Irvine, Calif.,
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August
2016

MERITAGE COLLECTION ELEVATES SPA EXPERIENCE WITH ESPA PARTNERSHIP

In partnership with esteemed spa leader ESPA, Meritage Collection, a new lifestyle and luxury hotel portfolio, debuts an enhanced spa experience at its five California properties – The Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa Valley, Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, Paséa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach, Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach, and Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa.

IRVINE, Calif. (August 7, 2016) In partnership with esteemed spa leader ESPA, Meritage Collection, a new lifestyle and luxury hotel portfolio, debuts an enhanced spa experience at its five California properties – The Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa Valley, Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, Paséa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach, Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach, and Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa. As one of the world’s leading spa companies, ESPA specializes in the design and management of prestigious spas around the globe.

“At Meritage Collection, we distinguish wellness through our seasoned and friendly staff, effective locally-inspired treatments and rejuvenating sense of place,” says Steve Arnold, chief operating officer, PHG. “ESPA enriches our spa program with its expert therapist training and award-winning products.”

Each Meritage Collection spa in California features a new spa menu that uses ESPA’s signature products to relax and cleanse the mind, body, and spirit of its guests. Signature treatments take inspiration from the destination as well as the brand with the Collection Facial by ESPA and Collection Massage by ESPA as mainstays on all of the menus. Property-specific treatments include the Gaviota Herbal Therapy at Bacara Resort & Spa, which is a balancing herbal massage that infuses locally-sourced natural ingredients.

“We are extremely proud to partner with the Meritage Collection’s prestigious hotel portfolio to embark on an exciting spa business journey,” adds Mike Harmsworth, ESPA’s CEO. “We very much look forward to delivering our world-class spa service while working together to bring long-term value and 5-star standards to the Napa Valley, Santa Barbara, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach and La Jolla locations in California.”

With over 400 industry and consumer awards and accolades to its name, ESPA’s results-driven, natural skincare products and world-renowned treatments are the choice of the best spas and therapists across the globe. Established in 1993, they have pioneered the spa and wellness industry we know today with the creation, build and operation of spas around the world. With education lying at the heart of the ESPA brand, every ESPA therapist is trained either at its award-winning Post-Graduate Training Academy or by its global team of International Trainers. Working together with every spa partner, ESPA creates a treatment menu that – along with the spa’s design, facilities and distinctive location – exudes a truly unique and memorable sense of place for every guest.

To learn more or make a reservation, please call 888.888.0558 or visit www.meritagecollection.com.

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About Meritage Collection

The Meritage Collection is a lifestyle and luxury hotel group that blends iconic, one-of-a-kind places with locally-inspired experiences designed for the curious traveler. Débuted in 2013, the Meritage Collection is comprised of six hotels & resorts throughout California and Hawaii, representing more than 1400 rooms and nearly 149,000 square feet of premier indoor meeting and event space. The portfolio includes The Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa Valley, Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, Paséa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach, 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 www.meritagecollection.com, www.facebook.com/Meritage.Collection.Hotels or www.twitter.com/MeritageHotels.

About ESPA

With over 20 years’ experience building award-winning spas in five continents, and with a pioneering collection of natural spa products and treatments, ESPA stands at the forefront of today’s global spa industry as an authority on spa creation and management. Proud of our British heritage, and with offices across the world, we share our passion, vision, and experience with some of the finest hotels, helping them create spas of true distinction.

As the spa industry has evolved so have we – our consultancy services offer clients a broad range of bespoke and flexible spa services to suit their needs. Using our global infrastructure and world class team, ESPA now provides a comprehensive menu of design, operational and education services as well as standalone product and treatment supply. The approach is tailored, needs-led and underpinned by the same knowledge, training systems and infrastructure that continue to set us apart from our competitors. Recent awards from Condé Nast Traveller, Spa China and Asia Spa continue to cement our reputation as a world-leading all-round spa brand.

Our dedication to the highest standards of excellence is also at the heart of our highly effective, natural skin and body care range. Developed in our UK manufacturing facility by our specialist formulations team, and applied and tested every day by a global network of therapists, our products harness the potent powers of nature alongside the latest advances in skincare science to produce instantly visible and long-lasting results.

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