Elizabeth Grillos appointed Director of Sales and Marketing
Reinvented wine country resort invites high-end hospitality expert to oversee transformation conclusion
The Estate Yountville is pleased to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Grillos to the position of Area Director of Sales and Marketing of The Estate Yountville, which consists of the recently launched Vintage House and soon-to-open Hotel Villagio. In her new role, Grillos will focus on continuing momentum around Vintage House following its opening in October 2017, and spearheading the repositioning of Hotel Villagio which will be revealed in late summer 2018. Grillos will also oversee all sales and marketing initiatives for both high-end properties, V Marketplace, The Venues at The Estate, The Villa, and The Spa at The Estate. She will work closely with several of the world’s top branding teams and designers on the development of creative and innovative strategic campaigns to welcome the most discerning and experiential-based travelers and attract high-profile meetings and event clientele.
“We are ecstatic to welcome Elizabeth Grillos to the team at The Estate Yountville,” said Steve Davino, General Manager at The Estate Yountville. “Her strong capabilities in the luxury market will be invaluable throughout the launch of Hotel Villagio and the further enhancement of The Estate Yountville brand. We look forward to seeing her expertise and creativity revealed as the property continues to define itself in the elevated resort space.”
“As a San Francisco Bay Area native, I am very excited to return home and look forward to working with everyone at The Estate Yountville,” said Grillos. “I am thrilled to join this amazing team and am eager to be a part in one of those most ambitious renovation projects to take place in the area.”
Touting more than 25 years in the hospitality industry, Grillos most recently served as the Vice President of Marketing for Noble House Hotels and Resorts. During her tenure, Grillos managed branding, marketing and PR for 18 hotels and 43 outlets in the Noble House portfolio, including the Napa Valley Wine Train. Prior to this role, Grillos also held positions of Director of Sales and Marketing at The Standard Downtown Los Angeles, both corporate and property level roles at Joie De Vivre Hospitality, Director of Marketing with The CLIFT, Corporate Director of Sale and Marketing with Personality Hotels, Inc., Benchmark Hospitality Group, Windship Properties, Inc. and New Otani Hotel and Gardens in Downtown Los Angeles. Grillos received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations from San Jose State University.
Throughout her career, Grillos has spent her free time volunteering with a number of charity and philanthropic organizations including; LA Philharmonic Committee of Professional Women, Gala Committee Member of the Elios Arts Foundation, Board Member for the San Francisco Symphony Symphonix League, and Gala Committee Member of San Francisco Red Cross. Grillos moves to Yountville from Washington State.
About The Estate Yountville
The Estate Yountville is a 22-acre authentic Napa experience that is home to two distinctive lifestyle hotels – the serene and stylish Vintage House and the sinfully good and very social Hotel Villagio. The Estate includes the V Marketplace, a retail lifestyle shopping and dining complex housed in the former 147-year-old Groezinger Winery. The property is currently undergoing a transformative change that brings together the best of all worlds – defining a luxe new grownup playground for the senses to redefine wine country hospitality in a modern way that brings together The Spa at The Estate, the many unique and private event venues with 55,000+ sq. ft., The Vineyard, and a myriad of dining and lifestyle experiences. This multi-million-dollar renovation will be notable for the site-sensitive, authentic, experiential approach created by a team of the world’s most sought-after interior designers, architects, landscape designers and talent assembled to bring the new luxury vision to life and further enhance the property’s legacy in the community.
Completed in Fall 2017, Vintage House channels its locale’s coveted, carefree spirit, infused with a sophisticated overtone of the rich flavor of the wine country featured in 80 intimate bungalow-style abodes. Arriving Summer 2018, Hotel Villagio, a sinfully beautiful and luscious hotel for drinking in Napa, will showcase 112 luxurious guest rooms and 22 suites, spa and executive conference center. This polished retreat offers a standing invitation to explore The Estate’s more spirited side with a bustling lounge for drinks, a pool escape complemented by a sexy soundtrack, and a vibrant atmosphere for a wine country escape. The Estate Yountville featuring Vintage House and Hotel Villagio are located in the center of Napa Valley, on 6541 Washington Street, Yountville, California. The property is 56 miles north of San Francisco. For more information, please visit Hotel Villagio or Vintage House’s websites