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CALISTOGA, CALIF (June 24, 2015)– Solage Calistoga, the award-winning resort located in the heart of
California Wine Country, announced today to be the very first luxury resort in the Northern United
States to serve Kirin Ichiban Frozen Beer poolside. Kirin Frozen Ichiban Beer is made with a patented,
innovative frozen stirring technology called “Frozen Agitation,” a process where air is blown into the
beer as it is continuously stirred and chilled.

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June 10, 2015 -- Solage Calistoga, located in the heart of California wine country, and Robert Redford’s Sundance Mountain Resort tucked in Utah’s Wasatch Mountain range, will co-host Wellness Week at Solage and Sundance, July 19-22 at Solage and October 19-22 at Sundance. Both retreats will focus on developing creative skills, restoring physical and emotional wellness and discovering the immense beauty of the surrounding landscapes. Ten percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Land Trust of Napa County and the Sundance Preserve, aligning with each resort’s commitment to environmental responsibility.

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CALISTOGA, CALIF. (May 13, 2015) – Solage Hotels & Resorts, a California-based hotel and resort
management company, today announced the completion of a multi-million-dollar renovation to its
award-winning Spa Solage, part of the company’s overall $2.3 million capital investment in its flagship
property, Solage Calistoga.

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CALISTOGA, CALIF. (March 3, 2015) – Solage Calistoga, an award-winning resort located in the heart of
California wine country, is offering a first-of-its-kind post-event detoxifying package created specifically
for attendees who indulge in BBQ, cocktails and late night gatherings at the March 13-17 South By
Southwest (SXSW) music festival and interactive conference in Austin. Featured at the resort’s award winning Spa Solage for a limited time (from March 18-31 only), the SXSW Detox Package provides a
unique rejuvenation experience designed to help guests return to work and everyday routines feeling
rested and refreshed. The package includes:

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CALISTOGA, CALIF. (March 2, 2015) – For those seeking post-New Year’s resolution motivation, Solage Calistoga, the award-winning resort located in the heart of California wine country, today announced its Spring 2015 “Well and Good” fitness series at the renowned Spa Solage. The offerings include a collection of distinctive sessions from boot camp classes in the vineyard to transformative, open-air yoga retreats – all led by a rotating roster of industry-leading fitness instructors.

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CALISTOGA, CALIF. (Feb. 26, 2015) – Solage Hotels & Resorts, a California-based hotel and resort
management company, announced today that tickets are on sale for the second annual Calistoga Food
and Wine Event, an exclusive tasting led by Executive Chef Brandon Sharp, head of the six-time Michelin
Star-rated Solbar and new Evangeline restaurant, in partnership with the Calistoga Winegrowers. Chef
Sharp has also invited guest chefs Reylon Agustin, from Celebrity Chef Traci Des Jardins’ The
Commissary, San Francisco and Chef Bradley Borchardt, from Expanding Palates, to co-host and share
new flavors from outside Calistoga. The two-day wine-lover’s pilgrimage will open with the Grand
Tasting event featuring world-class cuisine, regional wines and live music, on Friday, April 24, at Solage
Calistoga. The festivities continue on Saturday, April 25 with four Winemaker Dinners hosted at local
Calistoga restaurants and wineries.

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CALISTOGA, CALIF. (February 4, 2015) – Solage Hotels & Resorts, a California-based hotel and resort management company, today announced the appointment of Marcus Mueller as general manager to the brand’s award-winning flagship property, Solage Calistoga. Mueller, who brings more than two decades of experience in the luxury hospitality industry, working in domestic and international markets, joins the company’s executive leadership team.

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CALISTOGA, CALIF. (January 30, 2015) – Solage Hotels & Resorts, a California-based hotel and
resort management company, announced today that its flagship property, Solage Calistoga,
earned a Silver badge and has been recognized as the No. 6 Best Hotel in Napa Valley by U.S.
News & World Report’s annual Best Hotels of 2015. As a nationally recognized publisher of
consumer advice and information, U.S. News & World Report identifies and evaluates hotels
with the highest quality amenities and exceptional experiences.

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CALISTOGA, CALIF. (January 29, 2015) – Solage Hotels & Resorts, a California-based hotel and
resort management company, today announced the promotion of six executives to key
leadership roles within the company as part of its growth strategy for 2015 and beyond.

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CALISTOGA, CALIF. (January 26, 2015)– Solage Hotels & Resorts, a California-based hotel and
resort management company, announced today the completion of a $1.1 million renovation for
its six-time Michelin Star-rated restaurant, Solbar, located in its flagship property Solage
Calistoga. In addition, the property named Brad Cecchi as Solbar’s new chef de cuisine.

