Ensemble Real Estate Investments Celebrates Grand Opening of New Hyatt Place Emeryville/San Francisco

New Upscale Property is Flagship Hotel in Emeryville’s Landmark Bay
Street Retail Center

EMERYVILLE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#BayStreetRetailCenter–Ensemble Real Estate Investments today will officially introduce its
newly opened Hyatt Place Emeryville/San Francisco hotel with a grand
opening ceremony for local civic leaders, investors and top
representatives from San Francisco, Oakland and Emeryville’s burgeoning
local business community. Emeryville Vice Mayor John Bauters will lead
the ceremonial ribbon cutting to commemorate the event.

Ensemble led the development of the Hyatt Place Emeryville/San
Francisco, a 175-room, upscale hotel for business and leisure travelers
that boasts stunning views of San Francisco’s world-renowned bridges and
cityscape, Emeryville’s downtown shopping district, and the Oakland
hills. Emeryville and adjoining East Bay communities are home to a wide
array of leading local innovators and global brands, including Peet’s
Coffee, Clif Bar, Novartis, Pixar Animation Studios, Bayer Healthcare,
Leapfrog and many others.

The new Hyatt property has been a key part of Emeryville’s ongoing
downtown expansion and restoration initiative and serves as the flagship
hotel in Bay Street Emeryville, a three-city-block-long development of
one of the most popular urban shopping destinations in the Bay Area. The
retail mega-center features 65 stores, 10 restaurants, a movie theater
and 400 residential units. The destination uses architecture, lighting,
landscape and environmental graphics to create an eclectic, energetic
atmosphere with compelling streetscapes, plazas and green space.

“We are thrilled to experience such a strong and warm reception after
opening our doors just a few months ago,” said Rich Higdon, general
manager of Hyatt Place Emeryville. “Emeryville is a vibrant, growing,
close-knit community, and our contemporary, fresh atmosphere not only
complements other local establishments, but appeals to today’s business
and leisure travelers who want that unique California chic vibe and
experience. The response to Hyatt Place Emeryville has already exceeded
our expectations across the board, and we’re honored to serve as an
anchor in the heart of the city’s thriving Bay Street retail center – as
well as an integral part of the overall community for neighboring UC
Berkeley, Oakland and San Francisco.”

Distinction a Goal for Hyatt Place Emeryville/San Francisco

Leveraging its landmark location, the Ensemble team created a highly
distinctive design with exclusive amenities to deliver an extraordinary
property for Emeryville. The hotel’s architects went beyond the typical
Hyatt Place high standards by including dramatic oversized windows to
showcase the breathtaking views of San Francisco Bay.

Additionally, to complement the already unique culture of the local
community, Ensemble invited gifted local artists to design pieces for
the hotel’s public areas. The property features the work of two
well-known local artists who collaborated with Ensemble and Hyatt to
create personalized works unique to Emeryville, paying homage to the
popular local cyclist community, biotech industry and railroad legacy.
Sculptor Clint Imboden sources recycled materials from flea markets to
antique stores to create art from the artifacts of daily living. Eric
Powell, a gifted metalsmith, is a traditional artist and fabricator,
using primarily steel and sometimes incorporating found objects. The
featured artists are on display in the exterior seating area and the
lobby ceilings of the hotel.

“We’re pleased to partner with the local business community and the
leadership of Emeryville to celebrate the grand opening of this
innovative and luxurious property,” said Michael Moskowitz, co-founder
and managing director of Ensemble Real Estate Solutions & Investments.
“Working closely with the City of Emeryville, our design and
construction partners, our investors and all the stakeholders involved
in this project, I’m proud to say that we have created a unique hotel
that is already becoming a major landmark in the surrounding community.”

Hyatt Place Emeryville/San Francisco

Hyatt Place Emeryville/San Francisco Bay Area is a different kind of
hotel designed around the needs of the modern traveler. Situated on the
Bay overlooking San Francisco and just across the San Francisco Bay
Bridge, between Oakland and Berkeley, our hotel is within minutes of
many popular attractions in the Bay Area. At our modern hotel in
Emeryville, California, you’ll enjoy comfortable rooms, warm service,
and all of the essentials you need to keep your life mobile.

About Hyatt Place

Hyatt Place, a brand of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, combines style,
innovation and 24/7 conveniences to create a seamless stay with modern
comforts. There are more than 260 Hyatt Place locations in the United
States, Armenia, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Honduras, India,
Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Thailand, The
Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, and United Kingdom. Join the
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About Ensemble Real Estate Investments

Ensemble has a long-standing history of maximizing investment returns
through the development, renovation, and repositioning of hotel assets,
while adding value to their respective communities. Ensemble specializes
in assembling customized teams to realize its vision for each specific
market. With its combined operational expertise, development acumen, and
asset management capabilities, Ensemble has fostered strategic and
fruitful partnerships with boutique hotel operators as well as with
global brands including Hilton, Marriott and Hyatt. For more information
on Ensemble, visit www.ensemble.net.


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