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Cape Rey Carlsbad - A Hilton Resort

Hotel Contact:
1 Ponto Road
Carlsbad, California 92011
United States
Main: 760-602-0800
Email: Email Hotel Rob Stirling
Director of Sales and Marketing: Rob Stirling
Website: www.caperey.com
Elite Rating
Planner Rating: 5.0
Chain Hilton
Opened 2012
Guest Rooms 215
Kings/Suites/Doubles 75 / 8 / 132
High Season High Season Low Season Low Season Shoulder Season Shoulder Season
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Max Group Size 300

Fees/Taxes

Resort Fee N/A
Room Tax 10
Sales Tax 8.75

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Meeting Space

Largest Meeting Room 5,758ft²
Indoor Meeting Space 8,644ft²
Indoor/Outdoor Meeting Space 25,000ft²

Airport Proximity

McClellan–Palomar Airport
10 min 5 miles (8 km)
San Diego International Airport
35 min 30 miles (48 km)

Business:

Business Center
Meeting
Event Staff
Team-Building Programs
State-Of-The-Art Audiovisual Equipment
Wired
Wireless Internet Access
Free Shuttle Within 10-Mile Radius
Outdoor Space With Ocean Views

Recreation:

Ocean View Pool
Award-Winning Ocean Crest Spa
Fitness Center
Seasonal Children'S Activities
On-Site Restaurant
Chandler'S
150 Steps To The Beach
Paddle Boarding
Surfing
Kayaking
Bike Riding On The Coast

Nearby:

Carlsbad State Beach
Shopping At Carlsbad Premium Outlets
The Forum Carlsbad
Carlsbad Business Park
Aviara Golf Club
Encinitas Ranch Golf Course
Legoland California Resort
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Carlsbad Village
Onsite Dining: Capacity
Chandler's Lounge
48
Chandler's Restaurant
180
Coastal-inspired Cuisine
Sunset Terrace
78

F&B Averages:

Breakfast Buffet $28-32 Cont. $27
Lunch Buffet $32-41 Plated $31-43
Dinner Buffet $63-97 Plated $49-74
Coffee Break $15-20
2-Hour Open Bar $35
Elite Overview Planner Ratings & Reviews
Elite Rating Average Planner Rating
This property has been certified Elite Gold and meets at least 15 of Elite Meetings Criteria.
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5.0
3 reviews
Arrival Experience:
5.0
Accommodations:
5.0
Food & Beverage:
4.7
Guest Service Experience:
5.0
Conference Services Staff:
5.0
Meeting and Function Facilities:
5.0
Activity or Recreation Options:
5.0
Planner-to-Planner Recommendation:
5.0
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Capacity Charts
Room Name Total Square Meters Room Size(meters) Ceiling Height (meters) Total Square Feet Room Size (feet) Ceiling Height (feet) Classroom Theater Banquet 10 Reception Conference U-Shape H-Square 10 x 10s
Osprey 16 N/A 3 220 N/A 9 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0
Pelican Watch 94 N/A 3 1,014 N/A 11 70 113 80 100 30 30 30 3
Pelican Watch Terrace 69 N/A 0 798 N/A 0 0 0 60 80 0 0 0 0
Pool Terrace 610 N/A 0 6,569 N/A 0 0 0 520 660 0 0 0 0
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Property News
Meeting Guests get Schooled in Southern California Living
Posted July 27, 2016
North San Diego coastal resort enhances meetings with its “School of Adventures”
CARLSBAD, Calif. – July 27, 2016- The oceanfront location at Cape Rey Carlsbad, A Hilton Resort, becomes the ultimate classroom with the resort’s newly introduced School of Adventures. Designed to complement the property’s existing coastal-inspired meeting programs, School of Adventures provides meeting and incentive guests with a lesson in the San Diego beach lifestyle through a core curriculum that pairs local experiences with expert guides who share regional knowledge and insider tips.

“With School of Adventures, visiting groups can bond while connecting with locals and the places they frequent in an authentic and real way,” said Rob Stirling, director of sales and marketing. “It’s a great complement to our existing offerings for groups, which already include beautiful ocean view meeting spaces, coastal menus inspired by local produce, creative meeting breaks based on fun themes like “Carlsbad Strawberry Fields” and carefully curated on-property activities such as our Iron Chef-style Chopped Kitchen and ocean-themed mini-spa sessions for the boardroom.”

