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L'Auberge Del Mar

Hotel Contact:
1540 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, California 92014
United States
Main: 858-793-6430
Email: Email Hotel Chrissy Benson
Director of Sales: Chrissy Benson
Website: www.laubergedelmar.com
Elite Rating
Planner Rating: 4.7
Chain Two Roads Hospitality
Opened 1989
Renovated 2017
Guest Rooms 121
Kings/Suites/Doubles 94 / 7 / 25
Room Rates High $310 - 530 Low $259 - 365
High Season High Season Low Season Low Season Shoulder Season Shoulder Season
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Max Group Size 300

Fees/Taxes

Resort Fee $39
Room Tax 12.9
Sales Tax 8.85

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Meeting Space

Largest Meeting Room 2,496ft²
Indoor Meeting Space 6,535ft²
Indoor/Outdoor Meeting Space 16,545ft²

Airport Proximity

John Wayne Airport
20 min 68 miles (110 km)
Los Angeles International Airport
105 min 106 miles (171 km)
San Diego International Airport
20 min 20 miles (32 km)

Business:

In-House Audiovisual Services And Wireless Internet Access.

Recreation:

Pool Deck With Coastal Views
Spa
Two Championship Tennis Courts
Fitness Center
Footpath To The Beach
And Choice Of Four Venues For Food And Beverages.

Nearby:

Del Mar Beach
Del Mar Race Track
Torrey Pines State Reserve And Golf Course
Scripps Institute Of Oceanography
Legoland
Old Town San Diego
San Diego Zoo And Wild Animal Park
And Seaworld.
Onsite Dining: Capacity
Bleu Bar
30
Coastline
56
Californian
KITCHEN1540
130
Californian

F&B Averages:

Breakfast Buffet $49-60 Cont. $38-42
Lunch Buffet $59-70 Plated $62-75
Dinner Buffet $130-165 Plated $99-160
Coffee Break $20-38
2-Hour Open Bar $50-60
Elite Overview Planner Ratings & Reviews
Elite Rating Average Planner Rating
This property has been certified Elite Platinum and meets at least 25 of Elite Meetings Criteria.
This endorsement is an independent unbiased determination granted only to the hotels meeting the standards set by the Elite Meetings Advisory Board. Elite endorsement is never sold or licensed.
4.7
7 reviews
Arrival Experience:
4.8
Accommodations:
4.8
Food & Beverage:
4.8
Guest Service Experience:
4.9
Conference Services Staff:
4.6
Meeting and Function Facilities:
4.4
Activity or Recreation Options:
4.6
Planner-to-Planner Recommendation:
4.5
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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
Amphitheater N/A N/A 0 N/A N/A 0 0 0 60 120 0 0 0 0
Boardroom 63 7.9 x 7.9 2 676 26 x 26 8 0 0 14 20 0 0 0 0
Emerald Ballroom 122 12.5 x 9.8 2 1,344 44 x 32 8 60 90 90 120 34 30 28 0
Emerald Terrace 60 5.2 x 11.6 0 650 17 x 38 0 0 0 40 50 0 0 0 0
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Property News
SPA L’AUBERGE PLUNGES INTO SUMMER WITH NEW SPA TREATMENTS
Posted May 24, 2016
DEL MAR, Calif. – Bathing suit season means it’s time for body beautiful, renewal and relaxation experiences at Spa L’Auberge, the award-winning spa at L’Auberge Del Mar, A Destination Hotel. The Spa’s new treatments reflect the leisurely, healthy lifestyle of this beachy, coastal retreat. New luxurious wellness services at the 5,000-square-foot, free-standing beach house spa include a Jet Lag Massage; Muscle Relief; Soothing Beach Escape; Peaceful Drift; and other therapeutic treatments.

