Enjoy Summer at Four of California’s Premier Resorts & Spas
Resorts in Napa, Santa Barbara, Newport Beach and La Jolla Let Guests Experience Summer in a Whole New Way.
The Meritage Collection, with luxurious AAA Four-Diamond properties in Napa, Santa Barbara, Newport Beach and La Jolla invites guests from around the world to enjoy the perfect summer vacation and to enjoy some of the Golden State’s best indulgent experiences. From art in the vineyards to spa treatments, wine tasting, concerts and a relaxing afternoon by the pool or at the beach, each Meritage Collection property is ready to welcome the sun and help guests make new summertime memories.
The Meritage Resort and Spa – Napa
Set against hillside vineyards, The Meritage Resort and Spa provides everything one expects when visiting the Napa Valley. This summer the Meritage Resort invites guests to choose to taste their way through Wine Country or to take a moment and find a new perspective with its Art of Relaxation packages.
Its Taste-Cation includes a two-night stay, with delectable dining experiences at its Siena Restaurant and Blend Café, a bottle of sparkling wine, and wine tasting inside its Estate Cave at Trinitas Cellars, plus two additional Napa Valley wineries. After a day of tasting, unwind at the resort’s Crush Ultra Lounge, a sports themed entertainment space and bar, with bowling for two.
For those wishing to see the Napa Valley from a new perspective, the Art of Relaxation package includes accommodations in a plush Superior Guestroom or Suite, a bottle of sparkling wine, Spa Terra welcome amenity, nightly turndown service, two 50-minute spa treatments at North America’s first full-service spa in a wine cave, plus canvas, paints and a brush to paint the vineyards behind the resort or around the Napa Valley. Everyone has a photo of hillside vineyards, but making memories through painting will create a unique Meritage Masterpiece.
For complete information on packages and specials at The Meritage Resort and Spa call (866) 370-NAPA (6272) or visit: TheMeritageResort.com.
Bacara Resort & Spa – Santa Barbara
With ocean views from every vantage point, the Bacara Resort & Spa’s laid-back luxurious atmosphere will set the stage for an unforgettable summer in Santa Barbara. To help plan a summer vacation to remember, Bacara has created four customized itineraries based on the most popular reasons to travel to Santa Barbara: Romance, Outdoor Adventure, Family Fun and Wine Tasting.
Couples seeking a trip of Romance can experience the new menu at The Spa at Bacara. In addition to luxurious treatments by BABOR and Osea, the new menu captures the essence of the Gaviota Coast, incorporating native plants, honey, mud, and herbs into its services.
Wine Lovers are free to discover the Foley Food & Wine Society Secret Tour, offered exclusively to guests of Bacara. This special wine outing includes barrel tastings, “soil to bottle” tours, and access to private estate quarters at the Firestone, Foley and Lincourt vineyards located just 40 minutes away from the Bacara’s seaside location.
For families who choose Family Fun, tweens and teens will love BacaraGram, a fun social media class that showcases how to use the latest photo sharing and editing apps, such as Snapseed, to create cool pictures on an iPhone.
For the more adventuress, the onsite Bacara Adventures shop offers mountain bike, stand up paddle, boogie board, kayak and surfboard lessons/rentals. The only true oceanfront resort in Santa Barbara, Bacara features miles of beach access and hiking trails to explore.
For guestroom reservations, the Endless Summer promotion includes a complimentary fourth night with the purchase of three; guestroom rates start at $320 per night for a four-night stay and can be made at (855) 968-0100 or www.bacararesort.com.
Balboa Bay Resort – Newport Beach
With a harbor of yachts in its backyard, Newport Beach’s Balboa Bay Resort offers guests the choice between fashion and concerts halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego.
The South Coast Plaza Shop and Stay Package starts with summer, June 21, and includes a $50 gift card to South Coast Plaza, an internationally recognized shoppers paradise with over 250 retailers, and a South Coast Plaza VIP Shopping Gift Bag. The ultimate fashion and shoppers getaway also includes complimentary valet parking, a VIP Passport featuring exclusive offers and entrance to the ACCESS VIP Suite that includes a dedicated Concierge, complimentary refreshments, package check and private lounge. To prepare for a full day shopping the package includes breakfast for two in The First Cabin or In-Room ($40 voucher) and luxurious guestroom accommodations. The package starts at $279 per night.
