Oman Magazine’s very own Mr. Raven meets with Barbara Perzigian, General Manager of the energy-driven, high-achieving VIA Hotel, San Francisco. Where entrepreneurs, go-getters and jet-setters come to explore the city of San Fran, in beautifully innovative settings with every thing at your fingertips.
How would you identify VIA hotel, is it a lifestyle or business hotel?
Hotel VIA is located in the epicenter of innovation in San Francisco where the spirit of entrepreneurial lifestyle runs deep. It is with this unique energy that Hotel VIA draws its inspiration, blurring the lines between the drive to conquer the world and the passion to enjoy each moment of life. Hotel VIA can not be categorise in either distinction because in the 21st century traveler wants a product that is versatile enough to have both substance and style and that is what Hotel VIA delivers.
What’s the best part of being the GM of VIA Hotel?
The best part of being the GM is being able to build a new brandof hospitality in a world class city. With a premier location and a premier property we get to create anexperience for our guests from the ground up. Being an independently owned and operated hotel gives us the freedom tobuild a unique experience for each guest who walks through ourdoors. As well, being able to hand select each ofour staff members and build a brand based on authentic interactions withenthusiasm to create amazing memories.
What are your favourite parts of the hotel, and why?
Since I have been a part of this project since the groundbreaking my favorite parts of the hotel are too numerous to list. The obvious answer would be the amazingrooftop lounge that is unrivaled in San Francisco. But we take pride in the fact that every piece of furniture was custom built for every space of the hotel. The guest rooms have unique and amazing views from the of the bay, AT&T Park and Bay Bridge, and Oakland. We are very excited about the opportunity to create a new brand of hospitality in a city that rarely builds new hotels. But my favourite part of this experience has been building a staff that is 100 percent committed to this hotel, to each other and to building something special for everyone who walks through the doors.
What is the hotels’ specialty?
What should it be known for? Hotel VIA’s specialty is that it truly is a hotel built for the 21st century traveler. From the cutting edge technology based on enhancing and personalising each guest stay, to the premier physical location of the property, to the swanky public areas and upscale food and beverage program, Hotel VIA is a very unique hotel in one of the world’s most unique cities.