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CALISTOGA, CALIF. (December 2, 2014) – Solage Hotels & Resorts, a California-based hotel and resort management company, today announced renovation plans for its flagship property, Solage Calistoga, located in the heart of California wine country. Solage Calistoga’s top-rated Spa Solage and six-time Michelin star-rated Solbar restaurant will undergo a $2.3 million transformation beginning in January 2015. In order to best accommodate the capital improvements program without affecting the guest experience, the property will temporarily close for three weeks starting after Solbar brunch service on Sunday, Jan. 4 at 3 p.m. and will reopen on Friday, Jan. 23. Solbar will officially reopen on Saturday, Jan. 24 for breakfast, lunch and dinner service.

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CALISTOGA, CALIF. (October 24, 2014) – Solage Calistoga, an award-winning resort located in the heart
of California wine country, has been recognized as the No.4 Best Resort in Northern California by Condé
Nast Traveler’s 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards. Announced this week, Solage Calistoga received a rating
of 88.508.

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CALISTOGA, CALIF. (October 23, 2014) – Solage Calistoga’s Solbar has once again been honored with a
Michelin Star for the sixth consecutive year in the MICHELIN Guide San Francisco, Bay Area & Wine
Country 2015. International culinary authority Michelin, whose star ratings are synonymous with quality
dining, named Solbar among a very select group of 40 Bay Area restaurants, 6 of which are located in
Napa Valley. Each year, highly-trained Michelin inspectors anonymously visit more than 500 restaurants
using the renowned Michelin food star ratings system to create the restaurant selection.

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CALISTOGA, CALIF. (October 3, 2014) – Solage Calistoga, an award-winning resort located in the heart of
California wine country, has been recognized by Fodor’s Travel , the leading name in travel guides for
more than 75 years, as a 2014 Fodor’s “100 Hotel Award” winner in the Boutique Chic category. The
distinction designates Solage Calistoga, the flagship property of Solage Hotels & Resorts, the only resort
in Napa Valley to be selected in this year’s top hotels around the world for its remarkable guest
experience and “tightly curated décor”.

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CALISTOGA, CALIF. (October 3, 2014) – Solage Calistoga, an award-winning resort located in the heart of
California wine country and home to five-time Michelin Star-rated Solbar restaurant, has partnered with
Lenox Corporation to launch the new Food & Wine Collection for GORHAM, exclusively available on
Amazon.com. To celebrate the new collection, the partnership will give consumers a chance to win the
ultimate dream getaway to Napa Valley.

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CALISTOGA, CALIF. (August 27, 2014) – Solage Calistoga, the contemporary wine country resort that redefines “fun” in Napa Valley, announced that tickets are on sale for Mangia! Mangia!, the resort’s first annual autumn food and wine event taking place on October 10, 2014, from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Created to celebrate the bounty of the harvest season, Mangia! Mangia! is open to the general public, Club Solage members and guests of the resort. The event will offer abundant Cal-Italian fare served family-style, complemented by locally produced Italian wine varietals, children’s games and live music, hosted under the stars by Solage’s Michelin-rated chef, Brandon Sharp. A portion of the event proceeds will benefit Calistoga’s own Hearts and Hands Preschool, to support them in their mission of providing quality care and education to local children.

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CALISTOGA, CALIF. (July 22, 2014) – Solage Calistoga, the contemporary wine country resort that
redefines “fun” in Napa Valley, today announced AAA has honored the property with a Four Diamond
distinction for the second consecutive year. Solage Calistoga, the flagship property for Solage Hotels &
Resorts, is the only property in Calistoga to receive the accolade for both 2013 and 2014. AAA bestows
Four Diamond awards to qualified hotels and restaurants throughout North America following a specific
and rigorous evaluation by anonymous reviewers.

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CALISTOGA, CALIF. (July 2, 2014) – Solage Calistoga has once again been voted among the world’s best by the discriminating readers of Travel + Leisure. The 19th annual World’s Best Awards survey, featured in the August 2014 issue, ranked Solage Calistoga in Napa Valley, California, among the “Best Resorts in the Continental U.S. and Canada,” with a rating of 90.23. This sixth consecutive-year of recognition demonstrates the deep commitment by the Solage team to deliver a fun, social and authentic Napa Valley experience geared for today’s discerning travelers.

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CALISTOGA, CALIF. (April 30, 2014) – Solage Calistoga, the award-winning contemporary destination resort in Napa Valley, today announced “Fitness with Focus,” a series of health and wellness programs available throughout the year at the renowned Spa Solage. The offering includes a collection of distinctive sessions – from heart-pumping boxing training and scenic cycling excursions to transformative qigong and yoga retreats – all led by a rotating roster of all-star trainers, athletes and even a Daoist priest.

