San Francisco's Fairmont Hotel reopens with ceremony, masked Tony Bennett statue

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Friday, September 18, 2020
SF's Fairmont Hotel reopens with ceremony, masked Tony Bennett statue
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The Hotel Fairmont, one of San Francisco's most iconic hotels, had shut its doors indefinitely in July due to COVID-19.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- San Francisco's Hotel Fairmont officially reopened its doors to guests and visitors at 2 p.m. on Thursday.

Unlocking the doors for the first time in months, hotel management and staff hosted a celebration featuring a ribbon cutting ceremony, a champagne saber display and a singalong of "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" at the "dressed" and masked Tony Bennett statue.

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The Fairmont is famous for being the first place Bennett ever sang the tune.

Social distancing was enforced during the ceremony and signage with COVID-19 protocols had been placed throughout the lobby.

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The Fairmont had been closed since July 24 due to the COVID-19 pandemic before Thursday's festivities.

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