Press Release




Darcie Debartelo Named Corporate Director
of Spas for Evans Hotels

October 2004

“October 2004 - SAN DIEGO, California - Darcie DeBartelo has been named Corporate Director of Spa for Evans Hotels of San Diego, California. In her new role, DeBartelo will direct all spa operations, including spa management and the development of menus and product lines at Evans Hotels', The Lodge at Torrey Pines® in La Jolla and the Catamaran Resort Hotel on Mission Bay.”

“DeBartelo has been the Spa Director at the Spa at Torrey Pines since the opening of the Lodge at Torrey Pines® in spring 2002, where she created an array of unique ritual treatments and developed of the spa's signature products. More recently, DeBartelo has been in charge of creating the new 9,300 square-foot Spa at the Catamaran Resort Hotel, including the development of a new product line and menu of services that draw upon spa traditions from French Polynesian and Asian cultures. The Spa at the Catamaran is slated to open during the first quarter of 2005.”

“"I'm delighted to make Darcie our first Corporate Director of Spas," said William L. Evans, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Evans Hotels. "In the past two and half years, she has directed The Spa at Torrey Pines with outstanding vision and skill. Luxury travel is a quickly-evolving and competitive field, and she has kept The Spa at the very forefront of it. She has excellent management skills and a wide-ranging knowledge of spa treatments and products. I know she'll excel in her new position. It's a very exciting prospect for all of our hotels."”

“DeBartelo joined The Lodge at Torrey Pines® after working as the opening Spa Director at the renowned Mirbeau Inn & Spa in the Finger Lakes region of New York, where she managed all spa operations. Prior to that, DeBartelo was the Assistant Spa Director at the prestigious Phoenician Centre for Well-Being in Scottsdale, Arizona, where she helped manage a staff of 150. Previously she spent seven years fulfilling similar duties at the Claremont Resort and Spa in Berkeley, California.”

Perched on the Pacific coast of Southern California, the Spa at Torrey Pines is a splendid backdrop for such spa experiences. Nestled in the Five Diamond-rated Lodge at Torrey Pines®, the 9,500-sq. ft. Spa at Torrey Pines is inspired by the design principles of the Arts & Crafts movement as depicted by the style of Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Many of The Spa's furnishings are custom-made and imported from Scotland. The Spa features separate women's and men's retreats with 14 private treatment rooms, saunas, herbal-infused steam rooms, and aromatherapy inhalation rooms. The menu features a complete line of restorative treatments such as therapeutic, meditative and cobblestone massages, facials, body wraps, Vichy shower and hydrotherapy amongst other amenities. Many of the products used in The Spa are available for purchase so guests can continue their spa experience at home. The Spa is open to both hotel and day spa guests. For a complete Spa menu please visit www.spatorreypines.com. For reservations call 858-777-6690.

For more information regarding the Catamaran Resort Hotel's luxury, full-service spa opening in the first quarter of 2005, please contact Steve Pelzer at (858) 777-6706, spelzer@lodgetorreypines.com.