Backen, Gillam & Kroeger Architects, SWA Group, AMB Designs overhaul Silverado Resort and Spa

A California landmark for more than 140 years, Silverado Resort and Spa completed renovations to the property’s 12,000-square-foot conference center, managed by Backen, Gillam & Kroeger Architects and SWA Group, as well as renovations to the 380 guestrooms by AMB Designs.

Inspired by the 19th century colonial design of Silverado Resort and Spa's historic mansion, the conference center brings out the rustic, agrarian culture of wine country by using materials including custom carpet bordered by white oak hardwood, oil-rubbed bronze, aged brick, and linen. The center now has classic profiles, trim, wainscoting and bead boards, all painted in aged white.

The lower level conference rooms were transformed into a wine cellar experience with exposed and stained concrete, authentic brick work, controlled lighting and custom wine racks as décor. Each room also received brand new Manhattan task chairs, banquet seating, tables and improved Internet access and bandwidth.

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Silverado's conference center has an intrinsic wrap-around porch in the style of the original colonial plantations. The resort authenticated and enhanced the outdoor experience by extending and re-flooring the deck with new hardwood, and adding bead board ceilings, fluted outdoor fans, and rocking chairs. Shaded by a century old oak tree, the renovated deck offers groups additional break out space with views of the golf course.

Over the past year, Silverado Resort and Spa and AMB Designs began transforming all 380 guestrooms with an updated feeling of luxury, including a new open kitchen design, art work, a redesigned fireplace, Spartan white bedding with paisley and plaid accent fabric, new shower, stone vanity and additional modern fixtures.

The overall property renovations were started by owner Johnny Miller, whose first initiative was to renovate the PGA championship North Course, reintroducing players to the property's golf program.

A California landmark for more than 140 years, Silverado Resort and Spa began its life as a private estate and was converted into a resort with 380 guestrooms, a 15,000-square-foot conference space, two PGA championship golf courses and two restaurants. Now owned by World Golf Hall of Fame member and lead NBC analyst Johnny Miller, the resort recently underwent renovations to its North Course, resort rooms and event spaces. Surrounded by Napa Valley's more than 540 wineries, the resort also features a 16,000-square-foot spa, 10 swimming pools, 13 tennis courts and other recreational offerings. 

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