Even Better Than Before
Todd Cilano, the General Manager of Napa Valley’s Solage and the regional vice president of Auberge Resorts Collection, gushed, “Solage has always been a home away from home for ardent foodies, vintners, and wellness lovers seeking Napa Valley’s particularly enviable version of ‘the good life.'”
How right he is, and now Solage is even better than before.
This year, the award-winning Napa Valley resort completed a $30M renovation. The updates included reimagining its 89 guest studios from top to bottom and adding eleven newly built cottage-style suites, including two two-bedroom Estate Suites and seven one-bedroom Orchard Suites.
Each Suite has a private outdoor patio, shower, and soaking tub for indulging in panoramic views of the Palisades and Mayacamas Mountains. In addition, one of the Estate Suites boasts an oversized patio with a 100-plus-year-old Valley Oak Tree, and the other shares a courtyard with one of the Orchard Suites that can be closed off and combined into one ample accommodation.
Leading designers and architects conceived of the reimagined resort, including Napa Valley architect Howard Backen and award-winning Los Angeles-based design agency Studio Collective. For the redesign of the resort, Studio Collective drew inspiration from the rustic yet refined charm of the surrounding Napa Valley landscapes and vineyards, crafting a palate of natural materials and neutral hues.
The result is a sense of casual elegance inspired by the region’s European influence and Mediterranean climate and a relaxed yet refined environment that encourages guests to unwind and connect with the natural setting.
Along with the redesign, the resort also welcomed Picobar, a new open-air dining concept from Gustavo Rios, Executive Chef of the resort’s primary restaurant, Solbar. Picobar’s poolside dining brings Baja-inspired, contemporary Mexican cuisine to Napa Valley, and new outdoor lounge seating brings the pool experience to another level. Amenity-rich cabanas, stocked with TVs and WiFi, fruit, champagne, and other refreshments.
“The redesign delivers more open-air social space than ever before and a vibrant and modern resort experience that keeps true to Solage’s cool and comfortable wine country roots,” said Cilano.
The reworked resort offers a more dynamic, family-friendly outdoor lounge experience with family cabanas playing host to custom games, family-style meal options, a personalized snack hour, and afternoon activities for kids.
For the premier guest experience, each Estate Suite comes with a designated Mercedes-Benz for the duration of the guest’s stay and complimentary access to a Cabana for one night during their stay upon availability.
As if that weren’t enough to make you never want to leave, the award-winning Spa Solage offers 20,000 square-feet of health and wellness with 14 treatment rooms, a bathhouse, a state-of-the-art gym, and a Yoga & Movement Studio with complimentary daily fitness classes.
Adam Goldstein, principal and design director of Studio Collective, said, “We have created a space that is true to both Calistoga’s and Auberge’s roots, and a property that is equal parts casual and cozy while providing guests with an air of simple sophistication.”
Story By: Layne Randolph
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