A new hotel and apartment complex with a rooftop lounge is now open to guests and renters in Oakland’s Uptown neighborhood at 2455 Broadway. The hotel part of 168 rooms of Kissel Uptown Oakland is operated by Hyatt as part of its Unbound collection of lodging properties. The 74-unit apartment portion of the six-story building is called Monogram in Kissel. It offers studios as well as one-, two-, and three-bedroom units that range in price from around $2,200 to $4,200 per month.

Photo Credit: Monogram in Oakland

Both sections of the new property, which is owned and developed by Signature Development Group and Jordan Real Estate Investment, will have access to a new rooftop bar called HIGH 5IVE. “This is the only roof rack of its type that we know of in Oakland. People are very enthusiastic about the hotel so far,” said Michael Ghielmetti of Signature Development. Bay Area News Group.

Food is also available at HIGH 5IVE with a restaurant that has also opened in Kissel Uptown called Otto’s Cafe. According to Bay Area News Group, a French restaurant called Occitania is set to open soon and is created by celebrity local chef Paul Canales, who previously cooked in Oliveto and now operates the popular Spanish restaurant Duende, also located in Uptown. “Occitanie will continue to animate this neighborhood,” Ghielmetti told the Bay Area News Group. We do not know when Occitania will open.

Rooftop Lounge Rendering Credit: Hyatt/Kissel Uptown Oakland

Kissel Uptown Oakland sits where a former car sales ground used to be and features white-highlighted design elements that are over 100 years old. “A historic facade of a 1910s Beaux-Arts structure, originally created by renowned Bay Area architect Frederick H. Meyer, has been recreated,” says Signature Development Group. website.

Rendering credit: Hyatt/Kissel Uptown Oakland

Hospitality experts believe Kissel Uptown will be a positive addition to Uptown Oakland and set the benchmark for the relaunch of business and leisure travel in the wake of the pandemic.

“As the market rebounds from the COVID downturn, I expect this hotel to do very well as it also offers a rooftop bar. Other hotel developers will follow closely as they consider similar hotel projects for the city of Oakland,” Alan Reay of Atlas Hospitality Group told the Bay Area News Group. Many players in the travel industry are already seeing a surge in the number of travellers. “We are seeing an upturn. People are more comfortable traveling, getting around, going to bars and restaurants,” says Ghielmetti.