Published on : Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Grand Hyatt has opened its doors at San Francisco Airport on Monday. The $237 million property of the Hyatt Hotels Corporation has 351 rooms (including 22 suites and day-use rooms), a public artwork collection, two restaurants, a spa treatment room and a 24-hour fitness centre with peloton bicycles to help beat travel stress.
The newly launched hotel is connected to all airport terminals via a new dedicated AirTrain station. The AirTrain station is the airport’s rail system which helps to connect the airport terminals as well as the airport’s car rental centre, short-term parking garages, the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) public transportation system.
The San Francisco-based architecture firm Hornberger+Worstell, whose project includes the San Francisco Proper Hotel, has designed the property of this Grand Hyatt. The hotel’s lobby has natural wood communal tables that overlook the airfield, and marble reception desks that were envisioned to resemble a set of vintage pilot’s wings.
The San Francisco Arts Forum has developed the public art forum of the hotel. The 16 pieces selected for the property include Green Map, a hand-cut glass by Ellen Harvey. This is supposed to reflect the Bay Area’s green spaces. Ether by Japanese artist Kohei Nawa and a 35-foot sculpture located outside the hotel that represents the gravity concept are also among the attractions of the property. The guest rooms have been made soundproof and have neutral interiors. The floor-to-ceiling windows allow natural light to come inside. The rooms also have pillow-top beds. Travellers who want to rest and refresh for a bit can book the hotel’s day-use rooms whose rates start at $125 for a six-hour stay between 8 am and 8 pm.
There is also a 108-seat restaurant that is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with communal dining tables and menus that comprise Northern California ingredients with Asian cuisines. Also, there is a Twin Craft Market & Bar, a casual lounge setting offering breakfast, salad, sandwiches, burgers and oysters. The 24-hour fitness centre has a dedicated yoga space besides having peloton bicycles, treadmills, elliptical and free weights.