Luxury Resort Chain to Manage Mattei's Tavern
Rendering of the Inn at Mattei's Tavern (courtesy photo)
By edhat staff
A luxury resort chain has been hired to manage the Inn at Mattei's Tavern in Los Olivos and hopes to reopen the historic landmark next year.
Auberge Resorts Collection announced the partnership on Tuesday stating the country inn will be "reimagined as a luxury destination and reintroduced in 2021 as The Inn at Mattei’s Tavern, Auberge Resorts Collection." The local owner of The Inn at Mattei’s Tavern, Brian Strange, has hired Auberge Resorts to manage this landmark property.
The Inn at Mattei's Tavern originally opened as the Central Hotel in 1886 and served as a popular stagecoach stop during the California gold rush. From the 1890s to the 1930s, the tavern served as the main gathering stop and social center for the Santa Ynez Valley.
“We are delighted to welcome The Inn at Mattei’s Tavern to the Auberge family,” said Dan Friedkin, Owner and Chairman, Auberge Resorts Collection. “The Inn is an incredible heritage property located in one of the most pristine and desirable regions of California’s Central Coast. We look forward to transforming it with the world-class service standards, enriching new guest experiences and the outstanding culinary offerings for which Auberge is renowned.”
The renovated property will feature 67 luxury guestroom and cottage-style accommodations that blend as well as a new culinary program from a coffee bar porch to an open-air restaurant. The Inn will include an outdoor pool with a poolside bar, cabanas and firepits, a spa, and modern indoor-outdoor event spaces.
“Auberge has deep roots in California Wine Country that, along with their reputation as the leader in luxury boutique hospitality, make them the perfect partner to manage The Inn at Mattei’s Tavern,” said Brian Strange, local owner and managing partner of The Inn at Mattei’s Tavern. “The Inn has been welcoming guests for generations, and we are excited to introduce a new Auberge guest experience.”
Auberge Resorts Collections also owns hotels in Napa Valley, Telluride, Aspen, Hawaii, Greece, and Mexico.
*[Correction: An earlier edition of this article incorrectly stated that Auberge Resorts Collection owns Mattei's Taven. This has been corrected to state they were hired to manage the property.]