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Meadowood, Napa Valley's First Luxury Hotel, 
Undergoing Improvements


St. Helena , CA - June 1, 2004 - This year, Meadowood, the first luxury hotel in America 's premier wine region, celebrates its 25th year as Napa Valley 's best-loved lodging destination.
Established in an era when the Napa Valley was still largely planted to orchards and boasted only a fledgling wine industry, Meadowood has stood the test of time relying on its dedication to preserving the property's natural beauty, protecting the privacy of its guests, offering warm hospitality and - perhaps most of all - standing on tradition when many follow trend. 

In celebration of this 25th Anniversary, the property has debuted two new room categories including the Tree

Napa Valley
Top and Tree Line Cottages.  These rooms have replaced existing lodging, so the property's total number of guest rooms and suites remains at eight-five.

The interior design philosophy of these rooms borrows from Meadowood's traditional natural color scheme while evolving it to a fresher, brighter style.  The primary goal is, as it has always been, to bring the indoor and outdoor experience together for a setting that is in total harmony.  The room interiors feature soft, natural materials with a color palette drawn from the forested setting beyond every guest room window.  Carpets, draperies, furnishings and art feature tones of green, gold, brown, and blue.  All furniture, including the beds, sofas, tables, chairs, desks and bathroom vanities are custom-made for Meadowood.  The bathrooms are accented by slate tile flooring, stone counter surfaces, double sinks and muslin-covered hanging lamps.

The Tree Line Cottage design features an open floor plan with a large living area, an adjoining bedroom with a window seat lounge for quiet reflection and a new bathroom.  New French doors open from the living area onto the private deck, where a table and chairs offer a place for quiet respite or an al-fresco meal served from in-room dining.

The Tree Top Cottages offer an open floor plan with a sitting area, fireplace, the Meadowood Sleep Experience, two leather club chairs with ottomans and stunning wrap-around windows that create the feeling of being nestled into the top of a tree. 

The Meadowood guest room enhancement program will continue with the renovation of several more rooms to create additional Tree Top Cottages and the redesign of the balance of the property's rooms and suites.  The color palette created for the new room categories will find its way into all guest rooms in the coming year. 

In addition to the current guest room enhancement program, Meadowood has a resident horticulturist revisiting both the native and naturalized landscape throughout the private 250 acre valley into which Meadowood is discreetly settled. This program is designed to evaluate the health and vitality of the property's plant life and to ensure that Meadowood will continue to thrive as a natural preserve for the next twenty-five years.

Plans are also underway for Meadowood to update its fine dining venue, The Restaurant at Meadowood, which is presently closed but scheduled to re-open later in 2004.

Ann Marie Conover
Communications Office
900 Meadowood Lane
St. Helena, California 94574
(707) 967-1216
Also See: The Carneros Inn, First New Resort to be Approved in Napa County in More than 20 Years, Appoints Six Key Managers / Aug 2003
First New Resort Approved in Napa County in 20 Years - The Carneros Inn, Napa Valley, Scheduled to Open Early Fall 2003 / March 2003
$46 million dollar The Lodge at Sonoma Being Developed by Barbara Thomas and ArtChatham; Project Will Be Managed by Renaissance Hotels and Spas / April 2000

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