Koelnmesse GmbH / FSB
Koelnmesse GmbH / FSB
Koelnmesse GmbH / FSB

Starwood's Las Alcobas hotel to open in Q4 2015 in California's Wine Country

by Helen Andrews | 16 Sep 2014

Las Alcobas, a Luxury Collection Hotel by Starwood in California's Napa Valley, is expected to open in October 2015 once a multimillion renovation is complete.

The property is being transformed from the former Grandview Hotel & Spa into a 57-guestroom hotel which is owned and being developed by Spring Mountain Hotel – a joint venture between real estate development company Presidio Companies and Las Alcobas Hotel Group.

To be conceived by designer Yabu Pushelberg, the 3.4-acre property is a historic building called the Acacia House, which was originally a private residence in 1907 and converted into a hotel in 1911. The House will feature a 3,500sq ft (1,067sq m) spa, the hotel’s lobby, a signature restaurant, fitness centre and meeting space, including a grand ballroom and seven guestrooms – the others will be spread across the property’s cottages.

The St Helena City Council approved the historic preservation project last year. Georgian and Victorian architectural structures will be preserved.

Within walking distance of the Culinary Institute of America and numerous wineries, the property is in an ideal location for culture vultures.

“We are honoured to be part of the amazing community of St Helena, which is the epicentre and historic capital of North American winemaking,” said Samuel Leizorek, managing partner of Las Alcobas Hotel Group. “Las Alcobas, a Luxury Collection Hotel, is an accomplishment of many years of collaboration between the developers and the city of St Helena.”

“We look forward to the debut of Las Alcobas, one of three new Luxury Collection properties opening in North America in the next 18 months,” said Allison Reid, senior vice president of North American developments for Starwood.

Related stories
03 Sep 2014

Exercise could be pivotal factor in wine vs cardiovascular disease debate: study

19 Jun 2014

Auberge Resorts reveals new hospitality brand VieVage for property in Napa Valley, US

22 May 2014

WTS International presents Spa Evangeline at the foody Epicurean Hotel

15 May 2014

Christina brings benefits of wine to new range

15 Apr 2014

New California wine museum learns from mistakes of the past

FEATURE: Wine tourism special – On the grapevine

Las Alcobas, a Luxury Collection Hotel by Starwood in California's Napa Valley, is expected to open in October 2015 once a multimillion renovation is complete. The property is being transformed from the former Grandview Hotel & Spa into a 57-guestroom hotel which is owned and being developed by Spring Mountain Hotel – a joint venture between real estate development company Presidio Companies and Las Alcobas Hotel Group. To be conceived
SAB,HHR,HOT,RST,PRO,ARC,DES,CLD,SWC
Napa Valley, where the Las Alcobas hotel is being developed, is considered to be on of the premier winemaking regions in the world / Shutterstock / Andrew Zarivny
More news
News stories: 1 - 30 of 7617     
 
 
 
News stories: 1 - 30 of 7617     
 
 
 
company profile
Company profile: SPARCSTUDIO
Sparcstudio offers a bespoke and comprehensive design service with real attention to detail. Logical and inspiring space planning forms the bedrock of all Sparcstudio projects.
videos
BluGalaxy a Division of Blu Spas
Blu Spas
This animation showcases the beautiful concept design of BluGalaxy Spa.
Try cladmag for free!
Sign up with CLAD to receive our regular ezine, instant news alerts, free digital subscriptions to CLADweek, CLADmag and CLADbook and to request a free sample of the next issue of CLADmag.
sign up
features
The award-winning mixed use Santana Row project in San Jose, California
Scott Lee became president of SB Architects in 2000. Tracy Lee founded TLee Spas in 2015
"We design to connect the guest to the place, positioning people at the centre of the design"

Architect Scott Lee and spa consultant Tracey Lee on marrying the worlds of design and wellness in a series of interesting projects

Slender white columns follow the lines of the columns on the museums that surround it
Alexander Schwarz
"Our aim was to create a place celebrating public space and accessibility"

The opening of the James-Simon- Galerie on Berlin’s Museum Island completes two decades of work for David Chipperfield Architects. The lead designer talks us through the building

Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
To advertise in our catalogue gallery: call +44(0)1462 431385
features
Marianne Shillingford
"The technology involved in paint is extraordinary"

