Historic Palo Alto hotel reopens with new name, rooftop bar

It’s been more than 50 years since the historic Hotel President in downtown Palo Alto ended hotel accommodations and converted into an apartment building in 1968. But this month, locals will have the chance to peek inside the newly remodeled structure that’s reopening as the Graduate Palo Alto.
Graduate Palo Alto, a university-inspired hotel that is part of the Graduate Hotels collection, takes up the former apartment-hotel building, which has been under a lengthy restoration process for the past few years. When it opens later this month, it will showcase many of the hotel’s original 1930s architectural features.

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