A suite at The Clement Hotel
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The Clement's rooftop pool.
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The Four Seasons Silicon Valley’s West Coast Life spa treatment includes a sea-salt body polish followed by an Ocean Dew massage.
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Signature has launched a private terminal at SJC.
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Four Seasons Hotel
Few things are more relaxing than an afternoon at the beach, but Silicon Valley schedules can make getting there as challenging as sur ng Mavericks. Happily, similarly restorative benefits can be found at the spa at the Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley, which recently introduced West Coast Life—a 90-minute, coastalinspired body treatment ($255). After a full-body exfoliation with Pacific Ocean salt, clients’ freshly glowing skin is massaged with hydrating essential oils, including juniper berry and pink grapefruit, as well as nourishing red marine algae extracts. 2050 University Ave., East Palo Alto, 650.470.2865
The Clement Hotel
Inspired by a stay at a small hotel in Bali, Clement Chen III set about creating that same ambience in Palo Alto. “Everybody knew our names, and everyone was so warm and personable,” recalls the president of San Mateo-based Pacific Hotel Management. During his Indonesian trip, one of the things that stood out was that he didn’t have to sign a single check. Hence, the new The Clement Hotel’s rates are all-inclusive of services and amenities such as food and beverage, a personal concierge, twice-daily housekeeping and overnight shoe shines. The property will cater to guests’ individual tastes and preferences; for example, the mini-refrigerators can be filled with their favorites.
Stanford Hughes of BraytonHughes Design Studios was tapped for the sophisticated interiors. The 23 one-bedroom suites are appointed with Matouk and Frette linens, a 65-inch Samsung Smart TV, 80 Acres bath toiletries and a Nespresso coffee machine. The menu for the on-site restaurant, The Dining Room, spotlights seasonal and local ingredients. In addition, aiding in making guests feel at home, there is a communal kitchen and a fully stocked pantry that is available all hours. Another distinctive feature of The Clement: a rooftop swimming pool, complete with private cabanas. Rates start at $895 per night. 711 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, 650.322.7111
Signature Flight Support
Private aviation at San Jose International Airport just got even swankier, with the opening of Signature Flight Support’s new state-of-the-art, LEED-designed facility. According to Eric Hietala, the company’s Western regional vice president, the idea for the terminal was conceived about eight years ago, on the west side of the airport. “Signature saw an opportunity and a need in San Jose,” he says. Hietala describes the market as “unique” because it handles a fair share of both business travel to major metropolitan areas and personal travel to resort destinations. The Signature facility—which caters to fractional providers and charter operators, as well as planes owned and operated by individuals and corporations—sits on 29 acres, with 18 ½ acres of ramp space and 240,000 square feet of hangar space. Travelers have access to Signature’s 195 locations worldwide, including airports that are not served by public aviation. Should there be a wait before takeoff, you can pass the time by lounging in the Tech Garden or enjoying the exhibits created in partnership with the nearby Tech Museum and Computer History Museum. 323 Martin Ave., San Jose, 669.800.1992
Originally published in the May issue of Silicon Valley