Small Luxury Hotels Of The World Announces Newest Member: Hotel Healdsburg

DALLAS, July 09, 2002 – Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH), the elite consortium with over 270 hotels worldwide, welcomes Hotel Healdsburg as its newest member. Located in California's Northern Sonoma Wine Country, with over 60 wineries within 10 minutes, Hotel Healdsburg encompasses the wine country's simplicity and charm and is the only full service luxury hotel in Healdsburg.

Charlie Palmer, one of America's top leading chefs and owner of the highly acclaimed Aureole in New York City, has opened Dry Creek Kitchen at Hotel Healdsburg. Focusing on simple foods, this new restaurant features ingredients highlighting Sonoma County's freshest seasonal produce and finest wines. The open kitchen and live-fire grill easily satisfies any craving.

THE SPA Hotel Healdsburg provides a premiere setting for the ultimate in pampering. The spa features highly trained therapists in both classic and innovative massage and skin care techniques, a soothing whirlpool and cold plunge shower, manicure/pedicure suite, and relaxing garden patios for a total body and mind rejuvenation. Asthanga Yoga classes, designed for all levels, are also offered to hotel guests Thursday through Sundays.

Each one of Hotel Healdsburg's 55 spacious guestrooms and suites are complete with oversized bathrooms featuring walk-in showers and six-foot soaking tubs. French doors lead to a private balcony overlooking the town plaza and hotel gardens. Each morning guests are invited to enjoy a complimentary gourmet continental breakfast on the hotel's garden screen porch.

Other local amenities include weekly wine tastings featuring wines from Sonoma County. Guided tours of the wineries and private wine tastings can be arranged through the hotel. Travelers can shop at the local antique shops and art galleries, visit the local farmer's market or dine in the local pubs and restaurants or sip espresso over a magazine at the Hotel's café newsstand. Guests looking to explore Healdsburg outdoors will find numerous opportunities to explore the trails and bicycle country roads through the surrounding vineyards.