My Latest Obsession: The Westin St. Francis

The Westin St. Francis is a historic luxury hotel located on Powell and Geary Streets in Union Square in San Francisco. It’s an absolutely breathtakingly beautiful building that you just can’t take your eyes off of!

There’s a ton of history on the Westin St. Francis, including the infamous Fatty Arbuckle scandal with a young girl that eventually died under suspicious circumstances after spending the evening with Arbuckle. And, when doing my research, I found several stories about ghost encounters in the hotel; I’m not really a believer in ghosts, but you will see in the 1st photo, I did not remove the light “orbs” all around the building. I took about 80 photo’s of the city that evening, and the only photos with “orbs” in them were the ones taken of The Westin St. Francis! I took the time to remove them from the rest of the photos so you can concentrate on the beauty of the architecture; it’s absolutely stunning!!!

The two twelve-story south wings of the hotel were built in 1904, and the double-width north wing was completed in 1913, initially as apartments for permanent guests. The 32-story, 390 ft tower to the rear completed in 1972 features exterior glass elevators that offers panoramic views of the bay and the square below, making the St. Francis one of the largest hotels in the city, with more than 1,200 rooms and suites!

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