Even Stars Sleep At Night
By stephen.fox on Jun 26, 2009
Book Your Stay Where Celebrities Play
Wanna 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:
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.
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.
Had any celebrity encounters while in the City by the Bay for Oracle OpenWorld? Give us the scoop in the comments.