In January, the San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau changed its name to the San Francisco Travel Association as part of a retooling for the future.
This month, San Francisco International Airport
will complete a $383 million renovation of Terminal 2. The 640,000-square-foot facility will be the new home for American Airlines and Virgin America, and the first U.S. terminal to achieve LEED Gold certification.
Last October, work began on a $56 million renovation of the 1.2 million-square-foot Moscone Center.
Improvements include a revamped lobby, new carpeting, new digital displays and telecommunication upgrades. The project is slated to be completed by July 2012.Meeting Hotels
Properties in the Union Square area include the 1,908-room Hilton San Francisco, 1,496-room San Francisco Marriott, 1,195-room Westin St. Francis, 1,010-room Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco-Union Square, 685-room Grand Hyatt San Francisco, 552-room Palace Hotel, 550-room InterContinental San Francisco and 533-room Hotel Nikko San Francisco.
Other city hotels include the 802-room Hyatt Regency San Francisco, 591-room Fairmont San Francisco, 549-room Hilton San Francisco Financial District and 529-room Sheraton at Fisherman's Wharf. For more properties, visit mcvenues.com.Convention Centers
exhibit space, 442,000 square feet in Moscone North/South combined; number of meeting rooms, 68. Moscone West; exhibit space, 3,000 square feet; number of meeting rooms, 38. (415) 974-4000Fort Mason Center;
exhibit space, 130,000 square feet; number of meeting rooms, 11. (415) 441-3400
Concourse Exhibition Center at the San Francisco Design Center; exhibit space, 125,000 square feet; number of meeting rooms, none. (415) 490-5800; sfvenues.comSouth San Francisco Conference Center;
exhibit space, 20,500 square feet; number of meeting rooms, 12. (650) 877-8787Group Venue
is a hands-on museum of science, art and human perception, with exhibits ranging from bicycle-wheel gyroscopes to massive bubble-blowing stations. The facility can seat up to 400 for a dinner or 2,500 for a reception. (415) 561-0311Contact
San Francisco Travel Association,