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Joie de Vivre Opens Domain Hotel, a Complete Transformation
of the Former Radisson Sunnyvale

SAN FRANCISCO, April 18, 2008 - Joie de Vivre Hospitality has announced its latest innovation in the hotel world -- Domain Hotel -- located in Sunnyvale, California. After a complete renovation, the former Radisson will be re-introduced on April 17, 2008, with a new identity fitting with its Santa Clara-meets-Sunnyvale location.

One of the few hotels going 'green' in the south bay, the new Domain Hotel, offering 124 rooms and 12 suites on three levels, is decorated in two themes -- Tranquility and Awakening -- each of which are offered upon
check-in, depending on the guest's preference. If one is seeking an Awakening', it's possible to reserve one of the rooms where the outside is brought in: A bright, expressive green room with natural accents to stimulate the senses such as fresh sprigs of lemongrass. In alternating rooms, guests will find the 'Tranquility' of the coast, complete with colorful and textural blue hues and a lavender bloom to calm and refresh the industrious traveling worker.

The contemporary guest rooms feature flat-panel HD televisions that double as 32-inch computer monitors, Lather bath products, sleep number beds, complimentary wired and wireless hi-speed Internet access, iPod
docking stations and simple, efficient workspaces. Amenities at Domain Hotel are intended to appeal to the connected traveler and include a complimentary nightly wine-down hour featuring local-vineyard California
wines, daily shuttle service to/from local corporate offices, a state-of-the-art business center, a complimentary hot breakfast and at check-in, a choice of either relaxing or energizing choice of sachet or herbally-infused cookie.

The common areas of Domain Hotel will also reflect the property's intersection between nature and technology with a welcoming water feature, a dramatic bamboo garden and an expression of Northern California's redwood forests. Signage about environmentally "green" elements will let guests know that they are supporting sustainable business practices throughout the hotel. The combined 9,000 square-feet of meeting and event facilities inside the hotel will cater to the business and social needs of guests and
the community, accommodating groups from 10 to 400. Additionally, the outdoor pool and lounge areas with adjacent fitness center are sure to become a favorite stop in Silicon Valley.

Guests of Domain Hotel will enjoy the on-site full service restaurant Bytes, featuring a menu of big drinks and small plates that incorporate seasonally available fresh produce and Northern California favorites. Bytes is partnering with several local vineyards to host poolside wine tasting and pairing events during spring, summer and fall.

Joie de Vivre Hospitality and The Citizen Hotel, downtown Sacramento's only boutique hotel, 'opened the books' today on what has been anticipated as the city's most distinctive meetings and events space. JdV is in joint venture with Rubicon Partners on this historic adaptive reuse project which is expected to open fall,

Located on the corner of 10th and J Streets, in downtown Sacramento's well-known historic corridor, The Citizen Hotel is being created from the 82-year-old former Cal Western Life building to a stylish boutique hotel with 197 rooms, five luxurious penthouses and nearly 15,000 square-feet of event space. The space incorporates 11,000 square-feet of elegant meeting rooms, a striking ballroom and a 3,000 square-foot terrace overlooking the state capitol.

"We are excited to present this hotel ... this destination, really ... to those looking for unique meeting space in an unbeatable location," said Joie de Vivre CEO Chip Conley. "And finally, a setting for an unforgettable Sacramento wedding where the bride and groom can celebrate and sleep in style."

Groups planning meetings, birthdays, weddings, etc. at The Citizen Hotel will also find that the event catering, provided by the to-be-announced signature restaurant and bar, will incorporate a refined menu with locally-sourced and sustainable selections. With extensive menus and additional loft space provided via the restaurant, planners will appreciate the ease of incorporating quality food and beverage into their meetings and events. Other services will include a concierge service, business center, on-site fitness center and magazine lending library.

JdV's approach to this complete remodel is similar in concept to other design projects for which the company is known. Using a magazine (or hybrid of two) as the organizing principle for the hotel, Joie de Vivre has found that the words used to describe their model magazine(s) turned out to be reflective of the hotel's personality as well as its likely core customers.

In the case of Sacramento's first luxury boutique hotel, the chosen magazines are Sacramento meets Cigar Aficionado. The descriptive words that were derived from these magazines are "authentic, influential, surprising, eclectic, and all-American." The name 'The Citizen Hotel' captures the spirit of these words and the personality in an almost classic American, 'Jimmy Stewart' kind of way. 

Domain Hotel is located at 1085 East El Camino Real in Sunnyvale. The hotel can be reached by calling (408) 247-0800 or toll-free at (877) 220-0252. For further information please visit the web site at

About Joie de Vivre Hospitality

Based in San Francisco, Joie de Vivre Hospitality ( is a creative collection of lifestyle businesses. As California's largest independent boutique hotelier, Joie de Vivre encompasses other hospitality businesses such as restaurants and spas. Celebrating 20 years of creating dreams, Joie de Vivre Hospitality is expanding its California presence in Sacramento, Oakland, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Huntington Beach and beyond.


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Also See: Joie de Vivre Hospitality Opening Three More Boutique Hotels in the Silicon Valley Before the End of 2001 / June 2001


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