Noble House Hotels & Resorts Assumes Management of 57-room Bernardus Lodge in Carmel Valley, CA
Opened in 1999 by Benardus Pon as a European-style bespoke retreat, the award-winning Lodge will retain its name, as a new era in upgrades and expansion are ushered in. Included in the sale is the 26-acre Lodge and facilities, award-winning 60-seat Marinus restaurant under chef Cal Stamenov, Wicket's Bistro and The Spa at Bernardus Lodge. Bernardus Vineyard and Winery and Bernardus Winery Tasting Room in Carmel Valley are not included in the sale and will continue to operate under Mr. Pon's management team. As agreed to in the sale, the majority of Bernardus Lodge employees will be retained as well as Chef Stamenov and team.
In addition, the Lodge's long-standing commitment to service excellence, unparalleled food & beverage operations and impressive guest-to-staff ratios will continue with Noble House management. "We share a passion and appreciation for the quality of product/service for which the Lodge is renowned," explains Mr. Colee. "And we are thrilled to partner and ensure that Mr. Pon's legacy continues."
Set on 26 pristine Carmel Valley acres awash with vineyards and lavender, Bernardus Lodge boasts 57 luxurious guestrooms, award-winning dining, the signature Spa at Bernardus Lodge, two swimming pools and an alfresco bocce court. Created by Bernardus Pon, owner of Bernardus Winery and Vineyard, the Lodge offers a tailored escape steeped in European graciousness. A perennial recipient of prestigious accolades, Bernardus is frequently lauded by Conde Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure as among the best resorts in the World in addition to boasting a coveted Forbes Travel Guide Four Star rating. OpenTable Diners' Choice Awards recently named Marinus Restaurant one of the 'Top 100 Best Restaurants in America' and Bernardus Lodge also has the distinction as ranking No. 1 in Andrew Harper's Reader Survey of "Top Food & Wine Resorts" worldwide.
With a philosophy that emphasizes "location, distinction and soul," Noble House Hotels & Resorts illustrates the appearance of individuality. Identifying each property for its culture and appeal, Noble House is unwavering in its dedication to create and manage unique, quality properties that reflect and make profound contributions to their communities, staying true to the local history, culture and ambiance that defines each region.
About Noble House Hotels & Resorts
A privately held company for more than 30 years, Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Ltd. was founded in 1979 by owner Patrick R. Colee as a commercial property development group, transitioning in 1994 to a hotel ownership management company. Headquartered in Seattle, Wash., the corporation owns and manages an upscale portfolio of 18 distinct and visually captivating properties spanning the U.S. From luxury resorts in Seattle, Wash. to Jackson Hole, Wyo. and the Florida Keys, each property maximizes and showcases its physical setting. Noble House is continuously growing, operating 45 hotel restaurants, bars and lounges, showcasing local culture and inspiration from local surroundings. With a philosophy that emphasizes "location, distinction and soul," Noble House Hotels & Resorts exemplifies individuality, dedicating itself to creating and managing exceptional properties that contribute to their communities, staying true to local history, culture and ambiance.
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