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TORONTO – February 4, 2016 – Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, Alcion Ventures, and Bald Mountain Development today announced plans for a new luxury resort in Napa Valley.  Slated to open in early 2018, the resort will feature 85 guest rooms and 20 Private Residence villas.

Located in Calistoga, amongst the valleys, mountains and vineyards of northern Napa Valley, the resort will feature its own fully operational winery and hand-farmed vineyard, offering an unprecedented grape-to-glass experience to resort guests and owners. A limited collection of wines will be produced on-site at the winery under the direction of acclaimed winemaker Thomas Brown. 

Commenting on the project, J. Allen Smith, President and CEO, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts said, “As we extend our presence in California, having a property in Napa Valley, a preferred destination for our luxury guests, is essential. This is a unique opportunity to combine a privately-owned and operated winery and vineyard with a world-class luxury resort. We look forward to working with Alcion and Bald Mountain to bring Four Seasons legendary quality and service to Napa Valley.”

Speaking to the development, Martin Zieff, Managing Partner at Alcion Ventures, owner and developer of the resort in partnership with Bald Mountain Development, said, “We set out almost a decade ago to find this kind of opportunity in Napa Valley.  Reaching this point is the result of the hard work and passion that Four Seasons and many individuals bring to the partnership.”

“This is Bald Mountain’s third project with Alcion, and our first with them in Wine Country,” said Kelly Foster, principal at Bald Mountain. “Together with Four Seasons, all partners share a complementary vision that will bring true luxury to Napa Valley and create the finest grape-to-glass five-star resort.”

The project will feature one and two story residence villas managed by Four Seasons. Each will include multiple master suites, an owner’s wine cellar, as well as luxuriously appointed indoor and outdoor dining and entertainment spaces. Owners will enjoy access to the full range of amenities the resort has to offer such as three unique food and beverage offerings, multiple pools, a state of the art fitness centre, as well as a world-class spa, featuring the natural geothermal waters unique to the Calistoga region. Blending indoor and outdoor living, the resort will also feature an event barn and 12 indoor and outdoor meeting and event spaces. For more information please visit:

About Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

Founded in 1960, Four Seasons continues to define the future of luxury hospitality with extraordinary imagination, unwavering commitment to the highest standards of quality, and the most genuine and customised service. Currently operating 96 hotels, resorts and residences in major city centres and resort destinations in 41 countries, and with more than 50 projects in development, Four Seasons consistently ranks among the world’s best hotels and most prestigious brands in reader polls, traveller reviews and industry awards. For more information and reservations, visit For the latest news, visit

About Alcion Ventures

Alcion Ventures is a Boston-based real estate private equity firm that seeks to create value through the acquisition, repositioning, redevelopment, or development of real estate assets and by forming strategic relationships with experienced operating partners.  The Napa Valley project is Alcion’s third Four Seasons branded project.  Alcion recently closed its third fund with over $542 million of equity commitments from a diversified investor base, including major United States and Canadian pension funds, endowments, foundations, and family offices.

About Bald Mountain Development

Bald Mountain Development is a boutique resort development firm based in Aspen Colorado and Napa Valley, California, whose principals, David Parker and Kelly Foster, have developed luxury resort properties throughout the U.S. and Mexico.  

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