The Westin San Francisco Airport Completes Extensive $10 Million Dollar Renovation

By September 23, 2015September 8th, 20212015, September
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Millbrae, CA – The Westin San Francisco Airport, owned and operated by Ultima Hospitality, has completed an extensive $10 million dollar renovation. The new design combines relaxing yet invigorating elements creating an environment ideal for business and leisure travelers alike. The arrival experience is welcoming and efficient with the hotel’s public space, restaurant and lounge flowing seamlessly into the meeting room layout.

“The Westin San Francisco Airport has always been an important hotel to visitors and locals alike” stated General Manager, Tom Scaramellino. “It was our goal to create a hotel which best served the needs of our many loyal and future social, leisure and corporate guests. We believe the well-planned space and thoughtful design achieved our ultimate goal of enhancing the overall guest experience.”

The renovated lobby integrates numerous natural elements including a soothing water feature which subtly directs traffic flow as well as a new stone fireplace helping to delineate space and add a beautiful focal point for gatherings. The botanical themed carpet and living wall complement the surroundings and maintain an organic feel throughout the space. The Westin San Francisco Airport evokes a resort atmosphere balanced with convenience and connectivity designed for the savvy traveler.

“Our guests really love the new lobby. I watch them enjoying the beautiful surroundings all the time.” commented Tom Scaramellino, General Manager. “The setting is perfect for gathering, to catch up on work, or just to relax. Use has greatly increased because people are immediately drawn to the space. There is a natural ease throughout the lobby that speaks directly to the Westin philosophy of living well. “

The hotel features a variety of dining options. The upgraded Runway Café is ideal for families on their way out to enjoy the sights as well as the business traveler on the go. The Café is a full service coffee bar offering both, items prepared to order and freshly packaged meals for expedited service. The Grill & Vine Restaurant serves three meals daily. The restaurant menu features delicious, locally sourced and sustainable meat and produce. The lounge is active and welcoming and feels very much part of the lobby ambiance. The renovation added a private dining room to Grill & Vine creating a perfect spot for parties or dinner meetings.

The new Westin San Francisco Airport guest rooms have a wonderful richness that is noticed the moment you arrive. Expanded doorways open the entries to natural light. The warm woods, textured fabrics, contemporary sconces and mixed metal finishes, used in the 397 rooms, welcome and delight. Knauer Inc. the designers, led by Warren Stetson, blended two Westin color palettes to layer a clean, fresh and inviting aesthetic throughout the guest rooms. Neutral tones are mixed with environmental greens and blues, creating a serene surrounding. The Heavenly Bed and Heavenly Shower complete the transforming experience.

The newly renovated Westin San Francisco Airport is conveniently located at 1 Old Bayshore Highway in Millbrae, California. Its recent $10 million dollar renovation to the guest rooms, meeting space and lobby unveils an inviting, contemporary design. The welcoming and rejuvenating Westin sits along the beautiful Bayfront Park and adjacent to its sister property – the fresh and fun Aloft San Francisco Airport. Guests benefit from the two unique brands and can enjoy services and amenities offered at both hotels. The two hotels are owned and operated by Ultima Hospitality. The Westin San Francisco Airport is committed to providing a true Westin guest experience that helps you be at your best in mind, body, and spirit.

About Westin Hotels
Westin Hotels & Resorts® indulge our guests in elements of well-being. Our refreshing ambience, innovative programs and thoughtful amenities help provide a stay that leaves you feeling better than when you arrived. Our more than 185 hotels and resorts worldwide are defined by modern design, instinctive service and a rejuvenating atmosphere. Whether you’re golfing in Spain, snorkeling in Bali, or sightseeing in Times Square, Westin delivers an experience unlike any other.

About Waterton
Waterton Associates LLC is a real estate investor and operator with a focus on U.S. multifamily and hospitality properties. Founded in 1995 by David Schwartz and Peter Vilim, Waterton executes value-add strategies and manages a national portfolio of multifamily and hospitality properties on behalf of institutional investors, family offices and financial institutions. Waterton manages its investments through wholly owned property management subsidiaries Waterton Residential and Ultima Hospitality.

Waterton has a proven expertise in selecting and managing attractive risk-adjusted real estate investments located in major markets around the United States. Since its formation, the company has invested over $5.3 billion in assets. Waterton is privately held by its co-founders and is headquartered in Chicago with seven regional offices throughout the United States. Currently, Waterton’s portfolio includes over $3.8 billion in assets, including 18,000 multifamily units and 13 hotels. For more information, please visit