Enjoy Residential Style Living at Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square


Fairmont Heritage Place is truly one of my favorite places to stay when I’m in the city.  Located in famous Ghirardelli Square, Fairmont Heritage Place is the perfect location for family and friend gatherings that require several bedrooms and spacious in-residence entertaining. With residence style living they offer overnight visits and second home ownership. During my recent visit, I sat down with General Manager, William Fong to learn more about the many facets of this unique property and its offerings.  

Q. Travel Writer, Jennifer Boden: Why is Fairmont Heritage Place a great lodging choice?  

A. General Manager, William Fong:
Fairmont is known for turning moments into memories.  At Fairmont Heritage Place Ghirardelli Square, it all happens in one of the most prime locations in San Francisco offering views of the Bay from our residences and the Mustard Terrace.  Full service residential style accommodations allow you the space you need to feel at home.
Q. Tell me more about your location.

A. General Manager, William Fong:
Of course, we are set on the city’s vibrant waterfront in a historic chocolate factory with the activity of Ghirardelli Square right outside our doors. Ghirardelli Square has created a new sense of community bringing in several food-focused experiences. We are steps away from one of the main Cable Car Route – Powell/Hyde and walking distance to fisherman’s wharf.
Q. Describe a few of your favorite offerings at Ghirardelli Square that guests can enjoy.

A. General Manager, William Fong:
For wine lovers, our guests and owners love Wattle Creek Winery tasting room to enjoy select wines inside or while sitting outside enjoying the activity and music in the Square. Stop into The Cheese School market for a favorite cheese to embrace with the wine or simply have a nice lunch with a bay view in the Café. We are also very excited to have Palette, a new Chinese dim sum venue opening right below Fairmont in the next couple of weeks. Let us not forget about our traditional Ghirardelli chocolates and sundaes.  This is a favorite for the young and the young at heart!
Q. What are some unique offerings of your residence?  

A. General Manager, William Fong:

We offer a home away from home experience. One, two or three-bedroom residences featuring gourmet kitchens, dishwasher, convection/microwave ovens, four-burner stove tops, washer/dryer, fireplace, living room, dining room. Some residences offer a private balcony. If space equates to value, hands down the Fairmont Ghirardelli Square offers incredible value in San Francisco.  Residences range from 850 – 1,900 square feet.  

Talk about the ownership component of the Fairmont Heritage Place. 

General Manager, William Fong:

Ownership opportunities are available at 1/10 fractions with a unique reciprocal use privilege to stay at other Fairmont properties.  Our owners are worldwide however a large percentage live within a 120-mile radius of San Francisco and enjoy an easy and convenient stay in their second home in the City.  A luxurious and spacious, fully furnished residence awaits their arrival by our friendly team at Fairmont Heritage Place.
Our owners get to feel right at home, without the hassle and cost of full ownership and maintenance. We have several business executives that frequent SF for meetings and prefer their own comfortable, spacious accommodations that feels more like home.  Since ownership provides 35 nights a year, this is the perfect match for college parents wanting to be close to their children and visiting more frequently with ease.

Many of our owners spend some time in SF and also use their special travel privileges through Le Club Accor Hotels Platinum Membership, providing access to Accor brands internationally. 

Ownership prices start at $200,000
Q. In addition to fractional ownership, visitors can book a residence for their San Francisco holiday? 

A. General Manager, William Fong:
Yes, of course, based on availability we have many families plan ahead for family reunions over a holiday or other seasons. Many also reserve intimate outside areas for events, dinners and social times.  We have several quaint and cozy areas. 

We attract visitors and owners globally looking for larger, full-service accommodations for longer stays in the San Francisco area. The home-away-from-home arrangement with a well-known brand is appealing to them.  Since we are now part of the AccorHotel family, we are seeing even more of an international presence.

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