Chic SoMa Hotel and Private Helicopter Service Collaborate to Create Opulent
Wine Country Experiences in the Vineyards and Clouds
SAN FRANCISCO (December 12, 2019) – Upon the hotel’s completion of its bold Gold Fever guest room renovation, W San Francisco is taking its elevated in-room experience outside the hotel’s walls and into the skies with the launch of the Up, Up and Away package in collaboration with Butterfly Aviation LLC, a San Francisco Bay Area-based luxury helicopter company. Through the exclusive package, guests will experience top culinary offerings, exquisite curated tastings, and the natural vistas and hundreds of vineyards that Sonoma and Napa counties offer by one of the poshest ways to travel: a luxury helicopter.
“With the Gold Fever spirit driving the design of our recently renovated guest rooms, W San Francisco is approaching experiential offerings like the new Up, Up, and Away package through an equally innovative lens,” said Roger Huldi, general manager of W San Francisco. “We have a passion for exceeding guests’ expectations and providing them with exclusive insider access both in and outside of the hotel. Through our collaboration with Butterfly Aviation, guests will experience the world-renowned Northern California Wine Country in an unprecedented and scenic journey, visiting exceptional food and wine establishments while flying over iconic landmarks and majestic landscapes.”
W San Francisco’s Up, Up and Away package includes ground transportation to and from the hotel to departing airports in the San Francisco region and surrounding areas, flightseeing tour over Napa Valley and Sonoma County Wine Country, touchdown at two-to-three wineries for curated tasting experiences, and culinary options at a select Wine Country restaurant. The personalized package starts at $1,800, valid seven days a week through October 24, 2020.
Butterfly Aviation has partnerships and collaborations with several of the top vintners in the area, many of whom allow Butterfly Aviation to land at their winery for a food pairing and wine experience. Top wineries include Mauritson Winery, Hirsch Vineyards, Aperture Cellars, Chalk Hill Estate Winery and other Foley properties, Martinelli Winery, Robert Mondavi Winery, Jordan Winery, J Vineyards & Winery, Arista Winery, Francis Ford Coppola Winery, and Ledson Winery & Vineyards. Additionally, Butterfly Aviation is the official heli company of the prestigious Mayacama luxury golf resort.
Butterfly Aviation operates two four-blade, single-engine, civil utility Bell 407 helicopters equipped with VIP leather seating, noise-cancelling headphones and air conditioning for a comfortable, yet luxurious experience. The company currently operates flights to and from San Francisco International Airport, San Jose International Airport, Oakland International Airport, Gnoss Field (Novato, CA), Sacramento International Airport, Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport, Ukiah Municipal Airport, and Healdsburg Municipal Airport.
W San Francisco is perfectly situated at the epicenter of technology, innovation and vibrant culture located just steps from San Francisco’s celebrated museums; Michelin-starred restaurants; bustling nightclubs; and craft cocktail bars. In addition to boasting stylishly renovated guest rooms, the property provides one of the most distinctive hotel services in the industry in the person of its renowned W Insider, Vanessa Mina, who, as part of the hotel’s proprietary Whenever/Wherever and New/Next programs, curates exclusive happenings in the city, whether it’s a last-minute concert, museum or event tickets, dinner reservations, or setting the stage for the perfect proposal, presentation, or other pivotal event. Additional amenities include the award-winning FIT gym, lively Living Room activations such as Living Room Live and What She Said, LEED Platinum-certified sustainable practices, the highly popular P.A.W. (Pets Are Welcome) program, and much more.
About W San Francisco
W San Francisco is an electric urban oasis in the heart of San Francisco’s SoMa district. With 401 guest rooms including 12 suites, the hotel’s chic and contemporary design offers a hip, stylish retreat downtown. Property features include The Living Room, a perfect gathering spot for cocktails or an energizing place to work, FIT, the hotel’s state-of-the-art fitness center, TRACE, the hotel’s signature restaurant, and seven state-of-the-art meeting room and banquet spaces including the award-winning SOCIAL terrace. The hotel offers panoramic views of the city’s skyline and a breathtaking view of the Bay Bridge and is just steps away from attractions including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Yerba Buena Gardens, and the waterfront. W San Francisco is a leader of sustainable initiatives and the first LEED-EB Platinum certified building in North America, the highest ranking by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the world’s most widely used and recognized green building rating system. For more information, please visit http://www.wsanfrancisco.com/.