Soirée 2015


Design by Gary Streng

Save the date to celebrate San Francisco Heritage and the glorious landmark Mark Hopkins Hotel.

Each year, San Francisco Heritage celebrates the city’s unique architectural character with our Soirée. We are pleased to announce that Soirée 2015 returns to the Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco City Landmark No. 184, on Saturday, April 18th. Inspired by the elegance of San Francisco in the 1920s, the black-tie gala will feature cocktails, fine dining, dancing, casino gaming, and a four-star silent auction.

Mrs. Bland Platt and Mr. David P. Wessel are honorary co-chairs of Soirée 2015.

Since opening atop Nob Hill in 1926, the Mark Hopkins Hotel has remained at the center of San Francisco’s social scene. Commissioned by mining engineer George D. Smith and designed by the architecture firm Weeks and Day, the 19-story building reflects both French chateau and Spanish Renaissance architectural influences and is embellished with elaborate terra-cotta ornamentation. On the interior, the Room of the Dons contains nine seven-foot-high panels painted by artists Maynard Dixon and Frank van Sloun in 1926 for the hotel’s opening. One panel shows Queen Califia, “siren of audacious conquistadores,” set against a gold leaf sky. The hotel’s grand ballroom, the Peacock Court, is an historic backdrop that has hosted twelve presidents, royals, famous big band performers, and countless celebrities.

The Top of the Mark, a certified “Legacy” establishment, offers unmatched panoramic views of the city, the Bay, Alcatraz, and the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges.

Please join Heritage for a sensational Soirée at the incomparable Mark Hopkins Hotel, Revel beneath Califia and her Amazons in the Room of the Dons, sip cocktails inspired by the Top of the Mark, and peruse the silent auction before retiring to the Peacock Court for a spectacular three-course dinner. Festivities continue after dinner with dancing to the music of Pamela Rose and Sidepocket in the Room of the Dons, and our traditional Casino in the Lobby Terrace.

Soirée 2015 promises to be a most memorable and enjoyable evening – with something for everyone.

Information about purchasing a table, underwriting levels, and benefits can be found here. To make table reservations, or to receive an invitation, contact Director of Membership and Development Carolyn Squeri at or 415-441-3000 x14.

Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

Intercontinental Mark Hopkins Hotel, 999 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

Soirée 2015 is generously presented by the Mark Hopkins & Fairmont San Francisco Hotels

Special thanks to our Media Sponsor: Nob Hill Gazette