Why Choose Our Destination?
Think of the best cities in the United States. San Francisco inevitably comes to mind for meeting planners and it will for conference attendees, too. Announcing San Francisco as your meeting location will have attendees smiling over visions of the Golden Gate Bridge and cable cars. Exquisite dining and shopping will attract attendees to Union Square and Fisherman’s Wharf. Cultural attractions will stimulate visitors at Golden Gate Park, Chinatown, SoMa, and Japantown. The stunning beauty of our cityscape, including Coit Tower, the Palace of Fine Arts, Lombard Street, and Alcatraz, will leave attendees speechless. San Francisco’s magnetic appeal makes it an ideal year-round destination to every type of event. The city's allure, coupled with strong airlift into San Francisco International Airport, allows San Francisco to draw record-breaking attendance even in challenging economic times. The San Francisco Travel Association is a Destination Marketing Organization providing expertise not only on San Francisco, but the entire Bay Area. San Francisco offers more than 30,000 hotel rooms and various convention facilities, including the newly renovated Moscone Center, offering over 800,000 square feet of meeting space within walking distance of more than two-thirds of the city’s hotel rooms. The San Francisco Travel Association works directly with meeting planners to book meeting space and hotel rooms, assists in referring appropriate venues and banquet facilities, and provides promotional material and marketing support. All services are complimentary.
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Distance from airport
- San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
20.92 km from city center
- Oakland International Airport (OAK)
32.19 km from city center
Alamo Square and the Painted Ladies
The Moscone Center an SMG Managed Facility
The Moscone Center (Moscone North, South and West) consists of more than two million square feet of building area, including over 738,000 square of exhibit space, up to 107 meeting rooms, and nearly 152,000 square feet of prefunction lobbies.
- Exhibit Space74,083 sq. mTotal meeting space105,896 sq. m
UPDATED May 14, 2020: In light of our "new normal" during the COVID-19 pandemic, the following San Francisco hotels have agreed to waive room attrition fees for new 2020 Self-Contained group bookings. Please note, that for Self-Contained business, this only applies to new booked group business of 10 rooms or more. Existing Self-Contained groups will be subject to whatever contract terms already in place with the contracted hotels. Participating San Francisco hotels listed below: -Courtyard San Francisco Downtown -Hilton San Francisco Union Square -Hotel Nikko San Francisco -Hyatt Regency San Francisco -InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco -InterContinental San Francisco -JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square -Omni San Francisco Hotel -Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco -Parc 55 San Francisco - a Hilton Hotel -The Park Central San Francisco -The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco -San Francisco Marriott Marquis -San Francisco Marriott Union Square -The St. Regis San Francisco -W San Francisco -The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square The San Francisco Travel Association works with hotels and vendors in downtown San Francisco, as well as the following areas: East Bay, Sacramento, Silicon Valley, Wine Country, Yosemite, Central Valley, Monterey, Carmel and more! The San Francisco Travel Convention Services Team is a one-stop resource for information that provides access into all things San Francisco. Some of the services provided include: ✓ Electronic Marketing Tools – Promote attendance with Social Media activities, visitor guides, microsites and more! ✓ Supplier Network – Access to over 1,500 partners and suppliers who understand compliance guidelines, city regulations and budget limitations. ✓ Venue Selection – Technology integrated Venue Search Tool to deliver efficiency and an engaging experience. Our satellite offices are located in major destinations like Washington, DC; and New York; also representation in 13 countries to serve local clients and provide access into the City by the Bay. For more information, visit https://www.sftravel.com/meeting-planners