Hyatt Centric celebrates jazz heritage in new Sacramento opening

The 172-key Hyatt Centric Downtown Sacramento, which opened in October 2021, pays homage to the property’s historic past while incorporating many modern design elements.

Hyatt Centric’s latest outpost hits all the right notes in the Golden State.

Heritage inspired design

Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Presidio Companies have collaborated to create a new full-service lifestyle hotel at 1122 7th Street in Sacramento.

Owned by Presidio Companies and operated by Aimbridge Hospitality’s lifestyle operating division, Evolution Hospitality, the Hyatt Centric Downtown Sacramento provides a launching pad for guests looking to experience the landmarks, food scene, shopping, nightlife and waterfront activities in the California state capital.

The property is adjacent to the Golden 1 Center and the Downtown Commons and is home to 172 rooms and suites, as well as an array of amenities including a state-of-the-art fitness center and 2,000 square feet of meeting space. There are also plenty of nods to the property’s history as an integral part of the local jazz community.

“This property is packed with details that nod to the sparkling past, while celebrating the future of the destination through a playful interpretation of local culture, art and landmarks,” said Guneet Bajwa, Managing Director of Presidio Companies. “We are honored to introduce this hotel to a new generation of guests and look forward to seeing the hotel take its rightful place at the center of Sacramento’s bustling downtown scene.”

John Caparella, President of Evolution Hospitality, added, “We are thrilled to partner with Presidio Companies to bring travelers and locals back to this historic hotel site. As experts in operating unique properties, each with unique stories to tell, we are confident that the experience we create will result in memorable stays for guests.

A place in local history

The original hotel dates back to 1911 when it opened as the Clayton Hotel, before becoming the Marshall Hotel in 1939 – named after James W Marshall, who discovered the gold that sparked the California Gold Rush. From the 1920s through the 1950s, it was a hub of the city’s jazz scene, with legendary musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday and Cab Calloway performing on the Clayton Club stage in the hotel lobby.

Now rising 11 stories, the hotel combines quirky facades with modern design that celebrates the building’s past, from stacked Marshall amps behind the front desk to hand-painted murals of musicians and light fixtures inspired by music studios.

A highlight of the property is the Clayton Club rooftop lounge, which is located on the sixth floor, paying homage to the Prohibition era and the original Clayton Club music scene. The kitchen here is led by Sacramentan native Chef Ravin Patel, who champions farm-to-fork cooking in small plates celebrating the region’s cuisines.

Meanwhile, downstairs American restaurant and bar, The 7th Street Standard Restaurant, also run by Patel, serves brunch and dinner seven days a week in an age-inspired bar and dining room gold of the hotel.

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