|Nob Hill // Photo by Robert Taylor via flickr|
Five luxury hotels in San Francisco - the InterContinental Mark Hopkins, Fairmont San Francisco, Stanford Court, The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco and The Scarlet Huntington - have partnered with events space The Masonic to form the Nob Hill Connection.
The partnership aims to offer meeting planners an alternative to planning San Francisco events, with accommodations for more than 1,000 visitors and 100,000 square feet of meeting space in the Nob Hill neighborhood.
Dubbed the "hill of palaces" by Robert Louis Stevenson, Nob Hill was where California's famous railroad tycoons – Charles Crocker, Collis P. Huntington, Leland Stanford, and Mark Hopkins built their magnificent mansions. In the 1870's, Nob Hill was the focus of business and cultural life in the burgeoning city. Protected by steep slopes and even steeper property values, its powerful residents could safely survey the excitement of the bustling city below. Today, the neighborhood is the setting for five luxury hotels that showcase spectacular views of the city.