Cape Rey’s initial School of Adventures offerings include Surf “Board” Meetings, Wellness 101 and Coastal Cruising. All activities can be customized for attendees or meeting planners who are looking for team building or outdoor excursions to complement traditional boardroom programs. A minimum of four participants is required for each activity.

Surf “Board” Meetings
Led by local surf gurus from Surfhouse Adventures, Cape Rey’s Surf “Board” Meeting sessions teach participants the ins and outs of surfing the Pacific coastline through surf instruction and fun activities synonymous with the San Diego surf lifestyle. More than a surf lesson, each session is an exploration in surf culture and designed for all levels and abilities. Participants cruise the coast while learning the names of favorite local surf spots like Ponto, Turn-Arounds and Warm Waters. Water sessions include private guided surf excursions or lessons with tips on etiquette, form and surf style. Groups customize their experience with a choice of additional activities that range from enjoying delicious, local burritos overlooking the Pacific to learning about surf culture at the California Surf Museum, snorkeling with stingrays and leopard sharks, or hanging 10 while a professional photographer captures the day’s fun. Surf “Board” Meeting sessions include transportation to and from the hotel, all equipment (wetsuits and boards), and refreshments. Costs start at $179 per person for a half-day excursion or $225 per person for a full day of fun.

Wellness 101
School of Adventures students can chart a new course to personal well being by tapping into the healing power of Cape Rey’s ocean location through the hotel’s Wellness 101 experience. This introductory lifestyle course, led by local wellness expert Stacy McCarthy, focuses on mindful living through a combination of thought, movement and healthy eating exercises. The experience begins with a series of coastal-inspired yoga practices that balance and invigorate the body. Next, groups embark on a guided beach walk meditation where the beauty and energy of the ocean calms the mind. The class concludes with an introduction and sampling of tasty super-foods that promote health, longevity and productivity. The Wellness 101 class starts at $89 per person.

Coastal Cruising
There’s nothing more local than enjoying San Diego’s coastal vistas and towns by bike. With a local guide to lead the way, Cape Rey groups enjoy the beautiful scenery of North County with a few must-see attractions along the way. Tours are customizable based on interest and ability. Itinerary options include a historic tour along Highway 101, peaceful nature hike and birding at nearby Batiquitos Lagoon, visit to the Self Realization Meditation Gardens in Encinitas or shopping at interesting coastal boutiques. Water, snacks, transportation and bike rentals are all included in this beach cruising adventure, which starts at $99 per person.

Meetings at Cape Rey range from intimate to adventurous thanks to the hotel’s beachfront location and 25,000 square feet of flexible indoor/outdoor meeting space. Customized group activities, creative, farm fresh menus and high-tech comforts from state-of-the-art AV to a complimentary tech lounge, enhance the experience for groups of any size and purpose. Well-appointed guest rooms and suites, many with ocean views, provide relaxing respites after a busy day doing business.

For more information about Cape Rey and the School of Adventures, visit www.CapeRey.com.
Summertime Programming at Cape Rey Carlsbad is All About Good Vibrations
Posted May 10, 2016
Hotel Launches Inaugural Concert Series, Revamped Happy Hour and Day of Wellness
Carlsbad, Calif. – May 10, 2016

Guests can find their personal happy this summer at Cape Rey Carlsbad where seasonal programming combines the best of the San Diego coastal location with exciting food, entertainment and wellness events. This north county oceanfront resort has a non-stop summer lineup that includes an all-new happy hour, after-hours poolside concert series, and a “Day of Namaste” wellness event.

Capeside Happy Hour
The newly expanded Sunset Terrace patio is the perfect location to experience breathtaking ocean view sunsets while enjoying the new daily Happy Hour at Chandler’s restaurant. Offered from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Chef Teri McIlwain has designed a special bites and shares happy hour menu that includes her popular Capeside Poke, signature 50/50 Garlic Fries (half sweet potato and half Yukon) and new classic favorites such as Honey Cayenne Buffalo Wings, Spinach and Artichoke Dip and Chicken Pot Stickers. Happy hour guests enjoy $2 off wines by the glass, local brews and signature cocktails every day and can take advantage of themed nights that include Make it Better Monday offering an all-night happy hour, Taco Tuesday featuring two of Chef’s filet mignon tacos for $19, Wine If You Want to Wednesday with half off select bottles of wine and On Tap Thursday offering $6 pints of featured local craft beer.

