Meeting Atop San Francisco’s Nob Hill

Last summer, five luxury hotels in the historic Nob Hill neighborhood of San Francisco teamed up with the Masonic Center to form the Nob Hill Connection, with the aim of marketing the convention options in the area. Together, the Fairmont/San Francisco, the Ritz-Carlton/San Francisco, the InterContinental Mark Hopkins, The Scarlet Huntington, Stanford Court and the Masonic provide more than 1,000 guest rooms and 100,000 square feet of meeting space, all within close proximity. And, with a location of 376 feet above sea level, these Nob Hill venues offer views that are hard to beat.

With the most meeting space of all of the hotels in the Nob Hill Connection, the Fairmont/San Francisco welcomes groups with 55,000 square feet of space. Since 1907, the historic building has housed almost every U.S. president since Howard Taft as well as world leaders and numerous celebrities. It was in the hotel’s Venetian Room that Tony Bennett first sang the hit “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.” The Fairmont also offers three restaurants and 592 renovated guest rooms.

Located on the eastern slope of Nob Hill is the Ritz-Carlton/San Francisco, which celebrated its 25th anniversary last April. The property completed a renovation of its 336 guest rooms last year and renovated its more than 26,000 square feet of meeting space in 2014.

Opened in 1926, the InterContinental Mark Hopkins offers 383 guest rooms and 33 suites. Its 19,000 square feet of function space includes the historic Peacock room, which can accommodate groups of up to 800 people for a reception. Food and beverage options include the Top of the Mark, located on the 19th floor of the hotel, and the Nob Hill Club, which serves as the restaurant, bar, grab-and-go option and club longue. The Nob Hill Club also offers a private dining room that can seat up to 16 people.

Groups looking for more intimate meeting spaces can gather at The Scarlet Huntington, which has three meeting rooms. The hotel is home to 134 guest rooms, the Nob Hill Spa and the Big 4 Restaurant, named for the four railroad tycoons who built the Central Pacific Railroad.

One of those “Big Four” railroad tycoons was Leland Stanford, for which the 393-room Stanford Court is named. Although Stanford Court does not have its own dedicated meeting space, the hotel does offer a lobby lounge for gatherings.