Joie de Vivre to Open New Silicon Valley Hotel

California-based Joie de Vivre Hotels will open a new boutique hotel this year in Palo Alto, Calif., it announced this week.

One of only two hotels to open in downtown Palo Alto in the last decade, the boutique hotel — called The Epiphany Hotel — will open March 1 with 86 guest rooms, an 80-seat indoor-outdoor restaurant and several meeting spaces, including a boardroom nicknamed “Tinderbox.”

Located near Stanford University, next door to one of Facebook’s first headquarters, the hotel also will offer co-working spaces, such as “The Accelerator” work lounge, and four rooftop suites that will include Murphy beds and meeting areas to facilitate “intimate corporate” gatherings.

“The Epiphany Hotel is tapped into Silicon Valley, inspired by the local streets and neighboring start-up businesses,” Niki Leondakis, CEO of Commune Hotels & Resorts — Joie de Vivre’s parent company — said in a statement. “A playful, authentic property full of imagination and aligned with the local lifestyle, The Epiphany is poised to be an emblem of the Joie de Vivre ethos.”

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