News for the Hospitality Executive
The Fairmont San Francisco Provides Guests an Alternative
to the Traditional
Hotel Lounge - The Multi-media Lounge, Intersect, Offers Guests
the Ultimate Experience in Connectivity
New lounge offers high-tech entertainment
SAN FRANCISCO -- October 14, 2010 - Located in the hub of technological innovation, The Fairmont San Francisco has introduced Intersect: A Fairmont Media Lounge, offering guests the ultimate experience of connectivity.
Spanning 2,400 square-feet, Intersect provides an inviting environment where travelers can relax by playing interactive games, listening to music, downloading photos or just browsing the Internet to plan the perfect San Francisco itinerary.
Plush couches, arm chairs and chaise lounges in a trio of blue tones ranging from sapphire to aqua are set against pale silver walls and drapery, creating a chic club-like setting that gives guests an alternative to the traditional hotel lounge.
Hotel personnel are available to assist guests with Intersect’s state-of-the-art entertainment offerings. The full-service lounge is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on the weekend.
FRESH TAKE ON SOCIAL NETWORKING
For the meeting and event market, Intersect introduces a fresh take on social networking. In addition to holding board meetings and private screenings in the sleek space, groups can bond over spirited “Guitar Hero” and “Wii Golf” competitions while enjoying a delicious menu of regional selections.
“We are trying to bring the fun back to travel and are creating a ‘playful’ lounge for our guests. Here, they can enjoy the very best wines from the region while playing popular games developed in our own backyard. It is truly an only-in-San Francisco experience, in keeping with Fairmont’s guiding philosophy of classical by design, contemporary in spirit,” explains Regional Vice President and General Manager Thomas Klein.
The lounge was developed in partnership with Bang & Olufsen (B&O), famous for its signature sound and vision technologies that provide unique experiences in the field of audio and home entertainment. Electronic Arts (EA) and EMI music are also collaborating on the project by providing the most sought-after games and music, respectively.
DESIGN BLENDS FORM WITH FUN
Designed by Freebairn-Smith & Crane Architects, Intersect is comprised of four areas including the entry which opens up to the lounge, the central game room and the screening room. These distinct venues can be elegantly separated by drapes for smaller, exclusive group functions.
The lounge features the following entertainment options:
Intersect is open to children 18 and under, if accompanied by an adult. Hotel guests can access the media lounge for $15 per room spanning a 24-hour period.
The new multi-media lounge, a first-of-its-kind for the luxury hotel brand, reinforces Fairmont’s commitment to deliver thoughtful services and innovative products that enhance the travel experience. With more than 60 distinctive hotels and resorts worldwide, Fairmont does have plans to introduce Intersect at some of its other destinations in the future.
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