Napa Valley wine country just got a jolt of luxury with the soft debut of Hotel Yountville. We can’t wait for early spring when this five-acre northern California hideaway has its grand opening.
Nice Touch: The guest rooms, which range between 420 square feet and 1,050 square feet, will give off an earthy, wine cellar-chic Napa Valley vibe (think vaulted wooden-beamed ceilings, reclaimed wide-plank floors, decks and oversized spa tubs). Napa fieldstone hearths and rain showers are available in most rooms, as well.
We love the personalized guest treatment, from candlelit turndown service, welcome Bellinis and late afternoon amuse-bouche by the pool. Other elegant extras include poolside foot massages, 24-hour text concierge, 24-hour cappuccinos (for those fighting serious jet lag) and complimentary loaner iPads.
The hotel’s exclusive Hooper Creek Restaurant is a 40-seat gourmand’s paradise, open only to hotel guests. The restaurant’s concept is farm-to-table comfort food with pizzazz. We love the twist on “green eggs and ham” with crispy pork belly, slow-poached Barrett Farms eggs, toasted brioche and nettle sabayon. Tip: We hear that the best seats in the house are Table 10 and Table 40.
Also exclusive to hotel guests is Y Bar, which will serve house and classic cocktails, wines and beers nightly. Night owls who need that extra jolt can sip cappuccinos and espressos 24 hours a day at the bar.
While the restaurant and bar are just for guests, the 4,000-square-foot Acqua Spa is open to the community, as well. Those looking for romance will want to book the couples’ treatment rooms, which come with steam showers and tubs for two. A signature treatment, we are told, will be the warm crystal massage, and guests ought to ask for Richard La Rosa. Note: Spa Director Kayla Dressler ([email protected]lle.com; 707-967-7945) says reservations are best made two weeks in advance.
Luxury travel advisors can reach out to Melissa Lynn ([email protected]; 707-967-7915), director of guest services, for all of their clients’ needs.