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    Ensemble Real Estate Investments and AECOM Capital have announced that the 250-room hotel located at 200 Independence Street, in Menlo Park, California will officially be named Hotel Nia.

    Hotel Nia, a name which means “bright light”, is 11-storeys of gleaming glass that offers space to shine, room to think and environments to promote the freedom to relax. The new build hotel and restaurant is a key component of Silicon Valley’s landmark Menlo Gateway project, which will include three office buildings and accompanying parking structures. Hotel Nia, which will celebrate its topping out on March 28, 2017, is on schedule to open in January of 2018.

    “Hotel Nia will have its own voice; we’re excited to bring a new hotel with its own individual character and inspiring design to the Menlo Park area,” said Michael Moskowitz, a founding partner with Ensemble Real Estate Investments. “This will be the perfect place for people traveling to the area for business, pleasure or both and for locals to gather for a drink, meal or event. We are striving for relaxed elegance in our design and service approach that will provide our guests with a place they can draw inspiration from.”

    “We’re thrilled to bring Hotel Nia to Silicon Valley in partnership with Ensemble Real Estate Investments,” said AECOM Capital Chief Executive John Livingston. “As the tech capital continues to grow, this hotel will offer both visitors and the local community a dynamic new destination.”

    Minneapolis-based Cuningham Group is the hotel architect and McCartan Interior Design, based in New York, is providing interior design services. The team is creating environments of sleek, modernism accented with organic elements and natural materials, blending the best of high-tech and high-touch to intrigue and comfort guests with invention and life. 43 suites will provide respite and views for luxurious and extended stays. 11,000-square-feet of indoor meeting space, including a large ballroom, opens to 9,000 square feet of outdoor venues, complete with a garden Courtyard and expansive deck space. A thoughtful art collection will provide a sense of discovery throughout it all, inspiring conversation and intrigue reflective of the creativity of Silicon Valley.

    Consistently paying homage to its tech-centric neighbours, this Silicon Valley hotel will seamlessly blend service and technology, bringing new experiences and thoughtful service into focus as a vibrant new destination in Menlo Park. The property will also provide the surrounding neighbourhood with a new social centerpiece for inspired gatherings with its coastal Mediterranean restaurant, indoor/outdoor cocktail bar, and a coffee cafe featuring blends from a renowned local roasting company. Hotel Nia will be a favorite for locals and guests alike.

    Hotel Nia will be part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, a handpicked collection of unique luxury hotels tied with Marriott’s reward program. The hotel is owned and developed by a joint venture of AECOM Capital and Ensemble Real Estate Investments with construction financing provided by ACORE Capital. Webcor Builders is the general contractor. Hotel Nia will be managed by Denver based Sage Hospitality.

    Daniel Fountain / 24.03.2017

    Editor, Hotel Designs

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