Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley has launches [esc] – a sleek lounge-style lobby and dining destination in Palo Alto.
The final touches on the reimagined lobby and the addition of [esc] mark the completion of a recent property-wide renovation that includes guest rooms and meeting spaces, which have also been renamed to reflect the Silicon Valley tech landscape.
[esc] blends together the technological and “foodie” culture of the Bay Area creating a warm and welcoming ambiance, offering locally-sourced gourmet food and drink with tech-forward touches such as digital menus and an eye-catching digital art wall.
“[esc] is unlike any hotel lobby in the region,” says GM Florian Riedel, who recently joined the team at Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley. “We are filing a void in Palo Alto by providing an intimate and comfortable space for quick morning coffee meetings, delicious power lunches, or a lively post-work cocktail and light bite.”
Inspired by the communal and collaborative open-concept offices used by well-known Silicon Valley start-ups, the upscale and creative design concept by EDG Interior Architecture + Design features soft, residential style furnishings to create a space that encourages serenity and promotes focus.
Three individual check-in pods will replace the traditional reception desk, offering guests a streamlined and personalised experience tailored to business or weekend arrivals. In continuing with the Silicon Valley tech touches, the updated lobby will feature a 10 by 7-foot (3.05 by 2.13 metre) digital art wall displaying a rotating selection of works from local artists or pieces inspired by the Bay Area.
Technology will also be music to guests’ ears with BELLOSOUND, a premier music company that has mixed customised playlists for the updated lobby and [esc]. BELLOSOUND takes direct musical inspiration from the local area and the ambiance of the lobby space and the cuisine of [esc], fusing it together to create an eclectic yet sophisticated mix of cutting-edge sounds.
[esc] is the newest addition to the culinary offerings at Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley, complementing the Hotel’s signature restaurant Quattro. The innovative menu reflects the vibrant food culture of the Bay Area, focused on providing the finest selection of artisanal products available from the Bay Area and beyond.