The Epiphany Hotel

Palo Alto, California

Casa Olga, originally permitted as a hotel in 1971, has been remodeled into an 86-room, four-star hotel and renamed The Epiphany. The renovation, completed in partnership with Joie de Vivre, included voluntary seismic upgrades, an exterior skin renovation, conversion of the first floor into a lobby and 24-hour restaurant with back-of-house functions, and the addition of eight guest rooms on the eighth floor where current dining facilities exist.

The conversion into a boutique hotel follows a thorough ideation phase orchestrated by design firm IDEO, where the aesthetic character of the hotel’s interior were carefully considered. The new hotel aims to capture the spirit of Palo Alto — curious, optimistic, entrepreneurial, tapped in, and vital. Its aesthetic vision also embodies the region’s commitment to sustainability through the use of raw, rustic, and natural materials.

Completed
2014
Client/Owner
AG-JDVP Casa Olga LP
Size
51,021 SF
Program
Suites, Meeting Rooms, Restaurant, Lobby
Services
Programming, Design through Construction

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