As the seventh busiest airport in America, San Francisco International Airport is a primary gateway for Asia Pacific travelers.
When passing through the airport sometimes it is necessary to stay the night before heading onwards, and there are no hotels attached to the terminals yet (although a Grand Hyatt accessible by Air Tran is slated to open in 2019).
I’ve stayed at and reviewed the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport which is located about 2 miles away from the airport (and offers 24 hour free shuttle service).
The property was built in 1988 and was due for a refresh. With 789 guest rooms it is a pretty big property.
A complete renovation is currently underway for everything from refreshed guest rooms that include drop down shades for better light blocking, artwork from Bay Area artists, new Hyatt Grand beds and HD TV’s, to the addition of two new ballrooms for meetings, a redesigned lobby, and the doubling of the size of the fitness center.
The dining program is being redone as well, offering new 3 SIXTY, an all-in-one dining option with restaurant, market, lounge and bar that will be focused on seasonal menus that both support local farmers and keep in line with Hyatt’s commitment to sustainable sourcing.
Here’s a pic of the new grab and go market from Hyatt’s website –
The hotel is operating during renovations (though parking at times can be a challenge) and according to Hyatt’s website the guest room renovations have been completed and the new restaurant 3 SIXTY is now open.
Here’s an old Bayview Suite living room shot from my last stay –
And here’s the refreshed pic pulled from Hyatt’s website –
Here’s an old Bayview Suite bedroom shot from my stay –
Though there isn’t an updated pic on Hyatt’s website of the bedroom in the Bayview Suite (unless you count peeking at the right hand side of the photo above), here’s a pic of their redone Standard Room –
During my last stay I recall the Club Lounge being overrun with guests because there were just too many people for the size of the lounge, but as the footprint of the hotel hasn’t changed I don’t think this was part of the renovation.
I do like the fact that they’ve changed out all the beds, and gotten rid of those runners which can be one of the dirtiest things in the room. By adding better light-blocking curtains and making sure all of the windows are double-paned, this hotel is helping travelers get a good night’s rest.
If you’ve stayed at the Hyatt Regency SFO recently, what do you think of the renovations?