We just got back from an amazing weekend in San Francisco with the SeekerProject. It was good to get back to the city, our last few trips we didn’t have a chance to photograph and truly experience the city the way we wanted to. On this trip, we visited a lot of new places and came back with some great photos. We are definitely glad we got matched with the city and the Fairmont San Francisco by the Seeker Project, it was just the trip we needed.
The Seeker Project
So, what is the Seeker Project? It’s about anticipating your needs as a traveler. AccorHotels developed a full sensory experience to help you find your next travel destination. It Uses your biometric responses to travel stimulations to help figure out what kind of destination you are in need of. Your inputs are analyzed by AI and it returns a shortlist of places that would be fit your current travel mood.
Check it out to see where you should go next. Leave a comment on where the #SeekerProject suggested you go next!
The SeekerProject is more than a quiz. It’s more of an immersive sensory experience. The online version of the Seeker Project Quiz takes you through three different phases to see what kind of trip you are in need of. The first is Tone, then Environment, and lastly Company. For each, you are given a series of inspiring travel photos and you simply click yes or no to each based on your initial reaction to the content of the photo. While you are taking the quiz the advanced systems are monitoring things like your heart rate via your webcam and other biometric responses. It’s super high tech and fun to try! Try the SeekerProject for yourself!
After the quiz finishes everyone has a unique generative portrait of personality and emotion, which is almost as unique as your fingerprint. Based on the data, we were given three destinations that strongly matched our responses.
According to the SeekerProject Quiz, this is what we need: “A stronger connection with that special someone is what you’ve been craving. You’re hoping to escape into a traditional and classic setting in a warm climate. You desire the comfort of being surrounded by nature. You’ll satisfy your need to reconnect with the world through adventure and exploration.”
We got matched with San Francisco and we didn’t need much convincing, it sounded like the perfect trip. San Francisco has a great blend of urban environments surrounded by nature. Here you can have all the luxuries of a big city, but also have pockets of the city all to yourself.
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The Fairmont San Francisco
Our home base for this trip to San Francisco was none other than the Fairmont. This building is just oozing history and has no shortage of luxury either. This hotel was actually the very first Fairmont and it opened its door only about a year after the earthquake of 1906. The history doesn’t stop there this was also the first place that Tony Bennet sang his famous “I Left My Heart In San Francisco” song in the Venetian Room. Countless other events and memories have also been made inside the historic hotel.
We made our own memories here too. We enjoyed our lazy mornings watching the city wake up while enjoying breakfast in bed or a cup of coffee as we gazed out at the surround skyscrapers. It was also a place to catch our breath between adventures, which we had many during our time in San Francisco.
Lastly, the Fairmont had several nice restaurant options to spend our evenings. One of our favorites nights we spent sipping giant tiki drinks and listening to the band as we ate dinner in the Tonga Room in the lower level of the hotel.
Our Weekend in San Francisco
I think the Seeker Program was more accurate than I first expected. We’ve been so busy lately that we really haven’t had a lot of quality time together. It has been all go, go, go. It was nice to slow down and just enjoy a relaxing time while we were surrounded by luxury.
On our first morning that we woke up in San Francisco, we decided to skip the alarm clocks and sleep in a little bit. We ordered breakfast to the room and just watched the city come to life from the top floor of the Fairmont San Franciso. Pancakes and Champagne is the best way to start a day on vacation!
Taking it easy in the morning was fun, but at heart, we love to explore and San Francisco is a great city for an adventure.
One of the things that have been super high on our list of things to do in San Francisco is to take a helicopter ride over the Golden Gate Bridge. During our weekend visit, we jumped into a helicopter just before sunset to take a tour of the city.
We started south of the city passing over (and under!) the Golden Gate Bridge before making a loop around Alcatraz. The tour finished with 2 laps around the city’s skyscrapers for some insane views of the city’s iconic buildings. It was definitely one of our favorite adventures from the trip!
Some of our other favorite memories was seeking out all of the best views of the Golden Gate Bridge. We tried to find new spots and angles to see the bridge from. Some of our favorites were Battery Spencer and Marshall’s Beach. One morning we decided to get up early and head down to the Presidio at sunrise. This was an extra special moment because we had the entire area to ourselves. Up by the famous trees and down on the beach we were the only ones there, we’ll definitely take away a lot of lasting memories from our Seeker Project trip.
Don’t miss our full list of adventures during our weekend in San Francisco here!
Le Club AccorHotels Loyalty Programme
Head over to the Seeker Project to start planning your next adventure. While you are at it, don’t forget to sign up for the Le Club AccorHotels Loyalty Programme which gets you exclusive access to all kinds of travel perks – it’s free to join! As a member, you’ll get many benefits like those listed below and more.
- Discount of up to 10% when you book via AccorHotels.com in participating countries
- Early access to private sales with discounts of up to 40%
- Benefits with more than 50 partners Free highspeed WiFi
- Upgrades with status including free welcome drinks and room upgrades
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