Hilton expands its California portfolio with the first Signia by Hilton hotel in the Golden State


Today, Hilton (NYSE: HLT) announces the opening and conversion of Silicon Valley’s largest hotel with the launch of Signia by Hilton San Jose, representing the first Signia by Hilton hotel in California. The hotel is the second in the brand portfolio following the debut of Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in 2021. Owned by Eagle Canyon Capital, the stylish 805-room hotel offers a sought-after place to stay and connect for creators of cultural trends and business leaders from one of California’s most inventive cities. The boldly redesigned hotel features a never-before-seen lobby and intriguing bar and is undergoing a modernization of its main tower which is due for completion in early 2023.

“We are thrilled to welcome Signia by Hilton to San Jose, a city synonymous with innovation. The hotel’s debut reinforces the city’s positioning as a premier destination for some of the most important meetings and social events,” said Danny Hughes, executive vice president and president, Americas, Hilton. “Regarded as the center of technological ingenuity, San Jose provides the ideal location to expand Hilton’s presence in California, which is integral to our robust strategy in our largest growing market in the United States”

Reflecting the bright spirit of Silicon Valley, Signia by Hilton San Jose blends modern grandeur with sophisticated style and offers an exceptional location. Located within walking distance of the San Jose Convention Center, the hotel is conveniently located in Plaza de César Chávez Park and surrounded by Fortune 500 companies. The property is located near some of the city’s most renowned cultural sites. city, including the San Jose Museum of Art, Museum of Technology Innovation, San Jose State University, and San Jose Opera, as well as sports and entertainment venues like the SAP Center and Levi’s Stadium. Signia by Hilton San Jose guests can also enjoy the Pacific Ocean coast and some of the state’s world-class wineries, just over 30 miles away.

“The launch of Signia by Hilton San Jose marks an important step in the expansion of this dynamic brand and this hotel offers an elevated experience with exceptional full-service amenities to serve all types of travelers,” said Matt Schuyler, Director of the brand, Hilton. . “The property encapsulates the inventive spirit of Silicon Valley and this innovative new brand, from its world-class design and inspiring meetings and events offerings to its imaginative culinary programming and high-end wellness offerings. range. Signia by Hilton San Jose is the perfect destination to bring together sophisticated business, leisure and group travelers from around the world.

“We are thrilled to open our doors and introduce the community of San Jose to a new era for this historic property that will serve as a cultural anchor within our city,” said Sam Hirbod, President and CEO. of Eagle Canyon Capital. “Signia by Hilton San Jose will provide a place to see and be seen and we are thrilled to once again welcome some of the city’s most influential tastemakers and once again become a hub for locals and guests alike. in the heart of downtown.”

Impactful and reinvigorated design

Offering a haven to forge new connections and reconnections, at the head of the hotel is a reinvigorated lobby with impressive architecture designed by The Rockwell Group. The lobby unfolds under a series of dramatic archways and glowing chandeliers where guests can find intimate places to work, relax and socialize and is centered around a monolithic carved marble bar with an intricate light installation composed of glass crystal and metal rods. Appearing like a grand jewel, the light installation contrasts and complements the classic architecture of warm woodwork, stone and soft neutral tones, adding an organic sense of sophistication. The space is designed to reflect the time of day, buzzing in the morning and providing a relaxing and warm environment in which to unwind with flavorful dishes featuring unique culinary fusions complemented by unexpected cocktail pairings in the evening.

Spacious accommodation

The Signia by Hilton San Jose’s 13-story South Tower has 226 guest rooms and 32 suites offering a choice of rooms with panoramic views of the Santa Cruz Mountains or downtown San Jose. Ranging in size from 450 square feet to 1,200 square feet, guest rooms offer an upscale sleeping experience with high-quality furnishings and crisp 300-thread-count linens. Rooms have Molton Brown toiletries, a Nespresso machine, and a cozy seating area with a desk and large windows.

Early 2023, HBAs/Hirsch Bedner Associates is spearheading a complete interior design transformation of the hotel’s 20-story main tower, which has 498 rooms and 43 suites. The upgrade includes a complete bathroom renovation that will include marble vanities and showers with residential-style fixtures as well as a separate makeup vanity, which will help improve the guest experience. Guests can also train in the comfort of their room with some room types equipped with Peloton bikes.

