Hotel Projects Make Headway Out West

NATIONAL REPORT—Hotel projects are shaping up out West. Here’s a closer look at the developments in San Francisco; Lancaster, CA; and Spokane, WA:

Grand Hyatt Nears Completion
Nearing completion at San Francisco International Airport, Grand Hyatt at SFO is now accepting reservations. As part of Hyatt’s expansion of 40 new West Coast hotels by 2021, the $237-million hotel is the airport’s only on-airport property. The airport is currently refreshing Terminal 1 to the tune of $2.4 billion. The first phase of Harvey Milk Terminal 1 is now accessible for passenger flights. The overall design and space planning of Grand Hyatt at SFO is the vision of San Francisco-based architect Hornberger + Worstell and associate ED21, with interiors by BraytonHughes Design Studios and RoseBernard Studio. The 4.2-acre property will have 351 rooms, 22 suites, 14,435 sq. ft. of meeting and event space, and amenities like food and beverage options, wellness offerings and a fitness center.

Midas Hospitality Moves to Los Angeles Area
After raising $35 million in four months for its first opportunity zone project, Midas Hospitality is going westward to stake its next claim. Midas Hospitality revealed its second opportunity zone fund that seeks to raise $12 million for a new Residence Inn located in Lancaster, CA. Midas will co-develop the $25-million, 107-room hotel along with Los Angeles-based InSite Development. The hotel has a targeted groundbreaking date later this year with a grand opening set for early 2021. Midas will manage the Residence Inn once it is built. The Lancaster community is home to an aerospace community that includes The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman Corporation.

Cambria Hotel Underway in Washington State
Choice Hotels International Inc. has signed an agreement with Brar Hotels Group LLC for the development of a Cambria hotel in Spokane, WA—fueling the company’s westward expansion strategy and marking the brand’s first location in the city. The four-story, 91-room upscale hotel is slated to open in 2020. The hotel is close to the downtown central business district and the Spokane International Airport. Amenities include on-site food and beverage options, meeting space and a fitness center.