Graduate Resorts introduced the outlet of Graduate Palo Alto. The valuables is situated within the middle of downtown Palo Alto at 488 College Road, blocks from Stanford College and inside the former Resort President.
The storied has been renovated and restored to honor the construction’s previous, in addition to the historical past of the neighboring neighborhood. The six tale Graduate Palo Alto options 100 keys and two signature meals and beverage ideas – Lou & Herbert’s, a foyer degree, day-to-night café, and President’s Terrace, a colourful rooftop bar with unequalled Palo Alto perspectives. Design all through the lodge embodies the character and age-old stories of the neighborhood thru daring, layered décor rooted in storytelling. Graduate Palo Alto is the thirty third lodge within the Graduate Resorts portfolio.
Created for vacationers who search memory-making trips, Graduate Resorts is a thoughtfully crafted number of lodges that are living in dynamic university-anchored towns around the U.S. and U.Ok. Each and every belongings celebrates and commemorates the positive power of its neighborhood, whilst providing a longer retreat to puts that frequently play host to the most efficient days of our lives.
“For the reason that inception of Graduate, we’ve dreamed of growing a lodge in Palo Alto,” stated Ben Weprin, Graduate Resorts CEO and Founder. “To have that imaginative and prescient come to lifestyles in such an iconic landmark belongings within the heart of gravity of downtown is a dream come true. Bringing Resort President again to lifestyles in its authentic objective, as designed through native famed architect Birge Clark, has been each magical and rewarding for our group. We’re past commemorated to open the doorways to the neighborhood as soon as once more and reintroduce the lodge, rooftop terrace, and public areas to vacationers from around the globe.”
Designed through Graduate Resorts’ in-house design group, Graduate Palo Alto’s design takes inspiration from a 1958 photograph of the unique belongings, harking back to the historical past of the landmark and its Spanish Colonial structure. Regarded as the town’s maximum coveted position to stick for the primary part of the twentieth century, Resort President used to be named after President Herbert Hoover, one of the crucial first scholars to sign up at Stanford. Main points all through the valuables honor Hoover, in addition to the myriad of mythical alums, age-old college traditions and emblems and monikers synonymous with the state of California and neighboring Palo Alto neighborhood.
Upon arrival, Graduate Palo Alto’s foyer welcomes visitors right into a refreshed but acquainted house, boasting a grand, two-story entryway and ceiling with wood beams, replicated to resemble authentic woodwork, that draw visitors from the access into the primary foyer space. A customized carved-wood credenza serving because the entrance table is complemented through a customized hand-woven tapestry, encouraged through California landscapes. An expansive foyer gallery wall anchors the room, showcasing a mixture of eclectic, antique artwork encouraged through Spanish Colonial interiors and local botanicals and animals. The show frames a brand new, non-wood burning, hearth. Heat colours and wealthy textural materials embellish inviting seating vignettes positioned all through the welcoming space. Graduate’s signature communal desk sits proudly within the foyer, enveloped through a dozen chairs fittingly embossed with the letter ‘G’.
Holding the integrity of its previous, Graduate Palo Alto options authentic restored main points that determine a powerful sense of position all through the valuables equivalent to the outside façade, home windows and access marquee; ancient Spanish Colonial tiles all through replicated to resemble originals; authentic lodge elevator, along with a brand new elevator which makes the rooftop available for the primary time; authentic ornamental ceiling beams reinstalled all through the foyer front room; and the recovery of the construction’s authentic central stairwell.
Perched between the second one and 6th flooring, residential-inspired visitor rooms marry faculty delight with comfy herbal textures that supplement the tree covered streets and far-off Silicon Valley perspectives.
Stanford delight beams all through, from pillows embroidered with the soccer group’s unofficial chant, “Whose Space?” and “C-Space,” to customized artwork depicting Cardinal traditions and legends. The unique inner photograph of the Resort President from 1958, which in large part encouraged Graduate Palo Alto’s design, is featured in each and every visitor room. Ornate brass and wooden headboards are adorned with California redwood silhouettes and native legends are displayed above the writing desks, equivalent to a drawing of actress and Stanford alumnus, Sigourney Weaver; a portray of a quail, California’s state chicken; and polaroid photograph of former Cardinal and mythical tennis champ John McEnroe. Visitors can even to find artwork depicting the vintage novel, Of Mice and Males, written through Stanford Cardinal, John Steinbeck. Echoing college excellence, guestroom halls are covered with notable years of accomplishment all through Stanford historical past and are founded off the longstanding senior 12 months custom (courting again to 1896) of leaving in the back of time drugs at the quad.
Meals & Beverage
Perched atop the six-story lodge, President’s Terrace is a recovery of Resort President’s authentic rooftop lawn. The concept that will open climate allowing later this month. That includes 360-degree perspectives, the rooftop provides an intimate atmosphere, entire with an out of doors hearth, woven wicker barstools and couches with plush pillows. President’s Terrace serves playful cocktails crafted in collaboration with globally acclaimed mixologist, Dangerous Birdy, along side a rotating herbal wine listing. Serving as a colourful collecting house, President’s Terrace will be offering occasions and programming adapted to locals and guests alike.
The foyer degree, day-to-night café, Lou & Herbert’s, is called in homage to Herbert Hoover and his spouse Lou Henry, who he met whilst finding out at Stanford. Adapted to each on-the-go visitors and long-winded reunions, the menu provides a spread of fast and scrumptious bites and refreshments. Visitors can savor seasonal roasts from San Francisco-based Saint Frank Espresso, along a California-driven all-day menu with dishes starting from Energy Pancakes and freshly baked pastries through Manresa Bread for breakfast to West Coast oysters and Tuna Tartare for dinner. Within the evenings, the bustling café transforms right into a welcoming bar for locals and lodge visitors to experience an easy-going drink with buddies or coworkers.
From Graduate Palo Alto’s central location, visitors can discover the most efficient of the realm, whether or not on the town for a Cardinal win or exploring College Road stores, galleries and eating places. The lodge moreover is puppy pleasant and gives complimentary motorcycles for visitors having a look to discover. Visitors and locals can pop into President’s Barber Store and Hemingway Cigar and Tobacco, each longstanding fixtures of the group and situated inside of Graduate Palo Alto.