SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The 540-room Fairmont Hotel, already the
largest hotel in San Jose, started construction on a tower that
will add 264 rooms and make the property the largest in the Silicon
The project also will add 20,000 square feet of meeting space to
the hotel's existing 48,000 square feet of space for functions.
"This is a very exciting project for us," said Jeff Doane, the
hotel's director of sales and marketing.
"The new tower will meet the growing demand on our hotel for
more guest rooms and catering space."
The project is scheduled to be completed in the fall of
Doane said the expansion will enable the hotel to accommodate
the companies, particularly in the high-tech industry, that book
meetings with little lead time.
"Right now we have to say no to a lot of short-term business due
to limited space," he said.