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Rancho Valencia Debuts New Meeting + Event Space and Programming

October 2012

SAN DIEGO, CA (OCTOBER 2012) – In October 2012, after a $30 million property-wide transformation, Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa re-opened as the ideal venue for meetings, celebrations and retreats. Southern California’s only Relais & Châteaux property, the award-winning resort will quickly become one of the most sought after escapes in California for groups looking to appreciate the property’s extensive amenities and acclaimed service.

“Secluded behind private gates spanning 45 acres, this Mediterranean influenced, 49-room all-suite property was redesigned to be a haven for inspiration,” says Simon Chen, General Manager. “From the well thought out meeting space boasting state-of-the-art technologies combined with customized catering and conference services, our meetings guests will surely leave here feeling like royalty.”

Among the property’s offerings are luxuriously appointed guest villas with private terraces, a world-class spa, signature restaurant Veladora, the Pony Room bar, an award-winning tennis program and fitness facility, as well as 12,000 square feet of redesigned meeting and event space.

Rancho Valencia’s variety of indoor and outdoor space has a capacity to accommodate groups and weddings of up to 300 people, but the resort’s dedicated team specializes in meeting groups of 50-60 and is perfectly programmed for smaller executive retreats. Newly transformed spaces include the 1,900-square-foot elegant ballroom, the 16 -person Board Room, 620-square-foot Sunrise Room and 2,600-square-foot adjoining patio, as well as the 9,000-square-foot Croquet Lawn surrounded by gardens and lush landscaping.  The indoor spaces are equipped with top-of-the-line audio visual systems with touch screen control panels, large flat screen TVs and intricate décor and design details that make each room feel more like a living space rather than a meeting room. And special to the property is the 5,000-square-foot Hacienda, a private three-bedroom villa that received $1 million in updates. Perfect for events up to 180 guests, the cottage-styled space features a private garden that creates a wonderful setting for lunch, dinner of cocktail receptions and gatherings.

In addition to the newly transformed meeting and event spaces, Rancho Valencia will also introduce a variety of new and unique on-property programming. Activity options will range from yoga retreats and exercise physiology sessions at the new Yoga Pavilion and fitness center, to group tennis lessons on the property’s 18 courts, wine and tequila tastings of exclusive brands and labels in the private wine room and even croquet and cocktails on the Croquet Lawn.      

Additional property highlights include complimentary parking, internet and in-room wet bar, no resort fees, daily delivery of newspapers and freshly squeezed orange juice, 24-hour in-room dining and complimentary access to Audi, Range Rover or BMWs vehicles.

Regardless of the group size or length of stay, guests traveling to Rancho Valencia will experience the finest accommodations, service and programming in Southern California. For more information about Rancho Valencia, visit http://www.RanchoValencia.com or call (800) 548-3664.

About Rancho Valencia
Since its opening in 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 world-class spa, fine dining restaurant and award-winning tennis program. Rancho Valencia was recently ranked 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 Travelers and Andrew Harpers 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.

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