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MeetingsFocus.com – Iconic San Diego Property Joins ALHI

MeetingsFocus.com – Iconic San Diego Property Joins ALHI

April 22, 2014
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The AAA Four-Diamond resort’s 45,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space can accommodate groups up to 1,000, and includes 22 meeting rooms. Rancho Bernardo Inn’s challenging 18-hole championship golf course, which has hosted both a PGA and LPGA event, was renovated last year and is just steps from the resort’s lobby.

A major $28 million renovation of the resort was completed in 2007, which included the renovation of guest rooms; the addition of the Aragon Ballroom; and the building of The Spa, which features state-of-the-art treatment rooms, outdoor treatment casitas, water features, and lounges. In addition, the Southern California resort offers three swimming pools, 12 picturesque fountains, and multiple dining options.

Along with its Membership in ALHI’s worldwide portfolio and the “ALHI Golf Collection,” the resort also joined the “ALHI Historic Collection” specialty segment, consisting of ALHI’s legendary Member hotels and resorts with more than 50 years of heritage.

UT San Diego – San Diego’s Top 25 Desserts

UT San Diego – San Diego’s Top 25 Desserts

April 3, 2014
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Avant’s pastry chef Margaret Nolan Carvallo’s sweet/savory dish, made with tart goat cheese from the famed Sonoma County dairy, is beautifully plated in a swirl of fresh raspberry purée and port reduction sauce and topped with a sesame seed tuille, with a side of golden cape gooseberries. Avant, Rancho Bernardo Inn, 17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive, San Diego. (858) 675-8550.

California Golf – Rancho Bernardo Inn Golf Resort & Spa

California Golf – Rancho Bernardo Inn Golf Resort & Spa

March 1, 2014
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Rancho Bernardo Inn Golf Resort & Spa, located in perfect weather North County San Diego, offers the ultimate golf lovers package – ‘All Play, No Pay.’ Spend the night in one of the property’s 187 luxurious guest rooms and the day on the resort’s well-manicured 18-hole championship course. The ‘All Play, No Pay’ golf package includes unlimited golf for two. And the Condé Nast Traveler award-winning golf resort recently had a full bunker and irrigation renovation. Stop in to the resort’s new signature restaurant AVANT, perfect for an after-round San Diego brew, craft cocktail and locally sourced dinner. Prices start from $291 per night for two guests.

About.com – California Calm: Natural Escapes on the West Coast

About.com – California Calm: Natural Escapes on the West Coast
By Tricia Chaves

February 27, 2014
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It’s worth the short drive from Downtown San Diego to escape the city grind on the greens of the Rancho Bernardo Inn. Your golf course accommodations include in-suite rosemary mint Aveda products and plush bathrobes you can don on your spacious outdoor patio. In the spa, look for limited-edition “Made Fresh Daily” packages – handcrafted treatments that incorporate in-season, organic ingredients with a beverage and take-home recipe you can savor later.

The Orange County Register – A Tustin couple find romance is strengthened by religious traditions

The Orange County Register – A Tustin couple find romance is strengthened by religious traditions
By Jenna Sweeney

February 26, 2014
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“After visiting multiple venues, Natalie, Bernie and Jackie agreed Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego was the ideal wedding spot for the 200-guest affair.”

“Flower petals are perfectly placed and chairs arranged for the couple’s 200 guests at the Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego.”

Luxury Travel Magazine – Top Romantic Valentine’s Day Spa Treatments for Two

Luxury Travel Magazine – Top Romantic Valentine’s Day Spa Treatments for Two

February 3, 2014
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Surf & Sand Resort in Laguna Beach, CA and Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego, CA

The beachfront Aquaterra Spa at Surf & Sand Resort is a tranquil oasis. With an emphasis on oceanic properties, the spa features an indoor lounge and treatment rooms, private outdoor relaxation areas and soothing water features. The California coast inspires Aquaterra’s selection of natural beauty and skin care treatments that embody the natural elements of ocean and earth. 

The award-winning Spa at Rancho Bernardo Inn features an outdoor spa garden and patio area with treatment casitas in which guests can receive treatments outdoors. A saline Spa Pool is adjacent to the garden area and features seven cabanas for relaxation. In 2008, readers of Condé Nast Traveler voted it the best resort spa in North America.

