Original post from SFO Connect
Construction begins for on-airport luxury hotel, slated to open July 2019
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) hosted a groundbreaking event on June 19, 2017, to celebrate the start of construction on Grand Hyatt at San Francisco International Airport, a new luxury hotel located on airport grounds, expected to open in July 2019. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, SFO Airport Director Ivar Satero and Pete Sears, Group President – Americas, Hyatt, celebrated the occasion with local community and industry leaders at the site of the new hotel.
“We want our visitors to see the how great San Francisco is, and that experience starts the moment you step off the plane,” said San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. “The San Francisco International Airport reflects the innovative spirit of our City, and the Grand Hyatt will be a wonderful new addition. We are improving the San Francisco visitor experience once again by adding a hotel that is both thoughtfully designed and environmentally sustainable.”
Grand Hyatt at SFO will feature 351 rooms, 15,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, a selection of full-service and casual restaurants, a Grand Club lounge and an extensive fitness center. The hotel is being designed to achieve both a four-star designation and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification for environmentally sustainable design and operation.
“We are delighted to be creating this outstanding amenity for our travelers,” said Airport Director Ivar Satero. “Grand Hyatt at SFO reflects our passionate commitment to provide our guests with an exceptional airport experience with facilities and service that are innovative, intuitive and sustainable.”
Located at the entrance to SFO, the 4.7-acre hotel site is close to terminal buildings and parking garages and enjoys direct access to the AirTrain light rail system. SFO will construct and own the property, with Hyatt managing the property under the Grand Hyatt brand.
“We are excited to grow Hyatt’s footprint in the bay area,” said Pete Sears, Group President – Americas, Hyatt. “With the team at SFO, we are one step closer to opening this luxury hotel and positively impacting the community by creating jobs and operating the hotel with the help of many local businesses as our suppliers, vendors and partners.”
The $237 million Grand Hyatt at SFO is being designed by San Francisco-based architecture firm Hornberger + Worstell with ED2 International, and constructed by Webcor Builders. The construction is expected to provide 350 jobs followed by an anticipated 200 hospitality jobs once the hotel opens.