‘Moderate’ Hilton Home2Suites Hotel Gets Pittsburg – Silicon Valley City Council Approval

PITTSBURG — This Delta town is not a tourist mecca, but a 115-room Hilton hotel may be built in the coming months on Loveridge Road.

City council last week approved the hotel proposal for a vacant lot that has often been used as a settlement for the homeless.

Pittsburg lost its largest home for overnight guests when Motel 6, also on Loveridge across from the planned Hilton hotel, was purchased by Contra Costa County in June 2020 for $ 21.6 million in part of California’s Homekey program to house homeless people during the pandemic.

The new hotel on a two-acre site will be part of the Home2Suites chain which recently opened its 500th location in North America. The 62,840 square foot building will feature 19 bedrooms, a main lobby, a fitness room, a community dining / meeting room, an outdoor swimming pool, a laundry room and an office for employees on the ground floor. pavement. Council member Jelani Killings called the project “an exciting opportunity for the city”.

Wolfgang Croskey, the only person to address the project at the November 15 board meeting, wondered if the hotel could also be rented to house the homeless.

But Shawn Trainman of Platinum Hospitality replied that the hotel would not accept any type of voucher. “Only in cash and on credit,” he added.

Gary Avigne, a Boston-based hotel analyst, described Home2Suites as “a high quality but more moderately priced extended stay brand, a little cheaper than Hilton’s Homewood Suites.”

“Brand standards,” he added, “are rigorously enforced, to be included during the development process, not just after opening during operations. The design is fresh and enjoys a level of satisfaction. high customer.

Avigne added, “It’s also worth noting that extended stay products from these parent brands are not a substitute for affordable housing. A Home2Suites is for a business traveler who has a plan for perhaps several weeks or a temporary family move, but it is not cheap accommodation.

Jordan Davis, the city’s director of community and economic development, described the proposed hotel as a “high quality” project and a positive addition to the city’s hotel stock. Trainman said his company hopes to start construction within the next three months. The company expects construction to take a year, according to the staff report.

The proposed project would provide 119 on-site surface parking spaces, including five accessible parking spaces, one accessible van space, 10 clean air vehicle spaces and six electric vehicle charging station spaces. The promoter would also install 10 parking spaces for bicycles. Site improvements including curbs, gutters, sidewalks for pedestrian access, signage, lighting and ganging would be installed along Loveridge Road and throughout the project site.

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