Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa Re-Opens Following $30 Million Property-Wide Transformation

Oct 24, 2012, 17:01 ET from Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 26, the award-winning Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa — Southern California's only Relais & Chateaux property located in San Diego's upscale neighborhood of Ranch Santa Fe — officially re-opens its doors following a $30 million transformation. Offering 49 guest casitas, spanning 45 acres, this lush Mediterranean-inspired, all-suite property offers the finest accommodations, service and guest programming in the region.

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"Rancho Valencia guests enjoy the all-inclusive nature of complimentary in-room amenities paired with highly personalized service with the resort's 4 to 1 staff to guest ratio," said Simon Chen, Rancho Valencia General Manager. "The resort's 49 all-suite, guest rooms average 1,000 square feet and feature custom-made, rustic furnishings, high-beam roofs, walk-in closets, spacious bathrooms with deep soaking tubs, fireplaces, intricate design pieces and private patios boasting fireplaces and whirlpools. Special design enhancements were also made to the property's 5,000-square-foot Hacienda."

Notable changes were made to the resort's clubhouse, including the brand new signature restaurant, Veladora, The Pony Room bar, and the new boutique, Sheridan. Executive Chef Eric Bauer offers Coastal Ranch cuisine that blends the area's locally grown vegetables with combinations of flavors pairing seafood, poultry and meats. The Pony Room, led by Jayson Knack, Director of Restaurants and a Court of Masters Sommelier, offers high-end wines, spirits and hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind cocktail creations.

In addition to resurfacing all 18 tennis courts, the Spa at Rancho Valencia and fitness center were expanded with a new line-up of classes, treatments and wellness programs. The fitness center features a new 1,000-square-foot Yoga Pavilion that will host a number of Yoga sessions and retreats. The Spa offers a new list of services incorporating Amala, a high-end skin care product line, exclusively available in Southern California at Rancho Valencia.

Weddings, executive retreats and meetings guests will enjoy a variety of newly designed, multi-faceted event spaces that range from a 16-person state-of-the-art Board Room, to a 1,900-square-foot ballroom and 7,600-square-foot Croquet Lawn featuring panoramic views.

Overseeing the project are Rancho Valencia's new ownership team consisting of The Jacobs Family, Jeff, Hal, Gary and Paul, longtime San Diegans and former high-tech Qualcomm executives; entrepreneur and co-founder of Fiji Water, Doug Carlson; and San Diego real estate developer and entrepreneur Jeffrey Essakow.

Rates at Rancho Valencia start from $650, per night. For more information about Rancho Valencia, please visit http://www.RanchoValencia.com or call (800) 548-3664.

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