San Francisco’s iconic Marriott Marquis has named Chuck Pacioni as its new general manager.
Mr. Pacioni, who has worked in some of California’s top hotels in a career spanning 24 years, takes the helm at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis this month, with a plan to expand on its success in the corporate and leisure markets. Mr. Pacioni takes over for long-time general manager, Dan Kelleher, who after serving the Marriott Marquis for seven years was promoted to area vice president for the region covering Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado and Utah.
The 1,499-room hotel located steps from the Moscone Center, Union Square and other top attractions, is in the final phase of its $90 million, 10-year makeover.
The hotel has been completely transformed with a new lobby and great room concept, meeting spaces, guest rooms, fitness center and restaurants. It has also completely remodeled its second-floor Atrium to add 10 breakout rooms and raised the ceiling on its Golden Gate Ballroom.
Rising 39 stories high in the San Francisco skyline, the transformed San Francisco Marriott Marquis exudes an essence of modern luxury with a convenient and extraordinary downtown location. Just south of Market Street, the hotel’s renovation embodies the transformation of the neighborhood it calls home. It is next to the Moscone Convention Center and steps away from Yerba Buena Gardens, renowned museums and cultural attractions, world-class shopping on Union Square, and AT&T Park — home of the San Francisco Giants.
Mr. Pacioni is no stranger to the hotel as he previously served as the director of marketing from 2000 to 2002. He rejoins the four star San Francisco property from the Santa Clara Marriott, where he spent the past seven years as general manager and oversaw a $30 million renovation
Having previously gained experience in all sectors of the hospitality industry at a number of prestigious four and five star hotels around California, Mr. Pacioni’s extensive résumé includes stints at the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Emeryville Courtyard Hotel.
In addition to expanding its corporate and leisure trade, Mr. Pacioni will be looking to further strengthen San Francisco Marriott Marquis’ links to the local business community and develop its existing, strong relationship with neighbors. Mr. Pacioni will also be exploring ways to maximize use of its leisure and conference facilities, build on the promise of offering something truly unique and exciting to guests and to maintain its position as a leading city center venue.
The San Francisco Marriott Marquis features 1,362 rooms and 137 suites featuring Marriott’s signature bedding with plush crisp linens, 32-inch LCD high definition TVs with a plug-in panel, high-speed Internet, and work desk. Hotel amenities include the Fitness Center & Spa, an indoor pool, whirlpool, and onsite restaurants and bars including Mission Grille, The View, Bin 55 Restaurant and Wine Bar, and Starbucks. The property features 117,000 square feet of meeting space and 59 meeting rooms, the largest of which is the Yerba Ballroom with a total meeting space of 39,621 square feet and a seating capacity of 5,500. For additional information, visit www.SFMarriottMarquis.com or call 415-896-1600.