The 73-room Nobu Hotel Palo Alto has emerged from its multimillion-dollar renovation—further elevating the glamour of the Nobu Hospitality brand with a refreshed aesthetic informed by its location in the heart of Silicon Valley. Led by Los Angeles-based firm Montalba Architects and construction management firm Shawmut Design and Construction, the redesign takes cues from the property’s renowned sister location, Nobu Ryokan Malibu, to instill a serene new Ryokan experience for guests.
Spread across the hotel’s seventh and eighth floors, Ryokan-inspired accommodations comprise five suites adorned with light soothing tones and natural materials, including white oak paneling, teak accents, and Crema Marfil marble. A California-meets-Japan sensibility is further emphasized with custom handcrafted Japanese bedside lanterns and subtle technological interventions. Framed views of the Santa Cruz Mountains round out the luxe yet tranquil ambiance.
Three meeting spaces—bedecked with wood panels, integrated sideboards, and live-edge conference tables—are also housed on the eighth floor. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors access the large teak patios, which are endowed with comfortable furnishings and heaters. Additional onsite upgrades include the expansion of the restaurant’s outdoor dining patio and the introduction of a new sushi bar and lobby bar.