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 San Mateo's Historic Dunfey Hotel Becomes
The Regency Plaza Hotel
SAN MATEO, Calif., March 24, 1998 --The Regency Plaza Hotel, formerly San Mateo's renowned Dunfey Hotel, was recently purchased by Tarsadia Hotels, and has embarked on a $18 million reconstruction project. The renovation was launched in June of 1997 and is slated to be complete in the summer of 1998, including all 316 guest rooms and suites, public areas, meeting and convention space, food and beverage outlets, and exquisitely landscaped gardens.
Tarsadia Hotels
Suite 1720
650 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, California 92626
(714) 549-2931 | Fax: (714) 549-2927 

"Upon completion of our reconstruction, the Regency Plaza Hotel will become the San Francisco Peninsula's premier hotel property, offering an outstanding location and guest experience to both the corporate and leisure traveler visiting either San Francisco, Silicon Valley or the San Francisco Peninsula," said Gene Kordoban, Operations Manager.

In addition to being easily accessible, the Regency Plaza Hotel offers an ideal setting for wedding receptions, special events and corporate meetings. The newly landscaped gazebo courtyard will provide a beautiful venue for outdoor events and weddings. Guests will enjoy the services of a 24-hour business center, a fitness room, voice mail and two-line speaker phones with data ports, room service, concierge service, car rental, shuttle service and a multilingual staff.

Key elements of the reconstruction and restoration include:
Reconstruction and upgrading of the hotel's 316 guest rooms, including
80 suites, showcasing a Mediterranean design which will also complement
the main lobby and public spaces of the property.
Modernization of plumbing, wiring, heating and air conditioning systems.
An addition of 8 loft suites.
Total of 15 remodeled meeting rooms featuring more than 25,000 square
feet of flexible meeting space.
A modern 5,588 square foot ballroom which may be divided into
two separate rooms, with the capacity to accommodate over 600 guests.
State of the art audio/visual equipment with full technical support
Addition of a fitness room complete with state-of-the art fitness
An outdoor heated pool and jacuzzi whose use will also be provided to
all guests
Beautifully landscaped gazebo courtyard.

Centrally located, the Regency Plaza Hotel is approximately 10 minutes from the San Francisco International Airport, and a short drive from Silicon Valley, Stanford University, San Jose and the downtown San Francisco area.

A Bay Area landmark, the Regency Plaza Hotel is located at 1770 South Amphlett Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94402. For reservations and information on special pre-opening room rates, group meeting needs and catering requests call 800-893-7622 or your travel planner.

Pamela Gentry or Patricia Calfee 
 The Regency Plaza Hotel, 415-332-2081

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