The Westin Verasa Napa Residences to Transform Downtown Napa in September
Posted by Abbi Holtom Whitaker — May 18, 2008
NAPA, Calif. – (May 19, 2008) – The Westin Verasa Napa Residences is preparing to become the epitome of the Napa Valley lifestyle when it opens in late September. The luxury condominium-hotel will bring to downtown Napa a distinctive level of service and amenities that will include one of America’s most highly acclaimed restaurants. A limited number of resort residences are still available starting from the mid $400,000s and sales are being managed by pre-eminent Bay area brokerage Alain Pinel Realtors.Located a block away from the new Oxbow Market and COPIA, The American Center for Wine, Food & the Arts, The Westin is destined to become the focal point of Downtown Napa. The property will represent everything visitors enjoy about Napa, including the food, wine, regional architecture and outdoor lifestyle.The 180-suite condo-hotel’s design is based on historic regional precedents, recalling the many influences evident in Napa and Bay Area architecture. It utilizes details and materials from this historic style, which include well-articulated windows, window bays, timbered elements, and wood, stone, and concrete accents. The building embraces the river with an expansive pool courtyard and south wing opening up to the river.The Westin Verasa, Napa, the first full-service, luxury property to be built in the area in nearly five years, will offer a degree of service that symbolizes the elegant yet relaxed lifestyle of the Napa Valley. Guests will have access to concierges that will help them make the most of their stay in the wine country, giving them easy access to wine tastings, culinary attractions, spas and the area’s abundant recreation. Other Amenities will include a pool, hot tub, conference space, fitness center, easy access to river walking paths, valet, Westin Sensory Welcome, comprised of signature music, scent, botanicals and lighting in the lobby, the Westin Heavenly Bed® and around the clock tech assistance in the form of Westin Technical Concierge®.The property will become known not only for Westin’s service and signature touches, but also is set to establish itself as the “go-to” culinary destination of Napa Valley thanks to Chef Ken Frank, who is moving his award-winning restaurant La Toque from its Rutherford location to The Westin Verasa, Napa. Since becoming a chef in the mid-1970s, Ken Frank has become known for his personalized style of cooking grounded in the French cuisine he grew to know and love while living in France as a teenager. Named one of “Best Restaurants in America” by The Wine Spectator, La Toque will find a new home with a warm and luxurious atmosphere and a comfortable patio as luxurious as the interior dining room.“I’ve watched Napa evolve to the point where it’s really ready to take center stage in the valley,” said Frank. “I’m very excited about all the development and the positive things that are happening in downtown Napa. With Oxbow, COPIA and a bunch of wine bars downtown, Napa is going to become the go to destination in Napa Valley in the next 10 years.”The Westin Verasa Napa Residences is be located approximately two blocks west of Downtown Napa and is conveniently located near all of Napa Valley’s attractions, including the wine train, wineries, COPIA, and the Oxbow Public Market.For more information about real estate opportunities at the Westin Verasa Napa Residences visit www.VerasaNapa.com or call 800.509.8090.About Westin Hotels & ResortsWestin Hotels & Resorts, with 155 hotels and resorts in more than 31 countries and territories, is owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT). Starwood Hotels & Resorts is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with approximately 850 properties in more than 95 countries and 145,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels and resorts with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, Sheraton®, Westin®, Four Points® by Sheraton, W®, Le Meridien® and the recently announced AloftSM and ElementSM. Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.comAbout IntrawestIntrawest is a world leader in experiential destination resorts. The company, and its affiliates, have interests in ten resorts at North America’s most popular mountain destinations including Whistler Blackcomb, a host venue for the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Intrawest network also includes Canadian Mountain Holidays, the largest heli-skiing operation in the world, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Florida and Club Intrawest—a private resort club with nine locations throughout North America. In addition, Intrawest develops real estate at its resorts and at other locations across North America and in Europe. Intrawest is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. For more information, visit www.intrawest.com.About Alain Pinel RealtorsFounded by Paul Hulme in 1990 and based in Saratoga, Calif., Alain Pinel Realtors has redefined the business of residential real estate and now has 26 prestigious and luxurious offices in Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Napa, Monterey and Santa Cruz counties. Alain Pinel Realtors is one of the largest real estate firms nationally with 2006 sales volume of $6.71 billion and an average sales price per transaction side of $1.14 million. Alain Pinel Realtors is a founding member of Luxury Portfolio, an operating unit of The Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (formerly RELO). APR has a joint venture partnership in the mortgage lending institution, Private Mortgage Advisors, which is an affiliate of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. For a complete listing of Alain Pinel Realtors offices, services and agents, please visit our website at www.apr.com or call 408-741-1111.