From all of us at DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose Airport Hotel, we want to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving! We are so thankful to have such great and loyal guests. Hope everyone enjoys the holiday with friends and family.
In response to the devastation in the Philippines, Hilton Worldwide will match any donations made toward recovery efforts of Super Typhoon Haiyan.
Now through December 31, donations made at http://www.globalgiving.org/hhonors will be matched up to $150,000! To help incentivize our loyal Hilton Honors members, we will also be giving 10 HHonors Bonus points toward every dollar donated!
DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose has a new addition to their on-property dining outlets, Forty Eight Wine Bar! With over 200 wines (48 by the glass), 30 craft brews, creative cocktails, and bistro plates, this is the perfect place to unwind after a stressful day. The grand opening of this new San Jose Wine Bar will be this Thursday, November 21st! The outlet will be open daily from 5:00pm-10:00pm. More information can be found by calling 408-437-2170 or contacting the General Manager, Patrick Sarte, at [email protected]
Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops San Jose, located inside the DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose Airport Hotel, will be hosting a 3-course Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, Novemeber 28th. The menu will include…
Autumn Field Salad
Field Greens, Shredded Duck Leg Confit, Dried Cranberries, Shaved Beemster Gouda Cheese, Pomegranate Vinaigrette
Spiced Butternut Squash Soup
Roasted Apples, Micro Tangerine Lace with Sage Crème Fraiche
Slow-Roasted Prime Rib
12 oz Carved Salt Crusted Steak, Garlic Mashers, Creamy Horseradish, Au Jus, Caramelized Brussel Sprouts, Honey Glazed Baby Carrots
Stuffed Turkey Breast
Crispy Sweetbreads, Sourdough Stuffing, Dried Fruit Compote, Sweet Potato Brulee, Braised Greens, Twice Baked Potato,Turkey Veloute Gravy
Pumpkin Cheesecake, Spiced Chantilly Cream
Sweet Potato Pie, Caramelized Marshmallows
Reservations can be made at 408-437-2170 or [email protected]
We’re excited to continue a great DoubleTree by Hilton annual community tradition for the tenth year in a row – our popular DoubleTree Halloween Cookie Giveaway promotion! On Thursday, October 31 throughout the day, we will share in the spirit of treating our San Jose community on this haunt-filled holiday with FREE DoubleTree by Hilton chocolate chip cookies, upon request.
Cookie-lovers may simply visit the front desk of our DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose Airport hotel to be welcomed with our legendary, warm chocolate chip cookies. No tricks, just treats! No purchase or hotel stay is necessary.
Global Week of Service – “Bay Area Hilton Family Packaging Event”
Hilton Worldwide Global Week of Service is an expression of our Vision to “fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality” and builds on
the legacy of service to others of our founder, Conrad Hilton. Service and collaboration is core to our business and our commitment to Travel with Purpose.
This is truly a collaborative effort of DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn & Hilton Hotel Brands coming together to support the Stop Hunger Now movement! We will be submitting a story and video for the Global Purpose Portal to showcase our event!
Our goal was to raise $ 2,500 to package 10,000 meals but we exceeded our packaging by 5,120 meals. With the amount we had raised, we are only shy of $115 until we reach the finish line! Please continue all of your tireless fundraising efforts in support for our cause!
Thanks to everyone’s efforts, we raised $ 3,175.00 & packaged 15,160 MEALS!
Together, we can STOP HUNGER NOW!
4DoubleTree by Hilton – Berkeley, Burlingame, Campbell & San Jose
4 Embassy Suites – Burlingame, Milpitas, Santa Clara & South San Francisco
1 Hampton Inn & Suites – Manteca
1 Hilton Garden Inn –Livermore
4 Hilton Hotels – Oakland, SFO Bayfront, San Jose & Santa Clara
2 years and $130 million later, the new San Jose Convention Center is ready to be revealed! This Thursday, October 24th, will be the public’s first look with a free community day and interactive art installation called an “idea tree” in the evening.
The public activities begin at 4:30 p.m., followed by a grand opening gala on Friday. Some of the activities include: A Looney Tunes theme and performances by Symphony Silicon Valley of Warner Brothers’ Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II, food, raffles and other activities.
