Rancho Valencia Hires Arielle Sutton as New Spa Director
RANCHO SANTE FE, CA (May 2013) - Southern California’s luxury 49 all suite Relais & Chateaux property, Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, is pleased to announce Arielle Sutton as the newest member of its dynamic team of experts. Sutton brings more than 10 years of experience in the health and fitness industry to her new position as Spa Director for the premier destination resort and spa in the prestigious community of Rancho Santa Fe located in North County San Diego.
“We are thrilled to welcome Arielle to our team,” says Rancho Valencia General Manager Simon Chen. “Her experience in the spa industry, paired with her health and nutrition expertise, will be valuable resources to our staff and guests as she oversees our newly enhanced spa.”
Prior to joining Rancho Valencia, Sutton served as the director for the U.S. Marshals Fitness Facility as their master personal trainer, and worked extensively as a personal trainer with a strong concentration in nutrition and weight loss in Washington, D.C. counting politicians and celebrities as her clientele. Later, Sutton became Head of Spa Operations at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, in Orlando, Florida, where she oversaw and directed all spa operations at the 25,000-square-foot spa facility. During her tenure at the resort, Sutton assisted in the development of a comprehensive business plan including the design of a new wellness menu and revitalization of existing programs. Sutton also created key partnerships within the Orlando community by introducing spa events, spearheading fundraisers and charities and cross marketing with the media. In addition, in 2009, Sutton was named “Best Spa Director in the United States” by Starwood Hotels and Resorts.
Rancho Valencia is thrilled to welcome Sutton to the resort, and is confident that her excellent skillset and tremendous experience within the industry will add value and only emphasize the new spa offerings at Rancho Valencia.
About Rancho Valencia
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 ranked #7 of the Top 20 Resorts in Southern California by Condé Nast Traveler and #1 in all of SanDiego. In 2012, Rancho Valencia has also been 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.