NAPA, Calif.—In August 2013, Archer Hotel Napa, a new boutique hotel at the First Street site of the former Merrill’s building, was announced as the anchor of Napa Center.
With site work underway, Archer Napa has unveiled its partner on the culinary front, with the announcement of Charlie Palmer Group at the helm of its food and beverage operations. Charlie Palmer Steak will be the signature restaurant at the 183-room hotel that is projecting a late 2016 opening. Palmer and team will also oversee the culinary direction of the rooftop bar, poolside and in-room dining, private events, and executive retreats.
“The Charlie Palmer Group is a tremendous fit for Napa,” said Mike Daood, president of LodgeWorks, which develops, owns, and operates the Archer hotel collection. “Charlie and his team are gracious, world-class culinarians who strive to support small, local and artisanal food and wine producers. Like Archer, they are excited to be part of the resurgence of downtown Napa. The group brings national accolades, but more importantly, a local presence and reputation that is already well-established in Napa Valley.”
Charlie Palmer Steak is now in New York City, Washington, D.C., Las Vegas, and Reno. The group is well acquainted with the Napa Valley dining scene and opened Harvest Table at Harvest Inn by Charlie Palmer in St. Helena last month.
Archer Napa will feature an expansive rooftop welcoming guests and locals. Patrons will be able to enjoy cocktails and small plates at the rooftop bar, alongside fire pits or by the ledge pool, as they take in views of Napa Valley.
Archer Napa will be the third addition to Archer’s hotel collection.