San Francisco-based Flynn Properties Inc. announced today that Flynn Properties has purchased The Carneros Inn - the luxury resort located in the heart of Napa Valley’s Carneros winegrowing district. Flynn Properties, whose properties also include Esperanza, the super-luxury Auberge resort in Los Cabos, Mexico is pleased to add its second luxury boutique hotel property to the company’s growing portfolio. PlumpJack Group will continue as the management company for The Carneros Inn.
“We are thrilled to now include The Carneros Inn in our expanding collection of businesses,” said Greg Flynn, founder, chairman and CEO of Flynn Properties. “Napa Valley is one of the most thriving U.S. markets, with strong and steady demand and growth, and The Carneros Inn has consistently proven itself to be one of the best performing hotels in wine country.” Located at the southern end of the Napa Valley, The Carneros Inn enjoys much greater convenience to San Francisco and the Peninsula than other Napa Valley resorts.
“We plan to utilize our experience from owning Esperanza to help elevate The Carneros Inn guest experience to a whole new level,” said Flynn. “Together with PlumpJack we plan to ensure that all elements of our guests’ experience meet the very highest standards.”
As part of its initial phase of ownership, Flynn Properties plans to make significant enhancements to the property, including upgrades to the common areas, room amenities and restaurant offerings.
“We are excited to further develop The Carneros Inn experience by working with an ownership group that is committed to taking the resort to a whole new level,” said Hilary Newsom, president of PlumpJack Group. “We’ll continue to combine first-class luxury services and amenities with unpretentious hospitality to create a charming, comfortable and relaxing getaway that fully captures the vineyard experience, but we’ll enhance our offering with upgrades across the board.”
The Carneros Inn, which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, is a consistent recipient of Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best” Awards, Travel + Leisure’s Top 500 and Conde Nast Traveler’s Gold List. Nestled amid the vineyards in the heart of Napa Valley’s beautiful Carneros winegrowing district, the resort features 86 charming private guest cottages and suites, nightly private luxury home rentals, The Orchard Private Residence Club, three innovative dining experiences, and award-winning spa facilities. The Carneros Inn’s many other special features include the infinity-edged pool that overlooks the vineyards, lap pool with cabanas, Jacuzzi™ spa, children’s pool and a 2,800-square-foot fitness center complete with a yoga/Pilates studio.
Greg Flynn founded Flynn Properties in 1994. Directly and through its REOF funds, Flynn Properties has owned in excess of 3 million square feet of commercial real estate. It also owns, in partnership, the super-luxury Auberge resort Esperanza, located in Los Cabos, Mexico. Its affiliate, Flynn Restaurant Group (FRG), owns 640 Applebee’s and Taco Bell restaurants in 27 states. With $1.4 billion in annual sales and 36,000 employees, FRG the largest restaurant franchise group in the United States. Flynn Properties is based in San Francisco and maintains its corporate office at 225 Bush Street.