San Francisco city officials broke ground Thursday on a new hotel in the city's Mission Bay neighborhood, set to be the neighborhood's first hotel, city officials said.
Set to open in 2020, the Marriott SOMA Mission Bay Hotel will be located at the corner of Channel and Third streets, near the neighborhood's several medical centers, AT&T Park and the future Chase Center complex, set to be the Golden State's Warriors' new home.
Additionally, several San Francisco Municipal Railway stops are located directly in front of the property, which will allow guests to travel easily throughout the city, hotel official said.
"This hotel will provide a peerless hospitality experience for our visitors while creating good-paying union construction jobs for our workers," Mayor Mark Farrell said in a statement. "As the hub for our growing biotech community and the future home of the Warriors, Mission Bay is poised to become another world-class attraction for our city. This hotel will be the foundation for that bright future."
"With UCSF, the Giants, and soon to be the Warriors just around the corner, the SOMA Hotel is a great addition to the Mission Bay community," Supervisor Jane Kim said in a statement. "We are also proud that this hotel will bring a considerable number of meaningful union jobs to our city."
The project is expected to create about 1,100 construction jobs and about 160 permanent jobs.
Additionally, the hotel would generate $5 million annually in occupancy and tourism taxes. As part of the hotel's development, $2 million will be contributed for public art, hotel officials said.
"Marriott SOMA Mission Bay will provide more than just 250 rooms with restaurant and conference space for San Francisco's visitors and locals," SOMA Hotel president Lawrence Lui said in a statement. "From the publicly accessible artwork and rooftop garden, to our focus on hiring local minority- and women-owned businesses to construct the hotel, we're building something the Mission Bay community can be proud of."
The hotel is being developed, designed and constructed by a team that includes San Francisco-based architecture firm Hornberger + Worstell and construction firm Hathaway Dinwiddie.