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Rancho Valencia Teams Up with Porsche of San Diego for Porsche Test Drive Program

RANCHO SANTA FE, CALIF. (June 2013) - This month, Rancho Valencia, Rancho Santa Fe’s 45-acre luxury resort and Southern California’s only Relais & Chateaux property, has partnered with Porsche of San Diego to unveil a brand-new Porsche Test Drive program. This exclusive program offers Rancho Valencia guests an opportunity to drive newly released Porsche models for use during their stay at the resort, which recently reopened after a $30 million renovation.

Three different vehicles, a 911 convertible, Panamera Hybrid, and a - Cayenne GTS are available as part of the Porsche Test Drive program. Resort guests are able to take the luxury vehicles out complimentary, at any time, for as long as they’d like provided they return the vehicle the same day. Rancho Valencia’s esteemed concierge can make recommendations on where to explore, whether it be down Highway 101 to the beaches of La Jolla, a leisurely drive through Temecula’s wine country or a couples’ night in the Gaslamp Quarter downtown San Diego.

“At Rancho Valencia, we want to ensure our guests are experiencing the standard of luxury afforded at the resort throughout their entire stay in the destination,” says Simon Chen, Rancho Valencia’s General Manager. “This program allows us to continue to offer an enhanced experience, even when they’re outside the vicinity of the resort exploring everything San Diego has to offer.”

Currently, Rancho Valencia is the only hotel in California to offer Porsches to guests on a complimentary basis. During their stay, guests can even consult with a Porsche-certified concierge onsite, who can facilitate sending them home with the ultimate souvenir. The Concierge will provide a comprehensive overview of the models for the guests and can assist in the purchase and customization of one of the vehicles without having to leave the resort. In order to borrow the cars, guests just need to have a valid driver’s license and current auto insurance. The vehicles are available on a first come, first serve basis.

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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