Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Our Own Magic Parlor Featured on KOFY TV20's the Swril with Michelle Meow

The San Francisco Magic Parlor Show that goes on every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night at the Chancellor Hotel on Union Square will be featured on a segment of the Swirl this Sunday, November 24th at 9:30 pm (right after the ABC News 9:00 pm.)

Catch Walt Anthony’s interview and magic with “Swirl” host Michelle Meow and get a taste of what the show is all about just in time for the Holiday Season!  You will want to make it part of your Holiday festivities whether you are staying with us, at another hotel or just coming into the City for a great evening from around the Bay Area.

Walt Anthony telling his tales of San Francisco

San Francisco KOFY-TV Channel 20 (Cable 13) “Swirl” airs Sunday, November 24th at 9:30 pm (right after the ABC News 9:00 pm.)


A re-broadcast airs the following Saturday the 30th, also at 9:30 pm.


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Please help us with a marketing project

We had a management trainee intern from France that spent a year with us before going back to France to finish her degree.  As part of her studies, she had to do a marketing project.  We were honored that she decided to take on a project relating to our special, innovative Chancellor Hotel App.
Part of her project requires a survey.  If you could take the survey, we would appreciate it.

Paranormal Phenomenon Investigators

Jackie Kleeb, a paranormal phenomenon investigator, is staying with us tonight.  We have been hearing of strange occurrences for years and I posted two of the better stories we have heard on my blog.  Word of our unexplained happenings is getting out.  We were recently featured on the Today Show as part of a story on the local haunts in San Francisco.  Ms. Kleeb booked the hotel on her own to conduct an investigation.  We are looking forward to hearing what she discovers. 

Below is a copy of a podcast that Ms. Kleeb was on.  The main podcast starts at 9:45.

Paranormal Underground Radio: Jackie Kleeb (Paranormal Phenomenon Investigators)

Visit us at www.paranormalunderground.net

In this episode of Paranormal Underground Radio, we talk with Jackie Kleeb of Paranormal Phenomenon Investigators (based in Sacramento, CA). Jackie is an accidental ghost hunter. From an early age, Jackie was afraid of the dark and things that go bump in the night. “I have no idea how I ended up as a paranormal investigator, but here I am!” Jackie has also investigated with many other teams over the years. She was also a docent at Preston Castle for two years and organized all the overnight paranormal visits. “I absolutely loved the Castle, have so many wonderful memories there, but something dark followed me home,” she said.

Link to Site with the Podcast - Advance to 9:45

Air Date: May 24, 2012
Topic: Paranormal Investigation, Paranormal Theory, Paranormal Experiences, EVPs
Guests: Jackie Kleeb
Hosts: Karen Frazier and Rick Hale
Producer: Cheryl Knight

Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Chancellor Hotel Union Square featured on NBC's The TODAY SHOW on Halloween

We are so excited (I think?) to receive national publicity on the TODAY Show this morning.
Family Circle Magazine did an article in their October 2013 issue on "Haunted Cities" and the best place to stay when visiting.  We were very surprised when we saw that they had found our ghost stories and mentioned us in the article.
Then, NBC's The TODAY Show on Halloween Day did a segment on the article and we were prominently suggested as the haunted hotel to stay at when visiting San Francisco.
Check out the video!   

Our reputation for having ghosts comes from the tales of our guests that have sent me their stories.  I posted the stories on this blog because I thought they were interesting and web searchers seem to have found them.  We have not promoted any of this.  Here is a link if you want to read the backstory:


I don't know if we are haunted, but some people seem to think so.  The hotel will be 100 years old next year and I am sure the walls could tell a lot of stories about what has gone on around here.


Halloween at the Chancellor Hotel on Union Square in San Francisco

Do you recognize these people? 
What if I say:  Grease is the word?
 Yes, you guessed it.  That is Danny Zuko with Pink Ladies, Rizzo and Frenchy.  (Normally known as Rory, Karla and Tina)
No, that is not our new bellman uniform.  That is Kent dressed up as a Canadian Mountie reporting for duty.
San Francisco loves Halloween!  We love dressing up and being a different character.  At the Chancellor Hotel, we say "Go for it!"

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Chancellor Hotel Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest

This year, everyone is a winner, but someone will be a bigger winner with your votes.

All of the pumpkins are carved by hotel employees.  We put them out for 3 days letting our guests votes for the one they like the best.  The pumpkin with the most votes will win $100 cash!  Everyone gets a consolation prize.

Stop in and vote.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Bay Area Bike Share Comes to Union Square

Like many great places around the world, San Francisco now has a bike sharing system.  There are stations through out the downtown area and South of Market where you can pick up a bike and leave a bike.  We are very excited to have one of the stations right outside the hotel on Powell Street at Post.

The bike share program is not really geared to serve visitors, but there is a one day membership that could be helpful.

But, to go from point A to point B, I plan on using taking a bike for sure!

If you want more information about the Bike Share Program, check out the website at: