February 15, 2023 GM Letter

February 15, 2023

Dear San Francisco Suites owners,

“May you leap into a bright future in the year of the rabbit”

After two years without the festival parade, the dragon appeared, despite the rain, on February 4 in Chinatown. The San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade is one of the 10 largest parades in the world. The streets were lined with residents and tourists to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with much enthusiasm and joy.

  • China Live, 644 Broadway was booked to capacity with customers celebrating the elegant surroundings and enjoying the contemporary Cantonese cuisine. Paris will next host China Live as George Chen opens a second location at the Louvre Museum.
  • The beloved dim sum palace, Hong Kong 11, which was destroyed 4 years ago in a fire, returns this month as HK Lounge Bistro at 1135 Folsom.
  • The elegant, Empress by Boon, in the heart of Chinatown at 838 Grant, continues to be a difficult reservation to book, but remember that you can also walk in and be seated at the gorgeous bar and still be able to dine off the menu.

The Suites Boardroom has recently been reserved for quite a few celebratory gatherings.

  • The annual crab feast was held in January after postponing it for 3 years due to the pandemic. The owner hosted the event with San Francisco cracked Dungeness crab.

Friends and family flew in from all around the country and they had a grand time.

Recently, an owner invited friends to join them at the Suites over a weekend and the couple fell in love with the Suites and wanted to become owners.

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, they drove up from Paso Robles to attend the VOTA foreclosure auction, which was held across from City Hall at the War Memorial Opera House Gate, bid on the Master Suite and now are new owners.

Now that’s romance!

The Board is offering another opportunity to own in San Francisco and enjoy the Suites for 7 days a year by auctioning 4 Parlors and 1 Master at the Board of Directors’ Spring Auction.

Please find the link below:

I invite you to call the Front Desk and book your reservations or reserve the Boardroom for a festive gathering.

There is much to enjoy in San Francisco and wonderful memories to be made.

  • St Patrick’s Day Parade is held on March 11
  • SF Cherry Blossom Festival and Parade is held in Japantown on April 8-9 and 15-16

We all look forward to welcoming you back to your “home away from home.”

Please find the BOD January 22 minutes below:

Let’s leap into the Year of the Rabbit together!

Warmest wishes,

Cynthia Reid
General Manager
San Francisco Suites


bod spring 2023 auction

San Francisco Suites on Nob Hill

February 15, 2023

Dear San Francisco Suites Owners and Friends of the Suites,

The Board of Directors would like to hold a special Spring Auction

for 4 SFS-owned Parlors and 1 Master:

  • 11P Whose year January 1,2023-Dec 31,2023, with 7 days still available

  • 348P Whose year is July 1,2022-June 30,2023, with 7 days still available.

  • 242P Whose year is April1,2023-March 30,2024 with 7 days still available

  • 27P Whose year is April 1,2023-March 30,2024, with 7 days still available.

The minimum bid for the Parlor is $100.00

  • 78M Whose year is April 1,2023-March 31,2024, with 7 days still available.

The minimum bid for the Master is$3,000.00.

The auction is open to anyone interested in placing a bid.

The property taxes for 2023 have been paid.

The 4 highest bids for the Parlors will win and the highest bid for the Master will win.

The buyer agrees to pay escrow costs, which are about $800.

The 2023 assessment of $1,555.00 will also be due.

This special auction will close on March 15, 2023, at 9 PM. No bids will be accepted after this time.

This is a unique opportunity for you to purchase a share that has become a liability because its owner has decided to “walk away” from their financial responsibility to the Association.

Please email your bid or bids to creidgm@sfsuitescsa.com

Please call me at (415) 433-9700 if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Cynthia Reid
General Manager
San Francisco Suites

CC: Chuck Meibeyer, President of the Board

The 2022 delinquent assessment foreclosure auction

San Francisco Suites on Nob Hill

January 20, 2023

Dear San Francisco Suites Owners:

The 2022 delinquent assessment foreclosure auction will be held on Tuesday, February 14, 2023.

Please find below the 2 shares that will be up for auction with the minimum bids.

The new owner will also be responsible for past-due property taxes. and the 2023 assessment which is $1,555.00.

Master – 186M $2,183.30 ($97.23 tax due)

Parlor – 150P $3,233.20 ($804.04 tax due)

The shares will be sold at auction as follows:

Vacation Ownership Title Company will hold the auction at: Outside the Memorial Gates

by Van Ness between 301 and 401 Van Ness Avenue

San Francisco, CA.94102

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at 1:00 pm

The estimated minimum bids are located above.

Please be advised, there may be additional costs.

You are invited to bid, and the highest bid will sell for cash payable at the time of sale in lawful money of the United States, in cash, or cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, state or federal credit union, state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in the State.

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding this matter.

Thank you,
Cynthia Reid
General Manager
San Francisco Suites

CC: Chuck Meibeyer, President

GM letter Call for Nominations and February BOD minutes

GM letter Call for Nominations and February BOD minutes

December 17, 2023

Dear San Francisco Suites Owners,

It is that delightful time of year when San Francisco turns into a holiday fantasy.

