The Cottages, Hotel

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design North America
  • Company/Firm
    Atwater Inc
  • Lead Designer
    Stina Funch
  • Other Designer(s)
    Ohlisa Gutierrez, Diego Robles
  • Interior Designer
    Atwater Inc.
  • Hospitality
    Menlo Hospitality
  • Photo Credit
    Robert Miller
  • Location
    Menlo Park, CA USA
  • Project Date
    August 28th, 2023
  • Developer
    Menlo Hospitality

The Cottages, A Secluded and serene, yet lively boutique lodging experience in the heart of Menlo Park. The Cottages embody both comfort and a relaxed elegant lifestyle in a peaceful tranquil setting.
Close to Everything Yet Away from it all.
Designed with the perfect lodging in mind. All 28 private cottages are serene, bright, airy, and comfortable, each with their own private patio garden, surrounding a tranquil courtyard shaded by a 300-year-old oak tree.
Rustic and quiet with a hint of a bold hip vibe, the red colored vanities set a tone for a wonder filled surprise with charming and intimate details. Cerused oak finishes are used throughout to pay homage to the property oak tree and make the rooms blend into its natural surroundings.
Designed to explore Northern California’s Mediterranean climate, each of the cottages features well-appointed rooms with accent beams, large patio doors, and a private garden setting with outdoor seating to experience the ultimate indoor-outdoor lifestyle.
The renovated pool area is surrounded by casual colorful seating and chaise lounges and bordered by a magnificent redwood grove.

Established by leading designers in the hospitality industry, Atwater Inc., is a creative Studio with a domestic and international client base. We take pride in being a boutique design studio, committed to providing the knowledge and innovation to carry out our clients' distinct visions to the fullest potential, often with a green philosophy at the core.

While luxury is about indulgence and comfort, our designs also reflect livability and practicality; a reprieved necessity for modern lives at a rapid pace.

Other prizes
2020 Gold Key Awards -Best Guestroom Upper Midscale, 2020 HooDoo Moab. 2021 Design Et all - Best Hotel under 50 rooms, The Inn at Saratoga 2021 Design et all - The Design Society International Hospitality Designer of the Year at The International Hotel & Property Awards 2021.