Book a hotel in San Francisco, USA
The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city in California and the 13th most populous city in the United States, with a 2008 estimated population of 808,976.
Tourism is the backbone of the San Francisco economy. Its frequent portrayal in music, film, and popular culture has made the city and its landmarks recognizable worldwide. It is the city where Tony Bennett left his heart, where the Birdman of Alcatraz spent many of his final years, and where Rice-a-Roni was said to be the favorite treat. San Francisco attracts the fourth-highest number of foreign tourists of any city in the U.S. and claims Pier 39 near Fisherman's Wharf as the third-most popular tourist attraction in the nation. More than 16 million visitors arrived in San Francisco in 2007, injecting nearly $8.2 billion into the economy-both all-time high figures for the city. With a large hotel infrastructure and a world-class convention facility in the Moscone Center, San Francisco is also among the top-ten North American destinations for conventions and conferences.
The legacy of the California Gold Rush turned San Francisco into the principal banking and finance center of the West Coast in the early twentieth century. Montgomery Street in the Financial District became known as the "Wall Street of the West", home to the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the Wells Fargo corporate headquarters, and the site of the now-defunct Pacific Coast Stock Exchange. Bank of America, a pioneer in making banking services accessible to the middle class, was founded in San Francisco and in the 1960s, built the landmark modern skyscraper at 555 California Street for its corporate headquarters. Many large financial institutions, multinational banks and venture capital firms are based in or have regional headquarters in the city. With over 30 international financial institutions, six Fortune 500 companies, and a large support infrastructure of professional services-including law, public relations, architecture and design-also with significant presence in the city, San Francisco is designated as one of the ten Beta World Cities. The city ranks fifteenth in the world's list of cities by GDP and eighth in the United States.
Small businesses with fewer than 10 employees and self-employed firms make up 85 percent of city establishments. The number of San Franciscans employed by firms of more than 1,000 employees has fallen by half since 1977. City government has made it intentionally difficult for national big box and formula retail chains to expand in the city; the Board of Supervisors has used the planning code to limit the neighborhoods in which formula retail establishments can operate, an effort affirmed by San Francisco voters
San Francisco offers a wide variety of accommodation, suitable for the needs of business travelers. Most hotels in San Francisco have all the facilities you might need during your stay. Visitors can benefit from wi-fi connectivity and well equipped conference rooms will help you make the most of your stay. After a long business day, you can enjoy an entertaining night out.
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|Energy Investment Forum 2013||10 Jun 2013||11 Jun 2013|
|ENDO 2013||15 Jun 2013||18 Jun 2013|
|Intersolar North America 2013||8 Jul 2013||11 Jul 2013|
|Semicon West 2013||9 Jul 2013||11 Jul 2013|
|The San Francisco International Gift Fair Summer 2013||27 Jul 2013||30 Jul 2013|
|CDA San Francisco 2013||15 Aug 2013||17 Aug 2013|
|IDWeek 2013||2 Oct 2013||6 Oct 2013|
|NASFT Fancy Food Show Winter 2014||19 Jan 2014||21 Jan 2014|
|MacWorld Expo 2014||1 Feb 2014||3 Feb 2014|
|Photonics West 2014||1 Feb 2014||6 Feb 2014|
|Biophysical Society Annual Meeting 2014||15 Feb 2014||19 Feb 2014|
|RSA Conference 2014||24 Feb 2014||28 Feb 2014|
|OFC 2014||9 Mar 2014||13 Mar 2014|