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Old Jan 21, 20, 6:20 pm
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Old Jan 22, 20, 2:01 am
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Taj takes over Fateh Prakash Palace in Udaipur.
https://www.tajhotels.com/en-in/taj/...ms-and-suites/

Couple of things/questions:
  • Anyone been to this property? Curious to know more/thoughts if anyone has stayed or visited in the past. I may be wrong but looks like they've taken over and then just very quickly rebranded/reopened it without a major renovation etc, which seems a bit uncharacteristic/weird - what's the state of the rooms etc like? I trust Taj, especially its higher end, on the service front - but their properties can sometimes be in a bit of disrepair.
  • Although they operate at ever so slightly different price points (but the real difference I think is probably once you get to the higher level suites etc - the entry level rooms aren't THAT different price point wise), bit weird to have two palace properties in the same city, no less looking at/into each other?
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Old Jan 29, 20, 10:18 am
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Originally Posted by chinmoylad View Post
Taj takes over Fateh Prakash Palace in Udaipur.
https://www.tajhotels.com/en-in/taj/...ms-and-suites/

Couple of things/questions:
  • Anyone been to this property? Curious to know more/thoughts if anyone has stayed or visited in the past. I may be wrong but looks like they've taken over and then just very quickly rebranded/reopened it without a major renovation etc, which seems a bit uncharacteristic/weird - what's the state of the rooms etc like? I trust Taj, especially its higher end, on the service front - but their properties can sometimes be in a bit of disrepair.
  • Although they operate at ever so slightly different price points (but the real difference I think is probably once you get to the higher level suites etc - the entry level rooms aren't THAT different price point wise), bit weird to have two palace properties in the same city, no less looking at/into each other?
I stayed at this hotel before Taj took it over - it is part of the palace on the shore that all the tourists visit, so nowehere near as peaceful as the hotels on Lake Pichola. Not somewhere I would consider, given the alternatives on the lake!
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Old Jan 29, 20, 8:47 pm
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Auberge Resorts Collection To Welcome The Inn At Mattei's Tavern, Los Olivos, To Its Luxury Resort Portfolio



PR NewswireJanuary 28, 2020Auberge to Re-imagine Historic Hotel as A Modern Landmark in California's Santa Ynez Wine Country

LOS OLIVOS, Calif., Jan. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Auberge Resorts Collection today announced that The Inn at Mattei's Tavern, the beloved tavern and inn surrounded by vineyards in the buzzing and bucolic Santa Barbara County town of Los Olivos, Calif., will join its portfolio of award-winning luxury hotels, residences and clubs. Building on a legacy dating back to its 1886 origin as a charming stagecoach stop, to its later years as a prohibition-era speakeasy and automobile touring stopover, the country inn will be reimagined as a luxury destination and reintroduced in 2021 as The Inn at Mattei's Tavern, Auberge Resorts Collection, creating a new landmark in the Santa Ynez Valley, an area renowned for its award-winning wineries, scenic countryside and classic California horse ranches.

"We are delighted to welcome The Inn at Mattei's Tavern to the Auberge family," said Dan Friedkin, Owner and Chairman, Auberge Resorts Collection. "The Inn is an incredible heritage property located in one of the most pristine and desirable regions of California's Central Coast. We look forward to transforming it with the world-class service standards, enriching new guest experiences and the outstanding culinary offerings for which Auberge is renowned."

"Auberge has deep roots in California Wine Country that, along with their reputation as the leader in luxury boutique hospitality, make them the perfect partner to manage The Inn at Mattei's Tavern," said Brian Strange, local owner and managing partner of The Inn at Mattei's Tavern. "The Inn has been welcoming guests for generations, and we are excited to introduce a new Auberge guest experience."

Set on 6.5 acres populated with old-growth palm trees and close to the many nearby vineyards, The Inn at Mattei's Tavern originally opened as the Central Hotel in 1886 and served as a popular stagecoach stop during the California gold rush years. Considered the social center of the Santa Ynez Valley from the 1890s to the 1930s, the hotel has remained a lively local landmark, revered and enjoyed for generations.

The refreshed property will feature 67 luxury guestroom and cottage-style accommodations that blend the simplicity of modern farmhouse design with the eclectic style of nearby ranch life. Guests will enjoy a new culinary program that celebrates the seasonal flavors of Los Olivos in varied experiences, from a coffee bar porch to an open-air restaurant with a county fair energy. The Inn will include an outdoor pool with a welcoming poolside bar, cabanas and firepits, a signature spa, and modern indoor-outdoor event spaces that perfectly suit weddings and other gatherings that desire a sophisticated country-inspired setting.

