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Inside The Newly Renovated el Prado Hotel in Palo Alto

The Spanish colonial-inspired retreat has re-opened its doors with a thoughtful new design

Following an extensive rebrand and renovation, the 62-room el Prado Hotel has opened in downtown Palo Alto. The Spanish colonial–inspired hideaway, re-conceived by San Francisco interior design maven Nicole Hollis, features a two-floor glass solarium, breakfast bar and lounge area, courtyard and second-floor bar.

el Prado Hotel (Kate Berry)

The restaurant and bar serves a modern take on tapas such as crispy patatas bravas with house aioli and spicy sauce and croquetas de jamon Serrano with mahon cheese and romesco aioli. “Our approach for the public spaces was to create intimate settings for casual interactions with residential furnishings and materials with a nod to the founding family from Spain,” says Hollis.