The most recent Planning Board agenda shed light on the confusing back and forth in the comments section about the Patel family, RAM Hotels, Ridgemont Hospitality, and Harbor Bay developments.
So, turns out, Ridgemont Hospitality is building a hotel on Harbor Bay next to an existing hotel. The existing hotel is a Hampton Inn and Suites located at 1700 Harbor Bay Parkway. The new hotel built near the Hampton Inn will be a Home2 Suites which is an extended stay sort of hotel under the Hilton Brand. That is going in front of the Planning Board in two weeks. The hotel will be four stories tall with 72 rooms.
It’s nothing to get too excited about design wise. It’s a hotel/motel, it’s functional, it’s in a business park, I neither like nor dislike it.
Will it be the best thing ever? No. Will it be the worst thing ever? No. It’s just there.
So this project is different from the RAM Hotels project which also has a Harbor Bay address too but this one is located at 2350 Harbor Bay Parkway which was rezoned in January and is located on the waterfront near the VF Outdoor campus. According to the plans this one will be a Fairfield Inn which is part of the Marriott brand.
I guess there’s enough business and need for there to be three hotels out on Harbor Bay. They’re of the business park variety, so probably catering to a lot of business travelers. The Alameda address helps probably for out of town visitors that might not be thrilled about staying in Oakland.