SFO GRAND HYATT
The building of a new hotel on airport property will achieve an ambition that airport officials have held for a decade and a half, according to Yakel. A Hilton hotel had previously stood on San Francisco airport grounds until the late 1990s, when it was torn down to make room for renovations that included the airport’s current international terminal. The replacement of the Hilton has repeatedly been delayed by economic setbacks and crises in the air travel industry, including the dot-com bust, 9/11 and the SARS epidemic. With the economy strong in 2018 and air passenger traffic to SFO increasing, airport officials believed the time is right.
The Grand Hyatt at SFO features 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 achieved both a four-star designation and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification for environmentally sustainable design and operation.
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. The $237 million Grand Hyatt at SFO was designed by San Francisco-based architecture firm Hornberger + Worstell with ED2 International, and constructed by Webcor Builders. The construction provided 350 jobs followed by an anticipated 200 hospitality jobs once the hotel opens.
Senior Project Engineer, July 2019, January 2020
Project Engineer, August 2018 - July 2019
Project Engineer Intern, June 2017 - September 2017