July 18, 2019 | Development
OTO Development and Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) have announced the opening of Hyatt Centric Mountain View. Ideally situated in the Village at San Antonio Center, the 167-rom hotel marks the lifestyle bran'd first property in Silicon Valley and its fourth in the state of South Carolina. Designed for a growing segment of savvy explorers seeking shareable moments to inspire others, the Hyatt Centric brand currently has 29 properties across 11 countries, including Chile, France, Spain, India, Japan, and more.
“We are pleased to bring the in-the-now spirit of the Hyatt Centric brand to Silicon Valley,” says Rich Higdon, general manager of Hyatt Centric Mountain View. “The hotel is designed as a launch pad that encourages visitors to explore and experience the unique aspects of our dynamic city.”
Tech-forward décor creates a sense of place at Hyatt Centric Mountain View, paying homage to the area’s history as the birthplace of modern technology. Locally inspired art references Silicon Valley’s storied innovation -- a dramatic installation in the lobby, for example, is rendered with hundreds of mini pocket compasses and a neon depiction of the periodic symbol for silicon. A cozy lounge by the bar features metal panels with an interactive QR code motif as well as wall art composed of classic Atari games and other creative memorabilia. Multi-media pieces created with computer components adorn guestroom walls.
“Not just in Mountain View, this hotel is truly of Mountain View,” says Corry Oakes, President/CEO of OTO Development, part of The Johnson Group. “The lively design captures the community’s innovative vibe, immersing guests in the essence of Silicon Valley.”
OTO developed Hyatt Centric Mountain View with project partners including CallisonRTKL, architect, Studio HBA, interior designer, and Lusardi Construction Co., general contractor. OTO is operating the hotel with a leadership team comprising Rich Higdon, general manager, Keith Battaglia, director of sales, and Bryan Showalter, executive chef.
Hyatt Centric Mountain View comprises 167 modern, streamlined rooms and suites designed to deliver everything guests want and nothing they don’t. Hardwood floors are accented with area rugs based on intricate tile patterns, and wall coverings mimic textured woven linen. Headboards offer full connectivity with plenty of outlets and ports to charge devices, as well as discreetly designed lighting. Along with custom open closets, HD Smart TVs, and Drybar Buttercup blow-dryers in every room, among other in-room offerings, hotel amenities include a fitness center equipped with LifeFitness machines, a 24/7 business center and a second-level terrace with heated pool, fireplace and life-size games.
The design-forward hotel offers full-service catering and lively meeting space, both inside and out, divided into 11 distinct settings for everything from corporate functions to social gatherings. The elegant Cloud Ballroom features floor-to-ceiling glass walls that slide open to access al fresco seating.
Fairchilds Public House, the hotel’s restaurant and bar, serves up locally sourced California cuisine for breakfast, lunch, dinner and daily happy hour, with a beverage program drawing from regional breweries and wineries. The indoor and outdoor spaces include a lively bar and cozy lounge, fresh-air veranda with fire pit, and a variety of dining spaces. View On 2 offers cabana-style drinks and dishes on the second-floor terrace, with views of the Santa Cruz Mountains.
With its emphasis on connecting travelers to the local community, Hyatt Centric Mountain View is located just steps away from restaurants, retailers and a movie theater, and close to Silicon Valley’s top technology companies. Within walking distance to Caltrain and a Stanford Express Bus stop, there is easy access to hotspots on Castro Street in Mountain View, University Avenue in Palo Alto and the Downtown Triangle in Los Altos.
Hyatt Centric Mountain View was built to LEED Silver standards, with an emphasis on sustainable land use, resource conservation and waste minimization. With built-in systems to reduce energy and water consumption, the hotel operates as responsibly as possible with programs such as comprehensive recycling, Clean the World® soap reuse and light touch cleaning based on guest request. The property additionally offers EV charging stations.
Hyatt Centric Mountain View is located at 409 San Antonio Road in Mountain View’s Village at San Antonio Center. To make a reservation or book special events, visit www.HyattCentricMountainView.com or call 650.948.1234.