Over the past decade, San Jose - the 'capital' of Silicon Valley and home to the brightest minds in the computer, semiconductor and biotech industries - has exploded onto the world economic stage as the third largest city in California. The Fairmont San Jose hotel plays an integral role in the community, hosting presidents, dignitaries, celebrities, CEOs and noted scholars. In addition, The Fairmont San Jose partners with San Jose's finest charitable and social organizations to host such events as the Santa Clara Golden Circle, the Junior League Gala, as well as fund-raisers for organizations such as The Tech Museum of Innovation and Bellarmine Preparatory Academy.
While it is true that many Silicon Valley visitors discover San Jose through business, a large number return to the area for leisurely getaways. More than 30 wineries in the valley attest to the year-round Mediterranean climate. The Monterey Peninsula's legendary golf courses, beaches and sightseeing venues are a short drive from The Fairmont San Jose. Attractions within walking distance include the San Jose Convention Center, Museum of Art, The Tech Museum of Innovation, live theater, symphony, opera and ballet.
The Fairmont San Jose opened its doors as the first luxury hotel in the Silicon Valley in October 1987 and it remains the jewel of the city's thriving downtown today.
In February 2002, The Fairmont San Jose hotel opened the Fairmont Tower and welcomed the addition of 264 new rooms, bringing the total number of rooms to 805. This newest addition to the San Jose skyline boasts 28,000 square feet of additional meeting space and 33 beautifully appointed guest suites.
The Fairmont San Jose is a 100% non-smoking hotel.