Press Release




Welcome the New Year in Timeless Elegance
at The Lodge at Torrey Pines

December 2006

Deluxe Packages Feature Five Diamond Accommodations
World Class Dining, Rejuvenating Spa Treatments

LA JOLLA, California (December 2006) - Welcome the New Year in a setting of timeless elegance and luxury at The Lodge at Torrey Pines®. A selection of deluxe New Year's Eve packages includes Five Diamond-rated accommodations along with your choice of New Year's dinner for two at the A. R. Valentien Restaurant or spa treatments for two at the Spa at Torrey Pines. You can even sleep late on New Year's Day - 2 p.m. checkout is complimentary with all packages.

Located in the coastal resort town of La Jolla, California, The Lodge at Torrey Pines® offers a lush retreat in a setting of exceptional natural beauty, an indulgent refuge of classic architecture, world-class cuisine drawing from the best of local artisans, and therapeutic spa treatments that promote relaxation and wellness. Designed to reflect an era of careful craftsmanship, with comfortable Stickley-style pieces of fine woods, fabrics and leathers, the Lodge and its guestrooms convey a spirit of artistry, elegance, and comfort. New Year's Eve packages include accommodations in the classic Signature Room with a courtyard view, or curl up in front of the fireplace in a Palisades Room and enjoy a view of the beautiful Torrey Pines Golf Course.

A.R. Valentien

The Lodge's premiere restaurant, A.R. Valentien, features fresh regional cuisine served in an elegant, timbered room overlooking the 18th hole of Torrey Pines Golf Course. For New Year's Eve, Chef Jeff Jackson has created an extraordinary five-course menu that reflects his trademark style of imaginative, market-driven cooking, featuring a variety of premiere seasonal foods from some of California's finest organic farms, orchards and fishermen. Highlights of this fresh, inventive menu will include:

  • Smoked Sablefish Cake with Crème Fraiche and Osetra Caviar
  • Lobster Minestrone
  • Black Truffle Stuffed Gnocchi with Fontina Fondue
  • Oysters on the half shell with Horseradish Mignonette
  • Geurrero Negro Scallops
  • Yellowtail Crudo with Preserved Meyer Lemon and Herbs
  • Saddle of Venison "Master of the Hunt" w/Parsnip Purée, Vanilla Cranberry Preserve
  • Roasted Quail with Winter Panzanella
  • Brandt Hanger Steak with Red Wine Braised Shortrib
  • Coffee and Walnut Opera Cake, Chocolate Truffle Baked Alaska, Tapioca Trifle

A.R. Valentien New Year's Eve Dinner Packages

  • Signature room accommodation plus dinner for two in the A. R. Valentien: $595
  • Palisades room accommodation plus dinner for in the A. R. Valentien: $695
[Rates based on double occupancy and include tax and 20% gratuity, plus free overnight parking and complimentary late check out (2 p.m.) on day of department. Alcohol is NOT included in these packages.]

The Spa at Torrey Pines

The 9,500 square foot Spa at Torrey Pines celebrates La Jolla's coastal freshness of sea, land, and air with signature treatments themed around the natural purity of this jewel-like setting. Begin the New Year afresh with a rejuvenating 50-minute Spa treatment selected from a menu based on coastal botanical and marine-based extracts, a complete line of restorative treatments that includes therapeutic, meditative and cobblestone massages, facials, body wraps, and a Vichy shower and hydrotherapy.

New Year's Eve Spa Packages

  • Signature room accommodation plus two 50-minute Spa treatments: $595
  • Palisades room plus two 50-minute Spa treatments: $695
[Rates based on double occupancy and include tax but no gratuity; free overnight parking; and complimentary late check out (2 p.m.) on day of departure.]

Perched on the Pacific coast of Southern California, the Five Diamond-rated Lodge at Torrey Pines® is a tribute to the California Craftsman Movement and is modeled after Greene & Greene's famed Gamble and Blacker houses in Pasadena, California, two of the finest examples of early 1900s Craftsman-style architecture. The Lodge features 170 spacious guest rooms, including 9 suites, more than 13,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space, and a 9,500 square-foot spa. The Lodge is adjacent to the Torrey Pines Golf Course and is within walking distance of Torrey Pines State Reserve.

The Lodge at Torrey Pines® is owned and operated by Evans Hotels, San Diego, and is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World. To reserve a New Years Eve package, call Evans Hotels Central Reservations for reservations at 888-826-0224, or for further information contact Steve Pelzer at (858) 777-6706, spelzer@lodgetorreypines.com, or visit www.lodgetorreypines.com.