Here are some fast facts about the center:
• 550,000 sq. ft. total combined convention space
• 324, 760 sq. ft. total exhibition space
• 165,000 sq. ft. total contiguous exhibit space
• 143,000 sq. ft. of column-free exhibit space
• Room for 1,000 10’ x 10’ booths
• 112,523 sq. ft. total meeting space
• 104,566 sq. ft. of pre-function space
• 35,194 sq. ft. and 22,000 sq. ft. ballrooms
• 3.9 miles to the Airport
• 2,200 committable Downtown hotel rooms on peak
• 4,000 committable city-wide hotel rooms on peak
• Up to 43 meeting rooms with capacities from 50 to 3,900 in theater style seating
All of us at DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose are so excited about the newest addition to the Silicon Valley area! Bike Share is a great new way to get around the area! There are several bike locations in downtown San Jose, SAP Center, Diridon and around the bay and even in SF! This is the perfect amenity for all our guests!
“Bike share systems provide a network of iconic public bicycles from self-service bike share stations – or pods – located around town. Bike sharing centers on short trips to multiple destinations. Similar to car-sharing, members can check out a bicycle, ride to their destination and return the bicycle to any bike share station in the system. Bike share uses unique, commuter-style bicycles designed for urban use and employs features such as smart cards, solar powered stations, and wireless internet.
About the Pilot Program
Bay Area Bike Share is a multi-agency partnership between VTA, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, County of San Mateo, Redwood City, Caltrain, San Mateo County Transit or SamTrans, and City and County of San Francisco.
The pilot program is funded through a combination of local, regional and federal grants. The largest portion of funding comes from a $7.1 million grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s Climate Initiatives Grant program. After the initial pilot period, user fees and sponsorships will fund the on-going operations and maintenance of the system.
The first phase of Bay Area Bike Share launched with 700 bicycles and 70 stations on August 29, 2013. The second phase will add approximately 300 additional bicycles and 30 stations to the system by early 2014.
Bike Share in Santa Clara County
There are 280 bikes and 28 stations operating in the cities of San Jose, Mountain View, and Palo Alto. Bike share stations are located at key Caltrain stations and activity centers such as downtowns, universities, shopping centers, city halls and major employment centers within a mile or two of the Caltrain stations.
Phase 2 will add another 120 bikes and 12 stations in San Jose, Mountain View and Palo Alto. The partners are currently working to identify Phase 2 station locations.
How can I participate?
Beer and Food Pairing
Friday, October 24th
Cocktails 6:30pm, Dinner 7pm
$49 (tax and gratuity not included)
La Fin Du Monde
Seared Scallop, Citrus Brown Butter, Pickled White Asparagus, Flying Fish Roe
Confit Duck Leg Crostini, Onion Compote, Tarragon Pesto, Marmalade Aioli
St. Bernardus Abt
Toulouse Sausage and Morel Mushroom Wellington, Petit Basque Cheese, Gypsy Pepper Coulis
Cuvee Van de Keizer Blauw
Pink Peppercorn & Espresso Crusted New York Strip, Caramelized Apples, Barley Risotto, Ale Reduction
Duchesse de Bourgogne
Crispy Fried Banana, Honey Pecan Gelato, Wild Lingonberry Sauce
It is my pleasure to announce our CARE Hero for the month of August– drum roll…..Julia C!!!
Steward, Kitchen Department, at DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose, is the epitome of a team member who takes pride and ownership of her area as she performs her duties. Hidden from the general public and most team members due to her responsibilities as a dishwasher, Julia operates on a steady, quick pace in hot and wet conditions. Repetitively, she loads hundreds to thousands of plates, glassware and racks on to a conveyer driven track moving at one mile per hour. Her work area is saturated with steam and hot water at 200-degrees. Included in the second half of her job is the need to jump back and forth thirty feet to unload the same. Keeping up with the flow is critical. After removing 200-degree plates and racks and stacking them neatly for immediate use the process repeats itself over and over. Speed and skill is essential to the success of this position. Many would define her duties as endless repetitiveness. I wouldn’t count on her agreeing since you’ll never see her without a pleasant smile and keeping pace. Most view our Stewards as the hidden team since most never see them in action or understand their skilled responsibilities. Julia, your enthusiasm and dedication to prefect your occupation has earned the respect of the Executive Steward, Executive Chef and your peers alike. You have respectfully earned the right, prestige and acknowledgement of being named Care Champion of the Month for August 2013.