Construction is well underway at the New Sheraton Hotel in San Gabriel, CAMay 18 2016 · 0 comments · Hospitality, Nishkian Chamberlain ·0
Sheraton San Gabriel is located in the heart of historic San Gabriel, home to roughly 40,000 people, and within a short drive of multiple attractions, including Santa Anita Race Track, the Rose Bowl Stadium, Dodger Stadium, Staples Center, Disneyland, and Knott’s Berry Farm. The hotel will also be steps away from the San Gabriel Square Mall, which has been dubbed the “Great Mall of China,” housing Chinese specialty shops within its 220,000 square feet of retail space.
As part of the Valley Boulevard revitalization efforts, the five story, 288-room hotel is expected to boost the local economy by creating roughly 300 jobs and bring in $2 million in annual revenue from occupancy taxes.
Sheraton San Gabriel will offer 277 guest rooms and 11 suites, and more than 10,000 square feet of meeting space across four banquet rooms. The hotel will feature two signature restaurants, offering Chinese and steakhouse dining options, as well as a bar, pool, fitness facilities and luxury spa. Guests will be able to stay connected in comfort in the Sheraton Club lounge with complimentary breakfast, all-day refreshments and Wi-Fi.
Development of the Sheraton San Gabriel Hotel is being performed as a tremendous collaborative effort between Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, Hazens Real Estate Group, Kollin Altomare Architects, Nishkian Chamberlain Structural Engineers, and Swinerton Builders.
The new hotel will consist of five levels above grade and three levels of subterranean parking. A cast-in-place concrete system will be utilized throughout the structure with mild steel slabs at the below grade and ground floor levels and post-tensioned slabs on the upper levels. The lateral resisting system in the building consists of special reinforced concrete shear walls. On the north edge of the property and above the parking garage, a large 30 -foot tall open ballroom space will be accomplished with use of large open web steel trusses spanning approximately 112 feet. Steel columns and perimeter wide-flange girders will support the large trusses. The lateral resisting system of the steel ballroom structure utilizes buckling restrained braced (BRB’s) frames.
Great collaborative effort between the design and construction teams is required through the process of construction due to the segmented plan check submittal. “Foundation Only” permits were obtained early in the process so that the contractor could begin digging while the design team completes the permit process for the remainder of the project. Construction is currently at the P2 level of the garage and the Contractor has already placed nearly 2,000 cy of concrete.
Final permits should be issued in the coming weeks, and look for construction to begin extending above grade this summer with concrete topping out later in 2016.