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CALISTOGA, CALIF. (March 10, 2014) – Spa Solage – the award-winning destination spa at Solage Calistoga in Napa Valley, recently named among Organic Spa Magazine’s “Top 10 Green Spas” – announced today the expansion of its service offerings for men with the addition of the Organic Male OM4 skincare line. Celebrated for blending pure bioactive raw ingredients in small batches for a four-step “skin food” system, Organic Male will be the featured in a series of new men’s treatments now available at Spa Solage.

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CALISTOGA, CALIF. (February 20, 2014) – Solage Calistoga, with the Calistoga Winegrowers, today announced Calistoga Food and Wine, an exclusive tasting event led by Solbar’s Michelin Star Executive Chef, Brandon Sharp. The program’s “Grand Tasting,” held Friday, April 11, 2014, at Solage Calistoga, will feature live music from the Tipsy Gypsy Quartet and samplings from 30 premiere Calistoga wineries paired with bites and small plates from the Solbar kitchen.

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CALISTOGA, CALIF. (October 24, 2013) – Solbar, the award-winning restaurant at Solage Calistoga, has been awarded a Michelin Star for the fifth consecutive year in the Michelin Guide San Francisco, Bay Area & Wine Country 2014, released this week. As the country’s foremost culinary authority, Michelin has again recognized Solbar among a discerning group of just 38 Bay Area restaurants, seven of which are located in Napa Valley.

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MILL VALLEY, CALIF. (September 16, 2013) – Auberge Resorts properties are the choice of Andrew Harper’s Hideaway readers, according to the publication’s newly released 2013 Reader Survey, which showcases subscribers’ favorite hotels and resorts worldwide. All eligible resorts in the Auberge collection were among an elite group of properties recognized as among the very best in their categories.

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CALISTOGA, CALIF. (July 16, 2013) – Solage Calistoga, the design-focused and environmentally conscious resort in Upper Napa Valley, is proud to announce its inaugural designation as a AAA Four-Diamond rated property. A destination embracing the best of Napa Valley “fun” with four-diamond amenities, Solage becomes the first property in Calistoga to receive the accolade. AAA bestows Four-Diamond awards to qualified hotels and restaurants throughout North America following a specific and rigorous evaluation process undertaken by anonymous reviewers.

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CALISTOGA, CALIF. (June 25, 2013) – Solage Calistoga, the eco-cosmopolitan Auberge Resort in upper Napa Valley, launches a new lineup of culinary activities in conjunction with Auberge Resorts’ “Food of Place” program. The series, led by Solage’s Michelin-starred Executive Chef Brandon Sharp and Beverage Director Scott Turnbull, is complimentary for all guests and consists of interactive demos to showcase the ingredients that define the California region.

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CALISTOGA, CALIF. (April 1, 2013) – Recently honored as one of the “Top 100 U.S. Resort Spas” by Condé Nast Traveler, Solage Calistoga announced today its exclusive U.S. partnership with Marie Veronique Organic’s new Pacific line of anti-aging skincare. “Spa Solage is known for providing our resort and day spa guests with results-driven facials, using
high quality products and ingredients, said Karen Ray, Director of Spa. “The Pacific line partnership with Marie Veronique Organics emphasizes our commitment to organic skin care, and we are thrilled to be among the first U.S. spas to introduce Pacific facials to our guests.”

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CALISTOGA, CALIF. (October 26, 2011) – Solbar, the 125-seat signature restaurant at Napa Valley’s Solage Calistoga, has been honored with a Michelin Star for the third year in a row in the Michelin Guide San Francisco, Bay Area & Wine Country 2012 guide, released today. Internationally recognized as the preeminent culinary authority, Michelin named Solbar among an elite group of just 47 Bay Area restaurants of which 17 are in Napa Valley, as the best of the best. To evaluate restaurants included in the influential guide, highly-trained Michelin inspectors anonymously visit each establishment, provide objective assessments and judge on five criteria: the quality of products used, the mastering of
flavors and cooking, the “personality” of the cuisine, and the value and the consistency of dishes prepared.

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CALISTOGA, CALIF. (October 24, 2012) – Solage Calistoga’s Solbar has been honored with a Michelin Star for the fourth year in a row in the Michelin Guide San Francisco, Bay Area & Wine Country 2013, released today. As the foremost culinary authority, Michelin named Solbar among a very select group of just 42 Bay Area restaurants, eight of which are in Napa Valley, as leaders in the field. To evaluate restaurants included in the influential guide, highly-trained Michelin inspectors anonymously visit each establishment, provide objective assessments and judge on five criteria: the quality of products used, the mastering of flavors and cooking, the “personality” of the cuisine, and the value and the
consistency of dishes prepared.

