Posts Tagged ‘hyatt regency’

Our Hyatt Regency Embarcadero has the Biggest Christmas Tree Lights in the World – Dig the Groovy Colors, Man

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Here’s how the outside looks in 2011:

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I’ll have to check the inside pretty soon.

Here’s how it looked back in 2009:

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Merry Christmas!

Dirty Harry 1970′s Time Capsule: Groove on KGO’s Orange Chopper and KPIX 5′s Robin’s Egg Blue Van

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Well, Dirty Harry debuted 40 years ago so let’s use his movie series to see what the 415 looked like back in the 1970′s.

From The Enforcer, here’s KGO Radio’s groovy orange Bell 47J Ranger, looking not that much different from the choppers they used on M*A*S*H*.

Above the old Embarcadero Freeway and close to the build site for Embarcadero 4 (our youngest Embarcadero, it turns out) and Embarcadero 5,  the crazy Hyatt Regency Embarcadero Hotel:

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And back then, the Equinox revolving restaurant actually revolved. See it atop the Hyatt?

“The Hyatt Regency San Francisco is a large, imposing exposed concrete structure. It was built in 1972, designed by notorious architect John Portman. He is known for his outlandish designs. The Hyatt Regency here is no exception. It’s hard to describe, but I’ll try. It was built as a modern concrete structure around an atrium with extensive use of odd angles…presumably to take advantage of the odd, triangular-shaped property and beautiful bay/city views. From some angles it looks like a normal building, others like a pyramid, and from yet others like spires shooting up to the sky. It’s extremely unique and enjoyable to look at by us architecture and engineering dweebs. To everyone else, it’s a big gaudy hotel that is seriously starting to look dated architecturally.”

Now here’s Harry leaving City Hall back in the mid-1970′s – can you imagine an uglier color than this blue?

I can’t.

Anyway, stay groovy…

See the Hanging Gardens of San Francisco at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Where would we be without our own little outpost of Brutalist Architecture – the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero?

Remember that guy who paid $30-something a day (through Priceline.com, originally) to live at the Reeg for months and months cheaper than renting an apartment in the pricey 415? Well, here’s where he lived:

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Check it out yourself and see what you think of this concrete monstrosity. Some people love it.

Hyatt Regency Embarcadero Shows Our Fear of, and Attraction to, the Number Thirteen

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Of course we hates the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero, we hates it forever, ’cause of the forever nonrevolving restaurant they have up on the roof, oh, how it mocks us, but leaving that aside, isn’t it funny how it lacks a 13th Floor

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… but the name of the bar in the lobby is/was called 13 Views?

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So, when you want to be safe at night, well, 13 is just too much bad juju for us to deal with, but when we tire of safeness, when we want to cut loose, put on our pretty shoes, and meet an exciting, dangerous stranger at a hotel bar, well, 13, that sounds… intriguing.

That’s the way it used to be, anyway, before the lobby bar closed down. Oh well.

Triskaidekaphobia – Catch It!

Win $60K in the Murphy-Goode Sonoma Wine Country Job Pageant

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

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Hey writers! How does this “wine country dream job” sound to you?

“‘A Really Goode Job’ will pay $10,000 a month for a six-month contract that includes private housing in the heart of wine country: Healdsburg, California. The application process begins in San Francisco at 11:30 a.m. April 28 at 120 Market Street near the Hyatt Regency.”

Send in your one-minute video (just like when you tried to get on Survivor) to see if you make the cut. The top 50 contestants (just like Miss America) will get winnowed down (just like American Idle) until you win win win!

Who will win this crown? Oops, hat. Who will win the right to become a spokesmodel, to live on Maggie’s Farm and sing the praises of the juice of the grape?

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And when you start your gig (please let’s not call it a job) try not to use the word passionate when describing anything having to do with winemaking. It’s been done.

See you at the Reeg!

Murphy-Goode Winery Offers Some Economic Relief

“REALLY GOODE JOB” Pays $10,000 per month for wine country gig

 In these tumultuous economic times, finding a good job is really tough.  The Murphy-Goode Winery has a “Really Goode Job” for the right person.  The Sonoma County winery is looking for an outgoing, web-savvy, articulate communicator to tell the story of the great mountain vines and artisan winemakers of California, tasting the “goode” stuff and experiencing the unique Sonoma wine country.

“A Really Goode Job” will pay $10,000 a month for a six-month contract that includes private housing in the heart of wine country: Healdsburg, California.

Throughout the course of the job the successful applicant will learn about viticulture, winemaking, Sonoma County and Murphy-Goode wines.  He or she will prepare and post dispatches on their experiences though social media tools such as Facebook, blogs, internet videos and Twitter as well as traditional media.

The application process begins in San Francisco at 11:30 a.m. April 28 at 120 Market Street near the Hyatt Regency.  Visitors who arrive at the “A Really Goode Job’s” purple and white kiosk between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. will meet the boss, receive job tips and get a 24-hour head start in the application process by being provided with a code that will give them immediate access to the www.areallygoodejob.com web site.

On April 29 the website for job applicants will open to the public at large.  All applicants are required to complete an employment application and upload a one-minute video, demonstrating their special qualifications for the position.  (Videos more than one minute in length will not be viewed.)  Applications close on June 5, 2009 at 11 pm Pacific Time.

Murphy-Goode Winery will then select 50 candidates and from there narrow the list down to the top ten who will be interviewed from June 27 to July 1.  The person chosen for the job will be announced on July 9 and begin work on August 1.  All applicants must be at least 21 years old.

Murphy-Goode is a family-owned winery located in the heart of California’s Alexander Valley. Though laid-back and unpretentious, winemaker Dave Ready, Jr. takes immense pride in his craft, resulting in wines of the best possible quality at appropriate prices. The winery motto is: “We take our wines seriously. Ourselves….not so much.”

Visitors to the wine country are encouraged to learn more about Murphy-Goode at its brand new tasting room located at 20 Matheson Street, off the Healdsburg Square, in Healdsburg, California.

Sonoma County, located on the northern coast of California, has 13 approved American Viticultural Areas and over 450 wineries. Winemaking and grape-growing is vital to the area’s economic and cultural life. In 2006, the Sonoma County grape harvest amounted to over 185,000 tons, exceeding neighboring Napa County’s harvest by over 30 percent. The most common grape varieties planted are Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Pinot Noir, though the area is also known for its Merlot and Zinfandel.