sat from 1pm to 8pm
Chateau Montelena revered for winning the renowned Paris tasting in 1976 and featured in the movie “Bottle Shock,” has a tasting room located in the main lobby where guests can taste and purchase a wide selection of wines for the holidays (including those typically only available at the Château). The wines will also be available on the menus at Caruso’s and The Oak Room Restaurant. 


The Westin St. Francis is featuring several delicious holiday meals prepared by Executive Chef Bernd Liebergesell and his team served in the historic Oak Room Restaurant. For holiday dining reservations, call (415) 774-0264(415) 774-0264.

The Oak Room Restaurant


Friday, December 25: 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Celebrate Christmas with a spectacular buffet overflowing with appetizers, fresh seafood, salads and delectable desserts. Guests will choose from special entrées that include: butternut squash soup; antipasto display; cheeses and artisan breads; seafood favorites such as rock shrimp salad, Alaskan snow crab and smoked salmon; seasonal salads; and a dessert buffet. Additionally, guests have a choice of five holiday favorites: maple-glazed salmon with butternut squash; roasted turkey with chive whipped potatoes; prime rib with potato dauphinoise; orange glazed Berkshire pork loin medallions with chive whipped potatoes and roasted brussels sprouts; wild mushroom ravioli with wilted baby spinach. After dinner, enjoy an incredible selection of seasonal international holiday pastries, pies and tarts.

Adults: $97

Children 12 & under: $47

(exclusive of tax and gratuity)

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New Year’s Eve Dinner:

Thursday, December 31: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

There’s no better way to ring in the New Year than with a decadent dinner in The Oak Room Restaurant, featuring special menu items prepared by our world-class culinary team. In addition to the regular menu, guests may choose from a selection of two special entrees: lobster crusted filet of beef with asiago potato cake, roasted parsnips, Swiss chard and merlot reduction; or charbroiled Trout, with celery root, pear and almond ragout and truffle butternut veloute.

Entrées from $35 to $50

(exclusive of tax and gratuity)

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Christmas Eve

5:30 – 9:30pm

Celebrate the holidays with a multi-course tasting menu at Bourbon Steak. On Christmas Eve, Bourbon Steak will offer a festive four-course menu that perfectly captures the holiday spirit. Four-course menu $125 per person; additional wine pairings available for $65 and $90 per person.

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New Year's Eve

5:30pm – 9:30 pm; Bar & Lounge will be open until midnight with a limited bar bites menu

Ring in the New Year at Bourbon Steak.  Reservations for the first seating will be accepted between 5:30 – 6:30pm and offer a five-course menu for $135 with an optional wine pairing for $85. The second seating will begin at 7:30pm and feature a five-course menu for $195 with an optional wine pairing for $100 pairing per person.

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