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The Carneros Inn, the PlumpJack Group Resort in the Napa Valley, 
Opens Nw Spa and Fitness Center 
NAPA, Calif. (March 28, 2007) – The Carneros Inn, the luxury PlumpJack Group resort located in the heart of Napa Valley’s Carneros winegrowing district, has announced the spring opening of its new spa and fitness center – a combined 5,000 square feet of facilities that include a significantly expanded spa, state-of-the-art fitness center, Motion Studio and retail space, all designed to meet the needs of hotel guests seeking a comprehensive lifestyle experience.  
 
“Our expanded spa and fitness center provides the perfect setting for fitness, relaxation and renewal,” said Jeannie Jarnot, spa director for The Spa at The Carneros Inn.  “Whether luxuriating in the soothing waters of our exclusive Huichica Creek Baths or participating in our yoga, mediation and movement classes, The Carneros Inn’s new lifestyle facilities are the ideal way to round out the picture-perfect wine country experience.” 
 
The Spa at The Carneros Inn, which was awarded the prestigious Mobile 4-Star rating, will comprise nine indoor treatment rooms offering wraps, massages and facials inspired by wine country traditions -- Harvest, Minerals, Cellars, Farms and Creeks -- and incorporate indigenous ingredients such as Chardonnay Oil, Carneros Grown/Pressed Olive Oil, Goat Milk and Goat Butter.  The Spa will also feature five outdoor treatment rooms, two couples’ rooms and the highly-anticipated Huichica Creek Baths, custom-designed hydrotherapy tubs inspired by the nearby Huichica Creek.  
 
Set amid the beautiful natural setting of the Carneros Valley, the Spa’s new outdoor facilities include a family pool and an adjacent children’s pool as well as a 15-person hot tub.  The large outdoor deck and convenient poolside snack bar create an ideal setting for family poolside lounging.  Couples can relax separately at the Hilltop swimming pool with panoramic vineyard views.  
 
For guests who prefer active rejuvenation, the fitness center will feature state-of-the-art equipment including elliptical trainers, treadmills, bikes, step climbers, circuit training systems, Pilates reformer and free weights.  The new Motion Studio will offer yoga, movement classes and meditation.  For fans of outdoor exercise, the fitness center offers organized morning runs and stretching classes.  
 
The new PlumpJackSport onsite retail store features fashion-forward merchandise, designer streetwear, technical sportswear lines, and chic accessories.  PlumpJackSport features brands such as Tory Burch, Laundry by Shelli Segal, John Varvatos for Converse, Ben Sherman and Michelle Odabash.
 
The Spa is also expanding its Group Wellness Services which will include Garden Meditation, Meditation Retreats and Candlelight Stretches.  Local practitioners will also offer classes in jewelry making, creative writing retreats, olive growing an pressing, astrology yoga and meditation retreats.  With the expanded facilities and offerings, The Carneros Inn is now the perfect retreat for private reflection or group team building and visionary retreats. 
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In January 2005, PlumpJack Group expanded their presence in the Napa Valley when they took over management of The Carneros Inn, a luxury resort in the Carneros region that offers 86 guest cottages and 24 for-sale residences. The hotel is the first full-service resort to be built in Napa in 20 years, and the first ever in the world-renowned Carneros wine region. As the management company for The Carneros Inn, PlumpJack Group is able to highlight their expertise in the food, wine and hospitality industries. Each of the private cottages at The Carneros Inn is furnished with casual elegance and nestled in a lush garden courtyard with private deck. The property also boasts terrace dining and an infinity pool, both with vineyard views, an architecturally dramatic restaurant, bar and spa facilities, and most importantly, first-class service delivered with warmth and ease.
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The Carneros Inn, named “one of the 25 most romantic getaways in the world” by Travel + Leisure magazine, is the first full-service resort to be built in Napa in more than 20 years, and the first ever in the world-renowned Carneros wine region.  The resort features 86 charming, private guest cottages, each furnished with casual elegance and nestled in a lush garden courtyard with private deck.  
 
Innovative dining options at The Carneros Inn, under the direction of Chef Kimball Jones, include the architecturally dramatic FARM, the Hilltop Dining Room and The Boon Fly Café, a roadhouse-style public eatery.  The property also offers outdoor terrace dining and an infinity pool, both with panoramic vineyard views; bar and award-winning spa facilities; and, most importantly, first-class service delivered with warmth and ease.  In addition to the hotel accommodations, 24 stylish resort homes are located on the grounds, allowing homeowners access to all the services and conveniences of the luxury hotel including concierge and event planning.   

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom founded San Francisco’s popular PlumpJack Wines on Fillmore Street in 1992 on the principle of providing high quality products and helpful information in a friendly, non-intimidating manner, with the goal of transforming the wine purchasing experience into one of fun and discovery.  The PlumpJack Group portfolio has since grown to include the PlumpJack Cafe (San Francisco and Squaw Valley), the PlumpJack Balboa Cafe (San Francisco and Squaw Valley), PlumpJack Winery, PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn, MATRIXFILLMORE, two PlumpJackSport retail clothing stores, a second PlumpJack Wines in San Francisco’s Noe Valley, the innovative Jack Falstaff restaurant in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood, The Carneros Inn, the Boon Fly Café and FARM in Napa Valley, CADE Winery and the PlumpJack Development Fund.  
 
The Carneros Inn is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts World Wide.  The Carneros Inn (www.thecarnerosinn.com) is located at 4048 Sonoma Highway, Napa, CA 94559.  For reservations and event bookings, please call (707) 299-4900. 

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Contact:

Alison Stout or Sian Parry, 
Media Relations for The Carneros Inn
Glodow Nead Communications, (415) 394-6500
 

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Also See: PlumpJack Group Announces the Appointment of Rick Riess as President and CEO / February 2007
Carneros Holdings LLC Appoints the PlumpJack Group As Management Company for The Carneros Inn, Napa Valley / December 2004

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