Hotel Nia – An Unexpected Urban Oasis in Menlo Park

From its monochromatic, mirrored exterior and modernist architecture, you may assume Hotel Nia is a destination for tech-loving trendsetters and industry leaders; after all, it resides in Silicon Valley’s newest neighborhood, Menlo Park.

And you’d assume right. Cutting-edge technology is front and center at this luxury lifestyle hotel. But you may be surprised to learn Hotel Nia, an Autograph Collection Hotel, is as much a space for community gathering as it is for business travelers and California dreamers. With 4,000 square feet of outdoor space, delicious on-site dining and year round programming, Hotel Nia is a neighborhood gem with serious style and a social scene to match.

Overlooking the San Francisco Bay, Hotel Nia is located at the heart of California’s most exciting and innovative neighborhoods: San Francisco, San Jose, and Palo Alto. Here, guests are a quick walk or drive away from gorgeous waterfront parks, local wineries, the world-famous Pace Gallery, and even some international superstars — Facebook’s headquarters are just down the block!

Hotel Nia’s 250 rooms and suites are chic and sophisticated, bright and inviting. The perfect place to unwind after a day of exploration. Soaked in South Bay sun with floor-to-ceiling windows, each room is carefully designed as a peaceful retreat elevated with intuitive, state-of-the-art technology. Business travelers will love the ergonomic workspaces, and design lovers will revel in the playful combination of textures and colors: cool, marble bathrooms; reclaimed wood floors; abstract patterned rugs; custom-designed McCartan furniture; and pops of teal and chartreuse to match the surrounding bay views.

During their stay, guests are invited to make the most of Hotel Nia’s technological amenities…and then some. An in-house techy will show you the ropes behind every gadget and gizmo, then introduce you to some emerging technology you’ve probably never heard of. Test out the latest bone conducting headphones, or find your zen with the help of Muse, a brain-sensing headband that serves as your own private meditation guide.

While nearby neighborhoods offer plenty to discover, even locals find themselves drawn to Nia’s urban oasis. The hotel’s spacious outdoor pool is equipped with private cabanas and a full service bar, where inventive mixologists shake up craft cocktails with a smile. Beyond the pool deck, the green lawn is a playground for families and four-legged guests. And when the sun goes down, there’s no better place to cozy up than the outdoor fire pit with melting, gooey s’mores in hand.

For a night cap, Porta Blu is just steps away. The hotel’s on-site restaurant serves up fresh, Mediterranean-inspired cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner with locally-sourced ingredients from California’s premiere farmers, ranchers and fishermen. Plus an extensive wine list and seasonal cocktails for any time of day. (Hey, we don’t judge!)

In step with Independent Collection’s love of all things local, Hotel Nia activates its outdoor spaces and event venues with year round programming designed to bring guests and locals together. Jam to live music by local artists, find your flow with yoga led by a local studio, or master the art of craft beer with a hands-on workshop led by Bay Area breweries. 

With cutting-edge technology at your fingertips, and thriving local culture at your doorstep, your stay at Hotel Nia is an immersion to South Bay’s authentic spirit.

Discover more about Hotel Nia here.