Elevated Culinary Experiences

Guests and locals alike can feast at Signia by Hilton San Jose’s multiple bustling dining outlets, centered around Californian cuisine and wellness:

  • AJI Bar and Robata: Here, diners can enjoy a uniquely San Jose dining experience with robata, a Japanese grilling technique found in Nikkei cuisine. Combining Japanese techniques with Peruvian flavors, customers can enjoy snacks and bites to share, including Hamachi Tiradito with Aji and Coconut or Softshell Crab Bao with Avocado Custard. The innovative cuisine pairs perfectly with the beverage program offering creative and unexpected pairings and an extensive selection of Japanese whisky, sake and pisco.
  • Restaurant Fountain: Fountain Restaurant offers an elegant American breakfast with a touch of French influence and local Californian produce. Along with an assortment of pastry-inspired baked goods, signature menu items include a Norwegian Benedict with smoked salmon and Hollandaise, a vegan Bircher Muesli with rose apples and coconut yogurt, as well as smoothies and freshly squeezed juices and a La Experience Café Colombe.
  • The pool bar: Arriving later this spring, guests can enjoy vegetable and vegan dishes, an extensive beverage program and live music by the pool. For cocktails, guests can opt for specialty drinks, a selection of low or no ABV cocktails, or homemade smoothies with adaptogens and boosters.
  • Market 170: Soon an elevated Grab & Go will provide the ultimate stop for a bite to eat or a cup of Illy coffee before heading out for the day.
  • The Alley Grill: Guests can dine indoors or outdoors in a sophisticated atmosphere at this classic American steakhouse offering everything from seafood and specialty to steaks and chops, prepared in eight different styles.

Premium wellness offers

Customers following their wellness routine can discover a range of offerings. Opening later this spring, the hotel’s refreshed outdoor pool offers an open-air oasis overlooking the mountains, and the invigorated fitness center has a separate studio space with group class offerings and Technogym equipment. improved as well as Peloton bikes. There are three biking/running trails within four miles of the hotel, which range from nine to 15 miles in length and follow scenic rivers, ideal for year-round exercise in the one of the sunniest cities in California. You can also opt for a stroll among the water fountains and vibrant flora and fauna of Plaza de César Chávez Park.

Inspirational Events

Signia by Hilton San Jose reinforces Silicon Valley’s position as a premier meeting destination and provides a venue for some of the most memorable galas and social gatherings. The hotel has over 65,000 square feet of event space, including Silicon Valley’s largest ballroom – the Imperial Ballroom – ideal for hosting everything from intimate receptions and weddings to conferences for more than 3 000 attendees. With smart design paired with the latest technology, groups can choose from 22 contemporary spaces with pre-operation areas to inspire innovative thinking and collaboration.

With the ability to accommodate groups of all sizes, Signia by Hilton San Jose can also provide tailored culinary offerings for all types of gatherings and inventive meeting breaks. For planners opting for an outdoor reception, the hotel can create custom events with the nearby Paseo de San Antonio and the aptly named Circle of Palms Plaza which can accommodate up to 500 guests, providing the perfect venue for weddings. and galas. Planners will also be able to use the pool as a unique option in San Jose for milestone events.

Signia by Hilton is a new portfolio of upscale hotels in highly desirable city and resort destinations, offering sophisticated business and leisure travelers an elevated hotel experience combined with exceptional full-service amenities and meeting and high-end events. The property joins the expanding portfolio of brands, including Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek (opening July 2021) and Signia by Hilton Atlanta Georgia World Congress Center, which is slated to open in early 2024.

Signia by Hilton San Jose is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 18 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose almost any combination of points and cash to book a stay, exclusive discount for members that cannot be found anywhere else. and free standard Wi-Fi. Members also benefit from popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app, where Hilton Honors members can check in, choose their room and access it using a digital key.

Signia by Hilton San Jose is located at 170 S. Market Street, San Jose, California. For more information and to book, please visit the Signia by Hilton San Jose website or call 1-800-HILTONS and follow the hotel on Instagram at @signiasanjose or on Facebook at Facebook.com/signiasanjose.

For more information about Signia by Hilton, visit newsroom.hilton.com/signia.


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