San Francisco Hyatt Place officially opens

(Ensemble Real Estate Investments led the development of the 175-room hotel.)

Ensemble Real Estate Investments officially opened the Hyatt Place Emeryville/San Francisco, hosting a grand opening ceremony for local civic leaders, investors and top representatives from San Francisco, Oakland and Emeryville’s local business community.

Ensemble led the development of the Hyatt Place Emeryville/San Francisco, a 175-room, upscale hotel for business and leisure travelers that offers views of San Francisco’s  bridges and cityscape, Emeryville’s downtown shopping district and the Oakland hills. Emeryville and adjoining East Bay communities are home to a selection of leading local innovators and global brands, including Peet’s Coffee, Clif Bar, Novartis, Pixar Animation Studios, Bayer Healthcare, Leapfrog and more.

The new Hyatt property has been a key part of Emeryville’s ongoing downtown expansion and restoration initiative and serves as the flagship hotel in Bay Street Emeryville, a three-city-block-long development of one of the most popular urban shopping destinations in the Bay Area. The retail center offers 65 stores, 10 restaurants, a movie theater and 400 residential units.

“We are thrilled to experience such a strong and warm reception after opening our doors just a few months ago,” Rich Higdon, GM of Hyatt Place Emeryville, said in a statement. “Emeryville is a vibrant, growing, close-knit community, and our contemporary, fresh atmosphere not only complements other local establishments, but appeals to today’s business and leisure travelers who want that unique California chic vibe and experience. The response to Hyatt Place Emeryville has already exceeded our expectations across the board, and we’re honored to serve as an anchor in the heart of the city’s thriving Bay Street retail center – as well as an integral part of the overall community for neighboring UC Berkeley, Oakland and San Francisco.”

Ensemble invited gifted local artists to design pieces for the hotel’s public areas. The property features the work of two well-known, local artists who collaborated with Ensemble and Hyatt to create personalized works unique to Emeryville, paying homage to the popular local cyclist community, biotech industry and railroad legacy. 

“We’re pleased to partner with the local business community and leadership of Emeryville to celebrate the grand opening of this innovative and luxurious property,” Michael Moskowitz, co-founder and managing director of Ensemble Real Estate Solutions & Investments, said in a statement. “Working closely with the City of Emeryville, our design and construction partners, our investors and all the stakeholders involved in this project, I’m proud to say that we have created a unique hotel that is already becoming a major landmark in the surrounding community.”