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More hotels for Napa? Ritz-Carlton reportedly on its way

by TrevR on May 4, 2007

In our earlier post about Napa’s family-owned grocery chain, Vallergas, closing another store, we speculated as to what might happen with some of the vacated space. Now come reports that the Ritz-Carlton is planning a 350-room hotel and conference center on some 11 acres–some of which may include the old Vallergas site.

The hotel is being planned for First Street and Silverado Trail on the site of JV Wine & Spirits–close to COPIA, the American Center for Wine, Food and the Arts. If things go as planned, the Ritz will be in the same general vicinity as the Westin Verasa, which is a 160-unit “four-star condo-hotel” project that’s already under construction and due to open in late 2008.

We can’t help but wonder–does Napa really need all these hotels?

[techtags: Napa, Napa Valley, hotel, Ritz-Carlton, Westin, Napa lodging, Copia]

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has written 716 posts on The Cork Board. He was born and aged in the Napa Valley and has a passion for wine, writing and social media, which led him to co-found this blog in early 2007. Follow him on Twitter @TrevR.

  • Brian

    On the one hand, downtown Napa does need more life (and those who claim that the more upscale tourist trade is driving Napans out of their own downtown are missing an important fact-Napans have already largely abandoned downtown for big box stores and strip malls anyway!) On the other hand, does every town have to be an upscale tourist destination for the affluent?

  • Brian

    On the one hand, downtown Napa does need more life (and those who claim that the more upscale tourist trade is driving Napans out of their own downtown are missing an important fact-Napans have already largely abandoned downtown for big box stores and strip malls anyway!) On the other hand, does every town have to be an upscale tourist destination for the affluent?

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