San Francisco Business Times
After No Major Hotel Openings in 2016, San Francisco Set to Open Four in 2017
By Renee Frojo
The Bay Area’s hotly anticipated hospitality boom will finally become reality this year, as a slew of new hotels open.
Across the Bay Area, 10 new hotels are gearing up to welcome guests before December, adding an estimated 1,774 rooms to the market from San Francisco to Menlo Park. They include a mix of boutique, luxury and select-service properties with a wide range of amenities and trendy technologies.
According to a report from Atlas Hospitality Group, no major hotels opened in San Francisco in 2016 and only one major property (with 174 rooms) opened in 2015.
In San Francisco, hotels coming online this year are mostly clustered around SoMa and Mid-Market. While none of the projects are the big conference hotels the city desperately needs, according to hotel consultant Rick Swig, they will still bring more outsiders to neighborhood in transition…