The spas at both properties offer an extensive array of massages, facials, and body treatments. Guests can select from rejuvenating spa treatments such as deep tissue massage, holistic massage, hot stone massage, the Made-to-Order facial, and paraffin treatments, to name a few. They also offer seasonal Made Fresh Daily spa treatments that incorporate specially selected scents and ingredients that complement the seasons of the year. Each Made Fresh Daily experience includes a body wrap, scrub and massage as well as a food and beverage offering and a take home recipe to recreate the spa experience at home.

Chocolate Lovers: Romance Month Made Fresh Daily Treatment

• 80-minute escape, $175
• chocolate chip scrub
• chocolate wrap
• chocolate massage
• served with a glass of champagne + chocolate sweet treat 
Benefits: Chocolate
• full of antioxidants 
• helps boost skins moisture content 
• contains caffeine which helps speed up circulation
• temporarily tightening skin
Heavenly Meltdown Pedicure by Farmhouse Fresh
• 50-minutes, $60
• butter brûlée milk soak
• sweet cream salt scrub
• sundae best chocolate softening mask 
• sweet cream body milk lotion

DiscoverSD.com – Pure Bliss: Valentine’s Day Spa Specials

DiscoverSD.com – Pure Bliss: Valentine’s Day Spa Specials
By Michelle Dederko 

February 3, 2014
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Chocolate Lovers Treatment at Rancho Bernardo Inn: Chocolate is everyone’s favorite aphrodisiac. Soak it up in Rancho Bernardo Inn’s latest “made-fresh daily” treatment. The 80-minute session includes a chocolate chip scrub, a chocolate wrap and chocolate massage served with a glass of champagne and a chocolate sweet treat. Not only does the treatment taste sweet, it promotes healthy skin, as well. Chocolate contains more antioxidants than any other food. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals and improve skin health. $175.

Journal Sentinel Online – Plenty of sun and fun to go around in San Diego

Journal Sentinel Online – Plenty of sun and fun to go around in San Diego
By Brian E. Clark

January 24, 2014
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Holly Eklund, a native of Waukesha and a concierge at the swank Rancho Bernardo Inn, said she has no end of suggestions of things that visiting families can do.

“San Diego is a fabulous place for families, especially in the winter if you are coming from someplace cold like Wisconsin. The weather here is great all year round.

“You can go to the beach here in February, when it might be well below zero back home. Or you can spend time here at our resort, play golf or visit our spa while your youngsters enjoy our ‘Kids Rule’ program.”

Eklund, who moved to San Diego in 1990, said visitors who want to get a big-picture view of San Diego should consider taking an Old Town Trolley sightseeing tour, which stops at many interesting spots in and around the city.

“What’s really nice about this tour is that you can hop off and hop back on at any of the stops,” she said. “And it’s super for families — or anyone else for that matter — because you can see so much without having to use your car. It’s educational, too.”

She said the trolley tour, which begins on Twiggs St. in Old Town, goes over the Coronado Bridge, which is arched so much it’s like riding a roller coaster. From up there you can see Navy ships, dolphins and, from December through April, migrating whales. Other stops on the tour include Little Italy, the historic Gaslamp Quarter, Seaport Village, Chinatown, Balboa Park and the Petco baseball park, home to the San Diego Padres.

Southern Bride – Rancho Bernardo Inn

Southern Bride – Rancho Bernardo Inn
By Erica Rivera

January 2014
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Located on a beautiful and secluded inland plot of land just outside of San Diego, the Rancho Bernardo Inn offers rustic sophistication, a championship 18-hole golf course, extensive spa and numerous dining options. The staff here is friendly and extremely accommodating. Beautiful grounds overflow with succulent plants and the smell of rosemary and lavender tickle the senses as you wander down paths lined with olive trees and lush flora.

Pomerado News – Inn builds life-sized gingerbread house

Sweet dream: Inn builds life-sized gingerbread house
By Elizabeth Marie Himchak 

December 2013
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If looking for inspiration on how to decorate a small gingerbread house, the Rancho Bernardo Inn has a life-size version that might spark some sweet ideas.

The 9-foot high, 12-foot wide house can be viewed for free in the RB Inn’s lobby, 17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive. It will remain on display through the New Year.

Pastry Chef Margaret Carvallo has led the four-member team for the past four of the five years the inn has had the house as part of its annual holiday decorations. When she joined its staff, Carvallo said the house was one of the first things she was told about.

“I had never made a life-size gingerbread house before,” Carvallo said of her 12 years in the baking industry. The lifelong county resident graduated from the California Culinary Academy.

“I really like that it brings the team together,” she said. “It really does feel like Christmas.”