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Placemakr's first pop-up hotel in California is located at the Miro San Jose

Placemakr Comes to California with Pop-Up Hotel  

Placemakr, a tech-enabled hospitality platform and operator, is coming to the West Coast with the launch of its newest location, WhyHotel by Placemakr, San Jose. Launched in partnership with local Bay Area developer Bayview Development Group, the new location marks the company’s first property in California.  

Located at the Miro San Jose at 28 N 4th St. in downtown San Jose, the new location is expected to be open for bookings in May. 

“Northern California is a unique area of the country where people come to work and play,” said Jason Fudin, CEO and co-founder of Washington, DC-based Placemakr. “They want the flexibility to stay for as short or as long as they like in accommodations that have the comforts of home, making Placemakr the perfect fit. Our guests will truly be able to stay like they’re a local, in this gorgeous property located in the heart of everything.” 


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