The Carneros Inn in Napa Valley gets ready to unveil first phase of $6.5 million renovation, which includes a new wedding venue, enhancements to the family pool, new guest reception area, and refreshed cottages. Expected timeline of completion is early spring.
“We’re constantly striving to provide our guests at The Carneros Inn with the highest quality amenities and premier accommodations in Napa Valley,” says Vice President of Resort Operations, Philip Kendall. “These renovations showcase our efforts to complement the region’s distinct charm and our unique countryside location, and ultimately, are a testament to our goal of staying current and fresh among our loyal consumer base.”
Designed by Napa-based firm Shopworks, the new Guest Reception building is relocated near FARM restaurant. Guests will be welcomed with a new porte-cochère, water feature, and modern outdoor seating. The guest reception’s interior design will be an extension of the property’s charming countryside appeal with white battened walls, a front desk made of walnut with Carrera marble top, oversized mirrors to reflect the surrounding scenery, fresh cut flowers, orange and white furniture, as well as limestone flooring. By June 2016, the former guest reception area near the Hilltop Dining Room will be converted into two 500-square-foot owners’ lounge and board meeting space.
The Wedding Garden, the property’s main outdoor wedding venue, will receive a $1 million renovation with significant enhancements that include a beautifully planted trellis, an opulent water feature, lavish exterior landscaping, as well as drought tolerant and heel friendly turf, all of which overlook the surrounding Napa Valley vineyards and mountains. On the other end of the 27-acre property, the Family Pool will add an elevated deck with a shade trellis, new luxury padded lounges and furniture, fresh paint, and lush landscaping.
Additionally, the property’s 86 cottages and 10 suites are undergoing more than $2.8 million in soft renovations. The first phase to 40 cottages will be completed in 2016, with the remaining cottages completed in 2017. Keeping in line with the existing sun-washed space, the cottages will receive a lighter and crisper neutral color palette, including charcoal grey, white, dark purple, and accents with the Carneros orange. Bathroom renovations will include new heated tile flooring, counter-tops, bathroom fixtures, and soaking tubs. The cottages will also receive contemporary furniture and lighting, as well as soft goods, such as bedding, drapes, and accessories. Lastly, the cottages will install new TVs and media packages. The Hilltop pool will also add stylish lounge seating and eight cabanas, and the onsite gym will receive new flooring later this year.
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