NAPA VALLEY, Calif. — Las Alcobas, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Napa Valley will open for previews in September in St. Helena, Calif., next to Beringer Vineyards and Estate, it was announced June 9.
The hotel’s 68 guestrooms and suites, all with fireplace-outfitted outdoor terraces, overlook neighbouring vineyards or winery, including 10 rooms featuring outdoor soaking tubs on private balconies. Designed by design firm Yabu Pushelberg, interiors are appointed with custom furniture, Rivolta Carmignani linens and spa-like bathrooms with soaking tubs and showers.
Vaulted wooden ceilings and sliding barn doors highlight the 2,200-square-foot event barn that’s available for events for up to 100. The venue offers an interactive demonstration kitchen and built-in AV, and is divisible by two full-size soundproof walls. Outside, a smaller event lawn can be reserved for intimate events, and the Acacia House Verandah will feature a private outdoor dining space accommodating small groups.
The 3,500-square-foot Atrio spa provides treatments, including ancient healing and offers amenities such as an aromatherapy blending bar. The spa will feature four single treatment rooms, a co-ed steam room, a couple’s treatment suite with a private steam room, men’s and women’s locker rooms, and indoor and outdoor relaxation areas.
The onsite fitness centre will offer up-to-date equipment, Beringer estate views and a dedicated studio for yoga, breath-work and meditation classes. Also part of the hotel’s wellness offering is an outdoor pool.
Acacia House, the resort’s signature restaurant, will be led by chef Chris Cosentino together with business partner Oliver Wharton of San Francisco’s Cockscomb restaurant. Set in an historic property dating back to 1907, the restaurant will feature a menu showcasing seasonal fare with small and larger plates complementing a Napa Valley wine list celebrating established and emerging brands. Cosentino and Wharton will oversee the food and beverage components, including an on-site artisan bread program; breakfast, pool, lounge and room service; banquets and catering; as well as picnic baskets and musette bags for cyclists.