The first of two hotels to be built in north San Jose, California, part of a new casino, hotel and office complex, may don the Hilton name, according to one of the property’s developers.
A 49-table casino, a nine-story office tower and two hotels that combined will have 414 rooms, will be constructed on the San Jose site, according to Brian Bumb the group developing the site’s co-developer and principal executive. An affiliate controlled by the Bumb family of San Jose owns and is developing the property.
Bumb said they are working with Hilton on the first hotel, which would have a total of 174 rooms and be seven stories. He added, “They have given us site approval for their brands. We hope to secure a franchise agreement with Hilton in the next week or 10 days,” according to the San Jose Mercury News. The project will consist of two phases, and if everything goes according to plan, the casino portion of the project is expected to be up and operating by September 2017. Early in 2018 the first hotel is due to open. The site for the new casino is across Highway 101 from the Bay 101 Club just off East Brokaw Road at 1801 Bering Drive. The lease for that existing casino site expires in November 2017.
Bumb said, “We’re pushing the outer limits of getting this casino open in time, especially if we lose a couple of months due to the weather,” referring to El Niño. An application for the project’s second phase has recently been filed by the Bumb family. An office project that totals 240,000 square feet, and a 10-story hotel with 210 rooms, will make up phase two of the site project.
The current Bay 101 Club cardroom owned by Bumb & Associates opened in September 1994 and consists of 72,000-square-feet and has 49 gaming tables, a restaurant and sports bar, a deli, and a beauty salon. The facility is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is “renowned for hosting the Shooting Star Tournament, the only Northern California stop on the World Poker Tour,” according to the casino’s website.