Hotel will benefit local economy
On behalf of Petroni Vineyards, I am delighted to lend my support to the proposed Chateau Sonoma Hotel.
As a Sonoma Valley winery owner, I believe one of the most important issues facing our local businesses is a lack of lodging. Too many times, tourists are being forced to stay in Novato or Petaluma because there is not a room to be found in Sonoma. The Chateau Sonoma Hotel will allow those who might be forced to stay elsewhere, and spend money elsewhere, to stay in Sonoma.
Our winery and many others in the Valley are losing to the other wine regions in the area. The hotel, in partnership with the wine and tourism industries, will have the resources needed to attract global clientele. That clientele will spend millions annually at our stores, restaurants and wineries and bring additional recognition to the Sonoma Valley.
The Chateau Sonoma Hotel will have a positive effect on our local economy and increase Sonoma’s reputation as one of the great wine regions of the world.