Delight in holiday pleasures at the legendary Westin St. Francis this winter season. Brand new this year is the highly anticipated 12-feet tall St. Francis Sugar Tree, the St. Francis Sweet Shoppe and dazzling decorations. All of this, combined with traditional holiday tea service, delicious meals and fun hotel packages create the perfect festive getaway to San Francisco. Located in the heart of San Francisco’s 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, Project Open Hand and the Bay Area Women’s and Children’s Center. Just look for the donation boxes located around the St. Francis Sugar Tree in the Landmark Lobby on display from November 26- January 2.
HOLIDAY CATERING & EVENTS OFFERS
View special holiday party offers, including a plated dinner package, station package, and happy hour package - everything you need to make your special holiday party one to remember!
- ST. FRANCIS SUGAR TREE -
November 26, 2014- January 2, 2015
On November 26 at 11 a.m., Executive Pastry Chef Jean-Francois Houdré and his team will unveil the never-seen-before “St. Francis Sugar Tree” in the Landmark Lobby. This magnificent 12-feet-tall tree features glistening candy made from pulled and blown sugar. Rows and rows of brilliantly colored, intricately handmade snowmen, sugar ribbons, gift boxes, Christmas trees, candy canes, elves, stars and ornaments will adorn this rotating tree. This exciting event is open to the public and will feature music and complimentary coffee and cookies. The St. Francis Sugar Tree will be on display November 26 - January 2.
- ST. FRANCIS SWEET SHOPPE -
Holiday treats here we come! Indulge in sugary goodness at the inaugural St. Francis Sweet Shoppe. Executive Pastry Chef Jean-Francois Houdré and his team will offer a selection of freshly baked decorative cookies, brownies, gingerbread men plus a special “cupcake of the day” and “dessert of the weekend.” For those who want to take home some extra treats, boxes of Chef Houdre’s famous macarons and jars of housemade cookies are available for purchase. Open Saturdays and Sundays only from November 29 - December 21; 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 . All packages exclude tax and are based upon availability.
UNION SQUARE VIEW ROOM PACKAGE
The only hotel located directly on Union Square, guests will enjoy perfect views of the Macy’s Christmas tree and Safeway Holiday Ice Rink from the exclusive Union Square View Rooms in the Landmark Building. Rates start at $299 per night and include complimentary Internet access and local and toll free calls. Valid year round. Based on availability.
CABLE CAR PACKAGE
With the famous San Francisco cable cars just right outside the front door, this package is a convenient way for guests to enjoy the city. The package includes overnight accommodations, two cable car tickets and complimentary Internet access. Rates start at $189 per night. No expiration date. Based on availability.
MACY’S HOLIDAY SHOPPING PACKAGE
Find just the right holiday present with a $100 gift certificate to the West Coast’s largest Macy’s, located just steps from the hotel, and then spend the night in luxurious comfort. Rates start $299 per night (includes one gift card per night). No expiration date.Based on availability.
ICE SKATING PACKAGE
Ice skate amidst all of the holiday magic under the festive Union Square holiday tree at the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink. Guests will enjoy overnight accommodations, admission for two to the ice rink with skate rentals, and two cable car passes. Rates start at $189 per night\. Valid November 5, 2014-January 8,2015 .
HOLIDAY SPA SPECIAL
- Book two or more treatments and receive 20% off all spa products. Choose from a selection of luxurious services including specialty massages, body treatments, facials, manicures, pedicures and waxing. Valid through December 31.
- “Shopper’s Retreat” – after a long day of searching for just the right gifts, indulge in some well needed rest and relaxation. Enjoy a Spa Pedicure, a St. Francis Facial and a split of Freixenet Sparkling wine. $180, inclusive of a 20% gratuity. Valid year round.
For a full list of treatments and to make reservations, call (415) 774-0357 or visit spastfrancis.com
HOLIDAY MENUS & OFFERS
- HOLIDAY DRINKS -
Caruso’s Seasonal Sips & Holiday Coffee Drinks
Now through December 31
After a busy day of shopping, unwind with one of Caruso’s “Seasonal Sips.” A sampling of drinks includes the Seasonal Old Fashioned, Harvest Spice Sangria and Spiced Rum Cider. Or warm up with a delicious coffee drink such as a peppermint mocha, gingerbread or eggnog latte. For the ultimate wintery indulgence, couple a drink with one of the daily made desserts. A complete menu of appetizers and sandwiches are also available in Caruso’s.
