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New Hotel Proposed For Sacramento International Airport


The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors is expected to vote Tuesday on a proposed new hotel for Sacramento International Airport.

Hyatt has agreed to operate a five-story hotel with 135 rooms and 3,500 square feet of meeting space north of the parking garage at Sacramento International Airport.

Sonnenblick Development LLC, will pay at least $23 million to build the hotel.  

John Wheat is the county's Director of Airports. He says the proposed hotel makes more sense than the one originally proposed for Terminal B seven years ago.

"There was discussion of actually putting a full-service hotel on top of this facility. My understanding is we went through that development process that (from) a financial standpoint determined that wasn't feasible."

The county would would sell 164 parking spaces to Sonnenblick for about $2.5 million.

The county would collect $225,000 in rent for the first four years and then a percentage of gross revenue in following years.

If building restrictions are lifted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, construction could begin this year and be finished by 2017.

Bob Moffitt

Sacramento Region Reporter

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