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Marriott International

April 01, 2014 14:36 ET

Palo Alto Hotel Chronicles Stanford University With History 101 Infographic

Courtyard Palo Alto Los Altos Shares Enthusiasm for San Francisco Bay Area University

LOS ALTOS, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 1, 2014) - Engaged in the rich heritage of Stanford University, a prominent Palo Alto hotel has chronicled the university's history in a fun and informative infographic that quickly shares with others some of the institution's most noted events.

Deeply-rooted in the history and development of California and some of its accomplishments, Stanford University beckons students and academic leaders from across the world in its role as a leading teaching and research university.

Quickly garnering attention from the very beginning, Stanford opened its doors as one of the very first coeducational and nonsectarian universities by welcoming its first class of 555 students in 1891. Founded as the Leland Stanford Jr. University, the college today is fondly referred to as "The Farm," recognizing the pristine campus occupies what was once the 650-acre Palo Alto Stock Farm of founders Leland and Jane Stanford. Stanford served the state of California as Governor and later as a U.S. Senator. 

Sharing the enthusiasm of students, faculty and alumni for this San Francisco Bay area university, the Courtyard Palo Alto Los Altos hotel's "History 101: Stanford University" infographic gives a precise and definitive look at 13 events that shaped this world-renowned institution of higher learning. The tell-tale infographic may be viewed at .

Always eager to host Stanford University visitors with its spacious and innovative guest rooms and high-tech event space, the bay area hotel is supportive of the endless academic and athletic endeavors that transpire from within the heart of the Silicon Valley.

While the hotel is a relative newcomer to the area when compared to the university's vibrant 123-year history, the excitement of Stanford's entrepreneurial spirit and championship PAC-12 Cardinal enthusiasm creates a contagious atmosphere for those staying at this premier lodging, located just a few minutes from campus.

Boasting state-of-the-art amenities and a relaxed atmosphere, the Courtyard Palo Alto Los Altos is an ideal destination for both business and leisure travelers seeking affordable comfort and attentive service. Stanford visitors and others traveling to the area can stay abreast of the hotel and area activities and events through these social networking sites:

About the Courtyard Palo Alto Los Altos

The Courtyard Palo Alto Los Altos welcomes guests with innovative and comfortable accommodations that include a variety of guest rooms, one- and two-bedroom suites to meet the needs of busy travelers. Guests are pampered with complimentary high-speed Internet streaming over a 100 MB Ethernet and the hotel lobby features a Bistro with Starbucks® beverages, breakfast and dinner menus. Conveniently located near Stanford University, Hewlett-Packard and SAP, guests enjoy easy access to U.S. 101, I-280, CA-85 and Mineta San Jose and San Francisco International Airports. Whether traveling for business or leisure, the hotel's amenities are an ideal match for a remarkable hotel experience while exploring the Bay area. To view Courtyard Palo Alto Los Altos' History 101: Stanford University infographic, visit