Thank you for coming together to help one another during the recent fires. Your resilience, bravery and community spirit reminded me once again why Sonoma Valley is such a special place to live and visit.
While we received the recent good news that Highway 12 is open, many selfless first responders are still battling to protect Kenwood and Glen Ellen. As a community we will continue to support them, and all our neighbors who have suffered losses from the fires – many of whom still aren’t able to go back home. We look forward to the moment when we can say our entire valley is safe and beginning to take the necessary steps to move forward.
As we look ahead to the future, our efforts as the visitor’s bureau will be placed on working with our community and stakeholders on ensuring tourism rebounds and the Sonoma Valley economy is strengthened as quickly as possible. We need to let prospective visitors know a lot of our business community is reopen for business, and still as friendly, fun and beautiful as ever.
Please use the below tools to help us with misconceptions that Sonoma Valley isn’t a viable tourist destination, and spread the word that visitors’ already planned and yet-to-be-scheduled trips will not only help Sonoma Valley rebound, but provide each and every traveler with as wonderful of a getaway as ever.
Example Social Media Posts:
As part of ongoing efforts to inform potential – and already-scheduled – guests we’re largely open for business and ready to welcome them, SVVB is launching a campaign on our social media channels focusing on before and after photos, which will drive the message home that our destination is still a wonderful place to visit. We encourage you to join us as we spread the word that we’re still #SonomaStrong.
Ensure you specify if your business is open or closed. If your business will be undergoing any renovations or fire damage repair, let the consumer know your expected time of reopening. Details on the extent of damage or pictures is not necessary.
The business community has been affected by the fires and a lot of business has been displaced. Businesses are encouraged to send newsletters and communications to their email databases. The newsletters should address the issue, include a heartfelt message, and a timeline for reopening, or asking people to return to the business. Remember, locals may be part of your database, so it’s important to keep in mind the current state of sensitivity.
If you need imagery, please visit our online picture database to download scenic beauty images as well as talent driven branded images: https://sonomavalley.smugmug.com/
Visit our fire website for up to date information; www.sonomavalley.com/fire. As the fire continues to be contained and the evacuation notices are lifted, this site will shift to www.sonomavalley.com/strong
We are designing I Heart Sonoma Valley (I <3 Sonoma Valley) posters and creative pieces for your usage. These graphics will be delivered this week.
The Enjoy Life program is designed to provide Special Offers to our local community. Many businesses have submitted special offers to attract the community to their business, generate revenues, and show support during the rebound time. Please submit your local community special offers to firstname.lastname@example.org. Offers can be uploaded, removed, and revised at any time.
The SVVB is developing a comprehensive plan that will encourage an inbound tourism rebound. We are working with our media partners to receive bonus ads, and will be focusing heavily on digital, social, and TV. As our plans get refined over the next several days we will send another communication.
In response to the devastation of the wildfires, Sonoma County Community Foundation, which includes its local affiliate Sonoma Valley Fund, has set up a special fund for relief. The new Sonoma County Resilience Fund will focus on the mid- to long-term tasks of recovery and rebuilding, which will include basic needs as well as longer term economic, health and social supports.
To make a gift, go to the link below or call 707-303-9620.
OTHER WAYS TO DONATE:
|Sonoma County Community Foundation Resilience Fund||http://www.sonomacf.org/sonoma-county-resilience-fund/|
|Fire Relief, Napa & Sonoma Counties||https://www.gofundme.com/fire-relief-napa-sonoma-counties|
|Sonoma County Habitat for Humanity Rebuild Wine Country||https://www.rebuildwinecountry.org/|
|Heart of the Vine Relief Fund||https://www.gofundme.com/vweheartofthevine|
|La Luz Center Fire Releif Fund||http://www.laluzcenter.org/|
|Northern California Grantmakers||https://ncg.org/node/2970|
|Redwood Credit Union North Bay Fire Relief||https://www.redwoodcu.org/northbayfirerelief|
|Redwood Empire Food Bank||https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/WebLink.aspx?name=redempire&id=64|
|Rotary of Sonoma Valley Fire Relief and Recovery||https://www.youcaring.com/victimsevacueesandfirstrespondersforsonomafires-977708/update/748311?fb_action_ids=1638343622853395&fb_action_types=youcaringcom%3Apost|
|Sonoma County Recovery||https://sonomacounty.recovers.org/|
|Sonoma Humane Society||https://shsoc.ejoinme.org/donate|
|The Salvation Army Nor Cal Wildfire Relief||https://www.classy.org/checkout/donation?eid=149213&_ga=2.158422201.207122202.1507668275-723993427.1507668275|
|Transcendence Theatre Company Rise Up & Recover Fund||https://www.youcaring.com/victimsevacueesandfirstrespondersforsonomacounty-980701|
|American Red Cross||https://www.redcross.org/donate/cm/californiavolunteers-pub|
Details below, please contact the properties directly to book a room:
Details below, please contact the properties directly to book a room:
Clift Hotel - Morgans Hotel Group
495 Geary St, San Francisco
10 rooms available for $99 with free parking and free breakfast. Bring your pet! (no fee). Free toiletries, snacks and bottled water.
