Ensemble Hotel Partners buys Carmel Valley’s Bernardus Lodge

US: Ensemble Hotel Partners has acquired the 57-room Bernardus Lodge in California’s Carmel Valley.

The resort and spa is situated on 25-acres of pristine land in one of California’s emerging wine country destinations.

Brian Ehrlich, chief investment officer of Ensemble Hotel Partners, said: “We are delighted to have acquired the Lodge and look forward to building on the property’s existing appeal,” said  “We believe that there is an opportunity to make this a one-of-a-kind destination.”

Ensemble Hotel Partners acquired the four-star resort from winery developer Bernardus Pon who opened the property in 1999. The sale included the 25-acre Lodge and its facilities, including the four-star 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.

Noble House Hotels & Resorts will assume the management of the property, which will undergo a $4 million renovation of the guest rooms, the restaurant, pool, meeting and spa areas.

“This is an opportunity our team has been dreaming of. The property and its surroundings are absolutely stunning,” said Michael Moskowitz, managing director at Ensemble Hotel Partners.  “We are excited to commence the renovations and to take the property to the next level in terms of design and guest experience.”


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