Mar 20, 2017

New Openings – Showcasing Some of the Country’s Newest Properties

citizen hotel

citizen hotel

March 21st, 2017   |

The Citizen Hotel

Just blocks away from the Golden 1 Arena, in the heart of downtown Sacramento, The Citizen Hotel sits adjacent to City Hall and the California State Capitol building in Sacramento. The historic 1926 Cal-West Insurance building with modern amenities displays such “tongue-in-cheek” touches as leather-bound vintage law books in the lobby, famed political quotes in the elevators, black-and-white political cartoon drawings from mid-century Sacramento Bee cartoonist Newton Pratt throughout the hotel, and lampshades screen-printed with the constitution of California. Both The Citizen and Grange Restaurant & Bar continue to serve as Sacramento institutions, nurturing an evolving destination as the hotel comes into its own.


Vintage Inn Lobby


The Vintage Estate

The Vintage Estate, comprised of The Vintage Inn and Villagio Inn & Spa, is one of Napa Valley’s most beloved and award-winning properties. It is set on 23 acres of some of the most prized real estate in the area. Just a leisurely saunter from your guestroom, you’ll find yourself indulging in the nation’s per capita Michelin Star capital of dining, premier wine tasting rooms, intimate spa experiences, lifestyle shopping, romantic art, history and culture of the country’s most lauded wine region.

The hotel is currently undergoing a complete transformation. New ownership has assembled several sought-after designers, architects and talent to bring a new vision of hotel luxury to life.

Awards from 2016

Conde Nast Traveler “2016 Readers’ Choice Top Hotels in Northern California”

U.S. News & World Report “2016 Best Hotels in Napa Valley”

USA Today “10 Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards – Best Romantic Inn”


polaris restaurant and bar


United Polaris Lounge

The phrase “golden age of aviation” immediately calls to mind images of glamour, sophistication and detail to the fine touches, much like the innovation for the new Polaris Lounges. The decadent beverage program pays homage to the golden ages when craft spirits and inspiration were king.

“We looked to the pre-Prohibition era to inspire the finest selection of artisan-crafted spirits, and gave it a modern twist while weaving in a unique aviation theme,” said United Clubs Managing Director Michael Landers. “We handpicked an eclectic and exciting selection of spirits to appeal to our globally diverse customers and tapped into the talents of the most noteworthy industry influencers and James Beard Award winners, to create our beverage program.”

Polaris guests will be able to enjoy classic cocktails with a twist formulated by renowned mixologist Adam Seger, as well as cocktails designed especially for United Polaris Lounges by the makers of craft liquors such as Ryan Magarian, Ron Cooper, Ryan Maybee and the cocktail king himself, Dale DeGroff. These inspirations will be created with handcrafted tonic and juices that are fresh every day, and will be adorned with the likes of honey caviar, gold-dusted rose petals and dehydrated tangerine wheels with hibiscus sugar.

“Every aspect of the Polaris beverage program was designed to stimulate the senses and enrich the guest experience,” said Landers. “The collection of talent selected to support the creation of the first Polaris, which opened in December at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, will be felt by our guests in every way, and we look forward to expanding this experience to additional U.S. hub airports and international locations beginning in 2017.”


cityscape at the Wharf


Cityscape San Francisco Lounge at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square

Hilton San Francisco Union Square opened Cityscape San Francisco Lounge, located on the hotel’s 46th floor, on September 12.

Featuring breathtaking, 360-degree panoramic views of the entire Bay Area and San Francisco’s most iconic landmarks, the Cityscape Lounge offers small plates and appetizers, signature cocktails, wines by the glass, a variety of beers on tap, fine spirits and the best, most coveted viewing platform in the city.

Designed as one of the top “must see” attractions in San Francisco, Cityscape is the quintessential destination for those who want to experience the city’s most dynamic views and enjoy the “lay of the land,” as guests are treated to sights that can only be seen from the vantage point of the Hilton San Francisco Union Square’s Tower One.

“No two days look the same from Cityscape, where San Francisco weather flows over the ever-changing skyline,” said Lenny Gumm, General Manager of Cityscape. “What doesn’t change are the 360-degree views enjoyed through 14-foot, floor-to-ceiling windows and the great food and drinks to enjoy with them.”

In addition to general public access for individuals, couples and small parties, Cityscape also offers private corners of the lounge for groups of 20 in the Bay Section, with stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge, as well as the entire space for up to 350 guests for a total buy-out of the lounge. Special menus will be arranged and groups will enjoy the exclusivity of their own reserved space and VIP service.