Industry Update
Press Release 9 June 2015

Hotel Zephyr Unveils Outdoor Lounge “The Yard;” Embracing Nostalgia and Retro Fun in San Francisco

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Hotel Zephyr Unveils Outdoor Lounge “The Yard;” Embracing Nostalgia and Retro Fun in San Francisco

Upon completion of its $32 million renovation, Davidson Hotels and Resorts will unveil Hotel Zephyr in San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf on June 7. Travelers seeking to connect with the city's cool and laidback vibe will revel in the property's newest feature: The Yard. This 11,600 square foot outdoor lounge will feature dynamic, interactive elements that encourage guests to embrace their playful side.


"Travelers today are seeking unique experiences, opportunities to genuinely interact and explore, and Hotel Zephyr provides this for our guests," said Carmen Cruz, general manager. "Our hotel is the only waterfront property in an iconic destination, and by creating The Yard we're encouraging guests to let loose and have some fun."

The Yard marries the hotel's maritime-theme and the playful personality of rowdy sailors with an abundance of larger-than-life-sized games, including Connect-Four, Jenga, tube ping-pong and a tabletop labyrinth maze. For guests looking for relaxation, The Yard offers plenty of places to lay back and kick up their feet. Unique fire pits and shipping crates overrun with lush plants, and a marina-inspired water feature, invoke the feeling of a garden that has sprung up in the middle of a shipyard. These nostalgic elements drive the energy within this dynamic social hub, providing a picturesque view for guests looking through floor-to-ceiling windowpanes in the lobby.

Hotel Zephyr will feature 361 stylish waterfront guest quarters, including 63 with personal balconies. As the only waterfront hotel in Fisherman's Wharf, the property will feature six newly constructed waterfront suites, with many rooms offering direct views of the stunning San Francisco Bay and elegant cityscapes. Guests can choose to be treated to full panoramic views of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Fisherman's Wharf or the Bay Bridge. Bringing the playful vibe from The Yard into the rooms, select guest quarters are outfitted with dart boards and backgammon. All quarters include interactive media streaming via G-Link to stream games and other media from laptops or handheld mobile devices and tablets directly to the smart TVs.

Hotel Zephyr is in the heart of Fisherman's Wharf and is the closest property to Pier 39 for world-class shopping and dining. It is within walking distance to the Alcatraz ferries, Ghirardelli Square and close to many convenient transportation options, including the famed San Francisco cable cars. To learn more, visit:

About Pebblebrook Hotel Trust

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust is a publicly traded real estate investment trust ("REIT") organized to opportunistically acquire and invest primarily in upper upscale, full-service hotels located in urban markets in major gateway cities. The Company owns 36 hotels, including 30 wholly owned hotels with a total of 7,181 guest rooms and a 49% joint venture interest in six hotels with a total of 1,777 guest rooms. The Company owns, or has an ownership interest in, hotels located in 11 states and the District of Columbia, including: San Francisco, California; Los Angeles, California (Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Santa Monica and West Hollywood); Boston, Massachusetts; New York, New York; San Diego, California; Portland, Oregon; Buckhead, Georgia; Naples, Florida; Seattle, Washington; Miami, Florida; Washington, DC; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Columbia River Gorge, Washington; Nashville, Tennessee; Bethesda, Maryland and Minneapolis, Minnesota. For more information, please visit us at and follow us on Twitter at @PebblebrookPEB.

About Davidson Hotels & Resorts

Davidson Hotels & Resorts is an award-winning, full-service hospitality management company comprised of 54 existing hotels and resorts; more than 110 restaurants, bars and lounges; and nearly 1.5 million square feet of meeting space across the United States. Amassing one of the purest full-service hotel portfolios in the industry, Davidson, along with its lifestyle and luxury operating vertical, Pivot Hotels & Resorts, specializes in independent and branded assets in the upper-upscale to luxury segments. A trusted partner and preferred operator for Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, Marriott, and Margaritaville, Davidson offers a unique entrepreneurial management style and owners' mentality that provides the individualized personal service of a small company, enhanced by the brea dth and depth of skill and experience of a larger company. For more information, visit Follow us on Instagram: @davidsonhotelsresorts and Twitter: @Davidson_Hotels. Like us on Facebook: @DavidsonHotelsandResorts. Connect with us on LinkedIn: @Davidson_Hotels_and_Resorts.

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