Posts Tagged ‘hyatt’

San Francisco’s Hotel Workers are Now Raising Hell at the Palace on New Montgomery

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Remember a few days back when our loud, loud, loud hotel workers were in front of the Grand Hyatt for 72 hours? Well, the party has moved South of the Slot (happy 100th, Jack London!) to 2 New Monkey Street in the SoMA.

The Palace Hotel employees didn’t look too happy.(Aaron Peskin is out of the country right now, correct?)  Check it:

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On It Goes….

The Weekend Picket Line at the Grand Hyatt Union Square was Very Loud and Disruptive

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Oh boy, this was the loudest and most disruptive hotel picket line I’ve seen in San Francisco.  Now up at the wharf hotels, back in the day, you’d see a police presence and all sorts of rules about when and where strikers could march, how much noise they could make, etc.

But not at the Grand Hyatt, scene of recent filming for NBC’s horrible Trauma TV serial. From what I could see, it was totally wide open at the 72 hour strike that ended yesterday. Anything goes so anything went.

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Steve Rhodes has 152 photos posted, but here are some more:

The protest was loud, loud, loud – kettle drum, tire iron on a iron skillet, megaphones with sirens. It was a circus.

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See that? All the bellhops and security agents had something in each of their ears – either radio speakers or earplugs. (That should keep Cal-OSHA happy.)

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Bang the drum slowly, but loudly:

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On and on they went…

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…chanting away:

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“Who’s got the power?
We got the power!
What kind of power?
Union power!”

The whole affair was national news. But Matier und Ross think that the Local 2 strikers have a weak hand to play.

Judge for yourself, after the jump.

To Be Continued…

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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!

Northern California is Now Bereft of Revolving Restaurants – Let’s Get the Equinox Spinning Again!

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

What’s up with the former Equinox Restaurant way up high down at the foot of Market Street? It don’t revolve no mo. What’s the deal? Does it need a new motor? Cause my stepbrother is parting out a Subaru -  he has a flat four boxer with a recent rebuild that could totally be used to spin that place like a record, baby.

I believe that this City should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a diner on the revolving restaurant known as Equinox, spinning him as he dines, and returning him safely to the Earth.

Now don’t talk to me about how it’s never gonna revolve ’cause the Hyatt Regency people are dead-set on continuing with their “sorry hemispheres” concept. What do the rich people do up there anyway in the Regency Club Lounge? They sure as heck don’t revolve – seems a waste, doesn’t it? What the richers do up there is watch cable TV without being disturbed by the hoi polloi, such as yourself.

See the idiot box flickering away up in there? That’s what they’re doing with the Big E these days:

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This boxy turntable was perched atop Embarcadero Five for one reason, and only one reason: to separate tourists from their money by serving them bad food with a nice view. And it was available to all comers - as long as you had $30 for rubbery chicken, you were welcome to take a ride.

Those were the days.

We should fix up the motor, lube the spindle, and get her turning again - we could re-open the Equinox in time for NewYear’s Eve, December 31st, 2009.

Then we’d party like it’s 1999. (Will Smith rapped a Rock the Casbah cover? Wow.)

We choose to go to the Equinox. We choose to go to the Equinox in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.”

Evict the Richers, Free the ‘Nox!

NorCal’s Only Revolving Restaurant Doesn’t Revolve Anymore?

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Well here it is, atop the “brutal” concrete Hyatt Regency San Francisco hotel at 5 Embarcadero - the former Equinox revolving restaurant. But it closed down a few years back, never to revolve again. Oh well.

Back in the day, it was the thang. Check out a major Warner release from 1979 on the YouTube: Time After Time. It’s a time travel epic involving a hungry (try not to yell out “check please!” at 3:45) Mary Steenburgen and saucy Jack the Ripper. See how the place rotated?

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These days, this rooftop locale has become the non revolving Regency Club Lounge or Regency Club, or Regency Club Floor and Lounge, something like that. The whole shebang is divided into four hemispheres, so now there are areas dedicated to “dining, business, entertainment and relaxation.”    

But this “hotel within a hotel” is reserved only for the upper crust of hotel guests.

Check it out, if you can.