Sunset Music Series & Live Music on the Terrace
Cape Rey is turning up the volume this summer with its first annual Summer Concert Series and live music every weekend. The Summer Concert Series takes place poolside and features live performances by popular Southern California bands on the last Thursday of each month. Guests can get their groove on while enjoying special food and drink menus with delicious items like the Lobster Nachos, Texas Quail Knots, Chandler’s Margarita and Kentucky Mule. Concerts are free, open to the public and take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with dates as follows:
May 26: Steal Dawn
June 30: Sister Speak
July 28: OttoPilot Band
August 25: Funk Shui Planet
September 29: Aquile

Adding to the hotel’s vibrant music scene is Live Music on the Terrace during happy hour every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. Sunset views mix with SoCal tunes and coastal dining for the perfect evening at the Cape.
A Day of Namaste: Poses, Prana, Cleanse and Contribution
For anyone looking for something a bit more Zen, Cape Rey will host a series of summer wellness events with the first happening on May 21. “A Day of Namaste” is a one-day retreat focusing on improving personal well-being through food, movement and thought. Led by San Diego-based Stacy McCarthy, a passionate yogi and wellness expert, the even includes a Beaming juice detox, meditation, astrology consultation and uplifting yoga practice. Each guest also receives a handcrafted, one-of-a-kind mala from Ubud, Bali. To complete the experience, Cape Rey’s Ocean Crest Spa is offering participants $25 off any treatment including the new White Plumeria Scrub and Massage that infuses the exotic white plumeria, organic Hawaiian sugar cane, acai berry extract and oils rich in omegas for an uplifting spa experience. A Day of Namaste is priced at $199 per person and takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Cape Rey. To register for the retreat, visit Yoga NamaStacy. For news on additional wellness events, visit www.capereycom.
For more information on summertime at Cape Rey, visit www.CapeRey.com.

About Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort
Located along the sunny San Diego coast directly across from Carlsbad State Beach, the 215-room Cape Rey boasts a modern, California Craftsman-style design with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Opened in June 2012, this North San Diego luxury hotel was honored with the AAA Four Diamond distinction in 2013. Guests of Cape Rey enjoy the best of the beach communities’ lifestyle. On property amenities include the sea-inspired Ocean Crest Spa, an expansive, ocean view swimming pool and Chandler’s Restaurant & Lounge, a stylish restaurant where guests can enjoy fresh, regional cuisine and stunning views. The perfect basecamp for exploring Southern California, Cape Rey provides easy access to the beaches, parks, shopping and dining in Carlsbad, Leucadia, Encinitas and Oceanside. Just 30 minutes north of San Diego, Cape Rey is minutes away from LEGOLAND California. Sea World, the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Disneyland California and a variety of other fun attractions are also within reach. Visit www.CapeRey.com for more information.

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CHANDLER’S RESTAURANT AT CAPE REY CARLSBAD CHARTS A NEW COURSE TO CATER TO COASTAL FOODIES
Posted January 7, 2016
Led by an all-new culinary team, the restaurant’s reimagining includes new menus, outdoor gathering spaces and beverage programming
Carlsbad, Calif. – Jan. 7, 2016 – “Local, coastal and unexpected” is the new mantra at Chandler’s, the signature restaurant at Cape Rey Carlsbad. Drawing inspiration from the ocean vistas it overlooks and guided by an all-new culinary team, the California coastal eatery has revamped its menus and expanded its outdoor dining spaces for an authentic taste of the SoCal lifestyle.

More than just a menu refresh, Chandler’s recent evolution takes a new approach to everything from ingredients and style of cooking to how patrons dine. The new team leading the changes includes Operations Director Clifton Carmody, who draws on his experience working with innovative restaurant and hospitality companies, and Culinary Director Teri McIllwain, an energetic resort chef with a passion for healthy, farm-to-table cuisine.

