The Grand Hyatt at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) opened its doors to guests on 7 October 2019. The US$237 million luxury hotel sits on 4.2 acres featuring 351 rooms including 22 suites, 14,435 square feet of meeting and event space, two culinary concepts, and an art collection curated exclusively for the hotel by the San Francisco Arts Commission.
The Grand Hyatt at SFO is the only on-airport hotel at San Francisco International Airport. A dedicated and newly constructed AirTrain station connects hotel guests directly to all airport terminals.
San Francisco-based architect Hornberger + Worstell and associate ED21, along with two internationally acclaimed interior design firms, BraytonHughes Design Studios and RoseBernard Studio are behind the bold, vibrant design and architecture of the hotel.
Grand Hyatt at SFO is designed to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification by early 2020. 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. The hotel is 26% more energy efficient than a baseline hotel, identified by LEED, and the property generates 133,000 kWh of energy annually with roof-mounted photovoltaic panels. It hopes to save 6,700,000 gallons of water each year with the installation of water-efficient systems like cooling towers with state-of-the-art water flow controls, efficient flush toilets, low-flow faucets and showerheads as well as Energy Star-rated ice machines. Regionally sourced building materials, recycled content used in building construction and furniture and much more are used.
The lobby is inspired by the California Eucalyptus grove allows guests to relax, enjoy a refreshment and work among natural wood communal tables that overlook the airfield. Marble reception desks have been designed to recall a set of vintage pilot’s wings.
Guestrooms here are light-filled with calm bespoke interiors, soundproofed, floor-to-ceiling windows. Other features include the Hyatt Luxury Pillowtop Grand Bed, flat-screen TV, elegant bathrooms, large-format bath amenities that are eco-friendly, and also moments of close-up views of airplanes.
Day-use rooms are available for fly-in, fly-out conferences and daytime layovers. Day-use rates start at US$125 for six hours between 8 am and 8 pm.
Guests can dine at Quail & Crane for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Executive Chef Jesse McDannel has created a bold, multicultural menu that speaks to both the bounty of Northern California and the cooking practices and traditions of Asia. 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 cocktail bar is open from 10 am till midnight, serving up burgers, oysters on the half shell and salads, paired with cocktails, California wines and local craft beers. In-room dining is available from the hotel’s 24-hour room service menu.
A total of 16 artworks including sculpture, mosaic, painting and photography created by internationally recognised artists such as Green Map by Ellen Harvey, Circadian Transit by Tahiti Pehrson and Ether by Japanese artist Kohei Nawa. Ether, a 35-foot sculpture is located at the exterior of the hotel referencing weightlessness and the movement of airplanes.
A 24-hour fitness centre complete with a dedicated yoga space, treadmills, elliptical fitness equipment and free weights, interactive gym technology Peloton bicycles and high-tech MIRROR is available for guests to use. A massage suite allows for a range of on-demand treatments including massages, body treatments, and facials designed to combat the effects of air travel.
WORLD OF HYATT members can earn 500 Bonus Points for qualifying nights at Grand Hyatt at SFO from 1 October 2019 to 31 December 2019.