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Bay Bridge or Bust

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LED-ing man artist Leo Villareal flips the switch on world’s largest light installation of its kind on San Francisco’s Bay Bridge.

Brilliant light artist Leo Villareal wowed crowds this week with his “Bay Lights” LED installation, comprised of 25,000 LED energy-efficient lights installed on vertical suspension cables on the western span of the Bay Bridge. The installation measures 1.8 miles long, and is more than 500 feet high.

It’s like, big.

“The Bay Lights” will remain on the bridge for two years. San Francisco-based Commune Hotel & Resorts–which houses Thompson Hotels and Joie de Vivre — is a lead corporate sponsor of the exhibit, which is funded entirely through private donations. To keep the party going, the hotel group is offering one-of-a-kind viewing packages for guests staying at its participating Joie de Vivre hotels in San Francisco over the next year. The so-called “Illuminated Cruise” packages offer an opportunity to enjoy semi-private Bay tours with spectacular up close views of The Bay Lights and the San Francisco skyline,” reports group officials. You can find more details about the packages here.

“Commune Hotels & Resorts is thrilled to help bring The Bay Lights exhibit to San Francisco,” said Niki Leondakis, Chief Executive Officer.  “We are enthusiastic supporters of public art – and are especially inspired by and supportive of The Bay Lights, which engages the community on such a large scale.  In that spirit, we are delighted to offer our guests a unique opportunity to experience The Bay Lights in a comfortable, intimate setting – just like having your own private boat