“We spent a great deal of time plotting our new direction and had numerous conversations with locals and guests to get a feel for their preferences and desires,” says Carmody. “Our goal was to bring an innovative, distinctly California flair to every part of the restaurant to inspire the foodie in all of us.”

Menus reflect this new approach with a focus on fresh, flavorful dishes made with hyper local, high-quality ingredients from a new roster of area distributors, including Specialty Produce, Diestel Farms, Newport Meat Company and Pacific Shellfish. Each dish on Chandler’s menus has been thoughtfully revamped or replaced by McIllwain, trading butter and creams for clean, wholesome ingredients like cold-pressed olive oil, made from scratch vinaigrettes and healthy cooking techniques such as grilling and roasting.

One menu standout is the Sesame Ahi, a signature of McIllwain’s that features the exciting flavors of pancetta and citrus. Another favorite is the Whiskey Brined Chicken, which uses premium, flavorful Jidori chicken accompanied by peach mustard, fresh-
shelled beans and local greens. The slow-roasted Beet and Citrus Salad is served with a tangy lemon ricotta and showcases McIllwain’s farmer’s market style.
“We’re being very purposeful about our new menu and the philosophy behind it,” says McIllwain. “Each ingredient plays a distinct role and provides fuel, as well as a delicious experience. Our cooks aren’t just cooking to put food on the table – they’re being shown why they’re using certain techniques and products and encouraged to experiment and leverage their passions. We have one cook who loves making unique breads, so now we make all our bread in-house, fresh each day. We want to train a new generation of forward-thinking chefs and foster individual growth and creativity while wowing our guests at the same time.”

There’s also a bit of fun and surprise to McIllwain’s new menu that manifests in what she calls an “unorthodox” approach to foodie favorites. The creamsicle-colored 50/50 Fries, half sweet potato and half Yukon, are a playful take on the traditional side. Instead of rice, the Capeside Ahi Poke is served on a bed of rainbow quinoa, while the Crispy Shrimp and Calamari is made gluten-free with a crust of garbanzo and fava bean flour.
To attract the just-off-the-beach crowd, Chandler’s expanded its outdoor patio areas so that guests can take advantage of the ocean views and spectacular sunsets. Fire pits and updated lounge areas also allow for easy gathering and conversation, and a new section of the menu dedicated to shared plates enables groups to experience the local flavor in a more casual style. In addition to the Capeside Ahi, popular shared options include Lobster Nachos, Turkey Meatball Sliders, Seafood Ceviche Cocktail and Artisan Cheese Plate, playfully presented on a surfboard shaped platter.

Complimenting the new food menus is an entirely new beverage program. The bar now includes eight rotating local craft beers with a different brewer highlighted each month. Master sommelier Jessie Rodriguez revamped the wine cellar to include lesser-known California selections not readily found outside the region. Cocktails borrow from the farm fresh direction of the menu and are made with premium liquors, housemade infusions and local herbs and produce.

“This is coastal-style California cuisine at its best,” says Carmody. “It’s healthy, but fun and edgy. It’s stuff you can eat with your hands. Stuff you can share. Stuff you’ll tell friends they’ll have to try.”

To learn more about Cape Rey and Chandler’s, visit www.CapeRey.com and www.ChandlersCarlsbad.com.

About Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort
Located along the sunny San Diego coast directly across from Carlsbad State Beach, the 215-room Cape Rey boasts a modern, California Craftsman-style design with
breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Opened in June 2012, this North San Diego luxury hotel was honored with the AAA Four Diamond distinction in 2013. Guests of Cape Rey enjoy the best of the beach communities’ lifestyle. On property amenities include the sea-inspired Ocean Crest Spa, an expansive, ocean view swimming pool and Chandler’s Carlsbad, a stylish restaurant where guests can enjoy fresh, regional cuisine and stunning views. The perfect basecamp for exploring Southern California, Cape Rey provides easy access to the beaches, parks, shopping and dining in Carlsbad, Leucadia, Encinitas and Oceanside. Just 30 minutes north of San Diego, Cape Rey is minutes away from LEGOLAND California, Sea World, the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Disneyland California and a variety of other fun attractions. Visit
www.CapeRey.com for more information.