The development team includes Santa Barbara-based architecture firm DMHA and the West Coast office of the ever-creative AvroKO in San Francisco.

Located in the heart of Los Olivos, The Inn at Mattei's Tavern will celebrate the relaxed attitude and pioneering spirit of the Santa Ynez Valley. The area features more than 70 world-class wineries, panoramic views, wide open roads and, just 30 minutes away, Santa Barbara and the Pacific Ocean. Los Olivos is home to 30 wine-tasting rooms, restaurants, art galleries and one-of-a-kind boutiques, and is a 2.5-hour drive from Los Angeles, making it the perfect weekend destination for wine lovers and others who appreciate the pristine beauty of California's Central Coast.

Plans call for The Inn at Mattei's Tavern to reopen in 2021. To learn more, please visit aubergeresorts.com/matteistavern/.

About Auberge Resorts Collection
Auberge Resorts Collection is a portfolio of extraordinary hotels, resorts, residences and private clubs. While each property is unique, all share a crafted approach to luxury and bring the soul of the locale to life through captivating design, exceptional cuisine and spas, and gracious yet unobtrusive service. With 19 hotels and resorts across three continents, Auberge invites guests to create unforgettable stories in some of the world's most desirable destinations. For more information about Auberge Resorts Collection, please visit aubergeresorts.com. Follow Auberge Resorts Collection on Facebook at facebook.com/AubergeResorts and on Twitter and Instagram at @aubergeResorts and #AlwaysAuberge .

About The Friedkin Group
The Friedkin Group is a privately held consortium of automotive, hospitality, entertainment, golf and adventure companies. These organizations include: Gulf States Toyota, GSFSGroup, GSM, US AutoLogistics, Ascent Automotive Group, Auberge Resorts Collection, Imperative Entertainment, 30WEST, NEON, Diamond Creek Golf Club, Congaree and Legendary Expeditions. The Friedkin Group is led by Chairman and CEO Dan Friedkin. For more information, visit http://www.friedkin.com.

About DMHA
DMHA is an award-winning Santa Barbara-based architecture and interior design firm. The company has designed commercial, residential and mixed-use properties primarily on the West Coast. DMHA provides a full suite of services across all aspects of a properties design and development, including site planning, building analysis, cost analysis, architectural design, interior design, FF&E specifications, construction administration and sustainability.

About Brian Strange
Brian Strange is local owner and managing partner of The Inn at Mattei's Tavern. Brian, his wife Shamra and family are founders of Strange Family Vineyards a winery specializing in Sparkling, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
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Old Jan 30, 20, 8:33 am
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Eleven Experience - Deplar Farm

Originally Posted by Kagehitokiri View Post
author of first article said $1K > $3K (without skiing) on their blog
at one point i saw $3500 double, which wouldve made $1750 single

unclear whether 'with heli-skiing' is ~$3K pp or ~$6K per night
(miavana, singita, etc for example discount 50% for single occ.)

good photos in that article, even new website has relatively little

curious if anyone here knows anyone who has been to any of them

I know this was from a few years back, and I definitely am able to see clear pricing on their site- but also wondering if anyone has been to any Eleven Experience properties? Im looking into Deplar Farm specifically in this case. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
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Old Feb 1, 20, 5:10 pm
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From The New York Times: Caribbean Boltholes

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Old Feb 5, 20, 7:04 pm
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Glamorous Canadian Escapes

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Old Mar 19, 20, 2:19 pm
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Luxury travel in pandemic times:

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Old Mar 26, 20, 8:53 am
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Fours Seasons Hotel New York

Has this been posted yet? More hotels need to do this please.
https://www.amny.com/coronavirus/fiv...hcare-workers/
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Old Mar 27, 20, 6:14 pm
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Originally Posted by zigzag View Post
Has this been posted yet? More hotels need to do this please.
https://www.amny.com/coronavirus/fiv...hcare-workers/
Indeed! A great action👍
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Old Mar 28, 20, 2:56 pm
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Has this been posted yet? More hotels need to do this please.
https://www.amny.com/coronavirus/fiv...hcare-workers/
Are they open to public ?
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Old Mar 30, 20, 8:56 pm
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Are they open to public ?
Four Seasons New York is temporarily closed to the public and is not taking reservations. I had one which was cancelled. It's great that they are doing such a great deed by opening their doors to healthcare workers in need of a place to stay to ensure their health and safety. They are so overburdened right now, and Four Seasons beds hopefully are letting them get some rest when they can.
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