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Rancho Announces New Villas Renovation, Rein Poolside Retreat and Wellness Programming

Five-Star Resort Debuts New Luxury Experiences

Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, a Five-Star, Five-Diamond resort and Southern California’s only Relais & Châteaux property, debuts new features and amenities, including the renovation of its 12 Villas, launch of Rein Poolside Retreat and enhanced wellness and spa offerings.

“Guests come to Rancho Valencia to indulge in the perfect blend of approachable luxury and service in an authentic, Southern California setting,” said Jeff Jacobs, co-owner of Rancho Valencia. “These new enhancements speak to our overall vision of continuing to evolve the amenities and offerings of the resort to enhance the Rancho Valencia experience.”

The new Villas retain and respect the architecture and intent of the original design while communicating visually with the lifestyle and feel of Rancho Valencia. The renovation, designed by Jennifer Van Galder of Van Galder Design, captures an authentic Spanish feel blended with casual, California comfort. The new Villas feature lavish fabrics, custom made furniture and relaxed, neutral tones with pops of color, including a variety of blue hues and oranges accented by rich woods and French limestone flooring. The Villas showcase 3,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor living space featuring a fully equipped gourmet kitchen with Viking appliances and a stunning living room with a complete entertainment system, three master bedrooms and three and one-half bathrooms, private outdoor terrace with a jetted outdoor hot tub and grill surrounded by lush greenery, indoor and outdoor fireplaces.

The all-new pool bar, Rein, which opened in late summer, is located at the resort’s adults-only pool, offering guests and locals a new, refreshing culinary experience with an elevated yet approachable Southern California poolside vibe. Rein is a lush outdoor space complete with newly minted cabanas and colorful Mediterranean tiles dotted with lavender, navy and coral. Surrounded by the spa's signature tropical landscape, the new outlet offers a variety of handcrafted cocktails and a variety of fare inspired by the resort’s dedication to healthy living, as well as classic dishes from The Pony Room. Menu standouts include Ahi Sashimi "Poke Style,” a Classic Ceviche, and a selection of freshly pressed paninis. Highlights of the menu’s refreshing libations include the Rein Margarita, Born to Rum and a selection of rosés from Domaines Ott Rosé to Domaine Chandon “Etoile” Rosé. The Rein menu can be enjoyed by guests in the spa cabanas and lounge chairs or at the bar top. 

Lastly, with wellness being a major inspiration at Rancho Valencia, the resort has recently launched a handful of fresh enhancements to further elevate the spa experience. The launch includes new Elemental Wellness spa therapies, spa treatment packages and a monthly workshop series focused on various topics from living a plant-based, whole foods lifestyle to Pilates and yoga techniques.

Based on William H. Sheldon’s Somatotypes, the spa is one of only two spas in the U.S. to implement therapies incorporating somatotypes, which draw from both modern science and ancient wisdom to encourage innate healing resources with the intention of addressing imbalances to increase longevity and vitality. The treatments use bespoke blends, crafted with organic herbs and oils, nutrient-rich seaweed and clay to form a perfectly custom treatment. Essential oils act as catalysts to the marine elements, promoting nutrient absorption, detoxification, enhancing the regenerative effects, and a sense of wellbeing. In the signature Elemental Body Therapies, the spa's advanced wellness therapists will determine each guests’ constitution (or Somatotype) to customize an experience unique for their biochemical needs.

In addition, the Spa launched a tranquil Siesta Suite – a new private, outdoor spa treatment area and a new spa menu and brand partnership with ISUN, a plant-powered, eco-conscious luxury skincare collection with each spa treatment supported by wild-crafted, organic ingredients of the highest quality.

Guests and locals can enjoy the resort’s extensive fitness facilities before or after indulging in a soothing spa treatment, which include a 1,000-square-foot partially open-air Serenity Yoga Pavilion, 97 complimentary fitness classes a week including TRX, Pilates, different levels of Spin, and various styles of Yoga. All fitness classes all culminate with a fresh cold-pressed juice or protein shake.

For more information on Rancho Valencia, please visit or call 858-756-1123.

About Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa

In February 2015, U.S. News & World Report named Rancho Valencia the #1 resort in the U.S. and the #1 Relais and Châteaux hotel in the world. Rancho Valencia has garnered a reputation as one of the world’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. In late 2011, Rancho Valencia closed its doors to undergo a massive $30 million property-wide renovation which comprised of major updates including two new restaurants and a bar, Veladora and The Pony Room, an expanded fitness center, addition of the Serenity Yoga Pavilion, wine room, and a complete re-design of the 49 guest casitas and private three-bedroom Hacienda. With the help of the renovation, Rancho Valencia has recently earned additional numerous awards including Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award, AAA Five Diamond Award, Condé Nast Traveler 2015 Gold List and Condé Nast Traveler’s 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards as #1 in Best Resorts in Southern California, and #25 in the top 100 resorts in the world.

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