The Clement: Palo Alto’s Newest Luxury Hotel

Driven by tourism and the Silicon Valley’s high tech industry, the demand for hotels like The Clement Palo Alto, an all-inclusive, 6-star hotel that takes luxury to its outermost limits has come to Palo Alto. For visiting executives from nearby Google, LinkedIn, Facebook as well as travelers looking to experience the Silicon Valley, this ultra-high-end experience offers it all.

The Clement is tailored to meet the needs of tech execs and tourists looking for a ‘personally tailored travel experience’. With rates starting at $800 a night, a Guest Experience Manager welcomes guests of The Clement upon arrival and has pertinent information on a tablet about each person, ensuring their every need is accounted for in advance.

The Clement’s 650 square foot, one bedroom suites are tailored to meet personal tastes and requirements, including mini-fridges laden with food and drink that appeals to each person, and specially designed meals prepared by the hotel’s executive chef. All meals are included and can be enjoyed in the Dining Room, Open Kitchen and the Rooftop Terrace. Prefer to dine in solitude? Opt for room service – also included – or enjoy your seasonal California cuisine in the privacy of your very own poolside cabana.

With only 23 rooms, the luxury hotel is Palo Alto’s smallest and most expensive, focusing on providing unparalleled service and personalized attention. Guests have 24/7 access to a well-appointed, Open Kitchen with fully stocked pantry, an on-site business center and conference room as well as a fitness center. For those needing a personal assistant, The Clement offers those services as well, again at no additional charge.

For those wishing to enjoy the California sun, The Clement’s Rooftop Terrace is the place to be. With views of the nearby Stanford campus, it’s the perfect place to lounge by the pool during the day or enjoy a drink by the roaring fire in the evening.

Located at 711 El Camino Real, The Clement Palo Alto, Silicon Valley’s newest urban retreat, opened its doors in late March. Hotel owner and Stanford University alumni Clement Chen wants guests to feel like they’re staying in a residence where the perks are built in rather then having to constantly pay extra for added services. “What we’ll be offering is exclusivity,” states Chen of The Clement. “We expect to have a lot of high-end guests. We want them to feel like they’re a guest in the home of a very kind and well-to-do friend.”

The inspiration for The Clement came when Chen and his wife were on vacation Bali and staying at a small hotel. “Everybody knew our names … they were so warm and personable,” he said. “We didn’t feel like we were customers at a hotel. It was like being at home, only better.” Chen is president of Pacific Management LLC and also owns the Sheraton Palo Alto and Westin Palo Alto.