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Auberge Resorts’ Solage Calistoga Opens in Napa Valley


CALISTOGA, CALIF.—The Solage Calistoga has opened in Napa Valley, Calif. Paving the way for the next generation of Napa Valley resorts, Solage Calistoga is a design-focused, environmentally conscious resort featuring a hip bistro, full-service spa offering treatments with a playful twist on Calistoga’s historic mud bath tradition, as well as exclusive Kate Somerville facials and a 130-foot swimming pool surrounded by cabanas.

From the creators of Auberge Resorts, the 89-room contemporary style property was designed by renowned Napa Valley architect Howard Backen. Solage Calistoga’s spacious rooms and suites were designed by San Francisco firm Dowling Kimm Studios which interpreted Napa Valley’s rural heritage with a fresh style described as “Napa barn meets San Francisco loft.” Known as “studios,” the guestrooms feature open floor plans, warm color palates, stone showers with pebble flooring, and contemporary furnishings.

“We are excited to introduce Solage Calistoga, which brings something entirely different to Napa Valley—an environmentally conscious, comfortably cool experience that is stylish yet welcoming,” says Mark Harmon, CEO of Auberge Resorts. “Solage Calistoga will also prove that it is possible to operate sustainably without sacrificing style or luxury.”

Guests can indulge in modern amenities including complimentary WiFi, flat-screen televisions and iPod hookups, and special touches such as Italian linens, down bedding and Sumbody all-natural artisan bath amenities. Two complimentary cruiser bicycles are parked outside each studio for guests to explore the 25-acre property and the nearby town of Calistoga and beyond.

Unique Food Selection

Executive Chef Brandon Sharp, an alumnus of Michelin-starred Gary Danko in San Francisco, oversees the resort’s centerpiece restaurant Solbar, a stylish and inviting bistro offering a dichotomous menu of healthy and nourishing “sol food” side by side with “down home” comfort food in an indoor/outdoor setting.

The heart of the resort, the full-service 20,000-square-foot Spa Solage, is a tongue-in-cheek ode to Calistoga’s origin as a frontier spa destination, with a lineup of experiences such as the “Mud Bar,” where guests rest on elevated platforms, while being painted with nutrient-rich local volcanic mud. For guests seeking more traditional therapies, 14 treatment rooms offer a variety of body treatments and massages, including Sports, Thai, and Cranial Sacral.

Solage Calistoga proves that pampering guests and sustainability can go hand in hand. The resort’s chic, earth-friendly interiors are made from natural, sustainably farmed and recycled materials and feature walnut and beech furniture manufactured with non-toxic varnishes and wool upholstery. Public spaces and Spa Solage feature bamboo and reclaimed cedar, and interiors throughout the resort were finished with non-toxic, low-VOC paints to eliminate harmful gases emitted by most conventional paints.

Taking a green approach, a variety of environmentally focused practices have been incorporated throughout the resort, from the use of bicycles, solar panels and environmentally safe method cleaning products to locally sourced food, environmentally sustainable landscaping, recycling and water reclamation. Solage will minimize chlorine use in its pools by using an ozone-based system to keep water clean.

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