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CALISTOGA, CALIF. (April 17, 2012) – In conjunction with its Earth Month activities, Solage Calistoga presented the Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition with a $16,000 donation in support of the organization’s continued development of a 47-mile biking, walking and running trail. The donation represents funds designated by the resort, along with contributions received from patrons of the Michelin Star-rated Solbar restaurant and the award-winning Spa Solage, collected over the past 12 months.

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MILL VALLEY, CALIF. (July 18, 2011) – Auberge Resorts’ collection of small luxury resorts are distinguished once again among the world’s best, Travel + Leisure readers confirm. The resorts’ high rankings in the 2011 World’s Best Awards appear in the magazine’s August issue.
Auberge Resorts newest property, Encantado, located in Santa Fe, N.M., celebrates its debut as one of the Top 50 Resorts in the U.S. and Canada. Also among the top U.S. resorts was The Inn at Palmetto Bluff at No. 7, Auberge du Soleil at No. 14 and Solage Calistoga, at No.45. Esperanza in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico was voted No. 2 on the list of Top 20 Resorts in Mexico.

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CALISTOGA, CALIF. (October 26, 2010) – Solbar, the signature restaurant at Napa Valley’s Solage Calistoga resort, has been honored with a Michelin star for the second year in a row in the new Michelin Guide San Francisco, Bay Area & Wine Country 2011, released today. Internationally recognized as the preeminent culinary authority, Michelin named Solbar among an elite group of just 44 Bay Area restaurants as the best of the best. To evaluate restaurants included in the influential guide, highly trained Michelin inspectors anonymously visit each establishment, provide objective assessments and judge on five criteria: the quality of products used, the mastering of flavors and cooking, the “personality” of the cuisine, and the value and the consistency of dishes prepared.

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CALISTOGA, CALIF. (July 15, 2009) – The discerning readers of Travel + Leisure, one of the most respected travel magazines in the world, have voted Solage Calistoga among the world’s best. The 14th annual World's Best Awards readers survey, featured in the August 2009 issue of the magazine, ranked Auberge's newest luxury hotel brand,
Solage Calistoga in Napa Valley, Calif., the No. 11 “Best Resort in the Continental U.S. and Canada,” with a rating of 88.11. This is the first year Solage has been eligible for consideration, having been in operation for a full year, deeming it quite a coup to have received such high honors.

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CALISTOGA, Calif. (December 16, 2009) – Solage Calistoga, the award­winning Napa Valley resort, is proud to be honored in Travel + Leisure’s “T+L 500” World’s Best Hotels 8 the annual awards.  Travel + Leisure, among the most respected travel magazines worldwide, sent its international team of reporters and editors to check out the 500 highest­rated hotels, resorts, inns, and lodges in the “World’s Best” survey and identified what makes them special, highlighting Solage Calistoga for its commitment to providing an exceptional hotel experience for its guests.  This is the first year Solage has been eligible for consideration, having been in operation for a full year, deeming it quite a coup to have received such high honors.

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CALISTOGA, CALIF. (July 7, 2008) – Recognizing the forward-thinking and environmentally minded vision of Solage Calistoga, Hospitality Design magazine has honored the resort with its 2008 award for Green Design. Solage and the other winners of the 2008 HD Awards were selected from more than 400 entries by a team of distinguished architecture and design industry leaders. The winners, in categories ranging from resort and spa design to luxury hotel, were celebrated at a recent ceremony in New York City and are featured in the current issue of the magazine.

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CALISTOGA, Calif. (May 28, 2008) –Solage Calistoga was honored by Condé Nast Traveler editors in the 12th
annual ‘Hot List’ issue as one of the Top New Hotels and Hottest Spa in the world. The May 2008 'Hot List' issue is the magazine's annual guide to the hottest new hotels, restaurants, spas, and clubs around the globe. To develop the list, the magazine's editors checked out hundreds of new properties worldwide, rigorously evaluating each one on a standard set of criteria. The result is a definitive guide to the world's most exciting new establishments destined to become instant classics.

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CALISTOGA, CALIF (February 10, 2010) – The top spa in the United States is Spa Solage, at Solage Calistoga, according to readers of Condé Nast Traveller, a leading British travel publication. The magazine recently released the results of its seventh annual “Readers’ Spa Awards 2010,” naming Spa Solage, at the Solage Hotels & Resorts flagship, a new brand from Auberge Resorts, #1 in a prestigious list of “Favourite Overseas Hotel Spas: The Americas and Caribbean.” This recognition follows on the heels of Spa Solage’s #2 ranking among the “Top 25 Hotel Spas: Continental U.S. and Canada,” in Travel + Leisure Magazine’s “World’s Best Spas 2009” awards, featured in the October 2009 issue.

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