The Hottest Openings of the Summer

There’s so much to look forward to this summer! From hotels to breweries, we’ve got all of the hottest openings you can expect this season.


AC Hotel San Jose Santa Clara


Silicon Valley is getting another top destination for business and leisure travelers as AC Hotel by Marriott San Jose Santa Clara plans to open its doors in Summer 2019. Located at 2970 Lakeside Drive in Santa Clara, the hotel is conveniently situated near some of the world’s most innovative companies, Levi’s Stadium, Shoreline Amphitheater, Great America and various restaurants, arts and cultural attractions. Less than five miles from the San Jose International Airport, the property is the ultimate destination for well-traveled, entrepreneurial spirits visiting the Bay Area. AC Hotel by Marriott San Jose Santa Clara is the second property in a cluster of planned hotels in the Bay Area to be introduced by owner T2 Hospitality and managed by Evolution Hospitality.


Little Creatures Mission Bay


Australian Brewery Little Creatures is opening its first US location in San Francisco in the Mission Bay neighborhood this Summer. The new venue will showcase Little Creatures’ beers with a highly anticipated microbrewery and restaurant located at One Mission Bay adjacent to Oracle Park and near the planned Golden State Warriors Sports and Entertainment Center.


Born out of a love affair with hoppy beer, Little Creatures was founded by a group of mates in the creative and free-thinking city of Fremantle, on the West Coast of Australia. They established themselves as innovators within the craft beer movement and through a focus on producing exceptionally high-quality balanced beers. Little Creatures quickly became one of Australia’s favorite craft brewers. The moniker itself –Little Creatures -was inspired by their brewers’ affectionate name for the live yeast that ferments to create each unique brew.


Wente Vineyard Table & Tasting Lounge


Wente Vineyards has announced the opening of their of their new restaurant concept, the Vineyard Table & Tasting Lounge, welcoming guests to Arroyo Road in place of The Restaurant. The Vineyard Table & Tasting Lounge will reflect the Wente Vineyards experience from their sustainable estate grown wines to their renowned hospitality. The exciting sequel will come to life with the introduction of a modernized and approachable format in a lively and social space where wine and food can be shared and enjoyed for any reason or occasion.


Magnolia Hall


Magnolia Brewing Company is expanding its well-loved brand to the events space. The opening of Magnolia Hall, a 6,500-square-foot private events venue adjacent to its latest brewery and restaurant, Magnolia Dogpatch. The airy, loft-like space can accommodate up to 250 guests standing, 120 seated and will be available for bookings beginning this summer.


Magnolia Hall’s open floor plan offers guests a blank canvas to create any type of event under the expert guidance of Events Director Margaux Axelrod and her talented, full-service team. From a sleek, modern wedding to a more intimate team-building retreat, Magnolia Hall provides an adaptable setting to accommodate any occasion. With full A/V connectivity, Bluetooth-enabled microphones, a projector, and two mounted TVs, the space is also ideal for large meetings and presentations.


Vespera on Ocean


Get ready to plan your next California Central Coast getaway! Vespera on Ocean, a Marriott Autograph Collection hotel, will be opening this summer at Pismo Beach. Embodying an upscale beach house-inspired design, Vespera on Ocean offers a fun, active, and stylish escape for guests to relax, unwind, and enjoy the best of Pismo Beach. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Vespera on Ocean invites you to experience a taste of beach living.


Somerset Grill


Bound to be a favorite by both locals and visitors, Somerset Grill will be opening alongside Vespera on Ocean this summer. Somerset Grill evokes the charms of old-world craftsmanship. Panoramic ocean views, breezy patio seating, and elevated comfort fare characterize this timeless destination restaurant. Market-fresh, regionally-inspired, classic seaside cuisine is served all day from the showcase open kitchen, centered with a wood-fired grill. Custom furnishings, plush booths, and subtly sophisticated décor define the newest hub for explorations of California’s Central Coast.


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