SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JULY 10, 2018 – In celebration of the 35th anniversary of the partnership between Marriott International and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, The Westin St. Francis will host a Root Beer Float fundraiser from August 6-12, 2018.

Throughout the week, a variety of root beer floats including fun flavors such as black cherry, vanilla cream and orange soda will be available in Caruso’s for $5 ($14 with vodka). Michael Mina’s Clock Bar will kick it up a notch with a root beer float with vanilla vodka, two scoops of ice cream, root beer, chocolate straws, and two cookies ($19; $10 for the non-alcoholic version). One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

In addition, on August 10 from 1-3 p.m., The Westin St. Francis will host a special celebration in the Landmark Lobby offering root beer floats in exchange for a donation.

During the week of August 6, Marriott properties throughout the United States and Canada will sell root beer floats with the proceeds going directly to local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Root Beer Float Day is a nod to Marriott’s beginnings when company founder, Bill Marriott, Sr., and his wife Alice opened two root beer stands in Washington, D.C., in the 1920s.

“We wouldn’t be the organization we are today without the support of Marriott as our longest-standing corporate partner,” said John Lauck, president and CEO, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “Marriott associates and guests are among the most passionate fundraisers we have.”

Marriott associates and guests have raised $120 million in the last 35 years. The company fundraises through a variety of events and activities.

About The Westin St. Francis

Opened more than a century ago on March 21, 1904, The Westin St. Francis still today maintains its preeminence as San Francisco’s center of social, theatrical and business life. Renowned for luxury accommodations and excellent service, The Westin St. Francis continues to preserve its rich history and elegance while enhancing the guest experience with fresh, innovative concepts. The only hotel located on San Francisco’s famous Union Square, The Westin St. Francis is just steps from world class shopping, dining, theatres and art galleries. For reservations and more information, call (415) 397-7000, toll free (800) 917-7458 or visit

About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at and