Archer Hotel Announces Restaurant Partnership in Napa With Charlie Palmer Group


NAPA, Calif. — Anticipation around Archer Hotel Napa, a new boutique hotel at the First Street site of the former Merrill’s building, has been slowly building since its August 2013 announcement 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, now in New York City, Washington, D.C., Las Vegas and Reno, has been praised for creating steak restaurants that are a haven for carnivores and wine enthusiasts alike. 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 the sweeping views of Napa Valley.

Archer Napa will be the third addition to Archer’s hotel collection.

LodgeWorks Partners, L.P., is a privately held hotel development and management company with a rich history as hospitality brand innovators, industry-leading guest satisfaction, sophisticated development acumen and an experienced team that has successfully collaborated for more than 28 years. For information, visit

The Charlie Palmer Group includes an expanding collection of awardwinning restaurants—many in significant historical locations—innovative wine shops, and luxurious boutique hotels, each designed with distinctive personalities to provide unique experiences. For a list of properties and to learn more, visit

Zapolski Real Estate, LLC (ZRE) is a privately owned, fully integrated real estate investment, development and management firm with a geographic emphasis on the East Coast (office in Durham, NC) and Northern California (office in Napa, CA). ZRE currently operates over 1 million square feet in four states. For information, visit

Slated to open in fall 2016, Napa Center will add approximately 40+ shops and restaurants and a 183-room boutique luxury Archer Hotel to surging Downtown Napa. Enhancements will include new hardscape and landscaping, seating areas, water features, a locally curated public art program and improved connectivity within the downtown area. For information, visit

Trademark Property Co. is an operator, investor and developer of award-winning, mixed-use town centers, specialty, community, power centers and enclosed regional malls. The Fort Worth, Texas-based company has invested in or developed over 11.5 million square feet of retail and mixed-use assets. For a list of properties and to learn more, visit

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