California Resort Receives Two Prestigious Awards
La Jolla, California (January 2015)—The Lodge at Torrey Pines has captured one of the travel industry’s most coveted designations, the 2015 AAA Five Diamond award, for the 13th consecutive year.
Since its opening in 2002, The Lodge has maintained its Five Diamond designation annually, based on the rigorous criteria put forth by AAA. “This award is well known among sophisticated travelers as a reflection of the ‘best of the best’ amid luxury properties,” said Bill Gross, General Manager of The Lodge at Torrey Pines. “This is not just about our luxurious amenities. It is about the caring and personal service—going above and beyond—is what earns us the Five Diamond designation, year after year.”
According to the Auto Club, AAA inspectors collectively visit some 1,200 hotels and restaurants every week and conduct multiple unannounced evaluations of each property. In addition to evaluating the physical attributes of the resort, inspectors assess all aspects of guest service, from initial reservation through checkout, to determine if the hotel offers the custom service today’s luxury hotel guest expects. Only .3 percent of the nation’s 59,000 hotel properties and restaurants earn the Five Diamond distinction.
In addition, The Lodge at Torrey Pines has been voted by readers to be included in the prestigious T+L 500 The World’s Best Hotels 2015.
Released each year to considerable anticipation, this award is the result of Travel + Leisure’s annual World’s Best survey, a questionnaire that asks readers to rate hotels based on rooms, facilities, location, service, restaurants, value and a number of other characteristics. Represented hotels are among an elite group held in high regard by the esteemed magazine, its readership and a worldwide community of avid travelers.
About The Lodge at Torrey Pines
The Lodge at Torrey Pines is an AAA Five Diamond award-winning property offering more than 20,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space with views of the world-renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course and the Pacific Ocean. Guests of The Lodge can take advantage of the near-perfect weather while hiking in the Torrey Pines State Reserve, golfing on Torrey Pines Golf Course or relaxing at the spa. The Lodge pays tribute to the California Craftsman movement and is modeled after Greene and 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 and suites, a 9,500-square-foot full-service spa and two restaurants serving contemporary California cuisine. The Lodge is owned and operated by Evans Hotels and is in proximity to the San Diego International Airport, downtown San Diego and downtown La Jolla. For reservations, call (858) 453-4420.
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