Sainte Claire Hotel built by T.S. Montgomery transformed, opened as The Westin San Jose

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide opened The Westin San Jose, a 171-room hotel in Northern California's largest city. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the hotel was formerly known as the Sainte Claire Hotel, built by T.S. Montgomery in 1926. It underwent a guestroom, corridor, lobby and public space transformation.

The Westin San Jose is the Starwood’s 18th hotel to open in California, and one of five new openings this year in North America.

The property’s lobby has modern features with historical elements. Original molding on the ceilings of the early 1900s building was preserved. There is also a vertical garden.


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Each of the 171 rooms and suites have The Westin Heavenly Bed and Bath, Internet access and flat screen TVs.

For dining, the property has Il Fornaio. Located adjacent to the lobby, the Italian restaurant offers private dining rooms for small groups.

The hotel also has 10,000 square feet of meeting space, including the Grande Ballroom that has vintage 1920s chandeliers, complemented by wall sconces, mirrored walls, crown molding and wooden borders. Connecting French doors lead to the covered atrium, where the on-site restaurant is located.

Brian Dell'Ergo is the general manager of The Westin San Jose.

The Westin San Jose is located near San Jose McEnery Convention Center and San Jose State University.