Used cleverly, colour has the power to influence how people use the spaces they inhabit, says the creative director of Dulux

Last word: Tina Norden
Tina Norden
"We have created an approach which is playful, provocative but also functional"

Conran and Partners’ Tina Norden on playing with colour at Prague’s newly redesigned Hotel Maximilian

Equinox Hotel Hudson Yards is housed in 35 Hudson Yards, a tower building designed by SOM’s David Childs
"Further hotels have been confirmed for Los Angeles, Santa Clara, CA, Seattle, Chicago and Houston"

Rockwell Group and Joyce Wang on the inspirations behind the guest rooms, public spaces, spa and gym at Equinox Hotel Hudson Yards

features
"Wellness embraces the entire holiday experience"

The design of the newly-opened Lefay Resort and Spa Dolomitti in Italy aims to celebrate and protect its spectacular surroundings

Francis graduated as a landscape architect in Belgium. He returned to Lebanon in 1993
"I believe gardens are where the soul rests"

With a focus on desert landscapes and collaborations with Zaha Hadid and OMA, the principal of Francis Landscapes has a deep belief in the power of nature

Health & Fitness: Working it
"We’ve designed the space so that the atmosphere is intimate"

Les Mills’ new studio spaces at its iconic Auckland City Gym showcase a trend away from masculine ‘grunty’ gyms to something altogether different

cladkit product news
ASPA International launches handheld UV-C light disinfection lamp
The compact plug-in product can be used easily in a commercial spa or domestic setting to disinfect surfaces with UV-C light
Megan Whitby
For over 30 years, ASPA International has designed and built high-quality spas for the hotel, health and wellness sectors. During ...
Fabio Alemanno Design uses elegant semi-precious stones to create memorable spa experiences
Alemanno believes the stones are well-placed in the spa environment thanks to their capacity to positively support physical and mental health
Megan Whitby
Fabio Alemanno Design has expanded its collection with semi-precious stones to enhance spas, wellness facilities, hotels and private residences. The ...
Diamond balloon concept merges tourist attraction with advertising billboard
Magali Robathan
A group of Dutch engineers have presented a new attractions concept that combines a flying observation cabin with LED digital ...
cladkit product news
Cosm unveils Experience Centre with ‘one of a kind’ LED dome
The new Experience Centre houses a 20m LED dome
Magali Robathan
Cosm, a global technology company that builds end-to-end solutions for immersive experiences, has unveiled its Experience Centre which houses a ...
Siminetti unveils first glimpses of Mother of Pearl decorative surfaces inspired by the four seasons
The new winter design is finished with naturally occurring hexagonal patterns found in snowflakes
Megan Whitby
Siminetti has collaborated with British designer Chrisanna London to create a luxury Mother of Pearl decorative surface range inspired by ...
LianTronics’ glasses-free 3D Star Trek LED screen attracts attention
Magali Robathan
LianTronics’ giant curved LED wall with stunning glasses-less 3D spaceship display effect has attracted many on the street of Chengdu, ...
cladkit product news
Christie laser projectors power new Five Senses Bubble dome theatre
The dome aims to integrate technology with arts and culture
Magali Robathan
Christie® GS Series 1DLP® laser projectors are delivering vivid and lifelike visuals in a new dome theatre located in Xiong’an ...
Móz Designs columns anchor the world’s largest indoor aquarium
The design of the columns was inspired by the sea
Magali Robathan
After a two-year renovation, Oakland-based metal experts Móz Designs have unveiled their inclusion in Georgia Aquarium’s new shark gallery. Located ...
Atelier Alain Ellouz launches handcrafted precious stone lighting collection
LYRA has a sleek, cylindrical design complete with an elegant brass dimming switch
Megan Whitby
LYRA, GAMA, MONA and ATHENA are the first pieces from designer Atelier Alain Ellouz’s new.édition collection of handcrafted stone lighting ...
x
Sign up with CLAD for regular news updates
x
Email this to a friend or colleague
I am happy for Leisure Media to contact me occasionally by email and understand that I can opt out at any time.
Starwood's Las Alcobas hotel to open in Q4 2015 in California's Wine Country
Las Alcobas, a Luxury Collection Hotel by Starwood in California's Napa Valley, is expected to open in October 2015 once a multimillion renovation is complete.
Koelnmesse GmbH / FSB
Koelnmesse GmbH / FSB