Community January 14, 2015

New French Inspired Hotel Opening in Downtown Los Altos

Written by Los Altos Town Crier Staff – Town Crier Staff Report

Developer Abby Ahrens’ quest to bring a hotel to downtown Los Altos will soon become reality.

Ahrens has scheduled an open house 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday at her recently completed Enchanté Boutique Hotel at 1 Main St.

The news comes more than two years after breaking ground on the French-inspired hotel – which sits on the former site of a corner gas station. The Los Altos City Council approved the project in September 2010.

“I am delighted to have made a 107-year-old promise happen downtown, where when first founded, future residents were to have a bank, a mercantile and a hotel,” Ahrens said in a prepared statement. “I love this community. It’s been so supportive, and I’m so happy to be able to pour my heart in to give back and honor it.”

The 12,000-square-foot hotel features 19 rooms, a canine concierge service, an outdoor plaza at the corner of San Antonio Road and Main Street, and a bistro that will serve guests breakfast and light afternoon fare – as well as various beer and wine selections.

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