83,300 sf seismic upgrade and remodel – seven-stories, 135 rooms
The existing historic building will be completely renovated into a high-end boutique hotel with 135 rooms. The scope of work involves a large seismic package, including new sheer walls going up the building. The team will also install 52 100-foot supporting micropiles underneath the building that will carefully avoid the influence zone of neighboring BART. Historic renovation includes replacing transom windows across the top of the historic entrance, replacing the copper cornice at the top of the building, salvaging a fire tank on the roof, and repointing and patching brick exterior.
The ground floor will house two new restaurants and a bar. The basement will have a conference center, workout area, and kitchen support. A full kitchen rooftop bar will include eight-foot high glass wind walls around the edge of the building, new landscaping, patio seating, and sliding doors opening to the outside.