Celebrity Travel & StyleInterviewsJet Set PetLuxury VoyagesSuite Dreams - The World's Best SuitesTime TravelerLuxury Travel TrendsWeekend Away
Destination WeddingsFamily Vacation PackagesSpa & Wellness PackagesRomantic & Honeymoon PackagesGirls GetawaysFall Travel PackagesWinter Getaway PackagesChristmas Travel & PackagesNew Year's Eve Packages
ArticlesThe Best Hotels, Resorts & Villas Around the World
Beach & Island Resorts5-Star City HotelsAdventure Lodges & Eco EscapesBoutique City HotelsCountry House HotelsRomantic RetreatsLuxury Guest RanchesLuxury Safari Camps & LodgesGolf Resorts & LodgesSpa Resorts & Wellness RetreatsSki Resorts & LodgesWine Country GetawaysLuxury Family Travel & ResortsNew HotelsHot Hotel Openings
Beach, Coastal & Island VillasCountry VillasGolf VillasSki VillasLuxury Villas & Vacation Rentals Around the WorldHotel Branded Residences
Luxury Cruises & YachtingLuxury Car RentalTravel Tips & AdviceAirline NewsUltimate TripsBusiness TravelFamily TravelLuxury SafarisPrivate Jet TravelRail Journeys: The World's Most Scenic Train Rides
RestaurantsBars & NightclubsAfternoon TeaCoffeeCooking ClassesCulinary TravelWine Travel
Spa & Wellness RetreatsYogaGolf GetawaysTennisSki Vacations
Gift GuideBeach and ResortwearBeauty and FragranceBooksFashionHome StyleLuggage and HandbagsLuxury Autos & Driving ExperiencesMen's StyleTravel EssentialsWatches & JewelryWine and SpiritsWorld's Most Expensive
Back to:  Home > Destinations > Articles


Africa & Indian Ocean,  Asia,  Australia & Pacific,  Caribbean,  Europe,  Latin America,  Mexico,  Middle East,  United States & Canada

Press Your Escape Button at the Four Seasons Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto

May 2, 2017 - By Fran Miller

The stunning curved glass visage of the Four Seasons Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto glistens over California’s Highway 101, intriguing passers-by with its dramatic profile. The location is atypical for a luxury hotel.

Nestled at the rear of a large and well-maintained business park off of Palo Alto’s University Avenue, the hotel is a business traveler mainstay, welcoming primarily Silicon Valley high rollers during the week. But as the executive crowd gives way to weekend leisure travelers, the hotel relaxes a bit and serves as a glamorous and luxurious retreat for those seeking rest, relaxation, and recreation. Here are our four easy steps for getting the most out of your Four Seasons Silicon Valley vacation stay:

Four Seasons Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto

Step 1: Just as the buttoned-up executive slides into cashmere slippers during off-hours, the Four Seasons Silicon Valley displays its lighter weekend side starting Friday evenings in its new lobby lounge [esc], where the Bay Area’s tech and foodie cultures combine to create a warm and convivial ambiance. Offering locally-sourced gourmet food and drink with tech-forward touches such as digital menus, enomatic wine systems, and eye-catching digital wall art by Brian Alfred and Kota Ezawa, [esc] is the perfect setting in which to unwind. Start your weekend off by pressing [esc] at SHUCK, a 6 – 8pm Friday evening culinary and music event highlighting fresh oysters, caviar, and selected seafood bites paired with California sparkling wines and indie pop tunes spun by the hotel’s resident DJ. [esc] partners include Caffe Umbria Coffee, Larkmead Wines, Vineyard 29, and Byington Vineyard & Winery, with whom the hotel has collaborated on an [esc] exclusive and delicious “Blend 122.”

Four Seasons Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto

Step 2: After your SHUCK oyster party, meander over to Quattro, the hotel’s signature restaurant that features the modern northern Italian cuisine of Chef Martin Morelli who uses locally farmed and sourced ingredients in all of his dishes. All pastas are house made, all dishes are artfully prepared, and each is delicious. Selections include Skuna Bay poached salmon, butter poached Maine lobster, short rib tortellini, Wagyu beef tenderloin, black cod and caviar, and Mediterranean Branzino. Quattro’s famed wine list includes more than 300 bottles from around the globe, with a focus on California and Italian vintages. An enomatic preservation system allows Quattro to offer rare wines not normally available on a ‘by the glass’ menu. The Quattro bar and more intimate Intermezzo dining area with cozy fireplace feature substantive ‘bytes,’ and both creative and classic craft cocktails.

Four Seasons Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto

Step 3: Retire to your sumptuous room or suite, all of which have undergone recent renovations that veer from the hotel’s original 2006 corporate design. The new aesthetic is softer and uses sculptural artwork, warm hues of cherry wood, dark walnut, charcoal, textural fabrics, and champagne metal details. High-tech enhancements include multiple outlet charging stations, Bose music systems, electronic shades and curtains, and the addition of AT&T antennas located on each floor to enhance connectivity. Induce the zzzzs by ordering from the hotel’s ‘Sleep Menu’ of calming bath soaks, warm almond milk and cookies, and aromatherapy neck wraps.

