HBA recreates Silicon Valley's Santa Clara Marriott

In California's Silicon Valley, the 766-room Santa Clara Marriott has completed a multimillion-dollar renovation encompassing remodeled guestrooms and corridors, redesigned public spaces and lobby with the addition of the Bosc + Bartlett restaurant and bar (and a new chef's garden), a new M Club Lounge, updated meeting spaces and expanded fitness center.  

Owned by Host Hotels & Resorts and designed by hospitality interior design firm HBA San Francisco, the new look is meant to celebrate the spirit of Silicon Valley by merging past and present innovation, agriculture and technology. The contemporary design incorporates geometric patterns, clean lines and modern furnishing in a light, soft, muted color palette derived from local geography with hints of color.

The hotel has more than 29,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space including 26 event rooms, a ballroom with a private entrance, and the Sedona Room, which features floor-to-ceiling windows and an adjacent patio. An ode to Silicon Valley’s start-up mindset, a new art piece made of recycled keyboard letters, numbers and characters dominates the ballroom foyer.


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A new 2,500-square-foot fitness center has equipment for strength and cardio exercises and views of the outdoor pool deck. Workout equipment includes multiple treadmills, elliptical cross trainers, recumbent bicycles, stair climbers, strength training benches and presses, kettlebells, medicine balls and more. 

The 766 guestrooms, including seven suites, have details like circuit board-styled artwork and bathrooms with sliding barn doors and rain-type showers.

The new M Club on the lobby level serves daily breakfast, midday snacks and beverages, and evening appetizers and bar service for Marriott Bonvoy Platinum members.

Other amenities at the hotel include courtyards, a large resort-style pool with fire pit and mobile food-and-beverage orders from the pool deck. The hotel offers electric vehicle charging stations and corn-based compostable straws in all dining outlets.

"Our hotel has been reimagined to reflect the new Marriott Hotels experience and signals an important milestone," said Callette Nielsen, general manager of the Santa Clara Marriott.

Photo credit: Marriott International