To book: Call Tina at 415.929.2332 before M-F, 8.30am - 4.30pm, or 415.775.4700 after 4.30pm and weekends. Clift is also offering our relaxing lobby and living room for people to just get away from the smoke and decompress!
Sheraton Fisherman’s Wharf
2500 Mason Street, San Francisco
October 15 and October 16: $99.00 plus applicable sales taxes (Room type of one king bed or two beds, request is based on hotel availability). Pets allowed. Parking - $56 per night plus applicable taxes. Free Wifi and 20% discount on food purchases.
October 22 and October 23: $99.00 plus applicable sales taxes (Room type of one king bed or two beds, request is based on hotel availability). Pets allowed. $56 per night plus applicable taxes. Free Wifi and 20% discount on food purchases.
October 29, October 30 and October 31: $99.00 plus applicable sales taxes (Room type of one king bed or two beds, request is based on hotel availability). Pets allowed. $56 per night plus applicable taxes. Free Wifi and 20% discount on food purchases.
November 1 and November 2: $99.00 plus applicable sales taxes (Room type of one king bed or two beds, request is based on hotel availability). Pets allowed. $56 per night plus applicable taxes. Free Wifi and 20% discount on food purchases.
To Book: Fire Victims Att00-8M65GM1
(OR copy and paste the following link into a web browser):
495 Jefferson Street, San Francisco
50% off our Best Daily Rate, based on availability, through October 20th 2017, waive the daily urban facility fee, pets are very welcome (up to 2 pets per room, and we’ll waive the pet fee), Wi-Fi is included. Must provide proof of residency.
To book, call 1-800-790-1415 or visit http://www.argonauthotel.com/wildfires.aspx
Promotion Code WINECOUNTRY
Long term insurance per diem: 415-345-5515
351 Geary Street, San Francisco
$50 room rate, through Tuesday, Oct 17th
To book: Contact 415-781-7800 (offered by Jon Handlery)
425 North Point St, San Francisco
50% off BAR based on availability, waived daily urban facility fee, pets welcome (up to 2 pets per room; waived fee), Wi-Fi included. Must provide proof of residency.
To book: Long term insurance per diem: 415-345-5515 | Promo code - WINECOUNTRY
Short term: call 1-800-648-4626 or visit http://www.hotelzoesf.com/wildfires.aspx
Hotel Focus SFO
111 Mitchell Ave. S. San Francisco
$109 for 1-2 nights
To book: Call (650) 877-0770 (offered by Eric Halliday)
InterContinental San Francisco
InterContinental Mark Hopkins
20% off of our Best Flexible Rate and Complimentary Wi-Fi for select dates through December 4th.
To book: Residents must call the following hotel numbers and ask to speak to the Manager on Duty and reference "Sonoma Valley Visitors Center" to receive the discount and special concession.
InterContinental San Francisco: (415) 616-6500
InterContinental Mark Hopkins: (415) 392-3434
Kimpton Hotels (Sir Francis Drake and Sawyer Hotel)
30% off posted rates and pet-friendly with no charges.
To Book: https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Chain=10179&Dest=NOCAL&Rate=CARE
Use rate code: CARE
Stanford Court Hotel
906 California St
20 rooms at $149 checking in tonight out Sunday (includes parking as well as breakfast for up to four people)
To Book: Email email@example.com
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
780 Mission Street, San Francisco
Saturday, October 14: $89.00 plus applicable sales taxes (Room type of one king bed or two beds, request is based on hotel availability. No pets allowed. Valet Parking only and fee is $74.24 inclusive per vehicle or $85.64 inclusive for over-sized vehicles)
Sunday, October 15: $89.00 plus applicable sales taxes (Room type of one king bed or two beds, request is based on hotel availability. No pets allowed. Valet Parking only and fee is $74.24 inclusive per vehicle or $85.64 inclusive for over-sized vehicles)
To book: Book your corporate rate for Disaster Relief
Courtyard by Marriott San Francisco Downtown
299 2nd St, San Francisco
$99 with complimentary parking for one night, this Sunday, October 15th, for fire evacuees
To book: Call 415-947-0700 and ask for the Manager on Duty to book this rate
King George Hotel
334 Mason Street, San Francisco
Superior Queen rooms / Superior Two Twins at $99.- / Oct.2017
To book: call the hotel directly at 415-781-5050 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Please refer rate code SVFV(Sonoma Valley Fire Victims) | A residential ID is required upon arrival. | Pets: up to 50 lb, no charge | Parking : valet, $45.- + tax/ compact vehicle ( oversize - $65.- plus tax)
222 Mason St, San Francisco
15% off Best Available Rate including complimentary wifi and parking for one car. Pet friendly and the daily pet fee will be waived.
