Hyatt Place Clovis rendering

Developer Jay Virk is building a Hyatt Place hotel with a five-story rooftop restaurant in Clovis. Image contributed by Bottom Line Development

published on September 2, 2022 - 11:07 AM
Written by Ben Hensley

Clovis will soon see a new Hyatt Place hotel with a rooftop restaurant located at the northwest corner of Clovis and Herndon avenues, with a groundbreaking anticipated in March 2023.

With construction anticipated to take 15 months, it could be open by mid 2024.

The new hotel, offering 113 rooms, five 1,200 square-foot suites, a first-floor bar and fifth-floor restaurant, including a patio, will offer 24-hour food and beverage service, as well as a full gym and about 2,000 square feet of meeting space.

“This will be the next level up for clientele,” said developer Jay Virk, owner and president of Bottom Line Development in Fresno.

In late August, the project received conditional use approval from the Clovis Planning Department for a hotel, rooftop restaurant and patio with alcohol sales, and lobby lounge and bar alcohol sales. Construction drawings are expected to be submitted in January.

Virk said there’s demand for a higher-end product in the Clovis area, including 24-hour amenities, food, gym and meeting space.

“To tie it into a rooftop restaurant creates somewhat of a pull factor,” he said.

Hyatt Place Clovis
The Hyatt Place hotel and rooftop restaurant will be located off of Clovis Avenue just north of Highway 168. Google Earth image

 

The hotel will be located at the northwest corner of Clovis and Herndon avenues just north of Highway 168. The site is currently assigned an address of 571 Rogers Ave., however, the address will be redesignated to Clovis Avenue pending approvals in early 2023.

Virk owns two other hotels in Clovis — the Comfort Inn located at 143 Clovis Ave., as well as the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott at 50 Clovis Ave.

He added that the restaurant, while not yet named, aims to highlight a local restaurateur, with plans to seek a tenant within the next several months.

“We’re a family-first, local-first company, so we want to see if we can get a prominent local restaurant,” he said.

Bottom Line Development currently has more than 27 commercial projects in the pipeline ranging from pre-development to construction worth an estimated $150 million.

“We’re really excited to bring a new staple to our local community,” he said.

The addition of rooftop eateries and bars is seen by many as an indication the Central Valley is catching up with more urban cities where they are more common.

A rooftop restaurant and bar called The Elderwood opened on the fourth floor of the Darling Hotel in downtown Visalia in July 2020.

Fresno’s first rooftop bar, Quail State, opened in April 2021 on the second floor of the Pacific Southwest Building downtown. 


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