The Bay Area continues to grow, increasing property values for both residents and companies looking to do business in the area. As property values increase, businesses are looking to expand into areas once considered the outskirts of Silicon Valley, creating new development and construction opportunities for the hospitality industry.
In 2010, construction began on the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system’s newest expansion station, the Warm Springs/South Fremont station. In addition to expanding transit access to people in the South Bay, the new station presented the city of Fremont with a chance to redevelop an area of the city for commercial, residential, and industrial use.
The Fremont City Council approved the Community Plan in 2014, and work began on a future-friendly, mixed-use urban center focused on creating thousands of new jobs and homes for area residents. This included plans for a new hotel to serve increasing numbers of business travelers coming to new area offices.
The hospitality industry is increasingly looking to modular construction to get new hotels up and running faster. And for Baywood Hotels, this meant looking to Prefab Logic to manage construction of its newest Hilton in the Fremont redevelopment area.
Prefab Logic is leading the effort to build the Hilton Garden Inn, assisting with all parts of the process from initial design to project management, delivery, and assembly. When completed, it will be a five-story, 145-room hotel with a restaurant, meeting room, and indoor pool built from 72 modules in all, ready for bookings several months in advance of a conventionally-built project.