district: St Helena
Dreamy views of distant vineyards are pervasive in Napa Valley, California, but Alila Napa Valley (previously Las Alcobas, a Luxury Collection Hotel), flaunts the rare distinction of directly overlooking them. Surrounded by the pristine home vineyards of the Beringer Estate, Alila Napa Valley 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.
In the understated and inviting guestrooms—most housed in a series of new gray and brick outbuildings connected by pathways—linen upholstered headboards contrast dark oak paneling and floors, while folk art sculptures channel the hotel’s Mexican roots. Bathrooms contain devoted wet areas melding white micro-mosaic stone and blue-gray marble.
“We try to limit materials. It forces you to be rigorous,” says principal George Yabu. To take advantage of the setting, rooms boast terraces with fireplaces, and some have deep-soaking tubs. “It’s about the outside coming in and the inside projecting outside,” adds Yabu. “Here, the interior and exterior are blurred.”
The newly rebranded Spa Alila and Fitness Center features 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 – with 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.
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.
You feel your soul being replenished. There’s a sense of serenity with the vineyard and colors of nature beside you.Yabu Pushelberg
The Spa Alila invites 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.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 68 rooms & suites (41-139m2) (450-1,500 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2018 • architecture: HRG Architects (Sacramento) • interior design: Yabu Pushelberg • parking possible on-site (charged) • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk ✅ free bicycles