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CAPE REY CARLSBAD APPOINTS TERI MCILLWAIN AS CULINARY DIRECTOR
Posted November 15, 2015
San Diego bred and trained, McIllwain infuses menus at Chandler’s Carlsbad with her creative approach to local, coastal cuisine
Carlsbad, Calif. – Nov. 1, 2015 – Teri McIllwain has been named culinary director at
Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort. In her new role, McIllwain will leverage her diverse industry experience and passion for locally sourced, healthy cuisine to develop fresh menus, social offerings and group activities both at the resort’s ocean view Chandler’s restaurant and through the catering and room service divisions.

“Teri’s deep creativity and passion for food combined with her culinary knowledge and familiarity with the north county San Diego lifestyle, make her an ideal pick for crafting and delivering truly flavorful and eclectic California cuisine,” says Clifton Carmody, director of food and beverage operations. “Her openness to learn, teach and lead stems from her love of the kitchen and promises to bring incredible dining experiences to our increasingly discerning guests.”

McIllwain’s fresh approach in Chandler’s includes creating new seasonal, coastal-inspired menus that are centered on premium ingredients sourced from local and sustainable farms. Menus also feature weekly dishes inspired by the best ingredients from nearby farmer’s markets. To help her in the quest, McIllwain has recruited Matt Geremia, formerly a chef at the popular Solana Beach eatery Crush, to step into the role of senior sous chef and her second in command.

“I want each guest to taste the essence of the coast through their palate,” states McIllwain. “Food is so much more than fuel for the body; we create memories every time we gather around the table. Every meal is a memory, and it should reflect of our laid-back, SoCal vibe.”

Prior to joining Cape Rey, McIllwain served as chef de cuisine at Omni La Costa Resort and Spa working in nearly all of the resort’s culinary outlets including Diversions Sport Lounge, Bluefire Grill, Catering and Banquets. While at La Costa, she also served as a
nutritional chef for the onsite, wellness-focused Premier Fitness Camp and Chopra Center. McIllwain attended the San Diego Culinary Institute after entering the field as a private chef and Bon Appetit culinary instructor for Sur La Table stores in San Diego.

To learn more about Cape Rey and Chandler’s, visit www.CapeRey.com and www.ChandlersCarlsbad.com.

About Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort
Located along the sunny San Diego coast directly across from Carlsbad State Beach, the 215-room Cape Rey boasts a modern, California Craftsman-style design with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Opened in June 2012, this North San Diego luxury hotel was honored with the AAA Four Diamond distinction in 2013. Guests of Cape Rey enjoy the best of the beach communities’ lifestyle. On property amenities include the sea-inspired Ocean Crest Spa, an expansive, ocean view swimming pool and Chandler’s Restaurant & Lounge, a stylish restaurant where guests can enjoy fresh, regional cuisine and stunning views. The perfect basecamp for exploring Southern California, Cape Rey provides easy access to the beaches, parks, shopping and dining in Carlsbad, Leucadia, Encinitas and Oceanside. Just 30 minutes north of San Diego, Cape Rey is minutes away from LEGOLAND California, Sea World, the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Disneyland California and a variety of other fun attractions. Visit www.CapeRey.com for more information.

