Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto in California completed a partial redevelopment overseen by San Francisco-based EDG Interior Architecture + Design (EDG) and Chicago-based Whitespace Interiors. The project encompassed all guestrooms, meeting spaces and select suites.
According to Heather O’Sullivan, founder and principal of Whitespace Interiors, which headed guestroom renovations, the goal was to add dimension to the rooms by creating greater contrast and by layering rich textures over simple materials.
First opened in 2006, the property now has a contemporary aesthetic rooted in clean lines. Hotel-wide flooring was also updated with custom, variegated carpet highlighted in plum and persimmon hues.
Rooms now include sculptural, abstract artwork, warm colors, textural fabrics, new loungers and high-tech enhancements.
Meanwhile, the hotel’s meeting and event spaces were inspired by Silicon Valley’s startup culture. A muted color scheme was paired with grid-like structural details and a new palette of cherry wood, charcoal, dark walnut, and champagne metal details. Configurable air walls were adjusted to suit functions of various sizes.