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Woodside Hotels Selected to Operate the 48-room
Hotel Drisco in San Francisco, California

San Francisco, CA. (February 2012) - The Hotel Drisco, one of the top-rated hotels in San Francisco, has announced that it has selected Menlo Park-based Woodside Hotels to operate the hotel.  Located on Pacific Avenue in San Francisco’s charming Pacific Heights neighborhood, the 48-room Hotel Drisco is consistently ranked as one of the City’s finest hotels on the influential Trip Advisor website and is listed in the book 1,000 Places To See Before You Die! 
The Hotel Drisco will be the first San Francisco location for Woodside, which operates hotels, restaurants and spas around the greater Bay Area, ranging from the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa in the south up to the Napa Valley Lodge in Yountville to the north. “We have been interested in working in San Francisco for quite some time, but just hadn’t found the right hotel for our group until the Hotel Drisco. The excellent neighborhood location, extremely positive culture on the property and long-term perspective that the owners have brought to the hotel are a great fit for a 40-year old, family company like ours,” said Greg Alden, President of Woodside.
Woodside has replaced Joie De Vivre Hotels as the property’s management company, yet the ownership of the Hotel Drisco, represented by Managing Partner Thomas Callinan, will remain the same.   According to Thomas, “We felt the time was right to work with a new management company who could continue to embrace the warm and inviting atmosphere of the hotel, and one who could relate well to our deeply loyal customers who consider the Drisco their home away from home.  I believe that Woodside’s approach to hospitality and their prestigious Bay Area portfolio of hotels and resorts was a terrific fit for us and our guests.”

With the management change, The Hotel Drisco has a new logo and website, and anticipates additional upgrades over the coming year.  The hotel has very dedicated and long tenured employees and no personnel changes are expected as a result of the change in management companies.

Woodside Hotels ( ) is a Bay Area-based owner and operator of distinguished, independent, upscale hotels, restaurants and spas.  Woodside is a family-owned business comprised of dedicated and passionate people who take great pride in delivering authentic hospitality and affordable luxury. Embracing the independent and entrepreneurial spirit of our company's founding, Woodside provides service that is warm and engaging, hotels that are distinguished, and experiences that are authentically local. The Woodside Hotels’ portfolio includes the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, the Stanford Park Hotel, the Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa, the Hotel Drisco, the Napa Valley Lodge and the Bodega Bay Lodge.

Located on Pacific Avenue atop San Francisco’s charming Pacific Heights neighborhood, the Hotel Drisco has a commanding presence amongst the beautiful homes of this prestigious area.  Renowned for its traditional elegance and highly attentive and personalized service, the Hotel Drisco is short walk from sweeping views of the Golden Gate, the rugged beauty of the Presidio and the sophistication of world class restaurants and shopping boutiques along Sacramento, Fillmore and Union Streets.  With a loyal following among its guests and neighbors, the Hotel Drisco is ranked #2 out of 242 hotels in San Francisco on the influential Trip Adviser website.

For more information, please contact Greg Alden at

Andrew Freeman & Co.
(415) 781-5700
Sofia Clarke

Greg Alden


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