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The Cotttages Hotel
Atwater Inc

The Cottages Hotel

by Atwater Inc

Shortlisted: Hotel Design Americas Award

The International Hotel & Property Awards 2024

The International Hotel & Property Awards 2024

Atwater Inc. has masterfully transformed “The Cottages” into a secluded and serene boutique lodging haven nestled in the heart of Menlo Park. This enchanting retreat harmoniously combines comfort and an understated, refined lifestyle within an idyllic and tranquil setting.

Despite its proximity to urban conveniences, “The Cottages” epitomize the essence of being away from the hustle and bustle, maintaining the allure of a small-town charm. Atwater Inc. embarked on a mission to breathe new life into the aging cottage buildings while preserving their intrinsic appeal.

Comprising 28 private cottages, each thoughtfully designed to exude serenity and spaciousness, these havens of tranquility boast individual private patio gardens that encircle a peaceful courtyard. Beneath the shade of a 300-year-old oak tree, guests are enveloped in a rustic serenity, complemented by subtle hints of a chic, contemporary vibe. The red-colored vanities serve as an enticing prelude to the captivating and intimate details that grace every corner. Cerused oak finishes pay homage to the venerable oak tree, seamlessly blending the rooms with their natural surroundings.

Nestled at the eastern edge of San Mateo County, “The Cottages” provide an oasis of respite, conveniently located south of San Francisco and east of Palo Alto. This Tree City USA community, Menlo Park, is characterized by its charming tree-lined neighborhoods and welcoming residents. Each cottage is meticulously designed to embrace Northern California’s Mediterranean climate, boasting well-appointed rooms with accent beams, expansive patio doors, and private garden settings for the ultimate indoor-outdoor lifestyle experience.

The revitalized pool area is a vibrant oasis, surrounded by cheerful and comfortable seating, while a majestic redwood grove serves as its picturesque backdrop. Central to the property’s allure stands the ancient 300-year-old oak tree, offering shade and solace during the day and a captivating retreat by night, aglow with softly lit fire pits and intimate corners. It’s an unparalleled guest experience that must be experienced firsthand.

Every detail of “The Cottages” exudes thoughtful consideration, creating an immersive indoor-outdoor ambiance imbued with a cozy, casual atmosphere. The park-like grounds radiate comfort and elegance, rejuvenating the very essence of design while harmonizing seamlessly with the surrounding flora and fauna. Atwater Inc.’s exquisite work has redefined the art of hospitality, offering guests an unforgettable escape into an oasis of tranquility and understated luxury.

Location: California

Interior Designer/Architect: Atwater Inc

Hotel Group: Menlo Hospitality

Photography: Robert Miller

Atwater Inc has been shortlisted for Hotel Design Americas Award in The International Hotel & Property Awards 2024.

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