Article By Erika Owen
Enchanté Boutique Hotel, which opened April 1, is calling itself a “new landmark” for Los Altos, California, and indeed the area’s “first romantic luxury hotel in the heart of Silicon Valley.” If you’re unsure how one finds amore and opulence in a part of the country known, in part, for its dearth of either, allow us to explain by way of its pretty amazing offerings:
Pets are more than just allowed at this hotel—Enchanté has a number of services to accommodate pet guests. Fleur de Lis, resident furry friend and canine concierge, will greet you and your pet at check-in. They’ve even got pet-friendly rooms (with canine themes and custom-made dog beds to boot) ready to accommodate every four-legged need.
This is a surprisingly low-tech choice, considering the locale. Long live ambiance!
The entire hotel is decked out in French design details, and many of its antiques and fixtures coming from the hotel owner’s own collection. It all serves to bring a bit of Old World wonder to a spot four miles froom Google HQ.
“L’art de Recevoir”
This means “the art of receiving” and it’s the motto of the establishment. In their words: “You will experience the ambiance of a fine European hotel without the need of your passports.”
Forget quick continentals—everyone knows “chef-prepared” is the best way to wake up in the morning. Even more, guests get to enjoy a light repast inside the hotel’s library.
You probably don’t need a fireplace in the middle of California, but still, there’s nothing better than picking up a post-meal read and putting your feet up by the fire.
Included in the aforementioned antiques: handpicked artifacts from French military and political leader Napoleon Bonaparte—including military hats!