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Cape Rey Carlsbad Ready to Storm the Beach
Posted April 20, 2015
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CAPE REY CARLSBAD READY TO STORM THE BEACH
“Adventurists Wanted” at New Resort Brand Offering Authentic Southern California
Beach Lifestyle, Enhanced Experiences and Local Luxury
Carlsbad, Calif. – April 20, 2015 – On April 30, Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort will
officially welcome visitors with a new name, Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort, and a
whole new vibe. This comes as part of a hotel‐wide rebranding effort to focus on the
authentic Southern California beach lifestyle, delivering the prime location, adventurous
spirit and luxurious simplicity that today’s traveler seeks.
“Our property is a beachfront basecamp for Southern California adventures. Guests can
experience the best of our laidback lifestyle, relaxed‐meets‐refined service, comfortable
luxury and the benefits of our continued affiliation with the Hilton brand,” said General
Manager Vikram Sood. “As the only upscale resort situated directly along North San
Diego County’s coastline, the Cape Rey name helps us to better position the actual hotel
experience.”
The name “Cape Rey” was inspired by the resort’s physical location within the San Luis
Rey River Valley. “Rey,” Spanish for “king,” provides a sense of prominence, while
“Cape” ties in the hotel’s sweeping coastal vistas and authentic seaside locale.
“This new sense of place more accurately reflects the historic legacy of the region and a
sense of personal adventure,” says Sood. “It also gives us greater freedom to create and
shape unique, locally‐inspired guest activities and signature events that are as
distinctive as the property.”
Beyond the name, the bulk of the rebranding effort will manifest in the experiential
aspects of each guest’s stay. Creative itineraries, excursions and partnerships from the
new “Leisure Services Team” introduce guests – both on property and off– to the tastes,
places, products and personalities that speak to the surrounding beach lifestyle and
provide the type of immersive hospitality the modern traveler craves. Employees act as
property ambassadors, whose expertise in everything from surf spots to taco shops
provides guests with a backstage pass to all things local and Southern California‐cool.
Subtle updates to the hotel’s physical spaces act as a conduit to the brand by
emphasizing location through art, landscape and design. To encourage a stream of
activity and help guests connect with each other and the resort’s ocean vistas, Cape Rey
will feature more defined social spaces at the pool, in the lobby and at Chandler’s
Restaurant and Lounge. The re‐styled pool area includes new private cabanas, updated
cushions and services that focus on laidback luxury. Outdoor dining and gathering areas
have been expanded to create casual gathering spots inviting travelers to easily kick
back, relax and enjoy the view. Debuting in the fall will be several luxury suites, each
inspired by local lifestyle companies including Reef and Nixon.
Meetings, weddings, dining and spa all have a new Cape Rey flavor as well. The resort’s
“Private Events” team will operate with an emphasis on intuitive service, bespoke
menus and a shift toward sustainable offerings and amenities. Couples getting married
at Cape Rey can ensure a distinctive, customized event with the “Uniquely Yours at Cape
Rey” initiative. Ocean Crest Spa complements hotel activities with treatments and
services derived from natural, organic and local products, and will be teaming up with
area businesses for elevated health, fitness and nutrition opportunities. Finally,
Chandler’s will focus on partnerships with local brew masters, vintners and food experts
to celebrate the region’s culinary bounty. New offerings such as beach picnics and
summer bonfires feed the adventurous spirit of the Cape Rey guest.
“Cape Rey is about more than a resort; it’s a lifestyle,” said Eric Stein, creative director
for Neu Citizen, the Los Angeles‐based company tapped to help with the rebranding.
“Meet at the Cape, dine at the Cape, get married at the Cape — we see Cape Rey
becoming synonymous with the best of Carlsbad beach life.”
To learn more about Cape Rey, visit www.CapeRey.com.
Media Note: The new Cape Rey website will not be delivered to the public until April 30.
The hotel is providing media with an advance preview of the new site at
www.CapeRey.com. Please excuse any sections that are not fully completed at this time.
About Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort
Located along the sunny San Diego coast directly across from Carlsbad State Beach, the
215‐room Cape Rey boasts a modern, California Craftsman‐style design with
breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Opened in June 2012, this North San Diego
luxury hotel was honored with the AAA Four Diamond distinction in 2013. Guests of
Cape Rey enjoy the best of the beach communities’ lifestyle. On property amenities
include the sea‐inspired Ocean Crest Spa, an expansive, ocean view swimming pool and
Chandler’s Restaurant & Lounge, a stylish restaurant where guests can enjoy fresh,
regional cuisine and stunning views. The perfect basecamp for exploring Southern
California, Cape Rey provides easy access to the beaches, parks, shopping and dining in
Carlsbad, Leucadia, Encinitas and Oceanside. Just 30 minutes north of San Diego, Cape
Rey is minutes away from LEGOLAND California, Sea World, the San Diego Zoo, the San
Diego Zoo Safari Park, Disneyland California and a variety of other fun attractions. Visit
www.CapeRey.com for more information.
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WAVECREST HOTELS AND RESORTS WELCOME NEW ADDITIONS TO MANAGEMENT TEAM
Posted August 1, 2014
CARLSBAD, Calif. (August 1, 2014) – Wave Crest Hotels & Resorts announces the addition of two new members to its management team, Michael Swyney and Robin Naluai. As the hospitality company’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Swyney will oversee the sales efforts and marketing initiatives for the Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach and Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa, a AAA Four Diamond property. With over 30 years in hospitality, Swyney brings a wealth of management experience to his new role at the Southern California properties.

