129-Room Hyatt Place Hotel Planned for Half Moon Bay

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By Catherine Sweeney 

Hyatt is seeking to add a 129-room hotel along the water in Half Moon Bay. Initially proposed in 2021, the City recently published a draft environmental impact report, detailing what the project might look like. 

Located on five acres at 1200 Main Street, the project – Hyatt Place Half Moon Bay – would include the construction of a 90,784 square foot hotel with up to 148 parking spaces. In addition, the hotel would provide a number of guest amenities, including a board room, lobby, swimming pool, fitness area and several meeting rooms.  

The project also features a large amount of open space, with up to 38.9 percent of the total project site used to preserve the existing wetland areas. Other open space would include pedestrian pathways as well as park benches and educational signs about the preserved land.  

The project is being designed by Mason Architects, which proposes a series of smaller buildings to help break up the mass of the hotel. The hotel would be developed into two separate wings, while the lobby and conference areas would be in a different building. An indoor swimming pool and fitness center would also be in a separate building. 

The property is located south of downtown San Francisco in the Half Moon Bay beach community. The project site would situate future guests near several beaches on the California coast, including both Francis and Poplar Beach. 

Should the project receive approval, the project could begin as soon as 2023, with construction anticipated to last approximately 15 months.

Upon completion, the project would join 403 hotels by Hyatt. According to Hyatt Development’s website, the company has hotels in various urban, suburban, airport and college campus locations, with an average of 140 rooms at each location. As of 2021, the company reported an occupancy index of 105.7.

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