Antonia Bennett, Daughter of Tony Bennett, to Perform at The Fairmont San Francisco's New Year's Eve Gals

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One of San Francisco’s Best New Year’s Eve Galas Highlights Hotel’s Exceptional Options for Celebrating the Stroke of Midnight

San Francisco New Year's Eve Party at The Fairmont
Performing in the very same Venetian Room where her father introduced his trademark tune.

For more than a century, The Fairmont San Francisco has ushered in the new year with the most fabulous of fêtes. This year, the hotel is thrilled to offer an unparalleled “Auld Lang Syne” ambiance with The Fairmont San Francisco New Year’s Eve Gala, one of the premiere New Year’s Eve events in San Francisco for those seeking to mark the occasion with a multitude of merriment. Many hearts have been left in San Francisco thanks to the famous ballad by music icon Tony Bennett. This year, The Fairmont San Francisco is thrilled to announce Antonia Bennett as its New Year’s Eve Gala headliner, performing in the very same Venetian Room where her father introduced his trademark tune during his own year’s-end performance.

Tony Bennett took the stage of The Fairmont San Francisco’s venerable Venetian Room 52 years ago, and performed “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” for the first time during his “Happy New Year’” engagement, which extended through January 17, 1962. He then recorded the song, which was released in February of 1962, becoming a major hit on the pop singles chart and winning the top prize of Grammy Award for “Record of the Year,” as well as “Best Male Solo Vocal Performance.” Bennett is a 15-time Grammy Award- winner and a musical legend, who continues to make headlines for his music, art and collaborations with a variety of renowned entertainers, including daughter Antonia.

What does a heaped measurement of Tony Bennett, a sprinkle of good company such as Count Basie, Rosemary Clooney, Frank Sinatra, a dash of Lee Strasberg Theater Institute, and a portion of Berklee School of Music amount to? Antonia Bennett! This seasoned performer of The Great American Songbook has been enchanting audiences all over the world with her delicate tone and fiery look. Her performance evokes memories of a golden era. Her lifelong stage experience indulges any crowd. Her warmth brings back long lasting emotions. Beware! Greatness has new company: Antonia Bennett.

The Fairmont San Francisco New Year’s Eve Gala Details
Tuesday, December 31

Reception begins at 7:00 p.m. with six-course dinner at 8:00pm followed by dancing continuing until 1:00 a.m.

Revelers rejoicing in New Year’s Eve fashion will begin the evening at 7:00 p.m. with appetizers in The Fairmont San Francisco’s Pavilion Room, followed by a six-course dinner and entertainment by singer Antonia Bennett (daughter of the legendary Tony Bennett) in the Venetian Room, on the very stage where her father first performed his signature song, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.” As midnight nears guests will be whisked to the world-renowned Crown Room to enjoy dessert and a stunning backdrop of the City and Bay while dancing amidst the stars. This party package includes a fabulous six-course menu paired with top-tier wines, a full bar, party favors and live music.

Cost of The Fairmont San Francisco New Year’s Eve Gala (with six-course dinner) is $429 (plus tax & service) per person. Guests will be seated at tables that correspond to the size of their party, and dress code is Black Tie. Balloon Drop at Midnight. For reservations or more information, please call 415-772-5204.

For those seeking a slightly more low-key or casual option for celebrating the start of 2014, The Fairmont San Francisco has two additional options at its Laurel Court Restaurant & Bar and its Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar.

new Year’s Eve Dinner at Laurel Court Restaurant & Bar
Seatings at 6:00-8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

Become a part of the ongoing history of the iconic Fairmont San Francisco’s Laurel Court and imagine the countless smiling faces that have “clinked” their champagne glasses here. Savor a five-course dinner, including a glass of champagne at midnight, while a jazz trio performs.

Five-course: $129 per adult, $64.50 for children under 12, free for children under 5. Wine pairing: $30 (All prices plus tax & service). For reservations or more information, please call 415-772-5204.

A Totally Tiki New Year’s Eve at Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar
Reservations from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.

Ring in 2014 in a tropical paradise! Tonga Room offers a decadent luau buffet package featuring a sumptuous buffet, party favors, Mai Tai toast at midnight and dancing to The Island Groove band.

First seating: $109 per adult - $54.50 children under 12

Second seating: $159 per adult - $79.00 children under 12 (All prices plus tax & service).

For reservations or more information, please call 415-772-5204.

Guests enjoying any of the hotel’s New Year’s Eve events are encouraged to take the elevator “home” for their own convenience and safety. The “You Booze, You Snooze” package offers guests a short “commute” and a chance to rest well into January 1st.

You Booze, You Snooze Package
Snooze a little longer after celebrating this New Year’s Eve with the “You Booze, You Snooze Package.” Enjoy the luxury and comfort of your room with a guaranteed late checkout of 2:00pm and full breakfast in the Laurel Court Restaurant.

The “You Booze, You Snooze” Package includes:

  •     One night’s luxurious accommodation
  •     Full breakfast for two in the Laurel Court Restaurant per room or suite
  •     Two Bloody Marys per room or suite, to be served on January 1, 2014
  •     Guaranteed late checkout of 2:00 p.m.
  •     Rates starting from $359 per night plus tax

This package is valid for stays on Monday, December 31, 2013 only and is subject to availability. Fully pre-paid, non-refundable deposit at time of booking. For reservations or more information, please call 415-772-5000.

The Fairmont San Francisco
Since 1907, The Fairmont has served as the San Francisco residence for U.S. presidents, world leaders and entertainment stars. The landmark hotel offers 591 newly renovated guest rooms and suites, three distinctive restaurants, a health club and easy access to the city’s most popular attractions. The Fairmont San Francisco is located atop Nob Hill at 950 Mason Street. For reservations, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit

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