It has been nearly two years since development group SOMA Hotel announced plans to build a 250-room Mission Bay hotel at Third and Channel streets. Back then, the plan was to start work on the project as soon as late 2014. That date was pushed back, and a groundbreaking is now set for the second quarter of 2016, according to the San Francisco Business Times. Marriott is now set to operate the hotel. Most interestingly for residents of Mission Bay, a neighborhood rather starved of things to do, the ground floor will be a 700-square-foot "community living room" where people can come to drink coffee and enjoy art.
On the rooftop of the hotel will be a glass-enclosed bar and cafe, also open to the public. Architect Mark Hornberger is working with interior design firm Aubrey Maxwell to put local public art throughout the building, and the developer is looking to put a restaurant on the ground floor. About 10,000 square feet of meeting space is also planned.
· New Luxury Hotel to Break Ground in Mission Bay This Year [Curbed SF]
· Mission Bay Hotel Plans Shape Up As Project Nears Groundbreaking [SF Business Times]