St. Francis Holiday Tea
November 29-December 21; available Saturdays and Sundays only, 2pm to 4pm
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, which includes the complete tea service with a glass of Gloria Ferrer sparkling wine. Cost: $45 Adults Complete Tea; $47 with Red Blossom Tea; $49 Adults Royal Tea; $53 with Red Blossom Tea; $25 for children 12 and under for regular tea. Reservations are required. Please be sure to book early. For reservations, call (415) 774-0264.
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.
- HOLIDAY MENUS -
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.
The Oak Room Restaurant
November 27; 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Bring together family and friends to relax and indulge in an extravagant Thanksgiving buffet filled with a vast array of appetizers, fresh seafood, an assortment of salads and mouthwatering desserts. A sampling of items includes: roasted pumpkin bisque with nutmeg; specialty cured meats, cheeses and vegetables; Alaskan snow crab; citrus poached prawns; a selection of salads; and a dessert buffet. In addition, guests have their choice of five entrées: slow roasted turkey with whipped potatoes and sourdough and sage stuffing; citrus marinated Pacific salmon with whipped gold potatoes; Moyer Farms prime rib with potato gratin; Berkshire pork loin medallions with potato gratin, caramelized apple and Brussels sprouts; and three-cheese manicotti with wilted baby spinach. Cost: $94 Adults; $45 Children 12 and under (free for ages three and under).
Christmas Eve Dinner:
December 24; 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
In addition to the regular dinner menu at The Oak Room Restaurant, Executive Chef Bernd Liebergesell has created two special entrees to enjoy on this magical evening: oven-roasted filet of beef with citrus prawns; and pan seared scallops with butternut squash puree. Special entrees $38-48.
December 25; 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Celebrate Christmas dinner at The Oak Room Restaurant with an extravagant buffet overflowing with scrumptious appetizers, salads, seafood and dessert. Offering countless tantalizing choices for every taste, a sampling of items 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 and wild mushroom ravioli with wilted baby spinach. Cost: $94 Adults; $45 Children 12 and under (free for ages three and under).
New Year’s Eve Dinner:
December 31; 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Kick off the New Year’s celebration with a special dinner at the elegant Oak Room Restaurant. In addition to the regular menu, guests may choose from a selection of two special entrees: lobster crusted petit beef filet with gold potato and mascarpone puree, glazed baby vegetables, and charred romaine with a red wine reduction; or brown butter roasted cod filet with crisp fingerling potato confit, wilted Swiss chard, pomegranate beurre blanc Special entrees $38-$53
November 27; 3 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Join BOURBON STEAK for a traditional Thanksgiving meal with your friends and family. Executive Chef Pajo Bruich has created a family style three-course meal that embodies the spirit of Thanksgiving tradition with an emphasis on the communal sharing of a meal. Menu items will highlight seasonal Northern California produce in dishes like a Winter Squash Salad with pumpkin seeds, farro, and duck confit. The star of the meal will be a Slow Cooked Heritage Turkey Breast alongside a turkey leg cassoulet with cranberry chutney. Guests will all savor a delicious steak offering as well. The team at Bourbon Steak is sharing their family recipes when it comes to traditional sides like stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, Brussels sprouts and dinner rolls. Expect delightful twists on classic Thanksgiving desserts like a Pumpkin Cremeaux and an Apple Tart with vanilla caramel and warm spice. Cost $125 per person; wine pairing available for $65 per person. (Exclusive of tax and tip)
Christmas Eve Dinner:
December 24; 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Celebrate the holiday with a four-course tasting menu at BOURBON STEAK. On Christmas Eve, Bourbon Steak will offer a menu prepared by Executive Chef Pajo Bruich that perfectly captures the holiday spirit. Cost $135 per person; wine pairing available for $75 per person.
New Year’s Eve Dinners:
December 31; 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
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 four-course menu of Executive Chef Pajo Bruich’s playful reinterpretations of Chef Michael Mina and Bourbon Steak classics. For the second seating starting at 7:30pm, Chef Pajo Bruich will take guests on a decadent tour of cultural New Year’s dining traditions from around the world. This lavish six-course menu will be a celebration of traditions worldwide. Cost for the first seating is $135 per person with an optional wine pairing for $75 per person. Cost for the second seating is $195 per person with an optional wine pairing for $105 per person.