Ensemble Hotel Partners Acquires Carmel Valley’s Bernardus Lodge
Monday January 27th, 2014 - 10:22AM EHO
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LONG BEACH, CA—Ensemble Hotel Partners has acquired Bernardus Lodge, a 57-room resort and spa situated on 25 acres.
“We are delighted to have acquired the Lodge and look forward to building on the property’s existing appeal,” said Brian Ehrlich, chief investment officer of Ensemble Hotel Partners. “We believe that there is an opportunity to make this a one-of-a-kind destination.”
Ensemble Hotel Partners acquired the resort from winery developer Bernardus Pon who opened the namesake property in 1999. The sale included the 25-acre Lodge and its facilities, including the Marinus restaurant operated by Chef Cal Stamenov, Wicket’s Bistro and The Spa at Bernardus Lodge. Additional features include the Rose Garden outdoor event venue and nearly 4,000 square feet of indoor meeting and function space.
Ensemble Hotel Partners hired Noble House Hotels & Resorts to assume the management of the Lodge.
The hotel will undergo a $4-million renovation aimed at refreshing the guestrooms and enhancing the restaurant, pool, meeting and spa experiences.
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