Pack for a Stylish Stay in the Tony Bennett Suite at Fairmont San Francisco
For decades, visitors have left their hearts at Fairmont San Francisco, which has the perfect Suite offering for a uniquely legendary stay in the City by the Bay.
Fairmont San Francisco’s Diplomat Tony Bennett Suite pays homage to the iconic artist, who first performed his signature tune “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” in the hotel’s Venetian Room in 1961. Bennett has regularly returned to the hotel ever since, including for a special performance for the 50th Anniversary of the City’s anthem in 2012. A bronze statue of Bennett as well as a “Tony Bennett Way” street sign” also stand proudly in front of the hotel and welcome visitors from around the world to celebrate this incomparable entertainer.
Located on the 22nd floor of the Tower Building, the Diplomat Tony Bennet Suite features original artwork by Bennett and boasts incredible panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge to Alcatraz, Coit Tower and beyond. A 19-time Grammy Award-winner, who has sold millions of records, Bennett is also a distinguished visual artist, with several of his paintings in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution. His multifaceted artistic talent is featured in the suite through signed prints of his paintings, including the giclée of the Golden Gate Bridge. The Diplomat Tony Bennett Suite is ideal for couples, wedding parties or honeymoons and entertaining up to 20 people.
What to Pack:
Whether packing for a jam-packed, one-night splurge in the Diplomat Tony Bennett Suite, or simply seeking inspiration for an overall San Francisco itinerary, here are some tips for efficient, yet versatile luggage picks.
Simple Elegance: While San Francisco leans towards casual, functional fashion, several establishments, from Michelin-starred restaurants to music clubs, do encourage elevated attire. Plan for a night on the town during this special stay! Bennett favors custom, tailored suits and has often been quoted as emphasizing that quality lasts above all else. Use his dapper style as a template to select classic, well-fitted pieces, whether a LBD or a suit jacket. Comfortable shoes are a packing essential for any San Francisco visit as you traverse the hills where “little cable cars climb halfway to the stars.” However, plan to throw in your favorite dress shoes for this special occasion and you’ll walk into any room and feel like a star!
Layers: Year-round, San Francisco demands layers. “The morning fog may chill the air” and then the golden sun may shine for a bit, as sea breezes waft in and out. One must be prepared to don a combination of scarf, coat, or cardigan depending on the each neighborhood’s microclimate throughout the day. Be sure to snap a photo in front of the Tony Bennett statue before or after sightseeing!
Tiki Time: Fairmont San Francisco is home to Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar, a world-famous tiki venue. Following an evening of exploring in your cocktail attire, perhaps make a quick change into something casual or festive and toast Tony with a Mai Tai! Bennett has visited Tonga Room during his visits and even tweeted from the bar.
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