Paséa Hotel & Spa Gears Up to Celebrate its Fifth Anniversary

Photos courtesy of Paséa Hotel & Spa and Visit Huntington Beach

The seaside city of Huntington Beach might have been officially awarded the designation of “Surf City USA” in 2008, but its surfer credentials stretch back much farther. Almost a century ago in fact, when legendary Hawaiian surfer Duke Kahanamoku moved there in 1925 and cemented its place as a wave riding mecca in Southern California. Today, the resort town welcomes upwards of 11 million visitors annually who come to soak up the sun and enjoy its ten miles of golden sandy beaches or catch all the action from more than 50 surf contests held each year, including the US Open of Surfing.

Called “HB” by locals, the International Surfing Museum, a thriving culinary scene, local boutiques and galleries, plus a weekly farmers market and more all serve as major draws. And when it comes to choosing a base from which to explore this quintessential spot in “The OC,” the Paséa Hotel & Spa is a hip and modern beachfront property steps from the sand perfect for a staycation weekend or longer. Setting a new standard of luxury hospitality in Huntington Beach when it opened nearly five years ago, the property is part of the Meritage Collection portfolio of lifestyle and luxury hotels and resorts. 

With a classic coastal design vibe, the 250 guest rooms here all enjoy sparkling ocean views, while eight luxury one-bedroom suites and a 1,900 square-foot penthouse suite are often in high demand. When on property, enjoy contemporary California cuisine at signature restaurant Tanner’s before heading upstairs for a cocktail or two at Tanner’s Treehouse, a swanky rooftop lounge overlooking the water. Balinese-inspired wellness space Aarna Spa features eight treatment rooms, a boutique salon, relaxation room, fitness center and outdoor garden.

Guests who want to get more than sand between their toes can take advantage of the Beach Butlers Program for everything from the latest weather and tidal reports to arranging surf lessons with local instructors. Dedicated Beach Butlers also provide everything needed for a day at the beach, including essentials like surfboard wax, beach chairs and that all-important sunscreen. When venturing off property for an afternoon or an evening, the Huntington Beach Pier and shopping plaza Pacific City are steps away. Not far from the buzzing downtown, head over to Huntington Harbour to stand-up paddleboard or kayak before grabbing a bite and beer.  

Gearing up to celebrate its 5th anniversary in June, Paséa Hotel & Spa will be running a $5 contest via their Instagram for couples who are also celebrating their 5th anniversaries with the chance to win an overnight stay. Feeling retro? A pop-up roller skating rink hosting themed nights ranging from Donna Summer to Fleetwood Mac runs through May 19. Open to hotel guests and the public from noon until 10 p.m. specialty cocktails and small bites are included, and skates can be rented. Those looking to spend the weekend at Paséa after an evening of skating can book the “Skate & Stay” package, which offers increasing discounts starting at 15-percent off a two-night stay. Visit Paséa Hotel & Spa and Surf City USA for more details. 

Keri Bridgwater

A native Brit, Keri Bridgwater spent time in house at magazines and publishers in Sweden, New Zealand and Telluride, Colorado before moving to San Diego over a decade ago. She specializes in travel stories, destination guides, hotel news, and profiles for various publications. Bylines in Fodor's, Marie Claire, Yoga Journal, London's Evening Standard, and Virgin Australia's inflight magazine. ...(Read More)

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