Hotel Les Mars in Healdsburg, CA. Acquired by New Ownership

Oct 21, 2010, 11:30 ET from Mirabel Hotel & Restaurant Group

CARMEL, Calif., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- William P. Foley II and David B. Fink have purchased in partnership Hotel Les Mars in Healdsburg, California. The 16-room Relais & Chateaux member luxury hotel is located in the heart of the Sonoma wine country.

"Effective immediately, Hotel Les Mars will be managed by Mirabel Hotel & Restaurant Group," stated Fink, who is chief executive officer of the company.

Foley, a businessman and winery owner, most recently purchased Chalk Hill Winery in August 2010, and Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery in 2008. He is the proprietor of Foley Wine Group and founder/managing partner of Foley Estates Vineyard and Winery as well as LinCourt Vineyards. Foley served as the chief executive officer of Fidelity National Financial, Inc. from 1984 - 2007.

In purchasing the award-winning hotel, Foley's intention was to have a comfortable setting for his visiting guests and other VIPs who visit Chalk Hill Winery. He plans to move into the residence at Chalk Hill Winery, which is located a short drive from Hotel Les Mars.

"We are very pleased to be partnering with Foley on this unique and special luxury property," stated David Fink. "It's a jewel in the town of Healdsburg with an irreplaceable location; a short stroll from the town's historic square, and a short drive to world-class wineries. Our background is in managing hotels in classic destinations that have a timeless draw for leisure travelers."

Originally constructed in 2005, Hotel Les Mars has been well maintained, but a capital investment in the guest rooms is planned for the immediate future.

Les Mars is also the site of Michelin two-star Cyrus restaurant. The hotel ownership change will not affect the restaurant.

"I'm very pleased that this lovely hotel became available; it seems a perfect complement to my other interests here in the wine country, especially Chalk Hill Winery," said Bill Foley.

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About Mirabel Hotel & Restaurant Group

Founded by David Fink in 2004, Mirabel Hotel & Restaurant Group owns and manages Aubergine restaurant, L'Auberge Carmel, a Relais & Chateaux member and Cantinetta Luca in Carmel, and Hotel Luca and Cantinetta Piero in Yountville, Napa Valley. The company is distinguished by its properties' European style, gracious hospitality, contemporary ambiance, and culinary experiences in chef-driven restaurants.

SOURCE Mirabel Hotel & Restaurant Group