Inspired by the Mission-style architecture of a modern vineyard, the newly redesigned Meritage Resort and Spa is now the largest resort in Napa Valley, situated on more than 36 sprawling acres and featuring nine acres of active vineyards. The Meritage room renovation was spearheaded by leading hospitality design firm HBA San Francisco, while Hatch Design pioneered the lobby and bar refresh and the talented, in-house designer Charlotte Einar led the remainder of the project. Together, they all collaborated to create a cohesive, harmonious experience inspired by the acres of land on which the property is set and the rolling golden hills that surround it.


Designed to be elegant yet modern, the tone of the resort experience is first set when guests step into the new lobby. Outfitted with a classic grand piano and a towering double-sided fireplace centerpiece that is anchored to a vaulted ceiling above, the living room-style entry features spacious seating surrounded by windows that flood the space with natural light. Nearby, guests pair their arrival with a welcome cocktail and bite at the now elevated and expanded chic new Commons Bar.


Commons Bar Meritage

“Recognizing the property’s heritage as an iconic community staple in Napa Valley over the last two decades, we are thrilled to usher in a new era of The Meritage with a fresh vision that preserves the soul of a resort that people know and love,” said Joe Leinacker, Managing Director of The Meritage Resort and Spa. “Our goal is to capture the spirit of the vines that so often attract people to the region, while redesigning the overall resort experience to appeal to the discerning traveler with a passion for places that provide a well-balanced mix of natural beauty, restfulness, adventure and togetherness to draw them back time and again.”


The resort’s flagship guestrooms have been reconceptualized into two distinct new products, both of which harness the destination’s warmth and natural beauty, creating a timeless design. Encompassing a full transformation of the original property’s 322 rooms, the new guestrooms offer 157 Meritage rooms, which showcase elevated craftsmanship with touches inspired by a modern vineyard farmhouse aesthetic, while 165 new Bordeaux rooms give a nod to the property’s original Mission-style architecture and design.


Legacy Meritage Guest Room


Combining neutral tones, luxurious linens, warm leather accents and plush furnishing, the Meritage rooms seamlessly blend a minimalist element of comfort with an approachable softness. The accommodations are outfitted with new broadloom carpeting showcasing a modern basket weave pattern, luxurious Frette Linen bedding, refined drapery and curated furnishings, from built-in millwork and wingback chairs to custom decorative lighting and sleek patio furniture for a complete floor-to-ceiling remodel. Upon sliding open each room’s rich barn-style bathroom door, guests will also find vanities with state-of-the-art touchscreen lighted mirrors, designer sconces and fixtures, as well as stone countertops with a full-height, designer-tiled splash.


Meritage Bordeaux Guest Room


The Bordeaux guestrooms are influenced by the region’s agricultural history, bounty and grains, painting the spaces with a tonal color scheme, featuring finishes with an organic feel. Similar to their Meritage counterparts, the rooms are elevated with new carpeting, linens, stone-topped cabinetry, renovated bathrooms and furnishings, including new artwork, subtle geometric textured wall coverings and dark bronze and brushed brass touches to give depth and softness while maintaining a minimalistic, yet cozy design.


Capping off a series of renovations that began in 2022 with the redesign of the Meritage and Carneros Ballrooms, the most recent updates culminate in the Meritage Resort and Spa becoming the premier, singular destination for everything Napa has to offer. Experience the next evolution of The Meritage experience: a gateway to the best of California Wine Country with a new look that encompasses and reflects the heart of its locale.


Carneros Ballroom