Breaking Ground: Home2 Suites – Alameda

Breaking Ground: Home2 Suites – Alameda

We are pleased to announce that Ridgemont Hospitality has selected Huff Construction to build the new Home2 Suites by Hilton in Alameda, CA. Ridgemont Hospitality is a family owned development group ran by Peter, Sima, and Dhruv Patel. This 4-story, 53,485 square foot extended stay hotel is being built over a 1-acre site near the San Francisco Bay and Oakland International Airport. Fun fact: this hotel is being constructed next door to the Hampton Inn & Suites that we built for Ridgemont Hospitality back in 2008.

This project marks the second Home2 Suites built by Huff Construction. The first Home2 Suites that we built was finished last May in Livermore, CA. The Superintendent at this project is Jeff Smith who recently completed the new Lucky California grocery store in Dublin, CA. Stay tuned for more updates on this project as the Huff Team continues building excellence.

Co-Branded Marriott Hotel Construction in San Jose

Last summer, we started construction on a very exciting project: A co-branded Residence Inn and Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in San Jose, CA. This project includes a 147-room Residence Inn and a 114-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott.

The hotel will be on America Center Court, near the America Center Office Park in the Golden Triangle area of Silicon Valley. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, one of the strongest hospitality markets in the country, the project will benefit from the surrounding tech companies such as Oracle, Cisco, and Adobe. The project is also located within one mile of the Levi Stadium and Great America Theme Park.

The-branded hotel will be 166,340 square feet and will include an outdoor pool and patio with a fire pit, a fitness center, a bar, a complimentary breakfast area, guest laundry facilities, meeting space and a business center. The Residence Inn will contain 124 king studios, 19 one-bedroom suites, and four two-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens, separate dressing areas, and a six-foot walk-in shower. The Fairfield Inn & Suites will offer 30 king rooms, 34 king suites and 50 double queen rooms with mobile desks and ergonomic chairs, refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee makers.

The project is led by our Project Manager Larry Nelson, Senior Superintendent Tim Bughi, Superintendent Guy Hacker, and Project Engineer Jesus Sanchez. We have a strong team building this project and we are excited to see their progress.

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Huff Knows Hospitality Construction

Hospitality Construction

Hospitality construction involves a complex process with many considerations to be made throughout the project. 

Hospitality can be a volatile business that is dependent upon many outside factors. Of course, the economy and travel trends have a huge effect on this industry, driving and contracting growth. In addition, sports team locations and retail growth can drive the construction of adjacent hospitality sites. Change in consumer demand for the type of hospitality whether it be extended stay versus short term stay and the consolidation of chains can also drive the demand for hospitality construction. In recent years, several of these trends have lined up perfectly and the hotel industry has been booming.

For clients who are looking to build a hotel or remodel an existing hotel, Huff Construction is the partner for you. We understand the unique challenges and opportunities that are part of construction in the hotel industry. Over our 45+ year history, we have built multiple hotels of varying size and complexity. In each case, we worked closely with the owners to deliver the highest quality hotel, on time and on budget.

Hospitality Construction

At Huff, we realize that hotel owners face unique requirements as they try to offer their guests the best experience possible. Hotels often face the challenge of having to minimize the outside noise from freeways or airports and the inside noise between rooms and public areas. In the case of franchise or chain hotels, owners are attempting to offer a consistent experience from location to location to satisfy their guests’ expectations and ultimately to avoid having to offer refunds. This idea of guest comfort and consistency must be addressed during pre-construction and design. It is critical that this information is included in the up-front planning prior to the commencement of construction. At Huff, we work closely with each hotel’s design team and the owner to address any issues or challenges up front. We bring our real-world experience to the table prior to starting construction to ensure that the project ends up on budget and on time in the end.

In addition to spending time on the pre-construction design of a hotel, we also spend time finding the right team for each job. For example, as we select sub-contractors, we consider the size of the hotel and their experience to make sure that they are a good fit for the job and that their standards match ours. Our goal is always to exceed the industry standard and we believe that creating the right team is critical to getting a job done right. At Huff, we see our clients as partners and we understand the importance of maintaining their timelines and budgets. When we deliver a hotel on time and on budget to our client, they can close out their high-interest construction loan and get their hotel open so revenue can start coming in.

Since our founding, Huff Construction has built our reputation on “Building Excellence.” We are proud of the work we have done applying this core value to the hospitality industry. Above all else, we believe that our number of repeat customers demonstrates that our commitment to the quality and to partnership works! If you are considering building a hotel we hope you will consider partnering with Huff Construction. Follow the link below to view our hotel projects.

Hospitality Projects