Inspired by the wild comfort of California’s wilderness and Silicon Valley’s equally wild way of thinking, the recently opened Ameswell hotel sits in the heat of Mountain View, California. The Ameswell unites innovation, art, wellness and natural splendor in a sustainable hotel package through a myriad of spaces and amenities (such as an outdoor heated saltwater pool for spa experiences and nearby hiking and biking trails).
Designed by BAMO, San Francisco’s award-winning design team, The Ameswell is the newest hotel from Broadreach Capital Partners and Rockwood Capital, managed by Storey Hotel Management Group.
The property features hyper-efficient heating and cooling; solar panels; LED lighting throughout; indigenous plant species; organic soaps/shampoos/lotions; no single use plastic; electric car charging stations; and bicycle connections to the surrounding corporate campuses, owing to their extreme commitment to sustainability, according to Luxury Travel Magazine.
Space Age Tech Meets New-Age Design
The design of the hotel pulls from the NASA Ames Research Center, located not far from the property. In celebration of the history and innovative spirit of its namesake, the Ameswell maintains a firm commitment to wellness and sustainability in its practices, namely, attainable wellness mixed with similarly attainable luxury. Private spa treatment rooms, secluded guestrooms, and ample exercise equipment adorn the aptly named Wellness Wing of the hotel.
Outside of the Wellness Wing, the hotel’s 255 spacious guestrooms were designed by BAMO with comfort in mind. Floor to ceiling windows invite tremendous amounts of natural lighting. Punches of California poppy orange, and rich California Black Walnut finishes elevate a vibe that is cutting-edge, West Coast casual. Blue fireclay tile in the bathrooms speak to careful historic craftmanship while the airplane wing design of the private desk speak to that same craftmanship of an entirely separate age.
An ample amount of integrated smart technology brings home the feel of being in a truly innovative space. For instance, each room has a medical-grade air filtration system, advance water filtration, and exceptional sound design.
Throughout the grounds, the hotel’s restaurants play with indoor and outdoor spaces that mix the historical with the ultra-technological. For instance, the Airstream Bar is contained within a retrofitted Airstream trailer and serves Cali-inspired cuisine meant for consumption by nearby pools, lawns and firepits, while Bear Robotic’s Servi, a self-driving indoor delivery bot, helps serve meals. Many of the chefs at the restaurants also employ cooking techniques developed by NASA astronauts in preparing meals.
There is a dual-purpose to the tech and innovation, though. While being futuristic and trendy, other technology like top-of-the-line kitchen equipment allow for greater quality control and a greater reduction of food waste. Touchless ordering and payment opens up more convenient and sanitary options. And furthering their sustainability mission, the Ameswell solely uses biodegradable or reusable containers at all restaurants.
Opening the Great Outdoors
The property boasts over two acres of gathering space with 26 varieties of indigenous tree, plant and flow species scattered throughout. Regularly hosted live music, wellness retreats and guided hikes along the Steven’s Creek Trail all feature into the range of cultural programming planned to take place within this colossal, natural space. Life-like AstroTurf on the main event lawn eliminates the need for excessive watering, while solar panels power LED bulbs throughout the property.