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Pier 2620 Hotel Recreates California Winery Tasting Experience at EvenKeel Lounge with Napa Technology WineStation Dispensing and Preservation System

"EvenKeel Lounge is the newest best-kept secret on San Francisco's famed Fisherman's Wharf. Tucked into the newly renovated Pier 2620 Hotel, this comfortable lounge offers an approachable taste of Northern California's finest offerings."

SAN JOSE, CA, December 18, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Designed to meet the needs of today's leisure and business travelers, EvenKeel Lounge staffs a full service bar, complete with a small bites menu, and invites guests, locals and tourists alike to sip, savor and swirl 16 world class wines in taste, half, and full glass from four Napa Technology WineStation systems.

Twelve of the wine offerings constantly rotate to highlight California's famous wine selection. Each month the lounge features a "winery of the month" in one of the four-bottle WineStation dispensing and preservation systems. The staff sells flights and interacts with patrons in a way that emulates a winery tasting bar experience.

"Northern California's climate is an agricultural mecca, consistently producing some of the highest quality wines in the world. At Pier 2620 Hotel, in the heart of Fisherman's Wharf, we welcome guests from all over the world who can now sample some of the premier wines our region has to offer," shares Alexandra Shimizu, Food & Beverage Manager. "The bar boasts four Napa Technology WineStations which will preserve wine in peak condition, allowing us to feature bottles from the foremost wineries in the state."

Pier 2620 Hotel takes advantage of other WineStation features. Gold and Platinum iPrefer members receive a wine card for use in EvenKeel Lounge, and the hotel offers all guests with lap level access to the WineStation with the ADA Universal Access Module.

"Napa Technology's mission is to develop technology that makes a good glass of wine more accessible to consumers and provide tools for operators that make their businesses more profitable and efficient," said Jayne Portnoy, Vice President, Marketing and Brand Strategy at Napa Technology.

About Napa Technology WineStation
Founded on a common passion for good wine, Napa Technology was formed in 2005 by Nick Moezidis, Morris Taradalsky and Jeffrey Brooks. The group combined decades of business and technology experience to create WineStation, a unique, cutting-edge product that would ultimately change the idea of simply serving wine to skillfully providing business solutions.

WineStation is the world's first intelligence-based, automated, temperature-controlled wine dispensing and preservation system. The product delivers a "just opened" taste experience for up to 60 days once the bottle has been uncorked and provides product controls that maximize the profitability of each bottle.

In addition to maintaining the quality of each bottle of wine poured, the software that accompanies the WineStation allows businesses to track sales and use that data to manage their wine inventory.


Currently San Francisco Hilton Fisherman’s Wharf,
Renovated Hotel Launches November 1, 2013

San Francisco, October 25, 2013 – Fisherman’s Wharf, one of San Francisco’s most well-known destination neighborhoods, is changing with the major renovation of one of its cornerstone properties. On November 1, 2013, Pier 2620 Hotel will be introduced to guests visiting the prime location at Bay and Jones.

Quite literally, on October 31, 2013 guests will go to sleep at Hilton San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf and wake up at Pier 2620 Hotel Fisherman’s Wharf. The welcomed changes are infusing the neighborhood with excitement. This centrally located, 234-room hotel has been known as “the place” for years amongst leisure and business travelers alike, allowing for key site-seeing and exploring in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.

After a multi-million dollar renovation, which includes the lobby, lounge, restaurant and other public areas, the hotel will ‘officially’ be presented on November 1, 2013. At first sight, guests will have an entirely different experience with the new layout, design and enhanced services. The new and inviting interior is certainly more urban, shifting from the traditional décor that has been an expected Fisherman’s Wharf staple for years.

“It’s an honor to have the opportunity to present a new boutique hotel option in one of the world’s best-known travel destinations,” said General Manager James T. Franklin. “Welcoming guests to a renovated and still iconic hotel in an ideal location makes my job an absolute pleasure.”

Meeting the needs of today’s traveler, new offerings will include Bay Street Market, a, 24-hour ‘grab-and-go’ option stocked with local artisan products and EvenKeel Lounge which will feature self-pour Napa wine technology, serving small bites to enjoy alongside favorite handmade cocktails from the full service bar. Bay Street Bistro will feature a full breakfast buffet with gourmet selections for fast-paced visitors. Club 2620 business lounge will also be available to frequent travelers and will include a complimentary breakfast, snacks, and personal concierge services. Within the next two months, all guestrooms will also be updated and the fitness center will be expanded.

Personalized guest services have also been enhanced, including the launch of the hotel’s new ‘Coastal Concierge’ program. Coastal Concierge was created to ensure the richest experiences for visitors while also providing ease and efficiency for all travelers while visiting the San Francisco area. The hotel has also adopted Alfred the Sea Lion, and he has several suggestions for the area’s best insider tips provided either in person or via the website in advance.

A new loyalty program, supported through Preferred Hotel Group, will allow regular visitors to continue to accrue travel points at Pier 2620 Hotel as well as 650 additional Preferred Hotels worldwide. Additionally, the property has enhanced the iPrefer frequent stay program with a local program called Rewards 2620, and it will reward guests through upgraded amenities, accommodations, and special rewards throughout their stay at the property.