After careful restoration, the late American singer Tony Bennett’s iconic Hearts in San Francisco sculpture ‘America’s Greatest City by the Bay’ has found a new home in San Francisco’s iconic Fairmont Hotel. This Heart has been a beloved fixture in Union Square for nearly 20 years and will now permanently live in the Fairmont for all residents and visitors of the City to adore.
“It’s an honor to be able to continue to celebrate Tony’s impact on San Francisco and his legacy through this iconic piece of art by giving it new life here at Fairmont,” said Kim Meredith, CEO of the Foundation. “In addition to his singing, his artwork serves as a lasting reminder of his dedication to our communities and acts as a poignant reflection of how Tony saw San Francisco. The Fairmont is a landmark, and it’s only fitting that his renowned heart finds a new home in such a familiar place.”
The Foundation was joined by Lifetime Director Pam Baer and Michelle Heston, Executive Regional Director of Public Relations for the Fairmont Hotel, for this unveiling of Tony Bennett’s love letter to San Francisco. Prominently placed in the grand lobby of this historic hotel, “America’s Greatest City by the Bay” now joins a collection of Bennett’s personal art, mementos from his numerous performances at the Fairmont, and of course, the beloved statue of Mr. Bennett on the front lawn of the Fairmont.
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