Spa L’Auberge’s new treatments for summer 2016:

Jet Lag Massage
Following a journey to L’Auberge Del Mar, this treatment counteracts stress and tensions built up during travel. An invigorating blend of oils, acupressure techniques, stretching and lymphatic massage ensures a relaxing start to a great escape.
50 minutes, $155; 80 minutes, $210

Muscle Relief
This massage may be added to any of the Spa’s 50- or 80-minute massage treatments and is highly recommended for guests who vigorously participate in area triathlons, running events, hiking, surfing and bike riding. It employs arnica oil and targeted muscle relief gel to ease joints and help alleviate muscle stiffness, aches and pains.
$25

The Dude Facial
A facial tailored specifically for a man’s skin care needs. It soothes shaving areas leaving the face toned and invigorated and helps counteract the aging process.
50 minutes, $145; 80 minutes, $195

Ocean Detox
A renewing body treatment that starts with a dry brush exfoliation, followed by detoxifying ocean mineral clay painted on the body. Next the body is wrapped in a warming series of layers to eliminate built-up toxins and impurities. It concludes with a refreshing rinse and a moisture application.
50 minutes, $145; 80 minutes, $195

Soothing Beach Escape
The perfect way to end a day at the beach is an ultra-hydrating body wrap that begins with a full body dry buff, an application of cocoa butter and a warm cocoon of blankets. The finish is a soothing foot massage.
50 minutes, $145; 80 minutes, $195

Peaceful Drift
This calm and full body ritual begins with a gentle dry brush, which preps skin for a sleep- inducing body wrap of Valerian and Hops herbs. While cocooned in a series of warm layers, a relaxing scalp massage is given to aid the peaceful drift. It ends with a relaxing full body massage using a blend of essential oils to encourage a full night’s sleep.
110 minutes, $275

Anti-Aging Body Submergence
A collagen boosting body ritual created to combat the visible effects of aging skin. First comes a full sugar rub exfoliation. Next a full body masque enriched with antioxidants is applied, and the spa-goer is wrapped in warm blankets while receiving a relaxing hot oil scalp massage. The treatment ends with a massage using nourishing oils high in omega-6 and selenium to promote cell regeneration and improve elasticity.
110 minutes; $275

Mother’s Glow Facial
This is a service designed especially for mothers-to-be. It is a gentle cleanse, tone and exfoliation using natural fruit acids to rid the complexion of dull or dead skin cells. Then a water lily and colloidal oatmeal mask is applied during a soothing neck and shoulder massage with coconut and argan oil.
50 minutes, $145; 80 minutes, $195 includes foot massage and hot towel wrap

For Spa L’Auberge reservations, call 858.793.6493.

About Spa L’Auberge
Designed by acclaimed architect Cary Collier of Blu Spas Inc., the 5,000-square-foot free-standing Spa L’Auberge offers a tranquil oasis highlighted by welcoming spa therapists, soothing treatment suites and a cozy beach house ambiance. Inspired by its seaside setting, the treatments and luxury services feature signature offerings that draw on the healing properties of ocean minerals and botanical extracts. The full service spa offers massages, facials, body treatments, manicures and pedicures with 10 treatment rooms, a couple’s suite and indoor and outdoor relaxation areas. Facial product lines include SkinCeuticals, EmerginC Scientific Organics and OSEA. A custom Spa L’Auberge product line is used in body treatments, as well as Decléor and FarmHouse Fresh.

About L’Auberge Del Mar
Located in the heart of the coastal Southern California village Del Mar, L'Auberge Del Mar, A Destination Hotel, overlooks the Pacific Ocean offering a resort experience reminiscent of a private seaside estate. Managed by Destination Hotels, this intimate hotel presents 121 guest rooms and suites, refreshing dining options, a full service beach house-style 5,000-square-foot spa, a private path for easy beach access, tennis courts, a 24-hour fitness center and a peaceful pool area with leisure and whirl pools. An array of dining and drink selections includes the award-winning KITCHEN 1540, Coastline for waterfront al fresco dining, the lively poolside Bleu Bar for libations and nibbles and The Living Room Bar, a hub for socializing and people watching, serving handcrafted cocktails and tasty appetizers. For more information, please visit www.LAubergeDelMar.com or www.DestinationHotels.com.

