$25 Million Renovation of Château Élan Is Now Complete
Château Élan Winery & Resort is proud to announce the conclusion of its nine-month $25 million renovations.
A Grand Unveiling Celebration and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony held on January 14th symbolized the completion of the resort’s first major renovation since its inception in the mid-1980s. Introducing fresh, contemporary elements that honor the existing 16th century-style charm, the project enhanced the Inn’s experience to meet the preferences of modern generations.
With a concept inspired by the surrounding landscape, the renewal includes a complete makeover of 251 guestrooms and 24 suites, the winery, and the resort lobby, as well as an update of the existing pool terrace and spa. Furthermore, four of the now ten food and beverage outlets were entirely re-envisioned, from their interior design to the dining concepts and menus.
Lead by Atlanta-based interior and architectural design firm, BLUR Workshop, the project dressed the property in a modern color palette of gray and taupe with elements of turquoise, pale apple-green, and gold, accessorized with the work of local artists, warm wooden accents, and white Calcutta marble.
The redesign also includes details inspired by the vineyard-aesthetics, with the most impressive one being a custom-made glass chandelier that was hand-blown in the Crystal Valley region of the Czech Republic.
Redesigned Guestrooms and Suites
The wholly-redesigned 251 guestrooms and 24 suites now feature a modern color palette of greys and taupes. The newly added elements include custom-designed carpeting, bathrooms with numerous upgrades, including vanity areas made of wood and stone, and elements of walnut and brushed oak.
Modernized Lobby Space
Aside from its redesigned looks, the most significant enhancement to the Château Élan lobby space was the addition of the french-style Le Petit Café, a coffee and wine bar with a curated gift shop.
Fully Transformed Atrium
The renewal project refurbished the resort’s Atrium and, among else, added a vintage-inspired library and a 1,400-piece crystal chandelier that mimics the shifting landscape of vineyards.
Reimagined Marc Bar & Restaurant
The already-existing Marc Bar & Restaurant was reintroduced as a southern-inspired bar and chophouse. It now features a new French oak, soapstone bar which offers an additional gathering area for guests, a wholly refreshed menu offering, and a focus on artisanal beverages.
New Atrium Bar
Another on-site outlet that was added throughout the renovation is the new Atrium Bar. One of its most dramatic features is the iconic 40-foot Douglas fir wood sculpture that was crafted to mimic the delicate movement of vineyards.
Modernized Versailles Restaurant
The internationally-inspired American restaurant led by Executive Chef Rodney Ashley was reimagined to complement the new, clean design in the glass-topped Atrium. Furthermore, it now also provides a new private dining room for groups.
All-new Louis’ House of Bourbon
A new, contemporary sports bar that evokes the ambiance of an old-world speakeasy is now part of the resort’s on-site restaurants and bars. The venue’s welcoming and warm interior includes a glowing amber bar, wood paneling, eclectic art, neon signage, leather furniture, and a curated bourbon display.