Millennium Hotels begins construction on California's M Social

The M Social in Sunnyvale, Calif. (Hong Leong Group's City Developments has set its buyout bid for Millennium & Copthorne at approximately £1.8 billion. )

Millennium Hotels and Resorts, the brand umbrella of global hospitality management and real estate group Millennium & Copthorne Hotels—broke ground on the M Social in Sunnyvale, Calif., which is set to open in the first quarter of 2021.

The construction of M Social in Sunnyvale, Calif., marks the first property in North America and fourth globally to join the collection following Singapore; Auckland, New Zealand; and Suzhou, China. Conceptualized by visionary Kwek Leng Beng, a Singaporean real estate and hospitality developer, M Social will be a lifestyle concept that embraces technology, allowing people to socialize and interact with each other.

The property will include 250 residences and a 263-room hotel with more than 24,000 square feet of function space, including 11,000 square feet of meeting and event space, 4,300 square feet of outdoor space and 9,100 square feet of public spaces. The complex will include 5G wireless capabilities, allowing for quicker downloads, the lowest latency and highest bandwidth to stream live TV, gaming and movies.

Additionally, M Social will be the first steel frame modular hotel built in California. Modular construction allows for more efficient build times, reduced construction waste and less impact on the environment and on neighborhoods.

“Today is a special day for Millennium Hotels and Resorts as the groundbreaking for M Social Sunnyvale marks the first new construction project for the brand in the U.S.,” Howard Wu, global chief technology officer and president of Millennium Hotels and Resorts North America, said in a statement. “The property’s close proximity to Silicon Valley and 5G mobile technology services will further reinforce the M Social brand’s commitment to technological advancements within its hotels.”