San Jose, CA
BUDGET: $8.4 million
OWNER: JMA Ventures LLC
The guestroom renovation at Hayes Mansion in San Jose, CA was truly remarkable. Despite the unique challenges that present themselves at all historic properties, and in the midst of a global pandemic, Continental worked tirelessly to transform designer ForrestPerkins’ vision into reality. From mixed metal finishes and clean lines in the bathrooms to the playful color palette in guest suites, the finished rooms took on a feeling of “updated elegance.” Continental enlarged all 214 guest bathrooms, providing new stone vanities and installing new plumbing and light fixtures, as well as floor and wall tile. Guest entries received new tile flooring, updated carpet and paint, and new furnishings. Elevator cabs were completely renovated, and the property’s five upscale suites in the mansion (built in 1906) received additional ADA upgrades, kitchen amenities, and artwork.
Continental also renovated the property’s public spaces. A new bar and a new buffet area, complete with waterfall edge stone tops was installed. Throughout the restaurant, Continental provided extensive concrete tile work, food service equipment, and a new lighting package. The front desk stations were relocated and comfortable new seating areas now provide multiple vantage points to see the historic property’s unique features. All the public restrooms were renovated, as well as the ballroom, pre-function areas, and multiple upscale meeting spaces. Outside, a new concrete and wood deck and ADA ramp were installed with a glass railing and new exterior lighting. The pool deck was extended, and alterations made on the traditional California clay tile roof.