Step Inside The Rosewood Sand Hill, The Swanky Hotel Where Tech Billionaires And VCs Go To Socialize

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In the five years since it first opened to guests, the Rosewood Sand Hill has become the premiere social destination for Silicon Valley’s elite.

Conveniently located just across the street from a cluster of venture capital firms on Sand Hill Road — Khosla Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, and the Blackstone Group among them — the hotel has seen its fair share of high-profile guests.

Power lunches are popular here, but the hotel has really become known for its Thursday night crowd. On these “cougar nights,” a crowd of older women reportedly frequent the hotel bar to be matched with wealthy VCs and entrepreneurs.

Whether you’re looking for a moneyed mate or not, the hotel itself is beautiful, with sprawling grounds that look out over the Santa Cruz Mountains.

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