River Terrace Inn Opens in Napa


Driftwood Hospitality Management LLC`s President David Buddemeyer announced today that the River Terrace Inn will open as a new luxury boutique hotel in downtown Napa in November 2003, featuring 106 graciously appointed guestrooms and suites, a restaurant and wine bar, meeting space, and much more.
“We are excited about this superb addition to our portfolio,” said Buddemeyer. “The River Terrace Inn is the first hotel in the luxury five star category for Driftwood Hospitality Management. With the spectacular design, amenities and location, we anticipate that this property will quickly become a favorite vacation and executive retreat destination for travelers visiting Napa Valley.”
The River Terrace Inn is situated in beautiful historical downtown Napa along 300 feet of the Napa River with wonderful vistas of the wildlife sanctuary, offering a unique and tranquil escape. Also nearby is the popular Napa Valley Wine Train, renowned COPIA: The American Center for Wine, Food & the Arts and the Napa Valley Opera House, built in 1880. The Inn features 106 graciously appointed guestrooms and suites with balconies, complimentary High Speed Internet Access and Wi-Fi, the ultimate in bedding - selected for its high quality and comfort, and thoughtful amenities such as DVD/CD players, designer bath and body products with hypo-allergenic soaps, and mini-bars featuring selections of Napa Valley wines. The 33 suites also feature expanded vanity areas and oversized self-cleaning MTI whirlpool tubs with stunning views of the landscape.
Dining at the Inn will be unforgettable with cuisine and service. Currently, the Inn offers the Terrace Cafe with a complimentary breakfast buffet and California wine bar with Tapas, Paninis and snacks all day. Restaurant Budo is scheduled to open Spring 2004, featuring New American food with Asian influences by chef James McDevitt, a 2002 James Beard Foundation Awards recipient.
If you never leave the grounds, you can indulge yourself and then restore in the outdoor pool or the Fitness Center featuring Life Fitness products. However, most will sample and explore the world-class wineries that surround the River Terrace Inn within Napa Valley and beyond. There is more than just wine though, including family and romantic activities from train rides to hot air balloon rides, musical festivals and shopping.
Ideal for an executive retreat or business in the wine country, the River Terrace Inn provides accommodations with in-room business amenities, 1,500 square feet of meeting space and a full-service Business Center.
Introductory rates begin at $129 per room, per night. Escape to one of the country`s most romantic vacation destinations for a weekend getaway or honeymoon. The River Terrace Inn offers both Romance and Wedding packages; visit http://www.riverterraceinn.com for details. For more information and reservations, call toll free 1-866-NAPA-FUN or contact your travel professional.
Gustin Property Group LLC, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico is the developer of the project. Gustin Property Group LLC has completed approximately 30 real estate developments in nine states and Canada. The owner of the project is Wine Country Hotels LLC, also based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Based in Jupiter, Florida, Driftwood Hospitality Management LLC owns, operates and develops hotels and the company`s current portfolio consists of 23 hotels comprising over 6,400 rooms in major resort destinations and top business travel and convention markets in seven U.S. states, the Bahamas and Costa Rica. Established in January 1999 by David Buddemeyer, former Chairman and CEO of Servico Hotels and Resorts, many of the company`s hotels are affiliated with nationally recognized hospitality franchises, including Crowne Plaza, Radisson, Wyndham, Sheraton, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Select and Holiday Inn Sunspree. Driftwood also owns and operates an international tour and travel company that provides scheduled air service from a variety of United States gateways to Grand Bahama Island.

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