General Manager Alain Negueloua joined Alila Napa Valley in May 2017, is a Board of Directors for Visit Napa Valley, and oversees all aspects of day-to-day operations at the luxury property, assuring the hotel’s high standards of service and quality are maintained.
Alain Negueloua previously served, for five years, as General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Boston and as a Board of Director for the Massachusetts Lodging Association. Mr. Negueloua is a veteran hotelier with over 30 years of hospitality experience. Previous experience includes six years as General Manager of Meadowood Napa Valley, as well as General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco and The Mark, New York. A San Francisco native, Mr. Negueloua began his hospitality career with Hyatt Hotels in San Francisco, Colorado, Illinois and Los Angeles. Alain Negueloua is first-generation Basque, which is also his first language. He studied human resources management at San Francisco State University and holds an Associate of Arts degree in Hotel Restaurant Management from City College of San Francisco.
5-star Luxury Hotel
In June of 2014, Alila Napa Valley broke ground, and the 107-year-old Acacia House started undergoing extensive renovations. Alila Napa Valley opened its doors in March of 2017, and is the first luxury hotel built in 8 years in Wine Country, featuring 6 rooms in the restored Acacia House, and an additional 62 rooms, all new build, which followed the footprint of the old apartment. Alila Napa Valley also features a signature restaurant
History & Story
Built in 1907, one of Napa Valley’s most iconic homes opened its doors. After just four short years, the home was converted into St. Helena’s first “resort” hotel by Herman Schultz, a Swiss hotelier. Schultz named his “hotel” the St. Gothard Inn, after a place in his homeland. The popular hotel featured a bustling restaurant that sat 50 people.
In 1921, the building became a hospital, as the tourism industry had diminished due to World War 1.
New build 2016
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Luxury Hotel in the Vineyards
St. Helena, CA
Key sites/activities in the area
Walking distance to Downtown St. Helena
Surrounded by Vineyards
Boutique Shops and Restaurants nearby
Our Margaritas are made with a sea salt foam on rim. designed by Yabu Pushelberg
N/A – not a kid friendly hotel
Adults only – Minimum age of 16 years
Number of suites : 4
Number of Luxury rooms : 8
Number of rooms, (keys) in all : 68
Restaurants & Bars
Acacia House by celebrity chef Chris Cosentino
Corporate & Celebration Events
Acacia House Restaurant
Extra Notable Features
Hotel and restaurant Awards
Fodor’s Travel – #1 in 16 Best Hotel Spas in Napa and Sonoma
Travel US – #6 in Best Napa Valley Hotels
Conde Nest – The 7 Most Romantic Getaways in California
Fodor’s Travel – #1 in 12 Trendiest Hotels in Napa and Sonoma
Fodor’s Travel – #4 in 15 most luxurious hotels in Napa and Sonoma