California hotel plans expansion

California’s Grand Hotel Sunnyvale is set to complete its upcoming $25 million dollar annex on June 1. The 60,000-square-foot addition will span four floors with 51 new rooms, two meeting spaces and a new gym. 

In total, the hotel will have 155 rooms and private villas, three indoor meeting spaces that can accommodate up to 80, an outdoor events space for up to 150 and an outdoor heated pool.

“We are incredibly proud of what the hotel has provided for the local community since opening in 2000. And, maybe even more so, for our essential workers and others displaced by COVID-19 within the last year,” said Claudio Bono, area hotel general manager. “Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, The Grand Hotel has provided safe housing for healthcare workers from local medical institutions, such as Kaiser and El Camino, as well as California residents affected by the state’s wildfire crisis. We’re forging forward with the hotel construction in acknowledgment that travel will emerge stronger on the other side of this global pandemic.  

The new Deluxe Rooms include floor-to-ceiling windows and full-size bathrooms with granite counter tops, dual vanity mirrors and a Jacuzzi tub. The property’s 30 private villas are one-bedroom suites with 800-square-foot private terraces, a fireplace and a full kitchen. Amazon Alexa devices in each room let guests call for roomservice or set a wake-up call. Contactless check-in is provided. 
The new 600-square-foot and 500-square-foot meeting spaces will be available for corporate meetings, business events and special occasions. The rooms can host 40 at round tables, 30 in a “U” set-up and up to 80 in a theater or reception-like arrangement.