Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Chancellor Hotel's Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest

Each year we have a pumpkin carving contest for our staff. Each year I am amazed at the creativity and skill that is demonstrated.

We buy the pumpkins and invite the staff to carve one and enter it into the contest. We then ask our guests to vote on the their favorite pumpkin by filling out a little ballot and putting it into the box. Shortly after Halloween, we open the ballot box and count the votes. The top 3 pumpkins win a cash prize. However, every one's a winner when they participate.

Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The New LCD Flat Panel TVs are coming in!

Here, Carlos is moving a TV upstairs.

This is how they look in the room... Nice!

We are very excited that we have begun our new LCD Flat Panel TV installations. We bought the 32" LG TVs and we are putting them in the rooms. We get about 20 a week and are working from the top floors down. If you care, feel free to request a room with a new TV. They sure look nice!

Nike Women's Marathon

The Nike Woman's Marathon was just last weekend and it all starts in Union Square. Here are a few shots from the event that morning:
Gathering in the lobby before the race

They have a few participants!

The Chancellor is in a great location to stay in for runners. However, if you're not staying with us for the race, chances are, you will be awake for it!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Fleet Week Pictures

Here are some great pictures a guest sent me from Fleet Week:

Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Blue Angels are Back!

Fleet Week is upon us and the highlight of the event is the Blue Angels Air Show over the Bay. I took a few pictures from the roof of the Chancellor Hotel as they were practicing. Below is a picture of a plane between the Mark Hopkins Hotel and the Fairmont Tower as it is flying over the bay.

This is looking up Bush Street from the Chancellor's roof toward the Bay.

They start practicing on Thursday for the show and buzz the City all day long. Man, are they loud! It is really fun to see them fly in formation over the City as they practice.

For more information and the complete schedule of events, check out the web site: