Last Fall, we shared the post The Vintage House Renovation Signals Change Is Coming to Yountville with our readers. The story highlighted the first of renovation of what is proving to be transformational journey for the town of Yountville. The Estate Yountville, a 22-acre compound located right in the heart of Yountville is made up of two luxury lifestyle hotels, newly renovated Vintage House and Hotel Villagio, currently undergoing renovations. This Centric Chronicle post features the very exciting and active renovation work at Hotel Villagio.
When it came to finding the right team to transform The Estate Yountville, the management team at Brookfield Thayer Lodging left nothing to chance. They’ve assembled a team of talent which includes interior designers, architects, landscape designers and craftspeople. Interior design firm, Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA) worked together with SB Architects (for the exteriors) to spearhead this transformative renovation and build upon its legacy in the community.
The Hotel Villagio renovations consist of an Events Center, The Pavilion, a new Villagio Hotel Lobby Building, Conference Center Renovations and a New High End Villa Retreat Building with 5 private rooms and their own private pool and spa area. The Events Center consists of two separate structures including a 4,500sf main barn style structure of and more than 30,000sf of exterior space that is designed for large gatherings or weddings. Additionally, The Pavilion offers up to 16,000sf of terraced lawns and gardens that will also provide a nice backdrop for a range of events. Adjacent to Hotel Villagio is the Villa. The Villa provides a luxurious space for smaller groups. Five rooms adjoin a well-appointed lounge space and access a secluded pool and Jacuzzi and outdoor chef-ready kitchen. All of these amenities and buildings are accessed from the south end of the property where the main entry into Villagio is through the new Villagio Lobby Building. Reception is highlighted with a grand style bar and many lounge sitting areas.
When it comes to managing multiple renovations on a high-profile property it can be challenge, but also deeply rewarding. It requires continuous communication and teamwork. In the case of the both Vintage and Villagio, its been critical that we remain hyper vigilant in identifying areas where there may be unforeseen risk. Working in an and around an existing and operational hospitality facility requires a careful balance between sequencing activities and ensuring happy patrons.