Managing the coordination of sales, marketing, and public relations efforts, Swyney’s key focus will be on generating revenue for the both Wavecrest Carlsbad properties through transient and group bookings, in addition to meetings and special events. Quickly moving up through the ranks, Swyney accumulated more than 15 years of experience within the food and beverage arena, giving him a solid operations background before making the decision to shift his career into sales and marketing. Throughout his career, Swyney has gained experience at hotels all along the coast of California, in Texas, Oregon, Arizona, Colorado, and New Jersey. Most recently, he served as director of sales and marketing at the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa on Mission Bay.

In addition, Robin Naluai has joined the team as the social catering manager for the Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa, bringing an acclaimed background in hosting events for anything from the film industry, to corporate gatherings and weddings, and will oversee all social events, programming and catering at the property. For the past three years, she served as the Catering Sales Manager at Omni La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad. There, she refined the skills required for wedding planning in addition to building her reputation as an events expert within San Diego’s wedding community.

“We are pleased to have Michael and Robin bring a combined 40 years of hospitality experience and leadership to our management team,” said Vikram Sood, general manager of Hilton Oceanfront Carlsbad. “Their talent, extensive industry knowledge, and dedication to personalized service complements the resort’s existing team of experts.”


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About Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa
Situated along the sunny Pacific Coast in Carlsbad, CA, Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa, a AAA Four Diamond Hotel, is among North San Diego’s luxury hotel destinations. Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa features 215 spacious, sparkling fresh rooms and suites as well as the revitalizing, full-service Ocean Crest Spa and an expansive, ocean view swimming pool. Guests can indulge in a world-class dining experience at Chandler’s Restaurant & Lounge, emphasizing the fresh, signature cuisine of the region. With easy access to parks and beaches, recreational activities like surfing, fishing, whale watching and water sports are all readily available. This SoCal resort is just a short drive north of San Diego and the International Airport, as well as Carlsbad’s Palomar Airport. For families, Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa is minutes away from LEGOLAND California, Sea World, the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Disneyland California and a variety of other fun attractions, restaurants, shopping and nightlife in Carlsbad and Oceanside, CA. Visit http://oceanfrontcarlsbad.com/ for more information.
CHANDLER'S RESTAURANT IS TURNING DINING INTO AN EXPERIENCE
Posted July 1, 2014
With Creatively Crafted Weekly Culinary Features
Departing from the general concept of a hotel restaurant, Chandler’s Restaurant & Lounge presents a world of its own. One of the most sought after restaurants in North San Diego County, Chandler’s brings innovation and style to the local restaurant scene, with eclectic, seasonal menus and delicious food prepared by internationally renowned Chef Pascal Vignau. Highlighted by relaxed indoor seating, a lively bar and wrap-around ocean-view terraces, the restaurant has won numerous accolades since opening in mid-2012.

BRUNCH OFFERINGS
With stunning ocean views and fresh, coastal cuisine inspired by the local surroundings, the restaurant is perfect for both drinks after work and long, lazy weekend brunches. When brunching, don't forget to partake in the many well-named "Brunch Eye-Openers" including the BLT Bloody Mary, the Ricky Bobby Bloody Mary featuring potato chips and a Slim Jim, and the Michelada with prawns, cocktail onions, olives and lime. For a complete deal, go for the Bottomless Bellinis - either white peach, mango or strawberry - for $15. Entree favorites include the Crabby Benedict and Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, and the healthier Kale Salad or Daily Quiche. The menu is sure to please all palates – especially when starting with warm Louisiana Beignets.

AFTERNOON TEA
Saturdays are about to get that much more special at Chandler's Restaurant with their signature afternoon tea service! Executive Chef Pascal Vignau are pleased to present a selection of delicious assorted finger sandwiches, homemade Sultana scones and sweet pastries made by our pastry team. Served with homemade rose petal jam and lemon curd. Champagne is offered to make for a truly indulgent experience. Seating for this traditional tea service are offered every Saturday from 1-3 PM. Adult $27 / $36 with a glass of sparking wine, children 12 and under $18. Reservations are required 24 hours in advance.

