New Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel Coming to Silicon Valley

Menlo Gateway Hotel - Rendering

Construction has commenced on a new hotel in Menlo Park, CA, developers Ensemble Real Estate Investments and AECOM Capital announced last week, adding that the new property will be Silicon Valley's first new-construction luxury lifestyle hotel "in decades."

Part of a 16-acre project known as Menlo Gateway, which will include the hotel, three office buildings, a fitness facility, and outdoor amenities, the as-of-yet unnamed hotel will be part of Marriott's Autograph Collection and will be built to achieve LEED Silver certification.

Totaling 11 stories, the hotel will have 250 guest rooms with floor-to-ceiling views of the San Francisco Bay and surrounding foothills, a zero-edge pool and spa with cabanas and fire pits, a three-meal restaurant helmed by a local celebrity chef, a fitness center, and a Marriott Rewards lounge. The 20,000 square feet of meeting and event space will include a 6,000-square-foot ballroom, an executive boardroom with a terrace, and a 3,000-square-foot event lawn.

"Our goal is to create a boldly original facility that honors the unique ethos and innovative spirit of Silicon Valley -- a place that will be a neighborhood after-hours retreat for locals, and a must-stay destination for taste-making travelers and corporate leaders," said Ensemble Real Estate Investments CEO Brian Ehrlich.

The hotel is expected to open in late 2017.

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