Golden Door® Spa Wins DAYSPA Magazine's Top Wellness Spa of 2013

Jan 30, 2013, 18:00 ET from Golden Door Spa

ESCONDIDO, Calif., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DAYSPA Magazine has named the legendary Golden Door Spa located in Escondido, the Top Wellness Spa of 2013. This award honors a spa that exemplifies an outstanding offering of total health, wellness, fitness and beauty services, representing the best the industry has to offer. As Southern California's premier fitness resort and destination spa, Golden Door is the foremost innovative, integrative and transformative healing retreat in the world today.


Discreetly tucked away in a lush terrain of more than 377 acres, Golden Door is known for its variety of customized fitness and wellness programs, 20 miles of private hiking trails, Japanese-inspired architecture, and staff-to-guest ratio of 4-to-1. Guests can enjoy a selection of over 40 fitness activities such as hiking, yoga, Pilates, dance, tennis, T'ai Chi and Cardio Box.

The spa features top fitness trainers, massage therapists, a chef-assisted nutritionist organic spa cuisine, and fitness facilities for the perfect mind, body and spirit retreat. An all-inclusive week stay at Golden Door includes 18 spa treatments including a daily in-room massage, daily skin care treatments, 2 herbal body wraps, a manicure, pedicure, a complimentary week's supply of Golden Door Skin Care products, three private sessions with a personal trainer plus a customized take-home fitness program.  Three gourmet spa cuisine meals and two snacks/juice breaks per day are prepared from an organic garden, just steps from the kitchen.

According to Judy Bird, Executive Director, each guest receives a customized program tailored to their exclusive goals. "Most guests are focused on fitness, however the mind, body & spirit component is just as important. Some guests come here to lift their spirits and others to develop healthier habits. Some guests have been here more than 100 times and we've supported them through many life-changing events."

Bird believes that the depth and scope of staffing is the key to Golden Door's enduring success. "We offer new developments in fitness education, and we are continually adding services and classes that keep us a step ahead, but our main goal is to teach our guests new and healthy habits that can be continued at home."

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About Golden Door Spa
The original Golden Door® Spa, founded by Deborah Szekely in 1958, is home to one of the most innovative, transformative and award-winning spa retreats in the world today. Winner of five consecutive SpaFinder Reader's Choice Awards, Travel & Leisure's 2011 World's Best Awards, it's known for highly customized fitness and wellness programs in a Japanese Zen-inspired atmosphere.  For information and reservations contact Golden Door Spa at (866) 420-6414.

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