Senza Hotel, located on Highway 29 just south of Yountville in Napa Valley, has completed the renovation of its eight-room Parker Mansion. Local boatman Harry C. Parker built the historic Parker Mansion in 1870.
“We’re excited to bring the historic Parker Mansion back to its former glory”, says owner and former Ambassador Kathryn Walt Hall. “Some of our valley's greatest treasures are its historic buildings, so it is with pride that we reopen this beautiful 19th century building.”
The five-month renovation projection, led and designed by Leslie Wilks Design in partnership with More Associates and Bowman Construction, was the last part of a larger, three-year renovation of the entire 41-room Senza property. Guestrooms now have heated floors, custom furniture, and beds adorned with Italian linens. Technology is also at the forefront for Senza guestrooms; Parker rooms have an Opti-V premier virtual fireplace, Smart TVs, a Bluetooth audio station, and six USB ports in each room. Bathrooms include oversized showers, and a custom amenity line from Marin-based Prima Fleur.
The Parker Mansion comprises seven Parker King Rooms and one Parker “Queen Queen” Room, which are now available for booking.
Currently, Senza Hotel is offering two packages: Prepay & Save and Romance & Rejuvenation. The former includes a 15 percent discount on seven-day bookings from November through April, or 10 percent off May through October. The letter includes a chilled bottle of sparkling wine and chocolate-covered strawberries in your room, plus a couple’s massage.
Kathryn and Craig Hall purchased Senza, formerly known as La Residence, in 2006. In that time, the Halls helped grow Senza from a bed and breakfast into a luxury hotel.
The Hall family has been growing grapes in Mendocino Country since 1972, growing for area wineries including Fetzer, Parducci, and Beringer. Kathryn managed the family vineyard from 1982 to 1992, and in 1995 she and her husband bought their first vineyard in the Napa Valley. They produce cabernet sauvignon under their HALL label. In 2012 the Halls introduced their WALT brand, producing pinot noirs from vineyards between Santa Barbara and Oregon.