Grand Hyatt at SFO opened as the only on-airport hotel at San Francisco International Airport.
The hotel sits on 4.2 acres and features 351 guest rooms including 22 suites, 14,435 square feet of meeting and event space, two distinct culinary concepts and an art collection that was curated exclusively for the hotel by the San Francisco Arts Commission.
“We are thrilled to open the doors to Grand Hyatt at SFO and welcome our international guests, SFO visitors and local friends,” said Henning Nopper, general manager, Grand Hyatt at SFO. “The completion of this hotel is a culmination of many years of hard work and planning by Hyatt, San Francisco International Airport, the great City and County of San Francisco, San Francisco Arts Commission and many more supporters.”
The hotel is directly connected to all airport terminals with its own dedicated, newly constructed AirTrain station.
The design and architecture of Grand Hyatt at SFO is the vision of San Francisco-based architect Hornberger + Worstell and associate ED21, along with two internationally acclaimed interior design firms, BraytonHughes Design Studios and RoseBernard Studio.
Guests step out of the hotel’s new AirTrain station, which features a dramatic kaleidoscopic stained-glass art installation, and after crossing an enclosed bridge, they enter the hotel’s light-filled lobby where they are greeted by expansive windows and views of SFO and hills beyond.
The California Eucalyptus grove-inspired lobby invites guests to relax or work among natural wood communal tables overlooking the airfield.
As a subtle visual homage to the airport’s long history as an aviation gateway to and from the Pacific Rim, the marble reception desks are designed to recall a set of vintage pilot’s wings.
Developed in collaboration with the San Francisco Arts Commission, the public art program at Grand Hyatt at SFO includes a total of 16 works including sculpture, mosaic, painting and photography created by internationally recognized artists include Green Map by Ellen Harvey, Circadian Transit by Tahiti Pehrson, and Ether by Japanese artist Kohei Nawa.
A true statement piece, Ether is a 35-foot sculpture located on site at the exterior of the hotel references weightlessness and the movement of airplanes.
Food & Beverage
Quail & Crane, the hotel’s 108-seat signature restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, features an open kitchen and expansive communal dining with wood floors and ceilings. Executive Chef Jesse McDannel created a multicultural menu that speaks to both the bounty of Northern California and the cooking practices and traditions of Asia.
The restaurant design feels uniquely linked to the Bay Area with a direct connection to the local landscape. Accenting the experience is artwork inspired by regional landscapes and materials, resulting in one-of-a-kind pieces that feel honest, crafted, and exclusive to the Bay Area.
Twin Crafts Market & Bar is a multifunctional lounge with a 24/7 market for “on-the-go” provisions including breakfast, salads and hand-crafted sandwiches.
The design is inspired from the Bay Area’s cityscape; details emulating urban life, from grid topography and textures, mixed eclectic architecture and cable car-inspired light fixtures to street inspired artwork, together transports guests outside SFO.
Meetings & Events
Grand Hyatt at SFO offers 14,435 square feet of meeting and event space with designs inspired by the bay, with deep blues and sail-like floor patterns.
Additionally, bay-inspired ceiling forms adorn the meeting rooms and hallways.
All 18 event spaces, including a 5,760-square-foot Grand Ballroom with a wide selection of layout options are named for storied planes like the Stratocruiser and Looper.
Wellbeing & Sustainability
The new hotel features a 24-hour fitness center complete with a dedicated yoga space, treadmills, elliptical fitness equipment and free weights.
Additionally, an intimate massage suite will offer a range of on-demand treatments including massages, body treatments and facials perfectly designed to combat the effects of air travel.
Designed to achieve LEED Gold certification (expected early 2020), Grand Hyatt at SFO’s operations reflect the sustainability missions of both Hyatt and the San Francisco Airport Commission. SFO has set a goal to become the world’s first Zero Net Energy (ZNE) airport campus by 2021, and the property is in line with this goal with a ZNE capable design.
Highlights of the property’s water sustainability efforts to save 6,700,000 gallons of water each year include the installation of water-efficient systems including cooling towers with water flow controls, efficient flush toilets, low-flow faucets and showerheads as well as Energy Star–rated ice machines. Additional sustainability endeavors include the use of regionally sourced building materials, recycled content used in building construction and furniture.
Information is based off a press release from Grand Hyatt at SFO.