About Destination Hotels
Destination Hotels (Destination) is a collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels, resorts and residences across the United States. Offering authentically-immersed and enriching experiences, each property is individual at heart, yet connected by a commitment to drawing upon the best of each location. Highly distinct, the Destination experience is always memorable and matchless; guests will feel the locale in a genuine way through each property and during the engaging moments cultivated both in and outside of them. Continuously growing with more than 40 properties from coast to coast, the award-winning portfolio features 20 renowned golf courses, 20 indigenous spas, and 110 exceptional bars and restaurants. Destination Hotels are true to our place; diverse by design. For more information, visit www.destinationhotels.com. Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.

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NOW ON SALE: TICKETS FOR DEL MAR’S RACING SEASON
Posted April 21, 2016
“OPENING DAY AFTER PARTY” HELD AT L’AUBERGE DEL MAR
DEL MAR, Calif. – Seventy-nine years of Turf and Surf horse racing and the big opening day for the 2016 Del Mar Thoroughbred Club season at Del Mar Race Track is Friday, July 15. Tickets for the famous grandstand “Opening Day After Party” annual bash at L’Auberge Del Mar, A Destination Hotel, are on sale starting April 25. For only 14 days, pre-sale tickets for this exciting party are priced at $199 each, plus tax – a $30 discount, and they include an invitation to a bonus pre-event party. After the pre-sale cut-off date, advance tickets will be sold from May 9 to July 14 at $229 each, plus tax, and day-of-party tickets will be sold on July 15 at $250 each, plus tax.

SHOW Up & Live It Up at L’Auberge Del Mar’s Opening Day After Party, Friday, July 15

From 5 p.m. to midnight, race fans will be celebrating Del Mar’s big day at the famous Opening Day After Party happening throughout L’Auberge Del Mar resort. DJ FishFonics and DJ Gabe Vega will be there to rock the resort, and jockey-themed go-go dancers will perform for more entertainment. Food attractions include a California Ingredient-Inspired Station featuring such local treats as foie gras with pickled strawberries, ABJ (almond butter and strawberry jam) and much more. Guests will feast on chicken verde, watermelon salad and tacos al pastor from Coastline; and wagyu beef short ribs, wild mushroom fricassee and ratatouille of summer vegetables from KITCHEN 1540. There will be a Salad Sensation Station and a Dessert Station with tempting themed sweets such as Del Mar Lemon Cupcakes and Bales of Hay Rice Krispy Treats. And, craft beer, featured liquors and cash bars will be everywhere.

A Private Cabana, The PLACE to be for Personal Parties

For sharing the event in total comfort with a group of your best friends and fellow racing fans, chic private cabanas are strategically placed on the resort’s Sunset and Pacific Terraces – ensuring spectacular ocean views or poolside right in the middle of the party action. Cabana service is provided by personal waitstaff to assist with guest party requests, including bottle service.

WIN a Bonus “Pick Your Ponies” Pre-Event with Purchase of Pre-Sale Opening Day After Party Tickets

On Thursday, July 14, from 6 to 8 p.m., the Pick Your Ponies party on L’Auberge Del Mar’s Pacific Terrace is exclusively open to Pre-Sale Opening Day After Party ticket buyers and L’Auberge Del Mar guests. Party-goers will be entertained by live music, and a guest Del Mar jockey or two will be there for a meet and greet. Guests will receive Handicapper Tips to help them bet during the season. Craft beer and specialty bars and food pop-up stations with a la carte pricing will be available for quenching thirst and nibbling.

Presale tickets are $199 plus tax, available from April 25 to May 8
Advance purchase tickets are $229 plus tax, available from May 9 to July 14
Day of tickets are $250 plus tax, available on July 15

To purchase tickets from L’Petite Boutique online, visit http://store.laubergedelmar.com/hotel-events. Please call 800-245-9757 or 858-259-1515 for more information. Go to http://laubergedelmar.com and sign up for L’News to receive information about pre-sale details.

