San Jose, CA, – Northern California developer and contractor Barry Swenson Builder (BSB) announced today it broke ground on two new San Jose hotels. Among several dignitaries, the event was attended by San Jose Councilmembers Sam Liccardo, Kansen Chu and Johnny Khamis; as well as the city’s director of economic development, Kim Walesh. Texas headquartered Huntington Hotel Group purchased 3.21 acres of land near San Jose International Airport for two new Marriott-branded hotels that will operate within a single building at 10 Skyport Drive at the intersection of North First Street in San Jose. This marks the sixth and seventh hotel projects respectively for BSB.
Huntington Hotel Group along with affiliate San Jose HHG Hotel Development LP will develop a 175-room Residence Inn and a 146-room SpringHill Suites 0.5 miles east of the airport. The extended-stay and select-service Residence Inn by Marriott and the SpringHill Suites by Marriott will be enclosed in one seven-story building with guestrooms on levels two through seven. The hotels will share a pool, health club, gift shop, three-story parking garage and back-of-house areas.
“We recognized the need for additional extended stay lodging in the area due to the success of Silicon Valley technology companies and new/expanding companies driving employment growth,” says Kevin Keefer, principal of Huntington Hotel Group. “We are pleased to hear about several state-of-the-art corporate headquarters being developed in the surrounding area.” San Jose is home to more than 6,600 technology companies employing more than 254,000 people; and fourteen Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in San Jose.
“Our long standing history building well located branded hotels makes BSB and HHG a perfect fit to build the duel-branded Marriott at Skyport and North First. Working in tandem for the past year and then completing the working drawings, we are thrilled to finally break ground on this monumental deal,” says Michael Black, senior development manager with BSB.
For thirty-five years, Barry Swenson Builder has been a dynamic partner in building the Bay Area. Three generations of expertise, along with a proven Design-Develop-Build platform, deliver an unparalleled level of creative design, quality developments and efficient construction practices. Throughout Northern California, BSB’s wide range of construction and development services is backed by decades of resources, referrals and sound business practices that have made BSB a respected leader in the community.