The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors have unanimously approved an agreement between the Sacramento County Department of Airports and a Southern California developer to build a 5-story, 135-room hotel at Sacramento International Airport.
Developer Sonnenblick Development LLC proposes to construct a Hyatt Place hotel with an indoor pool and spa, fitness room, dining area and 3,500 square feet of meeting space on a 1.4 acre site just north of the parking garage. Sonnenblick will also lease 164 spaces in the garage for guest parking. The hotel would be a short walk to either terminal.
“An airport hotel is a great amenity for customers, especially as we serve an area that spans more than a hundred miles,” said Director of Airports John Wheat. “Travelers can sleep in, have breakfast, and catch their flight without having to take a shuttle or drive their car to the airport.”
The select-service Hyatt Place will be comparable to a Marriott Courtyard, Marriott Residence Inn or Four Points by Sheraton hotel.
Construction could begin as early as June 2015, when federal building restrictions on the Natomas Basin are expected to be lifted.
Sonnenblick has agreed to invest at least $23 million to build the facility. The Department of Airports will receive a one-time payment of $2.46 million for the use of the parking garage spaces. Rent for the hotel will be fixed for the first four years for an amount totaling $900,000. In the fifth year, rent will be paid as a percentage of gross revenue.
Sacramento International Airport has had an onsite hotel before. The onsite Host Hotel was demolished in 2008 to make room for Terminal B construction. While in operation, its average occupancy was 88 percent. The Hyatt Place is an upgrade, offering more amenities in a modern facility.
Under the agreement going to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Sonnenblick LLC would pay for construction and assume all financial risk associated with owning and operating the hotel.