For reservations please call 760.683.5500 or visit ChandlersCarlsbad.com for more information.
INSPIRED SEASONAL INDULGENCE
Posted June 1, 2014
From the Wellness Experts at Ocean Crest Spa
Every season our wellness team crafts unique spa experiences featuring a host of ingredients abundantly available by the change in tides. Here is a sample of what you have to look forward to:

SUMMER SPA OFFERINGS
Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront, located only steps away from the Carlsbad beaches, incorporates the ocean into all aspects of their award winning resort. Especially in their on-site Ocean Crest Spa on healing powers of the sea are drawn upon to offer a wide selection of environmentally conscious treatments. Located just steps away from the ocean, guests at the spa can appreciate the pure and natural coastal ingredients used in treatments as well as the Relaxation Lounge and outdoor pool and whirlpool.

Vita-Sea Body Mask - Loaded with antioxidants in addition to sea algae, guarana, aloe vera, burdock root and green tea this mask not only calms and hydrates sunburnt skin but also works to reduce redness and burn fat. The seaweed, rich in minerals, tones and detoxifies the skin leaving your body relaxed and replenished. 50 or 80 minutes.

Deep Sea White Clay Body Mask with Pearl Extract - White Kaolin clay is mixed with super moisturizing hyaluronic acid and pearl extract to brighten, moisturize and rejuvenate the skin. This treatment draws upon the unique amino acid complex of pearls to improve skin elasticity while also repairing. After wrap and massage, your skin will be cleansed, smooth and glowing. 50 or 80 minutes.

FALL SPA OFFERINGS
Ocean Crest Spa, the signature spa at the Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa, is located only steps away from the Carlsbad beaches in a gorgeous coastal location. The spa draws upon the healing powers of the sea to offer a wide selection of environmentally conscious treatments incorporating pure and natural coastal ingredients, as well as offering a Relaxation Lounge, outdoor pool and whirlpool for guests.

This fall, try the decadent Pumpkin Ginger Body Scrub, Wrap and Massage, a spicy sugar scrub with moisturizing pumpkin that leads into a soothing body wrap and relaxing massage. With lots of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and collagen, the pumpkin will leave your skin smooth, soft and hydrated while the ginger works to infuse antioxidants, soothe burns and tone. $180 for an 80-minute treatment and $210 for a 110-minute treatment.

FITNESS
The award-winning resort—enjoys an uninterrupted view of the California sunset and is located directly across the street from Carlsbad State Beach. This five- mile stretch of sandy beaches is within steps of the resort and offers lounging in the sun, running, swimming, surfing, body boarding, and dozens of other outdoor activities. Opportunities abound for rentals and lessons in surfing and other water sports, also access to local golf courses and tennis courts. The Concierge can arrange these for hotel guests and even coordinate complimentary transportation in the property’s shuttle. Those who prefer to stay on property can also stay fit in the state-of-the-art Fitness Center, while enjoying gorgeous ocean views and technically advanced equipment. The fitness center is open 24 hours and seven days a week.

OCEAN CREST SPA
Situated along the sunny Pacific Coast in Carlsbad, CA, Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa, a AAA Four Diamond Hotel, is among North San Diego’s finest luxury hotel destinations. Inspired by the healing powers of the sea, Ocean Crest Spa offers an environmentally mindful spa experience with coastally derived treatments. It utilizes exceptionally pure, naturally sourced products, available in few other domestic spas. The 5,600 square-foot spa features seven spacious treatment rooms including a spacious couple’s suite with tub and private outdoor area for the perfect romantic retreat or girlfriend getaway, multiple indoor and outdoor relaxation areas, and a broad array of spa treatments and nail services including group offerings. Named one of the Top Five New Spas in the U.S. by Travel + Escape, Ocean Crest combines ocean elements such as energy, serenity, calmness and beauty, which are the core of the spa’s tastefully appointed interior design, through the generous use of teak, bronze, stone, amber and glass, generating an instinctive sea connection.