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Historic Cartwright to Celebrate $2.5 Million Refurb

The historic Cartwright Hotel, a
91-year-old landmark located near San Francisco’s world famous Union
Square, will celebrate a recently completed $2.5 million refurbishment
with a private grand unveiling celebration for the city’s business
community on Oct. 21st. A property-wide restoration began soon after Magna Hospitality Group L.C.
purchased the hotel in October 2003. Highlights include a complete
makeover of guest rooms, meeting rooms and lobby; restoration of existing
antique furniture and the addition of matching reproduction pieces;
installation of complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access in every
room; and new amenities, including the city’s only complimentary deluxe
continental breakfast with make-your-own waffles, coffee and fresh juices.

Leisure travelers can experience the elegant property with the hotel’s
Stay Two Nights, Get the Third Free Celebration Package. The offering,
which is available through Dec. 30, 2004, includes luxury accommodations,
complimentary continental breakfast, and a local newspaper. The package is
$129 per night (plus tax, based on double occupancy) for the first two
nights. For reservations, call the hotel toll-free at (800) 919-9779 or
visit its website at .

“The improvements to the eight-story hotel are just breathtaking,” said
Magna’s Chairman William F. Burruss. “We’ve replaced the elevators, as
well as all of the hotel’s wall coverings, drapery and floor coverings.
One of the best things about the landmark is its location—only a block
from historic Union Square and the classic cable cars that ride along
Powell Street.” Magna will roll out the red carpet during a private tour,
luncheon and evening reception for businesses and organizations such as
Chambers of Commerce in the San Francisco area. The Cartwright, which was
built in 1913, will be re- introduced as a fully restored boutique and
small meetings hotel catering to leisure and business travelers,
government leaders, business executives, and social groups. A new staff,
including hotel General Manager Fred Rapp and Director of Sales and
Marketing Ron Davis, will be introduced during the day- long celebration.