San Jose Marriott Completes Meeting Space Renovation

September 23, 2014

San Jose MarriottConnected to the 550,000-sf San Jose McEnery Convention Center, the 506-room San Jose Marriott has unveiled a top-to-bottom renovation of its 21,000 sf of meeting space.

“We’re extremely proud of our new product. Bathed in natural light, the space is fresh and modern, providing an inviting setting for groups of up to 900 people. We now offer the fastest hotel Wi-Fi in Silicon Valley and cutting-edge mobile applications to simplify and improve the meeting experience,” states Director of Sales & Marketing Laurie Munos.

The AAA Four Diamond hotel features 22 distinctive meeting rooms, including the 9,750-sf San Jose Ballroom, and ample prefunction space.

Key elements of the renovation project include:

  • The creation of a light-infused contemporary setting with new wall coverings, carpeting and furniture in rich shades of muted bronze, blue, silver and gold against an ivory background.
  • Orbit-shaped chandeliers and pendant lighting enhance the stylish prefunction space.
  • A collection of eight contemporary artworks depicting the story of Silicon Valley. Created by local artist Jeremy Sutton, the Silicon Valley Series features works such as “Bits & Bytes,” “Humans & Machines” and “Founders & Visionaries.” The large-scale pieces are composed of Océ VariaDot UV Inkjet Prints on Aluminum Plate.
  • Internet speed increased to 150 Mbps in meeting rooms and up to 25 Mbps in guest rooms.
  • State-of-the-art audio-visual and lighting capabilities.
  • Introduction of Red Coat Direct — a meeting services app to improve the group experience, ensuring real-time responses to meeting planner needs.

Earlier this year, the San Jose Marriott established a Tech Advisory Board, comprised of travel procurement executives and meeting planners from Silicon Valley’s most recognized tech companies. “By inviting top travel influencers to tell us about their priorities when selecting a hotel, we took the guesswork out of exceeding the expectations of group and individual business travelers. This direct line of communication enables us to incorporate their suggestions into every aspect of hotel operations and design,” explained Munos.

Upgrades to the San Jose Marriott are the latest development in the overall revitalization of downtown San Jose. In 2013, the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, located adjacent to the San Jose Marriott, completed a $130 million expansion and City National Civic auditorium put the finishing touches on its own $15 million enhancement.

This year, Forbes named San Jose one of the America’s coolest cities. San Jose offers a wide variety of cultural and entertainment offerings ranging from football to fine art. The San Francisco 49ers play at the new Levi’s Stadium, which will host the 50th Anniversary of the Super Bowl in 2016. The city boasts its own opera, symphony and ballet companies and a plethora of museums ranging from the San Jose Museum of Modern Art to the Tech Museum of Innovation.

The 26-story hotel offers 506 guest rooms and suites, 21,000-sf of newly renovated meeting space, a fitness center and rooftop pool, and a Concierge Lounge with views of the Silicon Valley. Also featured is celebrity chef Michael Mina’s acclaimed Arcadia steakhouse and Tanq Bar with its a sleek underwater ambience, handcrafted specialty cocktails, regional wines and bar bites.

The San Jose Marriott now offers Mobile Check-In and Check-Out, a dedicated router in each guest room enabling guests to operate six mobile devices simultaneously at lightning fast speed and a new in-room entertainment system packed with popular programming and apps.

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