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First Hotel to Open in San Francisco’s Presidio, the 22-room
Inn at The Presidio to Open in April 2012

The Presidio Trust Engages Waterford Hotels & Inns to Direct Development and Management
of the Inn in the Urban National Park and Historic Military Post


San Francisco, CA December 12th 2011
- INN AT THE PRESIDIO,the first hotel in the Presidio of San Francisco, and the only new hotel to open in San Francisco in 2012, will welcome the public beginning in April. The INN will offer intimate accommodations and exceptional comfort, style, and personalized service.

Once one of the oldest military posts in the country, the Presidio is an urban national park and National Historic Landmark District in a major metropolitan area. The INN offers the best of both worlds: a hidden getaway in a national park filled with historic buildings, miles of trails and other recreational opportunities, abundant wildlife, and stunning bay and bridge vistas, with the rich urban life of San Francisco just outside its gates.

Located in historic Pershing Hall, previously the post’s bachelor officers’ quarters, INN AT THE PRESIDIO will provide an authentic experience of the privilege once reserved for the ‘top brass.’ The INN will feature 22 spacious guest rooms - 17 of which are one bedroom suites. Room rates will range from $195-$350 a night. Other amenities will include an inviting front porch with rocking chairs, a landscaped terrace with fire-pit, guest reception, and a guest lounge with a dining room.

The INN’s stylish design and contemporary furnishings will pay tribute to the Presidio’s history while offering all the comforts of modern lodging. The INN’s furnishings will reference the building’s history and its art program will use historic memorabilia and photographs, as well as modern regional art, to exemplify the unique national park experience found at the Presidio. Presidio artifacts will also be integrated into the design. The INN will be operated in accordance with green hotel standards and the Trust is pursuing LEED Gold certification for the building.

With an exceptional location in the Main Post, the heart of San Francisco’s Presidio, INN AT THE PRESIDIO will be within walking distance of San Francisco’s Marina District and Sacramento Street, both of which offer great shopping, restaurants, cinemas, galleries, restaurants and bars. Guests will have access to the Presidio’s wide-variety of recreational opportunities including a golf course, wedding and event facilities, bowling, a YMCA gym/indoor pool, urban spa, fitness/Pilates/yoga studio, indoor rock-climbing studio, trampoline park, and hiking and biking trails.

Waterford Hotels and Inns, a California based company, has been chosen to operate the Inn on behalf of the Presidio Trust, the federal executive agency that manages the Presidio.

“Waterford Hotels and Inns was chosen based on their experience with historic hotels, their dedication to customer service, their sensitivity to the environment, and their long history of successfully working with a variety of owner groups,” said Joshua Bagley, the Presidio Trust’s project manager.

Waterford’s family run team includes President Bruce Hraba, Vice President Patricia J. Hraba, Director of Operations Kristen Hraba Phillips, and Director of Projects and Communication Michael J. Hraba. Linda Bruno of Consulente International will direct the INN’s Marketing and Burditch Marketing Communications will manage the property’s Public Relations. Being associated with award winning hotels such as the Allison Inn and Spa in Oregon’s wine country, the Inn Above Tide and Cavallo Point in Sausalito, and the Inn at Oyster Point in South San Francisco makes Waterford Hotels and Inns uniquely qualified to operate the Inn at the Presidio.

Established in 1776 by Spain, the Presidio served as the northernmost outpost of colonial power in the New World. In 1996 the Presidio Trust was established by the United States Congress to preserve the Presidio as an enduring resource for the American people. Today the Presidio is a unique urban national park spanning 1,491 acres at the tip of the San Francisco peninsula. Its expansive forest is seen for miles as a green oasis framing the Golden Gate Bridge.

Inn at The Presidio
Inn at The Presidio is the first hotel to open in the Presidio of San Francisco, a National Historic Landmark and a national park site at the Golden Gate, one of America’s most beautiful and renowned locations. The Inn offers guests an authentic historic experience and exceptional recreational and leisure opportunities. The Presidio is just minutes from neighborhood shopping districts and only a short distance from downtown San Francisco, North Beach, Union Square, Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf, the Ferry Building, and Golden Gate Park. Marin County and the Wine Country are across the Golden Gate Bridge to the north. Inn at The Presidio is the only new hotel to open in San Francisco in 2012. It is a member of the Historic Hotels of America. Location: Main Post, Presidio of San Francisco, 42 Moraga Ave. SF, CA 94129 www.innatthepresidio.com, Contact: General Manager Terry Haney (415) 689- 4287 THaney@innatthepresidio.com

The Presidio Trust
The Presidio Trust administers the Presidio of San Francisco, an urban national park site and a National Historic Landmark District located at the southern anchor of the Golden Gate Bridge. The Presidio was established in 1776 by Spain and is the birthplace of San Francisco. In 1846, it became United States Army post. Today, more than 8,000 people live and work in the park, distinguishing this unique national park. The Trust has transformed the Presidio into a stunning visitor,residential, and commercial destination with an extensive system of trails and scenic overlooks along the San Francisco Bay and Pacific Ocean; rehabilitated historic buildings that span nearly 200 years; and programs about the Presidio’s history and natural resources. Contact: Tia Lombardi TLombardi@presidiotrust.govor Dana Polk DPolk@presidiotrust.govT: (415) 561-5418.

Waterford Hotels and Inns
Waterford Hotels and Inns was founded in 1985 on a specific management philosophy to provide ethical, professional management and consulting services from the hotel owner's perspective. Our company’s growth over twenty-six years has been based purely on referrals.  Our mission is to develop and operate hotels that are more than a simple “room night”, but rather serve the needs of the guest while also focusing on the relationship between the property, the community, and the local environment. Waterford’s core activities include hotel management, consulting, development, and ownership of a diverse group of properties. We are committed to staying at the forefront of industry trends as they relate to financial, operations, marketing, and development. Waterford has over twenty years of experience in the renovation and retrofit of historic hotels and is an industry leader in building and operating LEED Certified Hotels. In addition to management services, Waterford provides asset management, receivership duties, litigation support, and a full range of consulting services. Our size and flexibility allow us to be personally involved in projects that cover the full spectrum of the hospitality business.
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Contact:

Paul Burditch/Lindsay Katz
Burditch Marketing Communications
(415) 874-9696
paul@burditchmc.com
lindsay@burditchmc.com


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