Its Summer Concert Series provides four concerts with dinner from July 12 to August 23 on its Bay Front Lawn. “The Four Freshman” on July 12 have performed at Balboa for over a decade, bringing concertgoers back to yesteryear and carrying them down memory lane, while enjoying
an outdoor BBQ buffet. The “Tijuana Dogs” are Southern California’s hottest band performing classic rock from the 80’s, 90’s and present day on August 2. “Desperado” will challenge listeners to tell the difference between what is being played live and what the original recordings of The Eagles on August 9. The series wraps up on August 23 with the “Surfin’ Safari” Summer Concert Finale featuring KRTH 101 Legend Brian Beirne, popularly known as “Mr. Rock N’ Roll.”
For more information and room reservations call (888) 445-7153 or visit BalboaBayResort.com. Concert tickets will sell out and are non-refundable, they are only available by calling (949) 630- 4120.
Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa – La Jolla
As a mission style ranch, Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa has been transformed into a garden oasis of serenity and luxury for guests seeking the ultimate summer escape.
Its Art of Relaxation spa package, gives guests two different packages to choose from to paint and be pampered. “Paint, Pinot & Pedi” invites guests to enjoy a Mani/Pedi combo in the Nail Bungalow and then take a seat on the deck with a glass of Trinitas Cellars Pinot Noir and paint their masterpiece while their toes dry! A second option, “Paint, Pint & Pamper,” offers a Reflexology foot treatment with an organic coconut hydration add-on, then moves to the relaxation patio for a painting session with a pint of local, craft beer! These 75-minute experiences include a painting kit, complete with easel, brushes and paints for $195, including gratuity.
Celebrate the Summer Solstice at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa by making a long weekend out of the longest day of the year from Friday, June 21 to Monday, June 24. From signature summer dishes and drink offers to summer inspired spa services and stay packages, the entire property offers something special to celebrate the weekend. Adobe El Restaurante will prepare seasonal, farmer’s market inspired breakfasts Friday through Monday, while Mustangs & Burros cooks up sustainable seafood dishes and other delights Friday through Monday. From dawn to dusk and into the night, guests can enjoy organic beer and wine Solstice specials for the entire weekend.
The Solstice Spa Sampler is a relaxing way to spend the longest day of year, available Friday through Monday, guests are invited to sample three 25-minute treatments including an inspire massage, hydrating facial, and manicure while sipping on an herbal infused cocktail for $179, including gratuity. For those staying for the entire weekend, the Summer Solstice Stay package includes a daily 50-minute Yoga session poolside, breakfast for two, a bottle of Estancia Private Label (organic) Wine, and a welcome gift from the Spa.
For more information about each package call (877) 437-8262 or visit EstanciaLaJolla.com.
About Meritage Colection
The Meritage Collection is a lifestyle and luxury hotel brand that blends iconic, one-of-a-kind places with locally-inspired experiences designed for the curious traveler. Débuted in 2013, Meritage Collection is comprised of six hotels & resorts throughout California and Hawaii – The Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa Valley, Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, Paséa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach (Opening May 2016), Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach, Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, and Ko’a Kea Hotel & Resort in Kauai. Reflective of its California roots, the Meritage Collection offers a laid-back luxury service culture that caters to the modern day traveler. The Meritage Collection properties are members of the Global Hotel Alliance and its DISCOVERY Rewards Program. DISCOVERY rewards travelers with local experiences and unique adventures not generally available to the public. For more information, please visit http://meritagecollection.com/.
About Pacific Hospitality Group
Since 1987, Pacific Hospitality Group (PHG) has maintained a strategic vision and strong sense of core values as guiding principles for business success. With luxury hotel properties from Napa Valley to Southern California, PHG’s growing portfolio of hotel and resort investments reinforces the company’s cohesive vision. PHG manages, develops, finances, and owns hotel assets in California. Its Meritage Collection properties include Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach, Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, and The Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa Valley along with Paséa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach opening in early 2016. Also, the company owns and operates the Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove, AC Hotel New Orleans Bourbon/French Quarter Area, DoubleTree by Hilton Irvine Spectrum, and DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Ana / Orange County Airport. PHG successfully operates its hotels by consistently growing revenue while effectively managing costs, thereby maximizing each hotel’s NOI. By using a cluster strategy, PHG is committed to increasing its market share and adding value to its portfolio through renovations, repositioning, and expansion. www.pacifichospitality.com