Why the Box SF is Perfect For Hosting an Event Near the Moscone Center
Why the Box SF is the Perfect Place to Host an Event Near the Moscone Center
The San Francisco Bay Area long ago earned its reputation as one of the world’s most beautiful and exciting cities. Today, it continues to attract business and leisure tourists from every corner of the globe.
And whether you’re journeying to San Francisco for business or pleasure, you are likely to find yourself attending one of the many popular events hosted by the Bay Area’s state-of-the-art Moscone Convention Center. Indeed, the Moscone is home to dozens of major events annually, welcoming power players in industries ranging from tech to healthcare to education to international business. The Moscone Center also invites hobbyists, aficionados, and connoisseurs of every interest, from the fancy food show to gamers.
But the grand Moscone Center is far from the only premier meeting and event space in the San Francisco Bay Area. There are a plethora of venues for every need and occasion. And, for small and mid-size events, The Box SF is second-to-none. With its storied history, wide array of flexible rental spaces, and premium attractions, The Box SF is the ideal venue to coordinate with Moscone Convention Center events, providing a perfect site for smaller company events, off-sites, customer lounges and a convention presence away from the main convention floor, offering complete discretion and privacy. From luncheons to training sessions, gifting suites and strategy meetings–all are within a short 2 block walk from of Moscone.
But, if you want to experience the best of both worlds, the large scale of the Moscone and the vintage charm of The Box SF, for your next corporate event, there’s more to consider than just the meeting venues themselves. You’ll also want to ensure that your guests have an inviting and memorable space to lay their heads at night.
This article explores both the many attractions of the Moscone and The Box SF and the best places to stay if you want to take advantage of all the Moscone and The Box SF has to offer.
There are lots of reasons to love the San Francisco Bay Area, but the Moscone Center and The Box SF share one of the best: SoMa. An abbreviation of “South of Market,” San Francisco’s South of Market Street neighborhood is beloved for its natural beauty, rich history, robust business culture, and thriving arts scene.
And both the Moscone and The Box SF are centrally located at the heart of this incomparable Bay Area neighborhood. Separated by just over half a mile, an easy stroll through the illustrious SoMa district takes you from Moscone to The Box SF.
Along the way, you’ll find some of the city’s most beautiful lodgings, including boutique hotels as well as nationally-known luxury brands.
If there’s one thing that unites the Moscone Convention Center and The Box SF it’s that both proudly offer state-of-the-art convenience in a uniquely client-focused environment. The Moscone Center was designed to feature the choicest technologies for a diverse client base that expects and demands only the best. And that is why it is the preferred venue for the gathering of many of the world’s greatest minds in science, engineering, and technology.
The Box SF was also created for the modern age, made to bring a young nation and a developing West Coast into a new century. The original home of the printing plant of America’s first true media mogul, William Randolph Hearst, the building in which today’s The Box SF stands was constructed in 1926, incorporating the latest technologies to usher in the first great age of publishing in the US.
In 2018, the historic building was meticulously restored to align the historic with the modern. New technologies were integrated into the nearly 100 year old building to prepare the storied site for its second century of life. Today, The Box SF combines antique charm with 21st century functionality. Each rental space features secure, high speed internet access and an array of customizable amenities to provide our clients and their guests with a best-in-class experience, no matter whether they’re hosting a corporate banquet, an intimate wedding reception, an industry trade show, or a high-stakes board meeting.
And the good news is that the modern functionality and convenience that characterize the Moscone Center and The Box SF can also be found in a wide selection of premier hotels and inns within walking distance of the two venues.
Canopy by Hilton, for example, is a boutique hotel situated just three blocks from the Moscone Center and less than one mile from The Box SF. It features concierge service, a rooftop restaurant and lounge, pet-friendly amenities, and easy access to public transit.
Canopy operates under the Hilton Brand and, as such, guests benefit from the brand’s decades of experience as a world leader in the hospitality industry. Their rooms are outfitted with only the best modern conveniences, from secure wi-fi to an onsite business center. It’s a comfortable space for business travelers who seek familiar and inviting accommodations as they split their time between the Moscone and The Box SF.
While there’s no shortage of well-appointed, modern accommodations within walking distance of The Box SF and the Moscone Center, that’s by no means all that the SoMa neighborhood has to offer.
If you’re looking for accommodations that combine a vintage appeal with an edgy aesthetic, there’s Hotel Zelos San Francisco. Located just over a half a mile from both the Moscone Center and The Box SF, Hotel Zelos San Francisco features the same Art Deco design that has made The Box SF famous. With its breathtaking floor-to-ceiling windows and distinctive facade, it echoes the captivating architecture of The Box SF, where guests enjoy sweeping views of the city from the magnificent top floor Gate Room.
Indeed, The Hotel Zelos San Francisco and The Box SF share a similar history, one that their unique aesthetic reflects in grand style. Originally constructed in 1907 as a multipurpose office space, The Hotel Zelos San Francisco began its life as The Pacific Building. It was painstakingly restored in 1999 to begin its second act as one the San Francisco Bay Area’s most acclaimed luxury hotels.
And what this means is that if you and your guests seek to savor the look and feel of Old San Francisco, both The Box SF and Hotel Zelos San Francisco have exactly what you’re looking for. The three main and closest hotels to us are the Intercontinental, Hotel Proper and the new Yotel.
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No matter whether you’re looking for a unique boutique, modern luxury, or budget-friendly accommodations within walking distance of The Box SF and the Moscone Center, The Box SF talented guest services team can help you. Reach out to us today to align your next corporate event or private gathering with your favorite Moscone Center happening. We’re expertly trained and highly experienced in addressing the unique and diverse needs of all our clients, from choosing caterers to booking lodgings and beyond. We look forward to welcoming you to SoMa!