Auberge Resorts Launches New Solage Brand

Auberge Resorts—which features such small luxury properties as Auberge du Soleil, Esperanza, Calistoga Ranch and The Inn at Palmetto Bluff—is launching a new hotel brand. Solage Hotels & Resorts will feature energetic, contemporary properties with a strong focus on design that will be "more accessible in price, style and experience." The brand will debut in 2007 with the opening of Solage Calistoga in Napa Valley, CA. The resort is currently under construction and upon opening, will feature 89 rooms, a casual restaurant and bar with outdoor terraces and fire pits, and an outdoor pool with cabanas and lounges. The resort will also house the Solage Spa with a mud bar and soaking pools. Rates will range from $275 for a deluxe room to $850 for a one-bedroom suite. Tim Harmon, a partner with Auberge Resorts, will head up Solage as CEO. Future locations may include Mexico, Hawaii and California.

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