Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Estimated $64M loss as SF's 'poor street conditions,' high costs drive out Oracle's OpenWorld

Ouch!  Those pesky street shitters and their enablers in city and county government must be so proud.  Their long march to turn one of the world's most beautiful cities into Venezuela proceeds according to their plan.

Oracle's OpenWorld conference, which annually hosts 60,000 guests, will be leaving San Francisco after two decades, reportedly citing "poor street conditions" and high costs as the driving factors in the decision.
The news was first reported by CNBC, which acquired an email the San Francisco Travel Association sent to its members on Monday.
"Oracle stated that their attendee feedback was that San Francisco hotel rates are too high," read part of the email. "Poor street conditions was another reason why they made this difficult decision."
The SFTA said it anticipated OpenWorld would result in 62,000 hotel room nightly bookings in Oct. 2020, Oct. 2021 and Sept. 2022.
"The estimated economic impact of each of the above is $64,000,000, a huge loss for our city," said the email. This, of course, assumes that those rooms will not be filled by other bookings.


  1. I doubt that I will ever return. And I used to like San Francisco.

  2. Last time I was there I was sent on business trip and paid for my wife to come with. That was in the last 1990s. Got to wander Fisherman's wharf, have dinner in one of the classic restaurants.

    It's good because we got to see it when it was still beautiful - and civilized. Who knows if it will ever be those again?

    Today, I'd do anything to get out of being sent there and there's no way I'd setup a conference there.