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Gaia Napa Valley in Pursuit of LEED gold Certification


AMERICAN CANYON, CALIF.—Imagine a hotel with the sound of birds chirping on a green roof, swans gliding across a half-acre lagoon and koi swimming in a pond. Designed to appeal to eco-tourists who want luxury and comfort, Napa Valley’s first environmentally sustainable hotel, Gaia Napa Valley, will open next month.

Cutting-edge, environmentally friendly technology was used in its construction and will be applied in the daily operations. Gaia Napa Valley will offer the ultimate experience of harmony with nature. The hotel is pursuing gold LEED certification.

The lagoon has its own eco-system, is surrounded by a lush garden with perma culture landscaping on four acres in American Canyon, the gateway to the Napa Valley wine country, one of the most highly desirable destinations in California.

The 133-room hotel will use solar power, water-saving techniques and certified wood, harvested with the long-term health of forests in mind. A mural by world-renowned artist Yuan Lee reflects on the spirit, beauty and resources of nature in the Napa Valley and surrounding areas.

Owner developer is Wen-I Chang of South San Francisco. Estimated value of the project is $20 million. Architects are Todd Jersey and Mickey Muenning. Covenant Construction in Clovis, Calif. is the builder. The name Gaia refers to Mother Earth in Greek mythology. The hotel is independently owned, not a franchise.

Go to Gaia Napa Valley.