SUPPER MAGAZINE - Innovative hotels are developing clever ways to showcase their wine offering to guests who choose to stay in their rooms.
Many hotels pride themselves on providing an excellent wine list for customers in their bars and restaurants, but all too often the standard of their in-room offering simply does not match up.
Vista Collina Resort
And for whimsy, it is hard to beat Vista Collina Resort in Napa Valley, which opened in 2018. Here, visitors don’t just drink wine, they bathe in it; guests staying in one of the 39 suites can order a flight from one of nine wineries attached to the property, along with a grape-flavoured bath-bomb, so wine-lovers can wallow in sauvignon blanc, chardonnay or pinot noir, while sipping on the same. “We thought this in-bath ‘wine-ing’ package would give guests the best of both worlds, while also elevating our in-room amenities,” says General Manager Dave Elcon. He also points out that the bath-bomb makers, Napa Soap Company, are local, so this is another route to supporting the community, while giving guests a truly individualised taste of the destination – although in this case, taste is probably the wrong word.
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