Best Western Plus Opens in East Bay
Friday June 7th, 2013 - 1:10PM BJ
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OAKLAND, CA—With the addition of the Best Western Plus Bayside Hotel, San Francisco’s East Bay has a new entry. Located in the Embarcadero District of Oakland, the Bayside Hotel will be branded as a Best Western Plus hotel and marketed through the Best Western International brand.
“Best Western, as the world’s largest hotel company, will give the Bayside Hotel the much needed exposure the property deserves,” Mark Hochstatter, general manager, said in a statement. “The Bayside property is Oakland’s best kept secret as there are few hotels that match our convenience in the Bay Area.”
Hochstatter added, “We’re only 12 minutes from Downtown San Francisco via BART, while still offering one of the most intimate water views in the Bay Area.” Branded with the Plus moniker Hochstatter added, “We were considering Premier status, however we don’t have a restaurant on site. We’re excited to shuttle our guests to one of the many restaurants that make up the exploding culinary scene that currently is so hot in Oakland.”
This 81-room property features amenities such as complimentary breakfast, city shuttle service and free wireless Internet. Each room is over-sized, some as large as 635 square feet. The bathrooms have a glass enclosed shower, large soaking tub and separate water closet. Additionally, waterside rooms feature either a patio or balcony where the setting sun over San Francisco can be a memorable experience.
Formerly the Suites Building of the Executive Inn & Suites, the Best Western Plus Bayside Hotel formally opened its doors in late February 2013. A new Porto Cochere, lobby renovation, and an expanded fitness center help to make the Bayside Hotel stand on its own.
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