Even Stars Sleep At Night

Book Your Stay Where Celebrities Play

StarsHotel.jpgWanna rock n’ roll all night? And party every day? Then consider making a reservation at one of the San Francisco hotels that attract powerhouse patrons and their requisite paparazzi. Movie stars, sports stars, and rock stars are just some of the celestial sights you might gaze upon in the City by the Bay.

And though your trip to Oracle OpenWorld 2009 may call for more grounded accommodations at an official Oracle OpenWorld hotel, there are higher-ticket, higher-profile places to stay within earshot of Moscone Center. Here’s just a few:

Phoenix Hotel
A boutique hotel with just 44 rooms, this colorful and contemporary oasis is the frequent favorite of Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and The Psychedelic Furs—to name but a few. Don’t be surprised if Bowie pops up in the modern sculpture garden, or Sonic Youth splashes you around the pool. World-famous bands are only some of the celebs that rise up at the Phoenix.

Sir Francis Drake Hotel
It’s likely you could bump into Jennifer Aniston in the lobby of the SFD, especially if you arrange it with Tom Sweeney, the Drake’s legendary doorman of more than 30 years. Positioned near the historic Union Square, this majestic touchstone is also home to Harry Denton’s Starlight Room, where visitors often see 49er Hall of Famer Jerry Rice sipping a drink at the bar.

Clift Hotel
While Derek Jeter, Gwen Stefani, Aerosmith, and Sean Penn have all strutted through the lobby of the Clift, the real stars are the artists on display. Exotic and modern, the décor holds treasures from history’s most fascinating collections: Eames chairs, a Salvador Dali coffee table, a Marguerite stool, and a Sawaya sculpture. With famous furniture and glamorous guests, you’ll check into the Clift—but you’ll never check out.

Other Hotels Resources
To find more accommodations in San Francisco, check out these additional links:
Oracle OpenWorld Hotels Map

Had any celebrity encounters while in the City by the Bay for Oracle OpenWorld? Give us the scoop in the comments.


Last year I had more than one celebrity encounter while I was at OOW 2008. Luckily these encounters were with real world heros such as Cary Millsap, Justin Kestelyn and other well known figures of the Oracle community. Hanging around in the OTN lounge beats any hotel lobby were some FAKE Hollywood wannabees are shielded by their body guards. I guess that the audience of the OOW is more into these celebrities than the photoshopped socialites that only excellerate in their party and substance behavior. When real Oracle people and believers have a drink together and the banter goes from Oracle technology to other affairs it builds connections and friendships that last longer than a brief encounter with a film or music star(let). Hope to encounter again a lot of real celebrities this year and see you soon! Andreas

Posted by Andreas Chatziantoniou on July 01, 2009 at 05:53 PM PDT #

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