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Industry Veteran Eden Umble Joins Francis House as Director of Hospitality


May 30, 2018, Napa, CA – Dina and Richard Dwyer, proprietors of The Francis House small luxury inn, scheduled to open this summer in historic downtown Calistoga, have announced that industry veteran Eden Umble is joining them as Director of Hospitality.

Eden comes to The Francis House after four years at Calistoga’s historic Brannan Cottage Inn, where she shaped guest experience and oversaw marketing and social campaigns for its successful re-launch. Eden’s past experience includes various roles at Visit Calistoga, Visit Napa Valley and The Napa Valley Film Festival. She has consulted for private wineries, event & film clients in Northern California and Los Angeles. Prior to moving to the Napa Valley, she spent 10 years as a feature film unit publicist (Edward Scissorhands, The Long Kiss Goodnight) and PR executive at Twentieth Century Fox & Island Pictures. 

Eden is a member of both the Calistoga Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Visit Napa Valley Marketing Committee.

“We are extremely fortunate to have Eden join our team,” said Dina Dwyer “Her experience and background in marketing and hospitality, combined with her deep knowledge of the Napa Valley makes her a perfect fit for The Francis House. She will be an asset as we open our doors as a premier property in Calistoga and the Napa Valley.”

Eden will be working closely with Dina in providing personalized and curated experiences for the Francis House guests.

For more information, please visit www.thefrancishouse.com.

About The Francis House

What began as a family home for a prominent local merchant, James H. Francis, The Francis House is a landmark building, steeped in history and prestige in the heart of Calistoga. Built in 1886, it is the only stone building in Napa County that is authentic in Second Empire architecture, and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. As renowned as it is for its architecture, The Francis House is significant to many Calistoga residents who were born there when it was converted to the Calistoga Hospital from 1919 to 1946. Change in ownerships, natural disasters and the passing of time all contributed to the fading of this remarkable property. The Francis House was finally shuttered in 1965. Uninhabited for the next 50 years, The Francis House is carefully being restored, rehabilitated and redesigned by Dina and Richard Dwyer to become one of Napa Valley’s premium lodging options for those wishing a unique, intimate, warm and welcoming experience.

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