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Rancho Valencia Debuts in Condé Nast Traveler's 2013 Hot List

Rancho Valencia named one of the 154 Best New Hotels in the World by Condé Nast Traveler

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. (June 2013) – Rancho Santa Fe’s 45-acre luxury resort, Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, has been named in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2013 Hot List as one of the 154 best new hotels in the world. The resort was selected from more than 1,000 hotels and resorts worldwide as one of the best new hotels in the world for its standout amenities, smart design and superb service by the highly acclaimed travel magazine.

For the 17th Annual Hot List, Condé Nast Traveler conducted a global search for the best hotels in the world.  Reviewers were sent to 57 countries on unannounced visits to 201 new or dramatically renovated hotels that deemed most worthy, to review and experience every element, amenity and employee. Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa was placed on the radar for the Hot List when it reopened in Fall 2012 after undergoing an extensive $30 million renovation. The anonymous journalist highlights the resort’s “stunning” new restaurant, Veladora and the Pony Room bar, the expansive guest suites and “posh” spa.

Updates made to the property included a complete interior transformation of all 49 luxuriously appointed guest casitas with private patios, renovation of the resort’s three-bedroom Hacienda with a private pool and backyard, expansion of the word-class spa and award-winning tennis program, newly constructed 1,000-square-foot Yoga Pavilion, exclusive organic Amala in-room amenity line and new fine dining restaurant, Veladora, bar, The Pony Room and state-of-the-art wine room.

About Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa

In October 2012, Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa reopened to guests after a 10-month, $30 million property-wide renovation. Since 1989, the award-winning Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa—Southern California’s only Relais & Châteaux property—has garnered a reputation as one of Southern California’s most sought after luxury resorts. Spanning 45 lush acres of gardens, trails, olive groves, casitas and more, this Mediterranean inspired, all-suite property offers the finest accommodations, service and programming that San Diego has to offer. Among the property’s offerings are 49 luxuriously appointed guest casitas with private patios, a three-bedroom Hacienda with a private pool and backyard, a world-class spa, fine dining restaurant and award-winning tennis program, as well as 12 residential villas. Rancho Valencia was recently featured in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2013 Hot List as one of the 154 best new hotels in the world. Condé Nast Traveler has also ranked the resort #7 of the Top 20 Resorts in Southern California and #1 in all of San Diego. In 2012, Rancho Valencia was recognized as the #7 resort in the country and #1 resort in California by U.S. News & World Report. In 2011, Rancho Valencia was listed among Condé Nast Traveler’s and Andrew Harper’s Hideaways, “World’s Best Resorts” lists, in addition to being named one of Travel + Leisure’s “Best 500 Hotels” and Tennis Magazine’s “#1 U.S. Tennis Resort” from 2008-2012. For more information, please visit www.ranchovalencia.com or call (800) 548-3664.

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