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Warriors’ bizarre cruise ship-shaped hotel at Chase Center now ‘indefinitely delayed’

Is the COVID-19 era really the best time for a cruise ship-themed hotel and condo project? Maybe the Warriors have their doubts because they just announced that this very strange Chase Center add-on is “indefinitely delayed.”

I confess that I did not know until today that the Golden State Warriors were planning to build a hotel-condo on the Chase Center. And if I had known that, I would have made cruise ship jokes about it, because according to the San Francisco Business Times, it was going to be “shaped like a cruise ship and facing the bay.” . Is a cruise ship theme perhaps a bad idea for the times, given the notorious role that cruise ships played as vectors for the spread of COVID-19 at the start of the pandemic?

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Then again, that might be fine, because the hotel aspect of this thing would probably be primarily aimed at the visiting team’s basketball fans who probably won’t care about the public health risks of travel. A render of the project is seen above (it’s in the middle), but perhaps the render is all we’ll ever see of this thing. Because the San Francisco Business Times report that I mentioned is a report that the Chase Center condo hotel, originally slated to open next year, is now “delayed indefinitely” without a timetable to innovate.

The full quote comes from Warriors President and COO Brandon Schneider, who responded to a Business Times inquiry into the project saying “Once again the project has been delayed indefinitely so nothing has changed. here.”

The Supervisory Board approved hotel-condo in July 2020, according to the Chronicle. But even if that thing never gets built, it’s not exactly a blow to housing supply. There were to be only “21 condos” in addition to nearly 130 hotel rooms and 12,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor.

Should all of this expand and pick up again, the hotel would be operated by SH Hotels & Resorts, which took on the refurbishment of the former Hotel Vitale, which now operates as 1 Hotel San Francisco.

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