SF Hotel Eyes Potential Market

Offers pacakges built around city's gay marriages

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom’s order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples may be just the right touch for the city’s tourism industry. Pan Pacific San Francisco, for one, said it expects increased demand for its Commitment Ceremony packages. The hotel offers comprehensive planning services, room blocks, rehearsal dinners, morning-after brunches, wedding ceremonies, themed receptions, menu selection, floral arrangements, wine and champagne and more.

The Union Square hotel is also offering a Gay Celebration package good through the end of the year. The package includes one night in a superior room, champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries for $299.