A landmark address, coveted bay views, luxurious amenities and a world-class pedigree. Fairmont isn't just a starting point - it's a destination. Meet Rick and Molly Klau. We had a chance to catch up with these new owners at Fairmont Heritage Place Ghirardelli Square and get an inside look at what motivated them to own here.

Why did you decide to buy at Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square?
In the early 1980s we lived in the East Bay for less than two years and fell in love with San Francisco and the surrounding area. We got to know the city well and always enjoyed traveling back to visit. Five years ago, our older son and his family (including three of our grandchildren) relocated to the East Bay, and our trips increased, although never as much as we had hoped. We were looking for a way to make more routine visits to share time with them without imposing on their space and their lifestyle routines.

What are you most excited about in the program/project?
The benefits are many: exceptional location, a facility with tons of history and personality, and the highest quality standards of design and furnishings. We took the tour, knew the area, and felt we “knew what we were getting." However, the bonus - truly what has made our experience to date at Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square so special - has been the staff, and we mean all of them!! We bought a fractional ownership in a building, but what we got was a team of folks who embrace us not just as owners, but as friends.

Do you have any plans to use the reciprocal program in the near future?
We are presently relocating from Philadelphia to Denver to get closer to our younger son and his family (and two granddaughters). Once that process is complete, and we get control of our time, we look forward to taking advantage of the reciprocal program. We think Telluride and Whistler are two destinations that have lots of appeal anytime of year!

Own a Piece of the Place You Love
The Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square is a residential-style, all-suite San Francisco luxury hotel and Private Residence Club. Owners receive a host of privileges including exclusive membership as Fairmont President’s Club Circle Members, and preferred privileges to stay in the Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissotel hotels and resorts network of worldwide destinations.

GHIRARDELLI SQUARE SALES GALLERY is located at 900 North Point Street @ Polk San Francisco, CA 94109 email: living@ghirardellisq.com  ph. 415.292.1000. Be sure to join FHPGS on facebook and twitter for the featured events, news and ownership opportunities.