scalloped chairs and a blue reception counter at Hotel Avante

Inside an Award-Winning Hotel With a Millennial Twist

2023 Best of Year Winner for Budget Hotel

The terroir of Santa Clara Valley, California, is imbued throughout the newly refreshed Hotel Avante, a 91-key hotel in the heart of the region. Everywhere, from the lobby, corridors, and gym to the elevators—totaling 36,000 square feet—plus the exterior and pool, are suffused in subtle hues of sage, rosemary, and juniper, while materials are authentically at home in the agriculture-rich location thanks to BHDM Design. See the lobby lounge’s pieced-leather wall by Peter Glassford and BHDM’s custom cerused-oak rocking chairs in guest rooms, where headboard walls are emblazoned with abstract vinyl wallcovering by Michael Hildebrand. It’s modern organic, with a millennial twist—all for an incredible $55 per square foot.

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a hallway with striped orange and white carpeting at Hotel Avante
red circular ottomans in front of a green scalloped-edge couch at Hotel Avante
an abstract colorful vinyl wallcovering in a guest room
scalloped chairs and a blue reception counter at Hotel Avante

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