Where: L’Auberge Del Mar
1540 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014
858.259.1515
www.laubergedelmar.com

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SEASIDE MOTHER’S DAY OFFERINGS FROM L’AUBERGE DEL MAR
Posted April 11, 2016
Bountiful Brunches from Coastline & KITCHEN 1540; Plus a Pampering Spa Package for Moms
DEL MAR, Calif. – Alfresco brunching at Coastline restaurant or festive indoor, patio and cabana dining at signature KITCHEN 1540 are both relaxing, distinctive settings to honor that special person of the day on Sunday, May 8. At iconic L’Auberge Del Mar, A Destination Hotel, guests overlook landscaped grounds and the beach at either seaside venue, while relishing Executive Chef Nathan Lingle’s inventive seasonal menus and the resort’s crafted cocktails and award-winning fine wine selections. In addition, the resort is offering a luxurious spa package at Spa L’Auberge – created to cater to the relaxation and wellness of mothers.

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet at Coastline
Sunday, May 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with live music. Seating outdoors at Coastline Restaurant, Sunset Terrace and Pacific Terrace
Highlighting fresh Spring ingredients L’Auberge Del Mar’s Mother’s Day Brunch presents an array of foods to please the whole family. Live Action and Buffet Stations include: THE LIGHTER SIDE offering whole hand fruit, Muesli, breads and donuts. HOT BREAKFAST ITEMS feature Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon, an Omelet Station and Asparagus and White Cheddar Quiche. There will be SUSHI, CHEESE and SALAD STATIONS, as well as PASTA including Tomato and Basil Pomodoro and Corn and Lobster Risotto. And at the CARVED STATION, Roasted Pork Loin, Grist and Toll Polenta and Roasted Peaches, as well as Salt Crusted Baja Corvino Bass with dandelion chimichurri. BRUNCH ITEMS IN CAST IRONS include Wagyu Beef Short Ribs, Lemon Glazed Salmon and Chicken Schnitzel with herbed spätzle and Mélange of Spring Vegetables. PASTRY DISPLAY will celebrate moms with classic and retro cakes and pies: Black Out, Pineapple Upside Down, Carrot, NY Style Cheese and Toll House cakes and Key Lime, Grandma Dyson’s Derby, Shoo Fly, Peach, Chess, Coconut Cream and Lemon Meringue. In addition, the Interactive Dessert Station will feature warm-from-the-oven individual chocolate cakes with toppings – berries, whipped cream, caramel sauce, chocolate shavings and candied pecans. For mimosa lovers, the Mimosa Bar with fresh pressed juices and purees for mix-ins will be available for $6.
$90 per adult; $30 for children under 12, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Reservations are recommended; call 858.793.6460. For more information, visit www.laubergdelmar.com.

Prix-Fixe Three-Course Menu for Mother’s Day at KITCHEN 1540
Sunday, May 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Chef Nathan Lingle has created a special menu to wow lucky mothers at KITCHEN 1540 on this very special day. First course selections are White and Green Asparagus Salad with poached quail egg, Vella jack and tarragon vinaigrette; Beet and Goat Cheese Salad, Yogurt and Granola Parfait, Sticky Bun with kumquat glaze; or Farm Truck Fruit Presentation. The next course presents choices of Tuna Nicoise with beans, olives, potato, egg, tomato and baby arugula with Mexican oregano vinaigrette; Corn and Lobster Risotto, Kimchi Benedict on Sonora wheat biscuit with pork belly; Lemon Ricotta Pancake with strawberry compote; Mushroom Torta; or Bacon and Spring Onion Quiche. The third delectable course offers Strawberry Rhubarb Tart with yogurt ice cream, Lavender Brûlée with almond crisp or Warm Chocolate Cake with farm truck fruit compote.
$45 per adult; $20 for children under 12, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Reservations are recommended; call 858.793.6460. For more information, visit www.laubergdelmar.com.

SPA L’AUBERGE PACKAGE FOR MOMS

Mothers Day’s Celebration Package – Valid May 2016
Pamper the guest of honor with a 50-minute signature massage and a soothing 50-minute renewal facial.
100 minutes; $250 includes valet parking and a Mother’s Day gift, exclusive of gratuity.

