KIRKLAND, WA—Noble House Hotels & Resorts—the family-owned, boutique hotel brand—is pleased to welcome San Diego County-based Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa to its portfolio of unique, experience-driven properties. Leading real estate investment trust Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB), which owns the iconic coastal hotel, has tapped Noble House to manage the luxe property. This brings the total number of luxury hotels, resorts and experiences which includes the Napa Valley Wine Train, within the Noble House brand portfolio to 24 across North America.
Estancia, spanning ten acres, is located in the heart of the affluent coastal market of La Jolla, California and less than a mile from the University of California San Diego. Originally built in the 1880’s as an equestrian estate, the property’s distinct architecture and design pays homage to its rich history and the surrounding oceanside area. This beautiful hacienda style resort features 210 spacious guestrooms and suites, and over 50,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space, surrounded by charming courtyards and verdant gardens ideal for leisure travelers, weddings, and corporate groups. Ideal for any kind of outdoor event, Estancia offers four unique open-air venues in a beautiful Southern California setting ranging from intimate to grand in size and style. From the show stopping Garden Courtyard which is adorned with over 100 types of botanicals and accented by gorgeous Spanish-style architecture, to the Olive Lawn, set betwixt swaying olive trees and bright blossoms and located next door to signature restaurant Mustangs & Burros for the perfect dinner under the stars. The hotel also offers numerous indoor and outdoor dining destinations, including the award-winning Mustangs & Burros, Greenfinch Restaurant & Bar, Haven Bar & Grill, Blend Café and Secret Garden, serving an array of authentic West Coast-inspired cuisine.
Additional resort amenities include Spa Estancia, a 7,000-square-foot sanctuary with 11 indoor and outdoor treatment rooms, a eucalyptus steam room, fitness center and an outdoor saltwater pool with poolside cabanas. Tucked away within the hotel’s lush, tranquil gardens, Spa at Estancia is a retreat within a retreat. Recognized as one of Southern California’s top resort spas, this wellness escape offers spa packages including massages, facials, body skincare, private yoga and meditation sessions, and more using primarily organic ingredients to help guests achieve ultimate relaxation.
“We are proud to welcome the incredible Estancia into our collection of properties,” said Jake Donoghue, CEO of Noble House Hotels & Resorts. “Noble House has a history of carrying forward timeless, iconic resorts, and we plan to celebrate Estancia’s rich history through a wide range of wellness programs and locally crafted experiences that together will serve to complement our other properties in the San Diego market, including L’Auberge Del Mar, San Diego Mission Bay Resort and Kona Kai Resort & Spa. We are particularly excited by Mustangs & Burrows, which will join Adelaide and Covewood in the unique culinary offerings that Noble House brings to San Diego. And, of course, we look forward to bringing to Estancia’s guests the same high level of service that they already enjoy at all of our resorts across the country.”
“We are thrilled to once again partner with Noble House,” added Jon Bortz, chairman/president/CEO of Pebblebrook Hotel Trust. “Noble House has consistently proven its ability to creatively operate high-quality, one-of-a-kind resorts, including our LaPlaya Beach Resort & Club in Naples, FL; our redeveloped San Diego Mission Bay Resort; our recently enhanced L’Auberge Del Mar in Southern California; and our recently acquired Jekyll Island Club Resort in Georgia. With Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa, Noble House will now manage 7 of Pebblebrook’s properties, and we look forward to the continued growth of our relationship.”
As part of the acquisition by Pebblebrook Hotel Trust, Estancia will also be joining Curator Hotels & Resorts Collection, a distinct collection of hand-selected small brands and independent lifestyle hotels and resorts worldwide, founded by Pebblebrook and six industry-leading hotel operators. Curator’s first-of-its-kind owner-centric hospitality platform offers a competitive alternative for independent lifestyle hotels looking to amplify their performance, providing them with best-in-class operating agreements, services, sales and marketing, while allowing them to retain their identity and what makes them unique.