Hospitality in Brisbane

By: ALISON WILSON, Brisbane Chamber Director Marketing / Sales alison@brisbanechamber.org

Hospitality in Brisbane BY: ALISON WILSON, Brisbane Chamber Director Marketing / Sales alison@brisbanechamber.org, 415-640-9875 Welcome Rhodora Escobar to Brisbane. She joined Homewood Suites as General Manager in 2018. She brings 24 years of experience and expertise in all aspects of the hotel business to the Brisbane property. Her background serving travelers here in the Bay Area include, working for the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, Parc 55, Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Hilton San Francisco Financial District, Wyndham Vacation Ownership San Francisco, and the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco. She has won awards, increased profitability of properties she has managed and improved guest satisfaction. We are proud to have Rhodora as an active board member of the Brisbane Chamber of Commerce. The Homewood Suites by Hilton SFO North celebrated 16 years of hospitality service in Brisbane, California at the December Holiday Mixer. At the mixer, I personally experienced the caring and courtesy that the staff gives on a regular basis to each guest. They value each guest and craft a welcoming environment for anyone walking through their doors, including those who attend mixers and those staying at the hotel. We spoke about the beauty of the Bay Area, the Pacific Ocean and the San Francisco Bay. I noted her focus and warmth greeted each person she came across. She commented “the Hilton Brand is focused on a strong community value which aligns perfectly with my strong personal values of service. The values and culture of Sage Hospitality Resources, the owners of Homewood Suites by Hilton SFO North, is to create a focused and positive experience for guests and staff. It’s not just four walls, a bed, a pass through. We strive to customize and enrich lives one experience at a time. Each of us at Homewood Suites takes seriously our goal of providing a relaxing and vibrant place to eat and sleep while away from home whether for business or pleasure.” Rhodora and I spoke about the remodeled Homewood Suites. We toured the spacious 700 square foot conference room, pool, dining room, laundry facility, and hotel rooms. I saw first-hand the spacious and warm atmosphere crafted for visitors as they first walk into the lobby and when they enjoy a meal. We spoke about the benefits of Homewood Suites’ location in Brisbane. Guests have access to San Francisco, SFO International Airport, Silicon Valley, and fantastic restaurants. Rhodora said, “Our guests talk frequently about the charm and safety of Brisbane. They want to experience the community they are staying at. They enjoy being able to run and walk on the San Francisco Bay trails as well as using our gym and swimming pool.” I learned that guests have access to breakfast and dinner four days a week, shuttle service within 5 miles of the hotel, SFO shuttle service, and other services such as grocery shopping and dry-cleaning. Homewood Suites believes in good community citizenship by being a vital part of the community in which they live, work and play. They have also donated to GatePath, whose mission is to empower people with special needs and support veterans, service members and families by giving backpacks filled with goodies that were handed out at San Francisco Airport USO. In closing Rhodora spoke about honor points and local discounted rates. If you would like to learn more about Homewood Suites by Hilton SFO North, Sage Hospitality, host an event, book a room, stay a week, or apply for a job please contact the hotel at (650) 589-1600. You can find Homewood Suites on the web at www.sfoairportnorth.homewoodsuites.com and social media. Contact Rhodora at Rhodora.Eschobar@hilton.com or call her at (650) 246-1184 to find out more information and to see how the Homewood Suites can fit your corporate and personal needs. Stop by for a tour or to visit and say Hi!.