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Room with a View
Cocktail Reception at the Top of the Mark
October 2010

Consular corps colleagues from twenty-two countries enjoyed socializing at the world famous “Top of the Mark” in the Mark Hopkins Intercontinental hotel. YDC Honorary Chair, Vice Consul Wang Chen of the People’s Republic of China welcomed guests along with Intercontinental Hotels General Manager, Mr. Peter Koehler. Door prizes included dinner, cocktails and spa treatments hosted by the Intercontinental. Guests received customized wine bottle carriers as party gifts to take home.


PPI colleagues Evren Sarac Essner and Amanda Smock greet guests as they arrive at this beautiful venue.
Special thanks to Intercontinental Hotels, General Manager, Peter Koehler; Director of Food and Beverage, Thane Kuhlman; and Nelum Gunewardane, Mark Hopkins Hotel Manager (not pictured) for their ever-gracious hospitality.
The “Top of the Mark” is truly a room with fabulous views of the San Francisco Bay and city architecture.
Consular Officers from the Russian Federation and Ukraine, enjoy the ambiance of the "Top of the Mark.
“Top of the Mark” chef prepares his carefully constructed food displays – both artful and delicious!

“Top of the Mark” chef prepares his carefully constructed food displays – both artful and delicious!

Consular members from the British Consulate enjoy chatting with Peter Koehler, GM, Intercontinental Hotels.
Marta Troyano of the Spanish Consulate General enjoys the view with Egyptian Press Counselor, Hatem KH. Helmy and his lovely wife Maha.

Guests from the Brazilian Consulate General enjoy cocktails as they make plans for their talent entry in the next “YDC’s Got Talent”.
The Hon. Rajender Prashad, Consul and Head of Chancery of the Indian Consulate General enjoys the evening with his lovely wife, Mrs. Asha Rani.



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