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SFO Breaks Ground on New Grand Hyatt Hotel

SFO hosted a groundbreaking event to celebrate the start of construction on Grand Hyatt at San Francisco International Airport, a new luxury hotel located on airport grounds, expected to open in July 2019.  San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, SFO Airport Director Ivar Satero and Pete Sears, Group President - Americas, Hyatt, celebrated the occasion with local community and industry leaders at the site of the new hotel.

“We want our visitors to see how great San Francisco is, and that experience starts the moment you step off the plane,” said San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee.  “The San Francisco International Airport reflects the innovative spirit of our City, and the Grand Hyatt will be a wonderful new addition.  We are improving the San Francisco visitor experience once again by adding a hotel that is both thoughtfully designed and environmentally sustainable.”

Grand Hyatt at SFO will feature 351 rooms, 15,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, a selection of full-service and casual restaurants, a Grand Club lounge and an extensive fitness center.  The hotel is being designed to achieve both a four-star designation and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold certification for environmentally sustainable design and operation.

“We are delighted to be creating this outstanding amenity for our travelers,” said Airport Director Ivar Satero.  “Grand Hyatt at SFO reflects our passionate commitment to provide our guests with an exceptional airport experience with facilities and service that are innovative, intuitive and sustainable.”

Located at the entrance to SFO, the 4.7-acre hotel site is close to terminal buildings and parking garages and enjoys direct access to the AirTrain light rail system.  SFO will construct and own the property, with Hyatt managing the property under the Grand Hyatt brand.

“We are excited to grow Hyatt’s footprint in the Bay Area,” said Pete Sears, Group President - Americas, Hyatt.  “With the team at SFO, we are one step closer to opening this luxury hotel and positively impacting the community by creating jobs and operating the hotel with the help of many local businesses as our suppliers, vendors and partners.”

The $237 million Grand Hyatt at SFO is being designed by San Francisco-based architecture firm Hornberger + Worstell with ED2 International, and constructed by Webcor Builders.  The construction is expected to provide 350 jobs followed by an anticipated 200 hospitality jobs once the hotel opens.

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About Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 13 premier brands.  As of March 31, 2017, the Company's portfolio included 708 properties in 56 countries.  For more information, visit www.hyatt.com.


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SFO Completes Runway 28L Rehabilitation Project

Airport concludes major work a week ahead of schedule, prior to peak summer airline schedules

SFO reopened Runway 28L on June 5 at 7:00 a.m., completing its schedule of weekend closures a week ahead of the original project plan.  The project provided a fresh new asphalt pavement surface for the second-longest runway at SFO, equivalent to paving four lanes of an interstate highway for a distance of over 10 miles.  The rehabilitation work included the installation of new long-lasting LED centerline lights, as well as taxiway enhancements to improve operational efficiency. 

“I appreciate the patience of our customers during this very important project,” said Airport Director Ivar C. Satero.  “I am also grateful to the entire project team, the FAA, and our airline partners, for their flexibility.  By consolidating this work schedule, we can now move into our busy summer schedule without further inconvenience to our travelers.”

The original plan called for a total of nine weekend closures, scheduled to conclude on June 12th.  After unfavorable weather conditions forced the cancellation of two planned weekend closures, the Airport, working with airlines and the FAA, consolidated the schedule to protect the peak summer travel schedule, which begins June 8th.  This included the addition of a closure over the Memorial Day weekend.

Remaining project work, including taxiway paving, grooving, electrical wiring, and paint striping, will occur during overnight hours through the end of July.  This work is not expected to have any operational impact, as it occurs during periods of minimal flight activity.

Runway repaving is necessary every 8-12 years, based on flight activity.  Runway 28L was last repaved in 2008.  The rehabilitation project provides a new asphalt surface, equivalent to paving four lanes of interstate highway for a length of 10 miles.  The project also upgrades runway centerline lights with light-emitting diode (LED) fixtures, which last longer and use less energy.  Construction teams are also making improvements to taxiways, resulting in improved operational efficiency.


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