Guests and visitors alike will also be able to enjoy a new Tony Bennett wall display on The Fairmont San Francisco hotel's lobby level near its historic Venetian Room. A special collection of Bennett's personal family and historic career photos, music memorabilia and three prints of his paintings will be featured. These exclusive items have been expertly arranged by Bennett's niece, distinguished Bay Area interior designer Nina Chiappa.
Bennett has returned to The Fairmont San Francisco several times to perform in the years since he debuted his signature song there. On February 14, 2012, the entire city of San Francisco celebrated "Tony Bennett Day" to mark the 50th Anniversary of "I Left My Heart in San Francisco." Following a tribute at City Hall, where he received a key to the city, Bennett performed a special once-in-a-lifetime concert in the Venetian Room, to benefit the UCSF Division of Cardiology.
For more information on The Diplomat Suite and "The Tony Bennett Suite at The Fairmont San Francisco" package, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit www.fairmont.com/sanfrancisco.
For information on purchasing a giclée print of Bennett's "Golden Gate Bridge" painting, please call 415-772-5000.
ABOUT TONY BENNETT
Entering his seventh decade as a recording artist with over 100 albums and 17 Grammy Awards including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Bennett has earned his legendary status many times over. He remains the Columbia recording artist with the greatest longevity at the label. In celebration of his 85th birthday, DUETS II was released and marked the singer's first #1 CD, making music history with the singer being the oldest artists to achieve a #1 CD and won three Grammy Awards. This spring, a new documentary on Bennett, conceived and created by his son and manager Danny Bennett, THE ZEN OF BENNETT, was premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival 2012. Bennett's Grammy winning 2006 DUETS CD was his biggest selling CD to date. His 2007 prime-time special, "Tony Bennett: An American Classic," won seven Emmy Awards and was directed by Academy Award winner Rob Marshall. He has performed for 10 US Presidents, from Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Carter, Reagan, Bush Sr, Clinton, Bush Jr. and Obama. He also worked with and marched alongside Martin Luther King in his 1965 civil rights march and was honored with the Martin Luther King's Salute to Greatness Award. In addition to performing, he is a visual artist as well, with three of his original paintings featured in the permanent collection at the Smithsonian, including his portraits of Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington. His humanitarian efforts are renowned and the United Nations honored him with their Humanitarian Award in 2007. He has published three books -- his autobiography, "The Good Life," and two books of his paintings, "Tony Bennett: What My Heart Has Seen," and "Tony Bennett In the Studio: A Life of Art and Music." Bennett founded, in association with the Department of Education in New York City, the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts -- a public arts high school in his hometown of Astoria, Queens. With his wife, Susan, he established Exploring the Arts, a charitable organization which supports arts education in NYC public high schools. Exploring the Arts supports 14 public high schools throughout New York City. For more information please visit www.tonybennett.com, www.zenofbennett.com and www.exploringthearts.org.
THE FAIRMONT SAN FRANCISCO
Since 1907, The Fairmont has served as the San Francisco residence for U.S. presidents, world leaders and entertainment stars. The landmark hotel offers 591 newly renovated guest rooms and suites, three distinctive restaurants, a health club and easy access to the city's most popular attractions. The Fairmont San Francisco is located atop Nob Hill at 950 Mason Street. For reservations, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit www.fairmont.com/sanfrancisco
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