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Unveiling an Exciting New Look, San Mateo Marriott Introduces CRAFT/CODE Kitchen & Cocktails

With vibrant, Bay Area-inspired food and beverage offerings and newly redesigned public spaces, the hotel completes its first phase of renovation

San Mateo, CA  August 30, 2018 – San Mateo Marriott, announces the opening of the first redesigned spaces in the hotel, including a dynamic and multifaceted lounge-style lobby and dining space, CRAFT/CODE kitchen & cocktails. The newly renovated San Mateo Marriott officially opens on September 14, 2018 and features thoughtfully re-imaged public spaces including the entrance, lobby, CRAFT/CODE restaurant, bar, lounge areas, and Red Stack Café & Market. Reflecting San Francisco’s innovative tech culture, San Mateo Marriott’s new playful vibe, activities and amenities will cater to the cultured, ambitious business traveler. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the property is ideal for business and leisure travelers seeking distinctive hotel products and services while away from home and is conveniently situated just a few miles from the San Francisco International Airport.

CRAFT/CODE kitchen & cocktails

Located in the center of the lobby, the chic new design of CRAFT/CODE has transformed the space, creating an inviting, contemporary focal point for locals and visitors to enjoy. CRAFT/CODE offers a diverse culinary and cocktail experience in a contemporary, upscale ambiance. The innovative menu reflects the vibrant food culture of the Bay Area, focused on providing the finest selection of artisanal products available from the Bay Area and beyond. With the guidance and expertise of Executive Chef Scott Gorman, the menu at CRAFT/CODE is focused on appetizers, small places and entrees designed for quick service. With fresh seafood, creative California dishes and the raved-about signature Burger – CRAFT/CODE kitchen & cocktails offers something for everyone to enjoy.

“My experience cooking in kitchens all over the world has exposed me to a diverse range of flavors, ingredients, and styles,” said Scott Gorman, Executive Chef and Director of Food & Beverage. “The opening of CRAFT/CODE is a natural progression for me, since I get to incorporate my culinary experiences with knowledge of our local product and our guests, with the goal of delighting diners with a world-class meal.”

The menu highlights the bounty of Northern California blended with bold flavors and variety of options:

Menu Highlights

Cauliflower Steak, Quinoa & Lentils Pilaf, Coconut Curry Sauce – $22

Guinness Braised Short Rib, Horseradish Whipped Potatoes – $30

Grilled NY Steak, Zinfandel Onions, Roasted Roots & Tubers – $40

Free Range Breast of Chicken, Cauliflower & Potato Hash, Tikka “style” Sauce – $26

Bucatini, Fresh Clams, Pancetta & Herbed Broth – $25

To round out its menu offerings, CRAFT/CODE will also debut an exciting weekend brunch coming soon.

The bar, located within CRAFT/CODE, offers a diverse and innovative beverage menu showcasing a wide selection of handcrafted cocktails, local and regional craft beers, wines and elixirs. Featuring eight large TV screens, the delicious offerings from their classic bar menu includes the Pork Belly Bao with house pickles & citrus hoisin, Chicken Shawarma Tacos and Smoked Duck Quesadillas. Coming soon after opening, the bar will also feature a luxury happy hour.

The Red Stack Café & Market gives guests the freedom to create their own dining experience any time of day. Guests can grab a muffin and latte at the cafe to enjoy poolside, take it to a morning meeting, swing by for a healthy grab-and-go lunch or order a dinner up to their room for some much-needed rest and relaxation.


Blending the Marriott modern design approach, the minimalist aesthetic and locally inspired details with warm tones, crisp color palettes and natural textures, generates an innovative modern design that reenergizes the established hotel. Subtle red accents are carried throughout the hotel as a reflection of the signature brand color and tech inspired patterns are interwoven in carpet, art and architectural details.

“Upon completion of our reconstruction, San Mateo Marriott Hotel will become the San Francisco Peninsula’s premier hotel property, offering an outstanding location and guest experience to both the corporate and leisure traveler visiting either San Francisco, Silicon Valley or the San Francisco Peninsula,” said Chris Holbrook, General Manager of San Mateo Marriott.


The hotel features 476 well-appointed guestrooms and suites distributed over 6 floors and includes 22,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space, with bold designs, sleek furnishings, cutting-edge technology and exquisite presentation. The renovated guest registration is a convergence of tech and nature, located at the center of the property. San Mateo Marriott boasts 17 breakout rooms, a ballroom accommodating up to 480 people for a seated meal and dramatic outdoor venues. Offering a complete concierge lounge, a venue for guests to enjoy beverages and lite bites throughout the day, attended by a personal concierge.

Managed by Evolution Hospitality, Hospitality Investment, LLC purchased the 476-room Marriott Hotel in September 2016.

About San Mateo Marriott

Located just 10 minutes from San Francisco International Airport, San Mateo Marriott is the ideal choice for discerning travelers visiting San Francisco or the Silicon Valley. San Mateo Marriott bridges the gap between efficiency and comfort, style and convenience. Blending the look and feel of a first-class resort with comfort, convenience and state-of-the-art amenities, San Mateo Marriott provides the best of both worlds for leisure and business travelers. The property features 476 well-appointed guestrooms and suites distributed over 6 floors and includes 22,000 sq. ft. of intimate meeting and events space. For dining options, guests can enjoy vibrant, Bay Area-inspired cuisine all day at CRAFT/CODE kitchen & cocktails and Red Stack Café & Market. Guests will enjoy the services of a 24-hour tech lounge, 2 newly renovated fitness rooms, onsite parking options and a sophisticated outdoor heated pool and jacuzzi. For more information or to book your visit, please visit or Follow on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @craftcodekitchen and @sanmateomarriott.