Harvest Inn and Woodside Hotel Group Join Forces in St. Helena

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New Partnership Raises the Bar for Napa Valley Hospitality

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"I'm incredibly excited for the next chapter of Harvest Inn. St. Helena continues to be the epicenter of the Napa Valley and our association with Woodside Hotel Group allows us to build on the hotel's success and strengthen our bond with the community," said Rick Kaufman of City-Core Hospitality.

Harvest Inn, recognized by Condé Nast Traveler in 2016 as the #1 hotel in the Napa Valley, today announced a strategic alliance with Woodside Hotel Group. City-Core Hospitality, LLC and its principals, Rick Kaufman and Andrew Garay, will retain ownership of Harvest Inn with Woodside managing the day-to-day operations for the iconic St. Helena destination.

With this new relationship, Harvest Inn will enhance its guest experience. New guest rooms will overlook the Leonardini Vineyard of Whitehall Lane and offer one-of-a-kind views of the Mayacamas Mountains. Elegant touches - fire pits, hammocks, sculptures - will dot the property's expansive gardens, vineyards, and redwood groves. Executive Chef Spencer Wolff will continue to steer the hotel's acclaimed Harvest Table restaurant. A new menu will feature more offerings sourced from local growers, including the property's own collection of five culinary gardens, and an expanded wine list will bring a renewed focus to Napa Valley wineries.

"I'm incredibly excited for the next chapter of Harvest Inn," said Rick Kaufman, a principal of City-Core Hospitality. "St. Helena continues to be the epicenter of the Napa Valley and our association with Woodside Hotel Group allows us to build on the hotel's success and strengthen our bond with the community. We have no doubt that the local and hands-on operating expertise of Woodside will provide our guests with even better experiences from their rooms to the restaurant, bar, spa, grounds - everything."

"We are thrilled to work with City-Core Hospitality and manage such a beautiful property in St. Helena. Situated on 8-acres of gardens, redwood groves and vineyard views, the resort has such a remarkable location to offer an unparalleled wine country experience," said Greg Alden, President and CEO of Woodside Hotel Group. "We're excited to expand our operating presence in Napa Valley and bring our personalized approach to the guest experience to Harvest Inn. We see our new relationship with City-Core Hospitality as an exciting enhancement for Harvest Inn guests."

The new Harvest Inn-Woodside Hotel Group relationship is effective immediately.

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About Harvest Inn
Harvest Inn St. Helena Napa Valley is an idyllic resort designed to celebrate the vineyard way of life, with 78 luxurious accommodations nestled into four uniquely crafted neighborhoods, two secluded swimming pools, and indoor and outdoor spa treatment rooms. Surrounded by the lush landscaping of expansive clipped lawns and serene shaded groves, partially forested by towering redwoods, Harvest Inn also is home to gardens of agricultural botanicals that produce many of the ingredients on the menus of the on-property restaurant, Harvest Table. In classic California fashion, the architecture and land are in harmony, making Harvest Inn an integral part of the terrain. As comfortable as it is beautiful, Harvest Inn welcomes both families and friends with its charming warmth and friendly ambiance. For more details or reservations, visit harvestinn.com.

About Woodside Hotel Group
Woodside Hotel Group is the preeminent operator of distinguished, independent hotels, restaurants and spas in California. Woodside manages a portfolio of ten hotels and eleven restaurants from the Carmel Valley up to Calistoga, and operates more #1 rated hotels (per TripAdvisor) than any other company in California; including the top-rated hotels in San Francisco (Hotel Drisco), Monterey (Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa), and Menlo Park (Stanford Park Hotel). Woodside is a multi-generational family business comprised of dedicated and passionate associates who take great pride in delivering authentic hospitality in renowned destinations. Embracing the independent and entrepreneurial spirit of the company's founding, Woodside delivers service that is warm and engaging, hotels that are distinguished, and experiences that are authentically local. http://www.woodsidehotelgroup.com

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