By Courtney Cochran
Come February, Napa may be the proud owner of America’s greenest luxury hotel. Management for the Bardessono
– a 62-room hotel featuring state-of-the-art eco-friendly amenities, spa and 92-seat restaurant and bar – is currently seeking Platinum LEED certification
for the facility, reports the PR machine behind the project. This is a welcome development in the ongoing greening of wine country, not to mention another ace in the hole for Yountville, fast becoming Napa’s most popular destination thanks to attractions like Thomas Keller’s enormously popular eateries Bouchon
bistro and The French Laundry
Built on 5 acres originally belonging to the Bardessono family’s Napa Valley homestead, the property will generate much of its power from solar energy, incorporate salvaged wood from locally-sourced Monterey Cypress, Redwood, Eucalyptus and California Bay Laurel trees, utilize bed linens and towels made from locally sourced organic cotton and make prodigious use of “up-cycled” materials such as recycled steel and fly ash concrete. Management has even pinched Sean O’Toole from the Mina Group to fill the executive chef role, virtually ensuring a stellar dining experience at the soon-to-be-opened sustainable property. In all, it’s a highly anticipated project that’s sure to elevate the meaning of staying “sustainably” in Napa. Cheers to that.