Opening of Hotel Villagio completes rebranding of The Estate Yountville

The updated Hotel Villagio (formerly the Villagio Inn & Spa) has been unveiled, completing the major transformation and multimillion-dollar renovation of The Estate Yountville in Napa Valley, Calif.

The 22-acre The Estate Yountville is now comprised of Hotel Villagio and Vintage House, though also including The Marketplace, a shopping and dining complex housed in the former 147-year-old Groezinger Winery. Hotel Villagio is a 112-room property with 22 suites, while Vintage House is an 80-room hotel. 

The renovation of the properties at The Estate Yountville involved hospitality interior design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA), which worked with two of the firm’s subdivisions, Illuminate lighting design and Canvas art consultants, as well as with SB Architects for the exteriors.

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While each property has a distinct personality, both drew influences from Yountville. The artwork program by Canvas is playful and romantic, with custom pop art pieces celebrating all things Napa Valley. Illuminate Lighting provided lighting design that highlights the custom art pieces and curated objects, tying the interior and exterior experiences together though lighting.

Hotel Villagio’s lobby uses woods, dark stone and industrial metal lighting.

There are two accommodation types with contemporary vibe, with all rooms using natural materials and textures, bringing the character of Yountville and its surroundings into the design. The Hotel Villagio guestrooms also have streamlined fireplaces and terraces. Design elements also include hand-knotted rugs draped over wood plank floors and mahogany headboard walls. Open wood and iron closets provide a unique display while affording extra space. The baths have freestanding soaking tubs.

The Villa at The Estate, a five-bedroom, residence-style accommodation, opened in September 2018. It has a private pool and jacuzzi, fire and water features and an entertaining and gaming area. A Grand Salon is the focal point of The Villa and can be used as the central living and relaxation area. It has soaring 20-foot ceilings flanked by walls of windows overlooking the secluded pool and private hot tub area. The shared gathering space has a living room and entertaining area, as well as a chef’s kitchen.

For dining, the property has the Villagio Bar & Lounge, which looks out on the resort’s private vineyard. It is anchored by a new beverage herb garden. A pool table anchors the lobby and the ceiling opens to wooden beams featuring wood trusses.

Other amenities include a private cabana at the recently refreshed pool, and the redesigned Spa, which has seven treatment rooms and five couples’ spa suites, indoor and outdoor fireplace and lounge area, steam shower, sauna and outdoor hydrotherapy soaking bath.

Hotel Villagio’s events space has marble boardroom table, built-in audio visual, separate private lounge area, and an adjacent outdoor patio with views of the Mayacama Mountain range.

Vintage House, Hotel Villagio and The Marketplace are 56 miles north of San Francisco. 

Steve Davino is the GM of Hotel Villagio.

Photo credit: Will Pryce