Joie de Vivre to open The Epiphany Hotel in Palo Alto

George Sell By George Sell
08 January 2014 | Updated 08 January 2014

US: Commune Hotels & Resorts brand Joie de Vivre will open a boutique property in downtown Palo Alto, California early this year.

The eight-storey property is nextdoor to one of Facebook's first headquarters, a few blocks from Stanford University, and surrounded by Silicon Valley's "hottest VC firms".
Originally built in the 1970s, the building is being "rebuilt from the ground up under the direction of esteemed Palo Alto-based Steinberg Architects and McCartan Interior Design, who created the sleek yet warm look of Joie de Vivre's popular Hotel Vitale, in San Francisco. The new exterior of the building-paneled with perforated metal-retains the original façade's six-story-tall mosaic portrait of El Palo Alto, the thousand-year-old coastal redwood that gave the city its name."

Commune CEO Niki Leondakis said: "The Epiphany Hotel is tapped into Silicon Valley, inspired by the local streets and neighbouring start-up businesses. 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."
Each room will feature complimentary high-speed internet, a G-Link dock for streaming movies and games from any mobile device to a large-screen Samsung TV, an ergonomic desk chair, honour bar and dry bar, and Illy espresso maker.  Guest rooms and suites will also be furnished with artisan amenities, including Malin + Goetz toiletries, Frette linens, Turkish towels and bathrobes, and Sausalito-based Fred water presented in flask-shaped bottles that can be refilled in the hotel lobby.

The property will also feature the IDEO mezzanine-level meeting and co-working spaces, and an 80-seat indoor-outdoor restaurant and bar

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