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(MENLO PARK, CA; January 9, 2017)—Hotel Nia (200 Independence Dr.), a luxury hotel located in the heart of Silicon Valley, announces Chaya Donne as Director of Sales and Marketing and Roque Medina as Food & Beverage Director. The 250-room property is scheduled to open spring 2018.

Bringing over 25-years of sales experience and 22-years of hospitality experience to her role, Donne is responsible for all aspects of sales, including associate development, budget management and providing vision on both short and long-term strategies to achieve competitive financial goals.

Medina brings over 23-years of domestic and international hospitality experience, and oversees the developmental strategies and implementation of brand service, as well as initiatives for all food and beverage operations.

“I’m looking forward to providing Menlo Park and the surrounding areas with a brand new, unparalleled luxury experience,” say Donne. “The property embodies the entrepreneurial spirit of Silicon Valley and will be a wonderful resource for those looking for additional meeting space, a weekend getaway, or a home-away-from-home for the business traveler.”  

Prior to joining the Hotel Nia team, Donne served as the Director of Sales and Events at the four-diamond luxury Stanford Park Hotel. Among her many other accomplishments, she has also served as the Director of Sales and Marketing at The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, the Hilton San Diego Mission Valley, the San Diego Marriott La Jolla, and the Omni Hotel in Los Angeles and Tucson, AZ.

Medina’s career began at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Cancun, Mexico, which later led him to serve as Restaurant Manager and Assistant Food & Beverage Director in Doha, Qatar and Santiago, Chile. More recently, Medina served as Food & Beverage Director at Solage Calistoga and The Resort at Marina Village, as well as General Manager of Vida at Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

“We’re offering a dynamic food & beverage program for the community that will give them a place to entertain, relax, and collaborate with colleagues,” says Media.  “Our chef-driven California Mediterranean restaurant, Porta Blu, has indoor and outdoor seating, including a large bar and semi-private indoor cabanas. We also have a partnership with Verve Coffee Roasters, making it easy for guests to grab a quick cup to-go or linger in a more casual setting.”

Hotel Nia is part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, a handpicked group of unique luxury hotels tied with Marriott’s reward program. The property is financed by Ensemble Real Estate Investments and AECOM Capital and is managed by Sage Hospitality. To learn more about Hotel Nia or for reservations, visit

About Hotel Nia

A Marriott Autograph Collection property in Menlo Park, CA, the sophisticated and contemporary Hotel Nia welcomes business and leisure travelers to the heart of Silicon Valley. Offering sophistication in both comfort and tech—from design to amenities—Hotel Nia provides reinvigorating spaces and empowering amenities to help guests find their best selves. Woven with the creative, entrepreneurial spirit of Silicon Valley, the gleaming, 11-story glass building houses 250 rooms, including nine suites, with modernist style accented by organic elements, natural materials, and curated artwork. The sleek elegance continues throughout expansive, tech-savvy meeting and event spaces, as well as the lobby bar and lounge, Verve coffee bar, and the on-site, all-day restaurant. Porta Blu, serving California-Mediterranean cuisine, celebrates regional ingredients with vibrant, flavorful dishes, craft cocktails, and worldly wines. A lush courtyard, chic outdoor pool scene, state-of-the-art fitness center, and broad range of on-site programming round out the hotel’s offerings. For more information, visit or follow along on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

About Sage Hospitality

Founded in 1984, Sage Hospitality has strategically grown into one of the largest privately held hotel investment, management and development companies in the nation operating a variety of large, full-service hotels and extended stay and select-service properties. Sage Hospitality's comprehensive management portfolio includes major international brands for Marriott, Starwood, Hilton and IHG as well as the independent boutique hotels. Sage Hospitality has further differentiated with the creation of the Sage Restaurant Group, which has created and is managing over nine unique restaurant concepts including the acclaimed Mercat a la Planxa restaurant in Chicago. For more information, please visit

Contact: Christina Gnozzo or Alison Van De Berghe or / 415.274.2510

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