Town of San Francisco pulled out all of the stops in its efforts to impress Dreamforce attendees and seems to have succeeded.
Within the lead as much as Salesforce’s signature convention, CEO Marc Benioff had warned this 12 months’s occasion may very well be the final within the metropolis if homelessness or drug use posed a risk or subject for attendees.
In line with SFGATE, it seems the town’s efforts have been profitable, with attendees and native companies praising the surroundings and tone that was set.
“It was good to see the olden days,” Jon Handlery of Handlery Lodge in Union Sq. instructed SFGATE. “Town was alive. The eating places have been jammed. I may see individuals ready to get into Macy’s. That is who San Francisco is.”
“We ran comparable occupancy at this lodge final 12 months however there was extra demand available on the market and the charges have been higher,” Marriott Inns common supervisor Clifton Clark stated. “I talked to visitors from Miami and Chicago, they have been all optimistic concerning the present and have been wanting ahead to coming again subsequent 12 months. I didn’t hear any negativity — they stated it’s not like what they heard on the information.”
One lodge supervisor stated a visitor had even defended the town towards the depictions that they had seen on the information.