Ensemble Hotel Partners acquired the Bernardus Lodge in Caramel Valley, Calif.
“We are delighted to have acquired the Lodge and look forward to building on the property’s existing appeal,” said Brian Ehrlich, Chief Investment Officer of Ensemble Hotel Partners. “We believe that there is an opportunity to make this a one-of-a-kind destination.”
Ensemble Hotel Partners acquired the four-star resort from winery developer, Bernardus Pon who opened the namesake property in 1999. The sale included the 25-acre Lodge and its facilities, including the four-star Marinus restaurant operated by celebrated Chef Cal Stamenov, Wicket’s Bistro and The Spa at Bernardus Lodge. Additional aspects include the Rose Garden outdoor event venue and nearly 4,000 square feet of indoor meeting and function space. Ensemble Hotel Partners hired Noble House Hotels & Resorts to assume the management of the Lodge.
The Lodge will retain its name and position as a retreat as the company moves forward with renovations and upgrades to the property. The hotel will undergo a $4-million renovation aimed at refreshing the guestrooms and enhancing the restaurant, pool, meeting and spa.
“This is an opportunity our team has been dreaming of. The property and its surroundings are absolutely stunning,” said Michael Moskowitz, managing director at Ensemble Hotel Partners. “We are excited to commence the renovations and to take the property to the next level in terms of design and guest experience.”