Palo Alto's Upcoming Epiphany Hotel Will Have Its Own Technology Concierge
When we compiled our Master Openings list this year, we had a spot reserved in Palo Alto, Calif. for The Epiphany Hotel from Joie de Vivre Hotels. The hotel was supposed to open over the summer but now it's set to open next year, on April 1st. But already, the hotel is positioning itself as the must-stay hotel in Silicon Valley. In their own words:
Get wired. In the heart of downtown Palo Alto, surrounded by the hottest VC firms, the fastest-growing companies, plus the creative dynamism of Stanford University—this is where you need to be staying.
Clearly, the hotel's WiFi is going to be free and fast and full of plenty of bandwidth. The hotel is also promising the services of its own technology concierge. Sweet! No doubt this concierge better know his or her tech specs before starting the job. Yet given the hotel's location near Stanford, we don't think this will be too hard.
But what else can we expect from The Epiphany in regards to more traditional hotel amenities? For starters, there's 24-hour room service, regular concierge services, pet-friendly rooms, Frette linens, Malin & Goetz toiletries, Illy espresso machines, honor bar and dry bar, a work desk with ergonomic chair, 47" Samsung TV (55" ones in the suites) and a G-link iPod docking stations which will wirelessly stream movies and video games to guest rooms TVs. Housekeeping will also do a turndown service and will use green cleaning products too.
Elsewhere in the hotel will be the Hopkins Tract full-service restaurants (the name pay homage to one of the city's first settlers; they will do the room service too ), a mezzanine-level Media Lab boardroom and Tinderbox Business Center, each designed by local firm, IDEO, rooftop hospitality suites, and a 24-hour business center with Mac computers that can run both PC and Mac platforms.
Aside from being the perfect match technology-wise for folks visiting Palo Alto, the Epiphany sounds a lot like its luxe sister hotel, The Hotel Vitale, in San Francisco, especially from an amenity-standpoint. Considering that we always thought Vitale could be JDV's luxury spin-off brand, we are totally down with having an Epiphany.
Further echoing the luxury vibe, rooms at the Epiphany on April 1st start at $499 a night. Struggling coders may need to split the room a few ways.
[Photo: JDV Hotels]