Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa, representing the most significant new resort construction to open in California this year, celebrated its ribbon-cutting and the arrival of first guests today.
Offering a premier coastal location directly across from Ponto Beach in north San Diego County, Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa was designed to offer spectacular views of the Pacific, not only from many of its 215 guest rooms but also from its 25,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and wedding space. The resort's stylish Chandler's Restaurant & Lounge presents the coastal regional cuisine of acclaimed international chef Pascal Vignau, while the 5,600 square-foot Ocean Crest Spa offers an environmentally-mindful spa experience inspired by the healing powers of the sea.
Owned by Wave Crest Oceanfront LLC and operated by Wave Crest Hotels and Resorts, Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa has a team of 200 employees in place, while more than 300 individuals were hired earlier as part of the resort's 18-month construction effort.
"We are truly thrilled to have opened this beautiful resort, and we are grateful to our team, to our Carlsbad neighbors and to the many guests who have already booked stays, weddings and events with us," said Bill Canepa, managing partner, Wave Crest Oceanfront LLC and president, Wave Crest Hotels and Resorts. "I can't think of a more beautiful resort setting in all of San Diego County."
HIGHLIGHTS OF HILTON CARLSBAD OCEANFRONT RESORT & SPA
Rooms and Suites: Modeling the California Craftsman style, Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa features 215 guest rooms including eight suites, many offering panoramic ocean views and all providing travel conveniences including in-room mini-refrigerators, 42-inch flat-panel televisions, complimentary WiFi and complimentary printing. Guest rooms average 415 square-feet in size, with many connecting rooms available.
Chandler's Restaurant & Lounge: Chandler's brings innovation and style to the local restaurant scene, featuring coastal regional menus inspired by locally- grown fresh products and highlighted by the cuisine of famed chef Pascal Vignau. The heart of the restaurant is a spectacular bar serving signature cocktails, while a private wine room further complements the spacious ocean-view setting. Multiple terraces and an outdoor fire-pit take advantage of California's year-round outside dining weather.
Ocean Crest Spa: The 5,600 square-foot Ocean Crest Spa is inspired by the Pacific Ocean and offers seven treatment rooms, a couple's room with tub and private outdoor relaxation area, and men's and women's relaxation and locker rooms. A full menu of treatments features the usage of pure and organic products, with a focus on those derived largely from coastal California plants and growers.
Ocean-View Swimming Pool: The resort's large saline-treated pool is surrounded by a vibrant coastal desert garden of palms, succulents and grasses enhanced by a children's splash pool, outdoor fire pits and expansive ocean views.
Hilton Fitness: A spacious aerobic area, free weights and state-of-the-art cardio equipment with televisions highlight this large and modern fitness-facility-with-a-view. Meeting and Wedding Space: 25,000 square-feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space is available for meetings, weddings and events, with many venues offering beautiful ocean panoramas.
Location and Views: The resort is located at the intersection of coastal Ponto Road and Carlsbad Boulevard, which runs directly alongside the beach in Carlsbad, California. Ocean panoramas are available from most areas of the resort, which is also located within five minutes of LEGOLAND California, the Carlsbad Premium Outlets, the famed Carlsbad Flower Fields and several world-class golf courses. San Diego and its many attractions lie 20 to 30 minutes south, while Disneyland and its neighboring entertainment parks are a 40-minute drive north of the property. Carlsbad itself is a vibrant beach city filled with sports and recreation activities, dining, entertainment, shopping, museums and year-round attractions for leisure, business, group and family travelers. Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa is situated just 10 minutes from Carlsbad's Palomar Airport (CLD) and 35 minutes from San Diego International Airport (SAN).
For reservations, visit www.carlsbadoceanfrontresortandspa.hilton.com, call 1 760 602 0800 or contact a travel professional. Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa is located at One Ponto Rd., in Carlsbad, California 92011.
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About Wave Crest Hotels and Resorts
Wave Crest Hotels and Resorts is a San Diego County-based hospitality company which manages high-quality hotel properties on and near the California coast. Committed to providing award-winning, intuitive and superior customer service, the company's high performance teams deliver hospitality experiences which generate consistent guest accolades. From Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach, winner of the prestigious Trip Advisor 2012 Certificate of Excellence, to the new Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa, the properties of Wave Crest Hotels and Resorts set new hospitality standards for their regions. The name "Wave Crest" is a tribute to the origin of the company; headquartered in Encinitas, California, Wave Crest Hotels and Resorts is the operating arm of the development company, all of whose original developments offer magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean.
About Hilton Hotels & Resorts
One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts stands as the stylish, forward thinking global leader in hospitality. From inaugural balls and Hollywood award galas to business events and days to remember, Hilton is where the world makes history, closes the deal, toasts special occasions and gets away from it all. The flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide continues to build upon its legacy of innovation by developing products and services to meet the needs of tomorrow's savvy global travelers while more than 144,000 Team Members shape experiences in which every guest feels cared for, valued and respected. Today, the Hilton Hotels & Resorts portfolio includes more than 550 properties in 80 countries and the brand remains synonymous with "hotel." Access the latest Hilton news at www.hiltonglobalmediacenter.com or begin your journey at www.hilton.com. Social media users can engage with Hilton at www.twitter.com/hiltonhotels, www.facebook.com/hilton and www.youtube.com/hilton. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is one of Hilton Worldwide's ten market-leading brands.
About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 93 years, Hilton Worldwide has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,800 hotels and timeshare properties, with 630,000 rooms in 91 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. Visit www.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, www.twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, www.youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, www.flickr.com/hiltonworldwide and www.linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.