For Spa L’Auberge reservations, please call 858.793.6493.

Where: L’Auberge Del Mar
1540 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014
858.259.1515
www.laubergedelmar.com

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L’AUBERGE DEL MAR SALUTES LOCAL FARMERS FOR EARTH DAY
Posted April 7, 2016
And Other 2016 Earth Day Activities at Del Mar’s “Home by the Sea”
DEL MAR, Calif.– Paying homage to nature’s bounty, L’Auberge Del Mar’s Executive Chef Nathan Lingle and his team will present a special farm-to-table five course dinner paired with wines to be served on KITCHEN 1540’s patio on Earth Day, Friday, April 22. Further emphasizing everyone can take part in helping Planet Earth, L’Auberge Del Mar, A Destination Hotel, is “turning down the power” in the evening and hopes guests will do the same. During the month of April, Spa L’Auberge is featuring earth/ocean-friendly spa specials. And guests, locals and employees are invited to join the fun at the resort’s 4th Annual Earth Day Paddle Out.
Following are the details for April Earth Day activities at L’Auberge Del Mar:
Earth Day “Pea” Menu by Chef Nathan Lingle and Served on KITCHEN 1540’s Patio
Friday, April 22, starting at 7 p.m.
This farm-to-table six course feast is a tribute to spring and the pristine local products available from the farmers and purveyors who Chef Nathan works with every day, along with superb wine pairings.
Earth Day Menu 2016

PEAS with butter

CHILLED ENGLISH PEA SOUP, basket ricotta, kumquat and mint gremolata
2014 Galerie Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, CA

IBERICO HAM, sweet pea croquette, pickled spring onion, manchego cheese
2014 Carmel Road Unoaked Chardonnay, Monterey, CA

TORTELLINI, pea and morel mushroom
2013 Gran Moraine Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, OR

LOIN AND SHOULDER OF LAMB, snap pea, cauliflower, “matar”
2005 Chateau Vignot, Saint-Emilion, France

BUTTERMILK CAKE, sweet pea sorbet, lemon verbena
MACARON, pea and kumquat
Illy Caffe

Earth Day Dinner with Wine Pairings is $150 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity.

Reservations are recommended; call 858.793.6460.

Turning Down the Power
Friday, April 22, in the evening
As a token gesture to eco-activism and to encourage reflection about our earth and its preservation, L’Auberge Del Mar will dim all the lights in the lobby and around certain areas of the hotel. Guests will be provided an LED key ring, and they too will be encouraged to participate in the “turn down” by shutting off lights, air conditioning and electronics that require power during the evening. It will be a time to sit on the patio, listen to the ocean, breathe in the beautiful night air and visit with family and friends.

Spa L’Auberge April Earth/Ocean-Friendly Special Treatments
During the Month of April

Deep Sea Pedicure
This luxurious pedicure consists of a warm foot soak, a smoothing foot and calf exfoliation, a detoxing foot mask and a calf and foot massage. Treatment is finished with polish of the client’s choice.
50 minutes, $65, exclusive of tax and gratuity

Sea Salt Citrus Glow
This treatment helps purify and detox the body. It includes a full body exfoliation using sea salt extracted from the Pacific and is followed by a hydrating body moisturizer.
50 minutes, $125, exclusive of tax and gratuity

Signature Seaside Radiant Facial
A treatment customized for individual skin care needs using a variety of nourishing products from the sea. It begins with a light exfoliation, followed by a soothing steam and treatment mask application.
50 minutes, $125, exclusive of tax and gratuity

For L’Auberge Spa reservations, please call 858.703.6493.

4th Annual Earth Day Paddle Out
Friday, April 22, Starting at Powerhouse Park at noon.
Once again L’Auberge Del Mar guests, employees and Del Mar locals are invited to participate in the Earth Day Paddle Out event in honor of ocean preservation. Participants bring their own surfboards, boogie boards or paddleboards to propel them through the ocean surf. There will be an ocean dedication, surf session and a light reception. It’s all to bring attention and fun to the Pacific environment that is so important to San Diegans and visitors from all over the world.

