Luxury Spa Resorts: Ten years in the making and only five years old today, the Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa is celebrating being only half a decade old and already seeing immense success, such as the AAA Four Diamond award and the status of one of the "Hottest New Hotels of the World." The Estancia is located on the coast of the sparking Pacific Ocean, conveniently adjacent to the University of California at San Diego, just 14 miles from downtown, and minutes from celebrated beaches, famous golf courses, and the top name shops and cafes of downtown La Jolla.
It's time for a change of pace; time to mix up our rotation of usual hotspots and vacation favorites, and add a hotel recognized for its impressive surroundings, lavish amenities, and striking beauty both outside and in the walls of the hotel. That new hotel is the Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa. Paying homage to Southern California's first settlers, the hotel was designed featuring the rancho-style architecture and landscape first introduced by Spanish colonizers in the 1800s. Thick foliage surrounds 210 thoughtfully designed guestrooms that immerse you in the serene sights and sounds of a Rancho Estate themed setting.
Immediately upon entering your guestroom, you're enveloped in the warm, inviting surroundings. Warm colors and soft textures adorn the walls and surfaces. Each room offers you working space with wireless, high-speed internet (because sometimes, try as you might, you just can't leave work behind) and the comforts of a cozy high-back reading chair for a quiet evening with a good book. But most luxurious of all, and the most rewarding some would say, is the seemingly never ending king-sized bed fitted with 350 thread count Italian imported linen.
After the difficult task of getting out of bed in the morning (with sheets like that, surrounded by such comforting accommodations, who would want to?) your equestrian style doors and sky-lit windows practically call you to enjoy the outdoors. The lush gardens and flourishing landscape pays tribute to the natural beauty of the Southern California coastline.
With the hotel's numerous spa packages, it will be hard to resist the temptations of extravagant and refreshing treatments (if you even could in the first place). You and your significant other can enjoy deep tissue massages side by side in their beautiful outdoor gardens, or take a best friend to get pampering manicures and pedicures. The Estancia La Jolla, even in its youth as a destination, recognizes the importance of renewal and physical wellness, whether you're on your summer vacation, a weekend getaway with your significant other, or choosing the hotel as the location for your next meeting, which is what sets the Estancia apart from the rest.
Now we can apply the rules of a luxury hotel and spa to all areas of life that concern us: our relationships with our friends and family, colleagues and higher-ups, and finally, our relationship with our own body. From its location near spectacular shopping, dining, and entertainment (as well as world-class Torrey Pines Golf Course) to its beautiful amenities and renewing spa treatments, there is a long list of reasons to make the Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa the destination for your getaway. The only hard part will be thinking of a reason not to.
For JustLuxe Kate Prihoda