To book: Please contact Seda Meral at email@example.com
W Hotel San Francisco
181 3rd St, San Francisco
5 rooms available for the nights of 10/13, 10/14 and 10/15 at a rate of $159. All pet fee’s will be waived. AND 20% off food and beverages for guests staying at the hotel!
To book: Please email WSF.Reservations@whotels.com between the hours of 9am to 5pm to book. If after these hours, please call the hotel at 415.777.5300 and ask for the manager on duty.
Westin St Francis
50% discount off it’s best available rate for those who have been displaced due to the fires in the North Bay. A limited number of rooms will be available with arrival on Friday October 13 with check out on Monday Oct 16.Guests will need to show their ID upon check-in.
To book: Call 415 397-7000 or visit https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/wildfire
Omni San Francisco
500 California St, San Francisco
$149 rate to the victims from this Friday, October 13th through October 31st, based upon availability.
Hotel is pet-friendly and will waive the pet fee.
To book: Contact executive assistant, Shawna Francis at Shawna.firstname.lastname@example.org.
San Francisco Proper Hotel
1100 Market St. San Francisco
Bunk Bed rooms at $149 and Deluxe Queen & Premier Double/Double rooms at $199
To Book: reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 415.735.777 or via email: email@example.com - Please reference rate code NORCAL
3400 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
50% off - Superior King & Superior Two Queens / Based on Availability in October - November (no pets) - free parking
To book: call the hotel directly at 650-493-2411 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please refer rate code SVFV (Sonoma Valley Fire Victims). A residential ID is required upon arrival.
Galleria Park Hotel
191 Sutter St. San Francisco
30% off through the end of October
To book: Click here (promo code included)
Monterey Tides Hotel - A Joie de Vivre Hotel
600 Sand Dunes Dr, Monterey
$119 with waived resort fee Sunday - Thursday next week
To Book: 831-394-3321 (offered by Heidi Bettencourt, Director of Sales & Marketing)
140 Ellis St, San Francisco
To book: Call Rita Choy at 415-568-2527 between the hours of 9am – 5pm or the Front Desk at 415-568-2524. Rate Code: “FR”
Taj Campton Place
October 13th & 14th – 5 Rooms
October 15th – 10 Rooms
October 20th, 21st and 23rd – 10 Rooms
Deluxe Room @ $125 + Tax, includes: Wi-Fi, pet fee, Parking, Early Check-In and Late Check-Out subject to availability, Tea/Coffee and Breakfast Pastries 7am – 9:30am. A residential ID is required upon arrival.
To book: Contact email@example.com, M-F, 8.30am - 4.30pm
Becks Motor Lodge
2222 Market St, San Francisco
$90 rate, includes parking (no pets)
To book: Call 415-621-8212
1231 Market St. San Francisco
$99/night, wifi included; no pets; must show proof of residency
Available after 10/12
To book: Call: 415-487-4460 (9 am to 5 pm; Monday to Friday; ask for Alisa Harvey) or email request to firstname.lastname@example.org
10/13, 14 & 15, 10 rooms per night at $99
To book: Contact email@example.com
* All three hotels (Zetta, Zeppelin, Zelos) will waive the pet fee and amenity fee for these guests.
America’s Best Value Inn- Fairfield
3331 North Texas, Fairfield 94533
10 rooms at $75/night; free parking & breakfast
To book: Call hotel for reservations: 707.426.6161
HI USA SF City Center Hostel
685 Ellis Street | 415-474-5721
HI USA Marin Headlands Hostel
941 Rosenstock Rd, Sausalito, CA 94965 | 415-331-2777
Offering 25% off pet lodging to displaced pets from the fires. The discount is extended to all Pet Camp services & locations.
To book: Please call 415.282.0700 (for both locations) to make reservations. Proof of residency with home address required at check in.
Pet Camp Main Campground (boards dogs & cats)
525 Phelps St., San Francisco, CA 94124
Pet Camp Cat Safari (cats only)
3233 Sacramento St., San Francisco, CA 93115
BOARD YOUR PUP-SAVE A PUP - Your Dog's Best Friends @Xena's Clubhouse for Dogs
2253 Shafter Avenue, San Francisco
50% off this week until October 20 then after that 25% off until November 10th
To book: visit: https://www.xenasclubhousefordogs.com/copy-of-home
This information is subject to change and we ask you contact your local authorities for current conditions and evacuation strategies.