Where: L’Auberge Del Mar
1540 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014
858.259.1515
www.laubergedelmar.com
BOARD MEETINGS TAKE ON THE CULTURE OF SO-CAL AT L’AUBERGE DEL MAR
Posted March 9, 2016
The Word “Board” Takes on New Meaning in this Breezy Surf Themed Setting
DEL MAR, Calif. – Land locked execs can answer their surfing dreams in the nearby Pacific and then strategize in a newly renovated Board Room at L’Auberge Del Mar, A Destination Hotel.



A distinct departure from traditional meeting rooms, the new Board Room exudes a surf culture sensibility with larger than life ocean photography, a calming color palette in hues of blue, hardwood flooring, crisp white wood paneled walls and imaginative ocean inspired artwork.



Playing off the resort’s oceanfront locale the room’s reinvented design motif includes:



Compelling and colorful surf images by Solana Beach artist Aaron Chang, a former Surfing magazine photographer renowned for visually defining the sport of surfing. Each of Chang’s pieces depicts epic waves at nearby surfing spots.
A striking hand blown 12-foot-long chandelier designed by Escondido-based mixed media artist James Stone, noted for his marine themed sculptures. This custom hand blown light fixture was delicately crafted with hand applied color and dichroic glass fused at 1,500 degrees on two layers of titanium coated glass. Infused in soft hues of Turkish blue and sky blue with hints of cyan, white and sea green, this unique piece sets a breezy ocean themed tone for the entire room.
A custom 9’6” surfboard from Del Mar resident and eight time surfing champion Joel Tudor anchors the back wall behind the handsome wood conference table furthering the room’s authentically local motif.


According to Bob Harter, director of sales and marketing for L’Auberge Del Mar, the Board Room was carefully designed to help inspire and stimulate meeting attendees by the space’s new surf spirit and sense of adventure. “We want to take advantage of our beachfront location to provide our meeting guests with a unique, energizing setting – utilizing a range of materials, images and art all inspired by the sun, surf and sand.”



And, for execs who want to “hang 10” after a day of meetings, L’Auberge Del Mar offers complimentary body boards for guests to use and can arrange group surf lessons with Fulcrum Surf. Group lessons are available for $85 per surfer for a 90-minute session.



About L’Auberge Del Mar, A Destination Hotel

Located in the heart of Southern California’s most picturesque coastal village of Del Mar, L'Auberge Del Mar overlooks the Pacific Ocean and offers a resort experience reminiscent of a private, coastal estate. Managed by Destination Hotels, this historic seaside hotel offers 121 guest rooms and suites, refreshing dining options, a cheerful and cozy spa, a private path to the beach and peaceful pool area. The award-winning, signature restaurant, KITCHEN 1540, blends energy and intrigue with a fresh, lively atmosphere. The restaurant’s extensive offerings meld the classic and the unexpected, making KITCHEN 1540 something one simply has to try when dining in Del Mar. For more information, please visit www.laubergedelmar.com or www.destinationhotels.com.



About Destination Hotels

Destination Hotels (Destination) is a collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels, resorts and residences across the United States. Offering authentically-immersed and enriching experiences, each property is individual at heart, yet connected by a commitment to drawing upon the best of each location. Highly distinct, the Destination experience is always memorable and matchless; guests will feel the locale in a genuine way through each property and during the engaging moments cultivated both in and outside of them. Continuously growing with more than 40 properties from coast to coast, the award-winning portfolio features 20 renowned golf courses, 20 indigenous spas, and 110 exceptional bars and restaurants. Destination Hotels are true to our place; diverse by design. For more information, visit www.destinationhotels.com. Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.



