Aloft Silicon Valley
Urban style is the highlight at this trendy hotel in the Silicon Valley suburbs.
In a Silicon Valley suburb near Palo Alto, this hotel brings a surprising (and welcome) degree of urbanity to the region. The style is sleek and decidedly cool. But despite the hip vibe, this place knows its market: business travelers. The 172 rooms, done in masculine blues and browns, come with work desks with direct Ethernet access, fax/copier/printers and two phones (one cordless). They're also fully equipped with 42-inch TVs, Web TV with wireless keyboards, CD players with music selections and customized CD soundtrack. Velvet sofas, suede chairs and granite-topped wet bars highlight the furnishings. Of note: custom headboards with movable wings so you can keep your nighttime necessities within reach. Also for the corporate crowd is plenty of meeting space, although this isn't your typical executive environment, as you'll find mood music and aromatherapy, as well as retro candies. Two Zen Dens serve as hospitality suites. Re:Fuel serves healthy quick bites round the clock, and +PLUS offers a menu of fresh California cuisine. For winding down there are an outdoor heated pool with fire pit, the re:charge(SM) gym and a Zen water garden.