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Kokua Hospitality Adds the California's Wine Country Inn and Napa Winery Inn to its Management Portfolio

SAN FRANCISCO, CA. April 10, 2017 — Kokua Hospitality, LLC, an independent hotel management company based in San Francisco, today announces the addition of Napa Valley, California’s Wine Country Inn and Napa Winery Inn to its management portfolio. The properties mark the third and fourth California-based hotels to be managed by the company.

“We’re very excited to enter the Napa market,” states Kirk Pederson, president of Kokua Hospitality. “We look forward to working with these properties and are confident that our institutional approach to revenue and operations management, fused with our owner-centric, entrepreneurial spirit, will create a recipe for success in the Napa Valley region.”

The Wine Country Inn is a 29-room boutique, luxury hotel located between the Napa Valley towns of St. Helena and Calistoga. Surrounded by acres of world-class vineyards and award-winning wineries, the Wine Country Inn opened in 1975 as Napa Valley’s very first Bed & Breakfast and has since become one of the area’s most beloved destinations. The hotel celebrates the spirit of Napa’s winemaking culture and offers a selection of spacious rooms, suites, and cottages with complimentary Wi-Fi, breakfast, and views of the property’s sprawling lawns and botanical varietals. The hotel recently completed renovations to the lobby reception building and all guestrooms in the Winery House.

Also ideally located in the heart of wine country is the Napa Winery Inn. It offers 59 pet-friendly guestrooms and suites, an outdoor patio with a pool, hot tub, and fire pit. In addition, the hotel features a 450 sq. ft. private meeting room and a complimentary breakfast buffet and nightly wine hour. Beyond the property, guests can enjoy a selection of three restaurants within walking distance, Galpao Gaucho Brazilian Steakhouse, Fume Bistro, and Il Posto, or choose to take a short ten minute drive to either downtown Napa or Yountville.

These additions to the Kokua Hospitality portfolio enhance the company’s presence on the West Coast and continued growth in the United States. The Wine Country Inn and Napa Winery Inn join The Axiom Hotel San Francisco, Courtyard Marriott Long Beach Airport Hotel, Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach, Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach, and the Queen Kapiolani Hotel as the company’s seven hotel properties on the West Coast and in Hawaii. To learn more, please visit KokuaHospitality.com.

About Kokua Hospitality, LLC

Kokua Hospitality, LLC is an independent hotel management company founded with the mandate to become the operator of choice for strategic institutional and select private lodging investors by producing superior results as turnaround specialists. Created by veteran lodging investment and management experts to appeal to an investor’s sensibility, Kokua Hospitality blends best-in-class operating practices with an owner’s DNA. Kokua Hospitality manages a growing portfolio of hotels and resorts nationwide. For more information on Kokua Hospitality, please visit KokuaHospitality.com.

About Wine Country Inn

Located in the vibrant community of St. Helena, California and surrounded by acres of world-class vineyards and award-winning wineries, the Wine Country Inn is a luxury boutique hotel that celebrates the spirit of the Napa Valley lifestyle of vineyards and winemaking. The Inn features 29 spacious accommodations with a mix of traditional guest rooms, lodge villas, and separate cottages, a large outdoor swimming pool, and sprawling landscaping with views of hundreds of acres of Napa Valley vineyards. Founded in 1975, the Wine Country Inn was Napa Valley’s very first Bed & Breakfast Inn and over the past 42 years, has continued to evolve into a relaxing and romantic luxury destination. In late 2016, the hotel completed renovations to the lobby reception building and all guestrooms in the Winery House. For more information, please visit www.winecountryinn.com.

About Napa Winery Inn

The Napa Winery Inn is centrally located in Napa with convenience to both local wineries, restaurants, and other attractions in the Napa Valley. The hotel features 59 freshly renovated guestrooms and suites, a secluded outdoor patio with pool, hot tub, fire pit, and a 450 sq. ft. private meeting room, as well as a complimentary breakfast buffet and nightly wine hour for hotel guests. Positioned just ten minutes from both downtown Napa and Yountville, the Napa Winery Inn is located in the heart of California's premiere wine country. For more information, please visit http://www.napawineryinn.com/.

Contact:
Karla Ikpi
karla@wagstaffworldwide.com
312.943.6900

Renee Herron
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312.943.6900

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