Travel Napa, Sonoma hotels shut down due to fires

03:15  12 october  2017
03:15  12 october  2017 Source:   usatoday.com

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“ Due to continuing wild fires , widespread power and cell outages, poor air quality and staff who have been evacuated from the region, we recommend all non-emergency travel to Meadowood and the Napa Valley be rescheduled,” the Major hotel companies in the area have also had to shut down hotels .

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The California wildfires have forced the closure of several hotels in Napa and Sonoma Valleys, two of the biggest tourist attractions in the state.

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Meadowood Napa Valley, a luxury hotel in St. Helena, is not in immediate danger, but has lost power. Phone line availability is inconsistent, according to a spokesperson.

“Due to continuing wild fires, widespread power and cell outages, poor air quality and staff who have been evacuated from the region, we recommend all non-emergency travel to Meadowood and the Napa Valley be rescheduled,” the spokesperson says.

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Major hotel companies in the area have also had to shut down hotels.

“All Hilton properties in the area have implemented their emergency preparedness plans, and remain in close contact with local authorities,” a Hilton spokesperson says.

Hilton has closed these hotels:

  • Hilton Sonoma Wine Country
  • Hilton Garden Inn Napa
  • Hilton Garden Inn Santa Rosa, Napa Airport

Marriott International says that none of its hotels are at risk. But according to a statement  “some hotels are temporarily not accepting new reservations as a result of poor air quality and/or reduced hotel services.”

The company says it will comply with evacuation orders. A spokesperson would not identify the hotels that are not accepting reservations.

“The hotels have plans in place to assist guests with relocation,” the company statement says.

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Marriott will waive cancellation fees in the coming days.

The Sonoma County tourism bureau says the fires are affecting the east side of the area and recommends that anyone planning a trip to the area contact the hotel first.

“Sonoma County Tourism staff is assessing damages sustained to tourism businesses and will provide updates as more information is available,” the bureau says on its website, SonomaCounty.com/fires.

The Napa Valley tourism board has also advised travelers to refrain from traveling to the area or to contact their hotel first.

“Due to road passage difficulty and poor air quality, please consider making alternate travel plans until the fires in Napa Valley have been contained,” the bureau says. “We invite you to confirm your reservations directly and stay tuned to local reports for updates on fire, traffic and road conditions.”

A list of business closures can be found at Visitnapavalley.com/emergency/.

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