Business Travel: Pullman Style

13 Aug

As we enjoy our way through summer vacation, plans for fall business travel start to fill the calendar. I learned early on never to leave hotel booking to someone else. Flights, fine. But never the hotel. Especially during NY Fashion Week! You know who you are.

As a writer, I spend a lot of time working in the room when I travel. Spotty wifi, lack of outlets, charging stations & designated work space, scratchy linens, no Q-tips or bathtub — Just some of the things that guarantee I won’t be returning.

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Pullman San Francisco Bay

On the flip side, I recently spent a few nights at the Pullman San Francisco Bay. At first site, it seems like your average hotel for the weekday traveler. And it is. But there’s something that sets them apart: an all-new wellbeing program.

I got to celebrate the North American kickoff of this elaborate Pullman program with brand wellness coach & fitness guru Sarah Hoey. From poolside yoga to WAFF training to exclusive healthy menus—the program is designed to support travelers’ healthy lifestyles and help others who are interested discover a healthier way to travel.

Taking a break from your laptop to stretch out or lift some weights makes a world of difference. Physically, it’ll help prevent back and neck pain. Psychologically, it’s regenerative.

The program is built on 4 pillars: Sleep, Food, Sport, Spa. Pullman hotel guests can request a special Fit Bag be put in their room–packed with free weights, a yoga mat, resistance bands, and 10-minute workout suggestions. You can even request a DREEM experience, which consists of a headband that reads your sleep duration, rhythms, heart rate, and more. As a notoriously terrible sleeper I wasn’t surprised to learn I changed positions 27 times one night.  

If you visit this specific Pullman property, I highly recommend visiting the Bay Club Spa. Ask the concierge about it. And leave time to stay as long as you can! Just the massages and outdoor pool area make this spa like a mini vacation in its own right.

TOWN Sparkling Rose SangriaIt should also be said that I had the best sangria of my life at Town restaurant. I believe it’s known for the steak—and the food was wonderful—but I’d go back simply for another sip of Sparkling Rose Sangria.

Coming back to the Pullman San Francisco Bay after a huge dinner is really nice. I took a relaxing walk around the bay, watched the ducks swim, and the sun go down. Then I retreated to my room for some resistance band-style stretching. Because I could.

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PULLMAN SAN FRANCISCO BAY | 223 Twin Dolphin Dr. | Redwood City, CA 94065 | 650.598.9000

xo

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9 Responses to “Business Travel: Pullman Style”

  1. Alysha Sardella August 13, 2018 at 9:19 am #

    Wow! Sounds like a great hotel to stay at when I am up in Northern California. I can’t wait!!!!

  2. Jamie Wior August 13, 2018 at 9:26 am #

    Sounds like a cool option. Will check it out when I need to be in the Bay Area next time. 😍

  3. Myrna August 13, 2018 at 9:34 am #

    I had no idea this place existed! What a cool option for a business hotel. Especially if your business takes you to the peninsula part of the Bay Area. Or if you don’t want to deal with the “big city” but still stay close enough to taxi/Uber/Lyft there. Looks serene.

  4. brauerlisa August 13, 2018 at 9:49 am #

    Genius! I wish more hotels offered this kind of attention to health. It would make traveling less stressful.

  5. Myrna August 13, 2018 at 9:50 am #

    What a great option for a hotel especially if you’re doing business on the peninsula or you just want to stay away from the “big city”. And you can still Uber/Lyft/taxi to the city. Looks serene.

  6. Angela Fairhurst August 13, 2018 at 10:23 am #

    Thanks for the insight! Good to know this about the Pullman!

  7. Ava August 13, 2018 at 11:02 am #

    I’m always looking for places to stay in SF, and I never know which one to choose. The healthy / active lifestyle benefit is a gamechanger and def a reason to try this place out. It sounds awesome. Thanks for posting about it!

    Do they have a pool in the fitness area?

    • GlossAngeles411 August 13, 2018 at 11:07 am #

      They have an outdoor pool but I didn’t see one in the fitness area. I think the spa they’re affiliated with has a few pools though!

  8. Jolie Loeb August 13, 2018 at 11:07 pm #

    Sparkling Rose Sangria here I come! Cool pics. Yoga definitely has more of an appeal if you can do it over the water.

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