Palo Alto, CA, October 17, 2016 — For its first holiday season, The Clement Palo Alto, which opened in March, will not only decorate the hotel in holiday finery, but participate in the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Wishing Tree, which will help families with critically ill children staying at the House.
Each fall, the house creates hundreds of paper ornaments, each one listing a needed household item or toy for the house or our families. The Wishing Tree in the lobby of The Clement will be decorated with these ornaments and help provide comfort and support to families who must spend their holidays far from home.
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford creates a home-away-from-home and supportive community for families of children with life-threatening illnesses receiving specialized treatment at local hospitals.
In addition to the Wishing Tree, The Clement is also participating in Meals for Munchkins, a program of Ronald McDonald House in which families, co-workers, local restaurants, civic organizations, and many other groups provide meals to the children and their families three to five days out of any given week.
The Clement is providing a team of volunteers who will provide for and prepare meals in November and again in January as part of the program.
The volunteers choose a menu, shop for groceries and cook dinner for 85 family members and kids receiving treatment at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto. In the past, menus have included spaghetti and meatballs, tacos, grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup, and chicken and fresh vegetables.
And, in addition to the Wishing Tree and the beautifully decorated lobby, the hotel will be serving hot cider and fresh-baked cookies during the holiday season.
The Clement Palo Alto opened its doors March 2016 and is one of the most innovative, personalized and unique luxury hotels in the country.
With 23 spacious and richly appointed one-bedroom suites, The Clement Palo Alto sets a new standard for personalized luxury accommodations in a contemporary residential-style atmosphere.
While unparalleled service is key to any great luxury hotel, The Clement Palo Alto takes its impeccable service to another level with an all-inclusive concept, including personalized concierge services, breakfast, lunch and dinner in an on-premise location of the guest's choice. All wine, beer and cocktails, in-room mini-refrigerator (stocked with the guest's favorites), and fully-stocked Guest Pantry available around the clock, are just a few of the amenities included in this all-inclusive experience.
In fact, The Clement Palo Alto is more than all-inclusive, it is all-exclusive, catering exclusively to the guest's personal tastes and desires.
The Clement Palo Alto is ideally located across from Stanford University and next to downtown Palo Alto, with its award-winning restaurants, world-class shopping and upscale spas. It is just 45 minutes south of San Francisco and only 30 minutes north of San Jose, not only making it convenient, but easily accessible to the world-famous sights and myriad activities of both cities.
Overall, The Clement Palo Alto offers a unique, one-of-a-kind 6-star experience in the heart of Silicon Valley with unparalleled personal service, all-inclusive luxury and privacy in a warm, inviting and luxurious residential environment.
The Clement Hotel
711 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, California 94301
About The Wishing Tree
For families with critically ill children staying at Ronald McDonald House? at Stanford, the holidays can be a particularly stressful time of year. Since 1979; the House has benefited from the generous support of individuals, businesses, and organizations within the community to help provide a home-like holiday experience for House families, many of whom are far away from home.
Participating in The Wishing Tree program is a wonderful way to support families residing at Ronald McDonald House at Stanford and a meaningful holiday activity for families, schools, businesses, Scout troops, and office parties.
New, unused, and unwrapped gifts are greatly appreciated. All donations to Ronald McDonald House at Stanford are tax-deductible. For more information please visit: www.RMHStanford.org/WishingTree
About Ronald McDonald House at Stanford
When severe illness strikes a family, it isn’t just the patient who is affected. Families ?nd themselves facing a deluge of medical terms, mounting hospital bills, and anxiety over their child’s health.
Instead of focusing on their ill child, parents and caregivers often have to scramble to ?nd a place to stay near the hospital, plan where to get their next meal, and wonder how they can manage all the little things.
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford accommodates 47 families per night and provides a community of support which ensures families far from home will have the resources they need to allow them to focus on their number one priority: the health and well-being of their sick child.
In addition to programs and services that help promote a sense of normalcy, the House features a communal kitchen and dining room, children’s activity room, teen lounge, computer center, family library, and ?tness center. Learn more about House programs and services at: www.RMHStanford.org.
Marci Bracco Cain
Salinas, CA 93901