We love Halloween! Nothing is better than dressing up like a fantasy and eating candy. And my favorite place to celebrate Halloween is at the Clift Hotel’s private masquerade ball in San Francisco. The A-listers are invited to dress up, drink Veuve champagne, and enjoy crazy vodka cocktails, while dancing to the hits of the 80’s.
The party takes over the whole downstairs of the hotel, including the lobby, the fabulous Redwood Room bar, Asia de Cuba restaurant, and the cozy sitting lounge. It is the perfect backdrop for over-the-top decadence and out-of-this-world costumes.
From gorgeous women dressed as sexy pirates to handsome men walking around as babies – nothing could be funner! The Clift hotel is a true San Francisco gem. A must-see when you are visiting the city by the bay, better yet – stay a few nights there and watch as the glitterati tramp through the hotel with their entourages. The Redwood Room is the bar that was made out of one single redwood tree. The room is donned with mirrored tables and digital art that seems to be watching you. The ceilings are high and the drinks are cold.
The founder of the hotel is the famous Ian Schrager, most people remember him from his Studio 54 days, where he partied with the rich and famous for over two decades.
They had a team of acrobats swinging from the ceiling and sequence-clad go-go dancers keeping the night popping. The energy was fabulous and everyone was rocking to the music and chatting with other fabulously dresses party-goers – those folks at the Clift sure know how to throw an amazing party! I was dressed as a butterfly and my team of Tango Divas were all dressed in more-sexy-than-spooky costumes. My favorite part of the night was when we found Waldo. I’ve been searching for him for years, and there he was at the Clift hotel!
The Clift Hotel is centrally located in the shopping mecca of Union Square
495 Geary Street, San Francisco, California 94102
Tel. 415 775 4700 Fax 415 441 4621
Reservations US 800 697 1791
Reservations International 00800 4969 1780