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Grand Hyatt at SFO Scores Award for Design-Build

Grand Hyatt at SFO, has been honored for its design-build construction project approach. In their 2020 National Awards, the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) awarded the Grand Hyatt at SFO a Project/Team Award in the “Commercial/Office” category. The team will now compete for the National Award of Excellence and Project of the Year to be announced at DBIA’s Design-Build Conference and Expo Awards Ceremony in October.


As the only on-airport hotel at San Francisco International Airport, the $237 million luxury hotel sits on 4.2-acres and features 351 rooms with 22 suites, 14,435 square feet of well-appointed meeting and event space, two distinct culinary concepts and an impressive art collection that was curated exclusively for the hotel by the San Francisco Arts Commission.



The bold, vibrant design and architecture of Grand Hyatt at SFO is the vision of San Francisco-based architect Hornberger + Worstell and associate ED21, along with two internationally acclaimed interior design firms, BraytonHughes Design Studios and RoseBernard Studio. Guests step out of the hotel’s new AirTrain station, which features a dramatic kaleidoscopic stained-glass art installation, and after crossing an enclosed bridge, they enter the hotel’s stunning, light-filled lobby where they are greeted by expansive windows and views of SFO and hills beyond. The California eucalyptus grove-inspired lobby invites guests to relax among natural wood tables overlooking the airfield. A subtle visual homage to the Airport’s history as an aviation gateway to and from the Pacific Rim, the marble reception desks mimic a set of vintage pilot’s wings.



Light-filled rooms, designed to provide comfort for modern travelers, counterbalance stressful travels with calm bespoke interiors, soundproofed, floor-to-ceiling windows. Each guestroom features a Hyatt Luxury Pillowtop Grand Bed TM, flat-screen TV, and elegant bathrooms. As a part of the Grand Hyatt brand’s eco-friendly tenets, Grand Hyatt at SFO offers large-format bath amenities and works to limit single-use plastics. With the hotel’s location directly adjacent to the International Terminal and airfield, guests have the opportunity to enjoy magnificent moments of close-up views of airplanes.



Developed in collaboration with the San Francisco Arts Commission, the public art program at Grand Hyatt at SFO reflects nature and the innovation and creativity for which San Francisco is celebrated throughout the world. A total of 16 works including sculpture, mosaic, painting, and photography created by internationally recognized artists include Green Map by Ellen Harvey, Circadian Transit by Tahiti Pehrson, and Ether by Japanese artist Kohei Nawa. A true statement piece, Ether is a 35-foot sculpture located on-site at the exterior of the hotel references weightlessness and the movement of airplanes.



Achieving the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification, Grand Hyatt at SFO’s operations reflect the sustainability missions of both Hyatt and the San Francisco Airport Commission. 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. Grand Hyatt at SFO 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.


Highlights of the property’s water sustainability efforts to save 6,700,000 gallons of water annually include the installation of water-efficient systems including cooling towers with modern water flow controls, efficient flush toilets, low-flow faucets and showerheads, as well as Energy Star®–rated ice machines. Other sustainability endeavors include the use of regionally sourced building materials, recycled content used in building construction and furniture and much more. 

Travelers Rank Grand Hyatt at SFO Best Airport Hotel in the U.S.
SkyTrax Passengers’ Choice Awards for 2020 in the category “The World’s Best Airport Hotels 2020”: the Grand Hyatt at SFO was the top-ranked airport hotel in the USA.The Airport Hotel Awards are based on Guest surveys assessing hotel standards to include: Overall experience at the Hotel : Access to/from Airport to Hotel : Friendly and professional reception service : Warmth and hospitality of staff : Being treated as a valued customer : Cleanliness of bedroom and bathroom : Bedroom enabling a good night’s sleep : In-room amenities : Leisure, Fitness and Spa facilities : Quality of food : Quality of restaurant staff service : Value for money

Grand Hyatt at SFO Earns LEED Gold Certification

Grand Hyatt at SFO, has earned “Gold” certification from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. The hotel achieved the newest LEED v4 Gold certification under the Hospitality rating system. The Grand Hyatt at SFO scored high marks for access to transit, efficient use of water resources, and energy performance.

The hotel is designed and constructed to reflect its distinct environment within the backdrop of exceptional service, dramatic architecture and innovative design.


• 6,700,000 gallons of water saved per year thanks to water-efficient design

• 41% lower water consumption linked to toilets, lavatory faucets, kitchen faucets and showerheads compared to LEED baseline

• 133,000 kWh of energy generated annually by roof-mounted photovoltaic panels

• Designed to be 26% more energy efficient than that of a baseline hotel

• Conveniently placed recycling bins throughout the property


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