Home2 Suites to Open 1st Modular Hotel in San Francisco

Akshar Development is set to deliver the project in nearly half the time it takes for a traditional building to be completed in the Bay Area market.
Home2 Suites by Hilton San Francisco Airport North rendering

Home2 Suites by Hilton has unveiled plans to open its first modular construction hotel in San Francisco: Home2 Suites by Hilton San Francisco Airport North. Along with developer Southern Hospitality Services and construction company Akshar Development, the brand has placed pre-fabricated elements of the hotel in position. A crane lifted and positioned the hotel’s exterior panel pieces. The finished product is scheduled to debut in early 2019. 

The hotel will offer all-suite rooms with fully-equipped kitchens and modular furniture. Features will include free Wi-Fi, the Spin2Cycle laundry and fitness area, the Inspired Table complimentary breakfast, an outdoor fire pit, a game room, communal spaces and the Home2 MKT for grab-and-go items, a jacuzzi and a grill area. The property will incorporate sustainable features including solar panels that will produce close to 50 percent of the hotel’s energy, as well as a bio-retention pond that will filter water run-off. 

“From tri-branded properties to modular building, Hilton continues to be a leading innovator in the hospitality industry, utilizing cutting-edge methods to create unrivaled investment opportunities for owners and superior accommodations for guests,” Adrian Kurre, global head, Home2 Suites by Hilton, told Commercial Property Executive. “As one of the fastest growing brands in the Hilton portfolio and the hospitality industry as a whole, Home2 Suites by Hilton is an especially natural fit for the modular building process, with the brisk construction speed reflecting the brand’s overall streamlined growth strategy.”

Fast construction

By using the modular process, construction time for the Home2 Suites by Hilton San Francisco Airport North property is cut nearly in half and will be shorter than the average for the Bay Area market.

In April, the brand opened its first hotel in Nevada, the 120-key Home2 Suites by Hilton Las Vegas Strip South. The property is owned and managed by National Hospitality Management LLC. 

Rendering courtesy of Hilton