The hotels on Nob Hill are covered in lights, Huntington Park is even showcasing red, green, and white lights wrapped around the trees and bushes, when years ago, the rule was only white lights. The lobby of the Fairmont is full of families gazing at the Gingerbread House while sipping hot chocolate. If you have forgotten a gift, you can buy a box of See’s candies near the Concierge desk. The Ritz Carlton is featuring a gorgeous tree just around the corner. Not to be outdone, the Suites have again been transformed into a Charles Dickens Christmas with new, festive evergreen garlands adorning the mantelpiece and draped around the Concierge desk. The most perfectly shaped Christmas tree is decorated with red and green ornaments while poinsettia plants grace the windowsills and toy Nutcracker soldiers stand guard. Daily hot cider or later in the day a glass of wine is offered in the lobby, where you can sit in front of the crackling fire as Christmas music fills the air.

Strolling down to Union Square, the traditional Christmas tree greets shoppers as ice skaters swirl over the ice at the ice-skating rink and across the street the welcome sight of kittens and puppies in the windows of Macy’s, waiting to be someone’s gift.

The Board has been working very hard to keep the Suites looking elegant so when you return in January, you will find lovely roman shades that have replaced the vinyl blinds.

In March, the BOD Election will be held for one (1) position. Please look below for the link for the Call for Nominations letter, Board application, and Pledge. Applications must be received by February 1, 2023, Link To Call for Nominations

The BOD November 5 minutes are also at this link to BOD Nov. 5th Minutes

I hope everyone received the property tax bill. The 1st installment was due December 12.

Let me know if you did not receive it and I will help print out the bill online for you so that you will not incur late fees and penalties.

Lastly, if you are still looking for a special gift, why not give a gift of experiencing San Francisco for 7 nights a year? Let me know if I can assist you in purchasing a Parlor or a Master Suite at the San Francisco Suites.

Happy Holiday’s everyone and a very Merry Christmas!

Warmest wishes,
Cynthia Reid
General Manager
San Francisco Suites


General Manager letter November 2022

November 2022 General Manager’s Letter

The first day of November brings rain to San Francisco and with the chilly weather, thoughts turn to the holiday season which is rapidly approaching. I want to also remind owners that it is soon time to pay property taxes as the bills were sent out in October. If you are a new owner or have moved, you will need to go online to pay your tax bill or you can always contact me for assistance. I have gone to City Hall and spoken to the Tax Assessor about the addresses not being changed to the new owners and was told that due to the pandemic, there is a yearlong backlog, nevertheless, the property taxes must be paid, or your share will incur late fees.

Now back to celebrating the fall and making plans for Thanksgiving. Streamers of autumn leaves and garlands welcome you as you enter the SF Suites lobby and soon there will be the fragrance of hot cider and cinnamon in the air as you are offered a warm mug at check-in.

Many owners love to spend Thanksgiving dinner at The House of Prime Rib or Harris. If you have not already made reservations, you can always order online and bring your dinner back to the Suites to enjoy.

The Palm Court restaurant in the new Restoration Hardware Building called HR on Pier 70 is gorgeous and perfect for a special dinner out in SF. The restaurant, two cocktail bars, and a rooftop garden are nestled among the interior design galleries.

Recently, the Presidio Tunnel Top opened at Crissy Field on 210 Lincoln Boulevard. Guests are enjoying the view of the Golden Gate Bridge while taking the Cliff Walk. This is a wonderful place to take children, have a picnic, or warm yourself in front of the open-air fire pit. There are also food trucks available from 9 am to 6 pm daily.

The City is full of travelers, cable cars are spilling over with tourists and the outdoor parking lots are full of diners.

The Dream force conference in September was an enormous success, bringing in $40 million dollars in revenue while the attendees filled hotels resulting in a citywide occupancy of 85%.

The Mayor has filled her promise to bring back a safe environment in Union Square by adding more City Ambassadors and police. I attended a meeting at the Mark Hopkins that hosted GMs from Nob Hill hotels, restaurant owners, and The Chief of Police and Firefighters Associations to hear Supervisor Peskin explain the need for communities to work together to fight crime, the homeless crisis, and the need to keep the city streets clean. I have a great relationship with the General Managers of the Mark Hopkins and the Stanford Court and have received assistance in keeping our environment free of intruders and encampments.

Please call the front desk to make your holiday plans at the Suites and enjoy our beautiful

City by the Bay. As the poet, Ashleigh Brilliant wrote,

“There may not be a Heaven but there is a San Francisco”

We all look forward to welcoming you back to your home for the holidays!

Warmest wishes,
Cynthia Reid
General Manager
San Francisco Suites



Dear Owners and Friends,

The Board of Directors is pleased and excited to announce an opportunity for you, your family, or friends to buy a parlor from the inventory of Association–owned shares. These shares have been returned to the Suites through foreclosure. And rather than adopt them, the Board has decided to sell them immediately for the price of $100 per share. In doing so, the Board hopes to add committed owners to our Association and to avoid the loss of assessment revenue that this large inventory creates.

If you decide to buy one of the shares being offered, you must also pay the 2022 assessment of $1,453.00 as well as the escrow costs of $800. You can start to use the new share while the escrow is in progress, once you pay the annual assessment. The share year will run from August 1, 2022, to September 30, 2023, allowing seven days of use.

Then, after you pay the 2023 assessment which is due on January 1, 2023, you will have seven more days, to be used based on the regular year for that share.

The parlor sale begins on July 1, 2022 and will end on July 31, 2022.

We will accept email requests for the sale during normal reservation times until 12 noon PST on Sunday, July 31.  All names received will then be pooled, and a drawing will be held on Monday, August 1.

PLEASE NOTE: Payment in full must be received by August 30, 2022.

Thank you in advance for your interest and participation in the Fall Parlor Sale.

Best Regards,

Cynthia Reid
General Manager
San Francisco Suites