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Hyatt Alila Napa Valley REVIEW MASTER THREAD

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Opens as Alila property 15 March 2021
Category 7
  • Globalist Breakfast $
    • credit of $35/person per night (for up to 2 persons)
    • This means $70 total for breakfast
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Possible (not just Tesla)
    • The property has Tesla Home Chargers
    • They do have adapters from Tesla proprietary to J1772 which is helpful
  • $25 mini bar credit
  • $55 resort fee plus tax per night, waived for globalists that includes above mini bar credit - https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/ca...lley/apcal#fee
  • Adults only 18+
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Old Jan 27, 21, 7:03 am
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Hyatt Alila Napa Valley REVIEW MASTER THREAD

As I mentioned in another thread yesterday, Hyatt disclosed during a call I was on yesterday that a new Alila will be opening in the next couple months. Since the website is now up, I guess the cat is out of the bag. This is a conversion of the Las Alcobas Napa which was a Luxury Collection Resort by Marriott. Per the page on Alila, this property is scheduled to open in March.

"Alila Napa Valley in St. Helena, California is a 68-room adults-only retreat will feature personalized hospitality that celebrates the authenticity of one of the world’s most famous wine regions."

https://www.alilahotels.com/about-al...la-napa-valley
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Old Jan 27, 21, 7:23 am
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Very nice ! I have a stayed booked at the Andaz Napa in July and will be looking to move it when this property opens for booking.
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Old Jan 27, 21, 8:26 am
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Cat 7 or 8?
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Old Jan 27, 21, 9:11 am
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Beautiful hotel in a great location with an excellent restaurant. I stayed there under the Marriott banner and look forward to returning.
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Old Jan 27, 21, 11:20 am
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Cat 7 or 8?
I think it will have to be a Cat 7 given the prior rates and I don't believe any properties other than SLH hotels can be Cat. 8 for now. The suites at the hotel were wonderful, so hopefully the TSU-eligible suite is one of the true suites.
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Old Jan 27, 21, 12:02 pm
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Originally Posted by spgplat21 View Post
I think it will have to be a Cat 7 given the prior rates and I don't believe any properties other than SLH hotels can be Cat. 8 for now. The suites at the hotel were wonderful, so hopefully the TSU-eligible suite is one of the true suites.
Agreed ... As long as Ventana Big Sur is a Cat 7, I don't see this being higher. Cash rates should be lower here, except possibly for fall weekends during harvest (the worst time to visit Napa IMHO).
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Old Jan 27, 21, 1:48 pm
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fall weekends during harvest (the worst time to visit Napa IMHO).
Slightly OT - but why is fall a bad time in Napa? Is it just much more crowded then, or are there other things that make you say this? Hoping to get out there sometime this year, and want to make sure I know all I can before planning it...
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Old Jan 27, 21, 1:51 pm
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Slightly OT - but why is fall a bad time in Napa? Is it just much more crowded then, or are there other things that make you say this? Hoping to get out there sometime this year, and want to make sure I know all I can before planning it...
I think fall is gorgeous, but it is a) crowded and b) runs risk of fire season. On a nice weekend in the fall though, Napa is perfect

This hotel is also beautiful and had a great experience here in 2019, thrilled to see it reopening
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Old Jan 27, 21, 2:05 pm
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Slightly OT - but why is fall a bad time in Napa? Is it just much more crowded then, or are there other things that make you say this? Hoping to get out there sometime this year, and want to make sure I know all I can before planning it...
Fire in the fall, rain in wet winters.

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Fire in the fall, rain in wet winters.

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And it is definitely more crowded in september between harvest (lots of wineries host events for their club members), bottle rock music festival one weekend, and it's warm but not hot (usually)
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Old Jan 27, 21, 3:26 pm
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Slightly OT - but why is fall a bad time in Napa? Is it just much more crowded then, or are there other things that make you say this? Hoping to get out there sometime this year, and want to make sure I know all I can before planning it...
It is crowded, and that impacts traffic, dining, and prices. It's also a very busy time for the wineries. When I visit, I look forward to spending time with a winery principal or someone on the winemaking team. From August through October (usually), they are in the vineyards determining when to pick or in the winery preparing for or working crush and getting the wine into barrels or tanks. Things quiet down dramatically in November and December, although the weather can be grey and wet. My favorite time to visit is in the spring. Rain is still a possibility but the valley is beautiful in March and April as the hills turn green and the mustard blooms. It's a relatively quiet time for the wineries so it's possible to have some quality visits and the crowds should be smaller. Not much help for this year, I know ...
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Originally Posted by spgplat21 View Post
I think it will have to be a Cat 7 given the prior rates and I don't believe any properties other than SLH hotels can be Cat. 8 for now. The suites at the hotel were wonderful, so hopefully the TSU-eligible suite is one of the true suites.
I think the only actual Hyatt property that is a Cat 8 is Kukui'ula (Destination Hotel).

This Alila property is a great addition, and agree it will probably be a 7.
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Maybe Alila is actually short for C-Alila-fornia.
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Funny as I'd thought about staying at Los Alcobas over the Andaz last time I was in Napa. Good to see this addition.
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Hyatt Announces Further Growth of Luxury Alila Brand in the U.S. With Alila Napa Valley
Idyllic wine country retreat will mark the Alila brands third hotel in California and the U.S.

