The Clement Hotel Delivers

A few days later at check-in, you’ve likely forgotten your answers to this initial email query, but The Clement has not. Waiting for you in your gorgeously tailored suite is a bottle of red, a bottle of white, and a small bottle of bourbon. A large bowl of fresh guacamole welcomes you, as does a platter of gourmet cheeses and pâtés that you listed as your preferred snacks. You ponder the additional delectables you should have included on your ‘favorites’ list…Swiss chocolates. Russian caviar. Only the red M&M’s.

No detail has been overlooked at The Clement Hotel, Palo Alto’s newest urban retreat – a luxurious and private residential-style haven where nearly every wish is their command. The Clement promises a ‘6-star,’ all-inclusive experience, and it delivers. Food, drink, and snacks are at your beck-and-call, around the clock. Guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner prepared as specifically as you wish, in the open kitchen with the hotel’s presiding chef. The seasonal menu changes frequently based on market availability, and possibly based on guest preferences. (You indicated a preference for tuna poke on your guest inquiry. It’s on the menu. Coincidence?) A guest pantry – open 24 hours – features an ever ready selection of Kara’s mini cupcakes and a freezer stocked with Palo Alto’s artisanal Tin Cup Creamery ice cream. Need a caffeine fix? Help yourself to a steaming mocha, latte, or cappuccino. Celebrating a special occasion or a successful business transaction? Champagne will be waiting on ice. Enjoy your repast in the dining room, the outdoor dining terrace, in a cabana at the private roof-top pool deck overlooking the Stanford campus, or in your suite.

The Clement’s 23 spacious suites (one bedroom, two-bedroom, and tandem suites) offer modern and sophisticated comfort with an array of carefully curated amenities of the highest quality: Matouk linens and Frette towels and robes, two 65” Samsung IPTVs, Nespresso Vertuoline coffee machines, electric kettles, and stocked refrigerators. Spacious, stone-lined bathrooms feature heated floors, heated toilet seats, large soaking tubs, rain head showers, in-mirror televisions, and luxe olive oil bath amenities by 80 Acre Products. Sleek window shades open and close with the push of a button.

The Clement is owned and operated by Pacific Hotel Management (PHM) and is named after its president, Clement Chen, a seasoned hotelier who has utilized his exacting standards to fashion a superior retreat that pleases the most discriminating traveler. (PHM also owns the neighboring Westin and Sheraton.) The Clement is art-filled, polished, urbane, and exceedingly comfortable. Open just more than six-months, it’s already a favorite of visiting venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and professors who fill the the suites mid-week and appreciate the privacy and security, the office-supply stocked desks, The Jury Room (the hotel’s state-of-the-art boardroom that is available for small meetings and private dining), and the second floor fitness center. But weekends are reserved for the R&R crowd, and Palo Alto serves up no better place to be pampered and indulged. The Clement is within walking distance of the chic shops and restaurants at Town & Country Village and Stanford Shopping Center. The Stanford campus provides miles of walking and jogging trails, and the roof-top pool and Jacuzzi are heated to just the right temps. Feel like stepping out for a meal? Hotel staff will recommend any number of lauded eateries within close proximity. But the true beauty of The Clement is one need not leave the property at all to experience the allure and energy of Silicon Valley. That too is all-inclusive.