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Shashi Hotel on De Anza is Underway and Under Ground

The basement and parking garage of Cupertino's newest hotel are in progress.

That big hole in the ground at N. De Anza Boulevard and Alves Drive belongs to what will become a high-end luxury hotel in about 18 months. Right now, it’s just dirt, but that will eventually become the hotel basement and parking garage.

The hotel was slated to be a Hyatt Hotel, but an anonymous source says it may be run under the Starwood Hotel chain’s Aloft Hotels brand, which uses the catch line, “style for a steal.”

Concrete for the basement and parking area will most like be poured in the next week or two, one worker said.

The hotel is planned for 90,000 square feet with 150 guest rooms and suites, 6,000 square feet of high-tech conference space, an executive board room, fitness center, pool, sauna, and spa.

sistersilverhair January 09, 2012 at 08:03 PM
Already, I can't remember what used to be there, six months ago, a year ago--let alone five or ten years ago. That happens in Cupertino--we forget. I think it would be great to have a photo feature that showed what used to be -- "What It Was" or some such. We have no sense of place, or very little. My family moved here in 1967, and when we can't remember what used to be where, our default answer is, "an orchard", but it would be nice to have some visual locations. It wouldn't even have to be from 100 years ago. Even 30, 20, 10 years ago would be interesting. Or do new residents even care? I'd like to know if they do.
Anne Ernst (Editor) January 09, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Hi Bernie, There was a gas station right on De Anza and then behind it was either condos or offices (already I can't recall either.) I love your "What it Was" idea. I'm going to look into getting some photos from the Cupertino History Museum to work with—and of course anyone out there with their own photos can either share them on the site themselves or send them to me to post!
Mason Mccarty January 10, 2012 at 05:13 PM
I just posted the Google Map sat view of the old De Anza Car Incorporated (gas station). Now its a hole on street view.
Bob M January 10, 2012 at 05:29 PM
But if you change the streel level view from De Anza to Alves Drive the station magically reappears. Or, if you back out one or two steps from street level is shows the old station, then further out it dissapears again. Some views get updated more than others.
Anne Ernst (Editor) January 10, 2012 at 05:45 PM
And if you zoom in you can see a bicyclist wearing a red jacket or sweater riding by...wouldn't it be fun to be able to identify that person?
Alysa Sakkas January 11, 2012 at 09:13 PM
Drove by a couple of days ago and wondered what was in store for that big hole....THANKS for reporting on this!

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