Corporate Welcome Reception February 2016

Penthouse Suite at the Fairmont San Francisco


Hunter Events — one of the top ten corporate event planners in San Francisco — hosted a Corporate Cocktail Reception in the Penthouse Suite at The Fairmont Hotel San Francisco.  The reception was a kick-off event the night before a three day Conference at the Hotel, which brought in guests from all corners of the United States, as well as a large number of local attendees.


As with all corporate events planned by our team, the menu for this Corporate Cocktail Reception was carefully crafted with the help of the Chef and tailored to the Client’s specific needs. Butlers presented trays of delicious hors d’oeuvres as guests entered the room. They also enjoyed an Asian Fusion buffet complete with steamed BBQ pork buns, BBQ Cantonese spare ribs, crispy vegetable spring rolls, mushroom pot stickers, shrimp dumplings, pork sui mai, and wok stir-fried rice. A variety of desserts — tarts, macaroons, puffs and even crème brûlée — delighted each guest. And selection of fine cocktails were available for guests to toast to a successful conference.


As one of the best event planning companies in San Francisco, our team puts experience and skill to the test to search and select the finest venues around the world — appropriate to the client’s unique needs. As the only hotel directly located on San Francisco’s vibrant Nob Hill area, The Fairmont San Francisco Hotel offered visiting guests convenient access to some of the city’s most interesting landmarks.

The penthouse suite, which takes up the entire eighth floor of the historic Fairmont Hotel, is a cornucopia of cultural influences: ancient and modern, Western and Eastern. It was designed in the Roaring Twenties, which is evident once you walk through the front door, where you’re met with a black and white tiled floor, classy purple wall, ornate wooden table, and gold-framed mirror.

Among its many luxury features is a two-story circular library, complete with a narrow red spiral staircase allowing you to reach two floors of books. Behind one of the shelves on the second floor is a secret door leading to a dark corridor that some say leads to the hotel’s roof. The door is disguised as a bookcase, and there are a few rumored uses for the passage hidden behind it.

The dining room seats 60 people and is where the 1945 United Nations Charter was drafted. Just outside the dining room is a green and white tiled balcony with a three-tiered fountain surrounded by hummingbirds. Right behind it is one of the best views in town of the San Francisco skyline.

If looking out over the city from the spacious balcony isn’t enough entertainment, perhaps the billiards room will suffice. The pool table is surrounded by Moorish-style walls, hand-painted in intricate patterns of turquoise, purple and yellow which gives the room a Middle Eastern feel. The room’s designer, Arthur Upham Pope, was a pioneering American expert on Persian art.

Hunter Events also enhanced the already stunning space with a touch of blue uplighting, and illuminated company signage and banners.  Linen-draped cocktail tables were spaced throughout the room to provide conversation places for guests, and buffet stations were centrally located for quick access as the guests mingled about.


Guests at the Corporate Cocktail Reception were able to engage in conversation with their colleagues in this elegant and grand environment. Everyone enjoyed the delicious cuisine, spectacular views of the city and the chance to kick off a successful upcoming 3-day conference. The Client was pleased with the venue’s hospitality, as well as the outstanding service and event planning provided by Hunter Events.


As a top event planner in San Francisco, our team customizes and creates unique events in the Bay Area, throughout the United States and across the globe. Hunter Events has partnered and established long-lasting relationships with world-class hotels, venues and special event facilities — like The Fairmont San Francisco Hotel.

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