Will Speros •
October 10, 2019
Hyatt has planted its latest U.S. flag at the San Francisco International Airport with Grand Hyatt at SFO. Located adjacent to the newly constructed AirTrain sitation built specifically for it, the new 12-story volume has been crafted by locally based practice Hornberger + Worstell and associate ED21, along with two other acclaimed firms, BraytonHughes Design and RoseBernard Studio.
“The completion of this project 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 other supporters,” says Henning Nopper, general manager of the brand’s comprehensive, $237 million output.
Featuring a bold and vibrant design throughout, the luxury airport hotel is heralded with a sunny lobby drawing inspiration from groves of indigenous California Eucalyptus. Alongside the communal tables composed of natural wood overlooking the airfield, marble reception desks recall vintage pilot’s wings in homage to the setting. Punctuating the interiors further are 16 unique art pieces as a part of the public art program Hyatt developed in collaboration with the San Francisco Arts Commission, while its 351-key accommodations are housed across seven floors, including 22 suites and day-use rooms.
Quail Crane, the Grand Hyatt’s signature restaurant, is anchored by an open kitchen, offering a communal dining experience in a setting echoing the landscapes of Northern California. On the more casual side of the FB venues is the multifunctional lounge space, Twin Crafts Market Bar, providing a grab-and-go alternative.