CHICAGO (January 28, 2021) Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today an expansion of the luxury lifestyle Alila brand in the United States with the addition of Alila Napa Valley in St. Helena, Calif. Slated to join Hyatts portfolio on March 1, 2021, and at this time, scheduled to resume operations on March 15, 2021, the exclusive 68-room adults-only retreat will feature personalized hospitality that celebrates the authenticity of one of the worlds most famous wine regions. Alila Napa Valley will add to Hyatts growing Alila brand portfolio, joining Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort, and Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas, which is slated to open in March 2021. With 14 distinct properties across six countries worldwide, the Alila brand features luxury hotels and resorts in unique locations, distinguished by innovative design, a strong commitment to sustainable tourism, as well as rare and intimate destination experiences.

Surrounded by the pristine home vineyards of the Beringer Estate, Alila Napa Valley will offer guests an exclusive, curated and truly luxury travel experience in the heart of Californias Wine Country. The hotel features award-winning design by renowned design team Yabu Pushelberg using natural materials and a soothing neutral palette that well-complement the unobstructed vineyard and mountain views that face west for idyllic sunsets.

The hotels 68 guest rooms, including seven suites are appointed with automation controls, marble bathrooms, custom-designed furniture. All guestrooms have oversized balconies or wrap-around terraces with fireplaces and some with an outdoor bathtub. Alila Napa Valley will feature a newly rebranded Spa Alila and Fitness Center, a dramatic outdoor pool that overlooks adjacent vineyards and distant mountains, as well as a seasonally driven restaurant and bar Acacia House, led by Chef Chris Cosentino which will feature a local, sustainable menu that reflects the bounty of Napa Valley. The hotel is walking distance from the quaint shops and restaurants in downtown St. Helena and has nearby access to more than 400 wineries, hot air ballooning, the Culinary Institute of America at the Greystone and a variety of experiences curated by the concierge team.

Growing the Alila brand remains a priority for Hyatt and were so thrilled to offer guests and World of Hyatt members new, immersive experiences set in the remarkable beauty of Californias exceptional Napa Valley wine country, said Crystal Vinisse Thomas, Hyatt global brand leader, lifestyle and luxury brands. As the third Alila destination in California, Alila Napa Valley is poised to provide a personalized approach that will help discerning guests discover what makes the Napa Valley region so special. As a leader in crafted luxury, responsible tourism and transformative experiences, the Alila brand will deliver a refreshing guest experience that is all its own, while embodying a brand ethos that feels right at home in California.

Previously known as Las Alcobas, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Napa Valley, the hotel is built around a stately, Georgian-style guesthouse that was originally constructed in 1907 and is now used to house the restaurant, bar and seven guest rooms. The welcoming dining space offers a half horseshoe-shaped bar for sipping and tastings as well as indoor and outdoor seating on a beautiful, covered terrace with towering columns.

The hotels transformed Spa Alila will invite guests to relax and rejuvenate with transformative and customized therapies and treatments that are reflective of its wine country location. Guests will be able to enjoy various wellness offerings such as daily yoga classes, creative fitness programming, complimentary bicycles and uniquely local offerings such as mindful wine tastings. Spa services will be offered within a unique contemporary farmhouse including a lap pool, steam room, couples massage suite and more. Meanwhile, a premium fitness center will be open to guests around the clock with state-of-the-art equipment from TRX and Life Fitness, as well as a yoga studio.

Alila Napa Valley will be set for gatherings with three contemporary-designed event spaces totaling nearly 5,500 square feet for small meetings and social events up to 100 guests. A boardroom will fit up to 12 guests, and the Acacia Barn will offer an adjoining kitchen and space for up to 150 guests. Groups can also take their affairs outside with a terrace, patio, and a 3,000-square-foot lawn perfect for weddings, reunions, and other fresh air events.

Alila Napa Valley will be easily accessible from various points throughout Northern California and the Bay Area, situated just 78 miles from San Francisco International Airport, 64 miles from Sacramento International Airport, and 45 miles from Sonoma County Airport.

Joining Alila Napa Valley and Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort, will be Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas, slated for opening in March 2021 in Encinitas, Calif., a quintessential beach town in San Diegos North County Coastal region. Situated along coastal bluffs and overlooking Grandview and South Ponto Beaches, Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas will be a luxury oceanfront hotel with 130 guestrooms, including 16 suites. The resort will offer an ocean-view restaurant with rooftop patio, a pool with pool bar and an infinity-edge hot tub, a luxury Spa Alila and spectacular wedding and events venues, all with panoramic Pacific Ocean and lagoon views.

On March 1, 2021, Alila Napa Valley will also join the World of Hyatt loyalty program, providing members with opportunities to enjoy valuable loyalty benefits on qualifying hotel stays, dining services, meetings, events and more as a part of their unique stay experience. Reservations for Alila Napa Valley will be available starting March 1, 2021, for stays slated for March 15, 2021 and beyond.

Alila Napa Valley will be located at 1915 Main Street, St. Helena, Calif. For more information on Alila Napa Valley, visit alilanapavalley.com, and to learn more about the Alila brand, visit alilahotels.com.

Guided by its purpose of care, Hyatts multi-layered Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment further enhances its operational guidance and resources around colleague and guest safety and peace of mind. More information on Hyatts commitment can be found here: hyatt.com/care-and-cleanliness.
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