Napa, CA | hospitality
The new wing of this existing hotel is designed to provide an upscale product type for the hotel operator. 54 new keys are housed in an L-shaped, 2 and 3-story building which is arranged to enclose a semi-private patio on the south-west side. The 3-story wing of king standard rooms face California Blvd while the 2-story wing houses the double queen rooms topped with a covered roof terrace. The south end of the building locates the suites that face the future roundabout intersection at California Blvd. and First Street. The inspiration for the design of this new building is a contemporary interpretation of the agrarian structures of Napa Valley. Rich, durable materials such as metal panels in a corten color, porcelain tile planks and cement plaster are applied in areas that delineate the upper floors as ‘floating’ above a ground floor of guest rooms and patios. The entrance to the building is through a dramatic 3-story lobby with a large window wall facing the entrance driveway. This feature is designed to ‘glow’ with light to aid in orienting the guest or visitor to the front door at night. Work was completed by Geno Yun while at Gensler.
Felcor Lodging Trust