by Michael C. Lowe | July 21, 2015
The 171-room Westin San Jose is now open in the California city's downtown, just steps from the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. The building, which was constructed in the mid-1920s, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and reopened after renovations to its guest rooms, corridor, lobby areas and public space. Original molding on the ceilings have been preserved in the hotel's lobby.

The guest rooms feature the Westin Heavenly Bed, complimentary high-speed Internet access and 40-inch flat-screen TVs. An on-site restaurant offers authentic Italian cuisine with private dining space for small groups.

For meetings, the hotel has 10,000 square feet of function space, including a 3,425-square-foot grand ballroom with vintage 1920s chandeliers, complemented by wall sconces, mirrored walls, crown molding and wooden borders. French doors connect the venue to a covered atrium that can be used for breaks.