|(San Francisco, CA) --- 16 Apr 1999 -
|What do actor Michael Douglas, members of the illustrious Olympic Club,
San Francisco's high society, and guests of The Pan Pacific have in common?
Auto detail specialist Joe Newhoff...
Continuously striving to provide guests with every conceivable
service and amenity, The Pan Pacific San Francisco has the distinction
of being the only hotel in the Bay Area to offer on-site auto detail
The Pan Pacific San Francisco is also known for such exclusive amenities
as personal butler service for every guest, pillows fluffed to guest
specification, luxury locker wardrobe storage, curb-side check-in, private
entrance executive conference center, and complimentary BMW car service
For hotel and restaurant guests alike, highly-regarded auto detail specialist
Joe Newhoff is available by appointment only and offers everything from
standard auto cleaning to complete detailing.
While dining in PACIFIC restaurant and taking in a show at one of the
nearby theaters, guests can enlist the services of Newhoff for a
standard or extended auto cleaning for $35. and $60., respectively.
The standard cleaning includes hand washing of the exterior, cleaning
of the windows (inside and out), cleaning of wheels and tires, applying
dressing to tires, and complete vacuuming (including trunk).
The extended cleaning includes all of the aforementioned plus dusting,
wiping down and interior spot cleaning.
For hotel guests who are otherwise mobile for one or two complete days,
Newhoff provides hand polish and wax for $145. or the full-on, "King's
ransom" complete auto detail which starts at $295. The hand polish
and wax takes approximately 8 hours and includes all the components
of the above-mentioned extended auto cleaning plus hand polish and
wax. The complete auto detail requires 2 full days and includes
interior shampooing of the headliner, carpets, seats, mats, sun visors,
trunk, and door pockets and panels; careful cleaning of the seat
and sunroof tracks; meticulously cleaned controls, levers, ashtrays,
steering column and wheel, air conditioning vents, pedals, dashboard,
and center console and glove compartment. Leather and/or vinyl
upholstery is then reconditioned. The exterior is restored
by removing any tar, surface scratches, and oxidation by polishing
and conditioning the paint before hand applying wax. All chrome is
cleaned and polished along with cleaning the wheels, tires, door jambs,
grill, glass, mirrors, moldings, headlights, bumpers, door handles, and
fuel compartment. Newhoff goes so far as to "swab" out the
vents with Q-Tips, thoroughly clean the spare tire, and remove such
items as license plates to clean the hard-to-reach areas.
A fixture at The Pan Pacific for over 11 years, Newhoff is known for
both his meticulous attention to (auto) detail and his charming personality,
which is a refreshing welcome to his revered clientele. Greeted
by a garage pond of rubber duckies and a wall full of positive affirmations,
Newhoff's customers often drive away with a console full of their
favorite snacks (evidence of which is found during his thorough cleaning).
Newhoff's favorite affirmation: Your work is a portrait of yourself
(He must be one clean chap!)
||The Pan Pacific Hotel San Francisco is located on fashionable Post
Street, only one block from the city's shopping mecca Union Square and
within walking distance to the theater district, cable cars and many
fine restaurants. The hotel is also within minutes of Moscone
Center, The Financial District, and downtown.