Hyatt House Hotel
Location: San Jose, CA
General Contractor: S.D. Deacon
As with any construction job, surprises are never welcomed, but anticipated. A design change emerged well after construction had begun on Hotel Sierra (now operating as Hyatt House).
The swinging guest bathroom doors, which offered just a 30 inch clearance, had to be changed to pocket doors in order to offer a 32 inch clearance and accommodate Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) guidelines. Additionally, it was a concrete building which made moving walls difficult, and the building was already framed when this change was brought up.
American Direct got to work to evaluate what openings were involved and remedy the last minute design change. A solution was found that met the door clearance requirements while managing the additional cost.
Key to the success of this project was the strong partnership between American Direct, S.D. Deacon Corp., and Lodgeworks which provided a firm foundation from which to work making this surprise manageable.