Enchante’s exterior, taking cues from the design of Parisian inns, features a signature Mansard roof, playful iron accents and gas lamps. French Beaumaniere limestone has been used for all walkways and the outdoor plaza, where guests may choose to enjoy the complimentary breakfast and afternoon repast. Blooming gardens edged with box woods and traditional Anduze pots, named for the French city of their origin, enliven the exteriors.
Enchanté features 19 rooms, each individually appointed with French artwork, fabrics and motifs inspired by French history and culture. 18th- and 19th-century antiques adorn the halls and rooms of the hotel. Enchante’s library, a space for guest leisure, reading, rendezvous or small meetings, showcases imported French Versailles-patterned flooring, a fireplace centering distressed-paneled walls and comfortable sofa seating. Contemporary influences such as Carrera marble surfaces and high back chairs are blended throughout, creating a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere unlike any other in the Silicon Valley region.
Downtown Los Altos, a six-block triangle with tree lined blocks, blends quaint and historic buildings with a friendly, small-town atmosphere. Also known as the Los Altos Village, it is well known for art galleries, home accessories, gifts and items for children. Downtown Los Altos offers an exceptional variety of merchandise through its 150 plus shops and boutiques.
Enchanté is managed by the family owned and operated Waterford Hotels & Inns, which has been developing stand-out properties in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 30 years. Waterford President Bruce Hraba says, "Enchanté is a charming and unique offering to Silicon Valley because it's about the community and the people. It is a respite and escape, whether for the romantic couple bored with the typical offerings or the business traveler desiring a dignified and unique experience."
Upon its founding 107 years ago, the town of Los Altos was promised a bank, a mercantile and a hotel for its downtown, a promise now fulfilled in the opening of Enchanté. Ahrens, whose love for the Los Altos community runs deep says, “I've poured my heart into this hotel, and I'm grateful to give back and honor the community of Los Altos.”
About Enchanté Boutique Hotel: Enchanté Boutique Hotel is a brand new experience in luxury hospitality for Silicon Valley and the city of Los Altos, the birthplace of Apple Inc. Each of the public and guest accommodations are unique with a sophisticated, eclectic style that blends elements of a Parisian Inn with French art and memorabilia and modern comforts culminating in a distinctive guest experience. Its elegant, châteauesque architecture commands a striking presence at the entrance to downtown Los Altos. Enchanté is the vision of Abby Ahrens, a real estate professional, developer of custom homes and beloved member of the Los Altos community for over 30 years. Enchanté is the region’s first chic and fashionable luxury boutique hotel. Featuring 19 rooms, each with unique interior designs expressive of French culture, highlighting French artwork and antiques, Enchanté offers a cozy retreat and an alternative to chain hotels for the growing number of travelers coming to the Silicon Valley region.