Four Seasons Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto

Step 4: In the morning, grab your complimentary New York Times and head back to [esc] for coffee and house made pastries by executive pastry chef Eric Keppler. (Don’t miss his buttery and sugary Kouign-amann.) Relax in the serene, jewel-toned lobby as you plan your day. Schedule a Santa Cruz Mountains Wine Tour, or a “Food with Friends” cooking and baking experience with Chef Morelli or Chef Keppler. Work-out in the hotel’s fitness center where you can schedule a private yoga session. Step out the door of the hotel and walk or jog the tree-canopied streets of Steve Jobs’ Crescent Park neighborhood with its stately traditional homes and beautifully manicured gardens, or head down University Avenue for shopping and browsing. The Stanford Campus and its Cantor Art Museum and Rodin Collection are also close-by, as is ‘The Dish,’ Stanford’s 5-mile walking/jogging loop named for the 150-foot diameter radio telescope at its center. Book an afternoon massage or facial back at the hotel’s serene spa. (The revitalizing Natura Bisse Diamond Bright facial is not to be missed.) Afterward, relax by the 3rd floor rooftop pool and whirlpool, where unobtrusive but attentive staff cater to your every need. In the evening, repeat steps 1 and 2. There – you’ve now witnessed first-hand how the hotel’s business-like exterior, as viewed from the 101, belies the energy, verve, and fun found within. Did you expect anything less from a Four Seasons?

Four Seasons Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto

Tip: An excellent feature of the Four Seasons brand of hotels is their Four Seasons App, downloadable via iTunes, Google Play or Amazon. Guests can experience seamless access to Four Seasons reservations, services and amenities. Check in and out quickly, confirm wake-up calls, make dinner reservations, and connect with a concierge - all with a few taps to your phone.

Visit website: www.fourseasons.com/siliconvalley

Four Seasons Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto


Featured Luxury Hotels





Springtime in Tuscany, 25% off
Relais San Sanino is a charming, unique resort in Tuscany, near Montepulciano, offering 4 Exclusive Luxury Suites in the Countryside.



The Abaco Club on Winding Bay
A private, international sporting club and residential community situated on 453 acres in the Bahamas. The Abaco Club offers a world of relaxation with pristine white sand beaches, world-class Scottish styled links golf and a spectacular offering of other water, leisure and sporting activities.



Carneros Resort and Spa - Napa Valley, California
The resort features 86 charming private guest cottages and suites and nightly private luxury home rentals, each furnished with casual elegance and nestled in a lush garden courtyard with private deck.




2018 Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix Luxury Cruise and Driving Tour
Only a few spots left! Autobahn Adventures' Formula 1 Grand Prix VIP Tour is a combination Mediterranean luxury cruise and Porsche driving tour.




The luxury lifestyle - how to spend it on autos, jets, yachts, real estate, travel, shopping, wellness and all the best in life.




Anse Chastanet - St. Lucia
Set amid a lush 600-acre estate with two soft-sand beaches and breathtaking views of St. Lucia's iconic twin Pitons mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.




Eden Roc at Cap Cana - Punta Cana
Offering exclusive luxury in the Dominican Republic, Eden Roc at Cap Cana, the only Relais & Chateaux hotel on the island, features 34 freestanding suites with private pools and stunning views.




Explore the world outdoors - discover the best travel adventures, glamping, activities, gear, apparel, vehicles, and more.




Primland - Meadows of Dan, VA
A pristine Blue Ridge Mountain resort offering 12,000 acres of space, sky and shifting moods. Primland is the ultimate getaway for world-class golf, refined dining, and outdoor activities in an environment of rare natural beauty.




Books and websites about the nutritional approach to wellness. Drugs and doctors don't cure; a healthy diet and lifestyle is the key to a long and happy life.



Private Villa Rentals - Caribbean & Mexico
In the realm of world-class luxury private villa rentals, we know that the exceptional experiences our guests deserve are about much more than just the villa itself.



Living the dream - the world's best yachts for sale and charter. See the latest trends in yacht design, tech, toys, destinations and lifestyle.



Mountain Shadows
The new resort features timeless modern design, 183 guestrooms, a restaurant with an exhibition kitchen, two pools, a high-tech fitness facility, a fully revamped short golf course, a golf grill and lounge as well as 37,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space.



Jade Mountain - St. Lucia
Jade Mountain is an exclusive luxury 'resort within a resort' with 24 suites at St. Lucia's famed Anse Chastanet Resort, in a truly romantic and magical setting poised high overlooking St. Lucia's Piton World Heritage site and the Caribbean Sea.



Hotel Valley Ho - Scottsdale, AZ
Escape to the sun in Scottsdale! A hideaway for celebrities, this Downtown Scottsdale resort features generously sized guest rooms with all-glass walls opening onto airy patios or balconies, many with views of Camelback Mountain.



Luxury travel and lifestyle - discover all the best destinations, hotels, resorts, nightlife, adventure, shopping, safaris, villas, spas and much more.



A.M.A Selections
A.M.A Selections offers a portfolio of hand-picked villas on the French Riviera, Tuscany and Umbria, complemented with an exclusive range of concierge services such as private jet and yacht charter, private chef, car service, and more.



BINA - Luxury Yacht Charter 142'
Offering remarkable quantities of luxury for a yacht of her size category, nothing but unadulterated bliss awaits you on board BINA. Sleeps 10-12 in 5 cabins.




Exploring the World in Style - cruising, yachting, expeditions, family adventure, luxury, river cruising - all to the best destinations in the world.