SAN JOSE, Calif.—Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. have announced the opening of The Westin San Jose, a historic 171-room hotel in the center of Northern California’s largest city. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the hotel has undergone a guestroom, corridor, lobby, and public space transformation. The Westin San Jose is the brand’s 18th hotel to open in California and one of five new openings this year in North America.
The Westin San Jose is steps away from San Jose McEnery Convention Center and San Jose State University. Upon entering the lobby, guests are immediately transported to a space that encompasses modern features with historical elements. Original molding on the ceilings has been preserved to show off the unique beauty of the early 1900s building, while maintaining Westin brand touches, such as a soothing color palette and vertical garden.
“We are excited to unveil this historic building’s restoration to our guests,” said Brian Dell’Ergo, general manager of The Westin San Jose. “While still maintaining its beauty from when it was originally constructed in 1926, The Westin San Jose will offer guests a comfortable boutique hotel experience, alongside the amenities and services that our Westin guests have come to expect.”
Each of the 171 rooms and suites feature The Westin Heavenly Bed and Bath, complimentary high speed Internet access, and large flat screen TVs. Guests can also enjoy an authentic Italian dining experience at Il Fornaio. Located adjacent to the lobby, Il Fornaio offers private dining room space for small groups.
“We are thrilled to debut Westin in San Jose, a significant market for the brand’s growth in North America,” said Bob Jacobs, vice president brand management for Westin and Sheraton. “With so much activity happening in Silicon Valley, we look forward to providing guests a haven where they can unwind and re-energize.”
The hotel is equipped with 10,000 square feet of meeting space, including the Grande Ballroom, which features vintage 1920s chandeliers, complemented by wall sconces, mirrored walls, crown molding, and wooden borders. Connecting French doors lead to the covered atrium, where food can be catered by the on-site restaurant.