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HAPPY EASTER SUNDAY BRUNCHES BY THE OCEAN AT L’AUBERGE DEL MAR
Posted February 26, 2016
Plus: Foodies’ Delight Easter Getaway Package and a Family Fun Seashell Coloring
DEL MAR, Calif. – With expansive ocean view outdoor terraces, Easter Brunch at L’Auberge Del Mar, A Destination Hotel, is an inspirational spot to commemorate the day. Executive Chef Nathan Lingle has created Easter menus that entice the palate with a choice of a traditional Easter brunch buffet served alfresco or a Prix Fixe Three Course Menu offered at KITCHEN 1540 on Sunday, March 27. And for those who wish to spend even more time at this seaside, stylish resort, Foodies’ Delight Easter Getaway Package is an egg-cellent opportunity.



Easter Brunch Buffet

Sunday, March 27, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with live music. Seating outdoors at Coastline Restaurant, Waterfall Terrace, Sunset Terrace and Pacific Terrace

L’Auberge Del Mar’s talented culinary team inspired by the bounty of Southern California and the proximity to the Pacific Ocean, will prepare a delicious brunch to suit all appetites. Live Action and Buffet Stations include: THE LIGHTER SIDE offering Fruit, Yogurt, Breads, Donuts and more. There will be HOT BREAKFAST ITEMS such as Eggs Benedict and Asparagus and White Cheddar Quiche. Also SEAFOOD, SALADS, PASTA and CARVED STATIONS; as well as an area dedicated to LOCAL CHEESES and one offering BRUNCH ITEMS IN CAST IRONS including Halibut with squash blossoms and potato cake and Braised Pork Belly with fromage blanc spaetzle and fiddlehead fern. And the DESSERT STATION will be there for a great sweet holiday finish.

$90 per adult; $40 for children under 12, exclusive of tax and gratuity. A build-your-own Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar with all the trimmings will be available for $12. Reservations are recommended; call 858.793.6460. For more information, visit www.laubergdelmar.com.



Easter Prix-Fixe Three-Course Menu at KITCHEN 1540

Sunday, March 27, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Executive Chef Nathan Lingle and his culinary crew at L’Auberge Del Mar’s signature KITCHEN 1540 have created a special three-course menu to celebrate the Easter holiday – to be enjoyed indoors or out on the restaurant’s expansive terrace with intimate patio cabanas. Lingle is particularly pleased to be offering courses highlighted by California seasonal products on his first West Coast Easter Menu. For the First Course, guests have choices such as White and Green Asparagus Salad, Local Fruit presented in a farm truck, and Arugula, Fennel and Grapefruit Salad. Next, the offerings include Cavatelli with crab meat, charred ramp and new potato cream, Kimchi Benedict with crisp pork belly, Sonora wheat biscuit, poached egg and hollandaise or Mushroom Torta with black beans, smoked field mushrooms, arugula, goat cheese and pickled pepper. The Third Course tempts diners with Strawberry Rhubarb Tart, Budino with hazelnut and chocolate and a Kona Coffee Crème Brûlée.

$45 per adult; $20 for children under 12, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Reservations are recommended; call 858.793.6460. For more information, visit www.laubergdelmar.com.



Easter Egg Hunt in the Amphitheater

Sunday, March 27, held at 9 a.m. and 12 noon

Guests of the resort and Easter Brunch diners are invited to join in L’Auberge Del Mar’s annual Easter Egg Hunts.



Seashell “Coloring” in the Amphitheater

Sunday, March 27, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Families can be artists together as they color seashells in the Amphitheater.



Foodies’ Delight Easter Getaway Package

Available Easter Weekend

L’Auberge Del Mar’s special Easter Package delivers breathtaking ocean vistas, luxurious accommodations and great food for enthusiasts. It includes overnight accommodations and a $150 dining credit towards Easter Brunch.

Rates start at $360 per night for a standard room and are inclusive of tax, resort fee, valet parking and dining credit. Two-night minimum is required. Package is based on availability and some restrictions may apply. For reservations, visit www.laubergedelmar.com.



Where: L’Auberge Del Mar

1540 Camino Del Mar

Del Mar, CA 92014

858.259.1515

www.laubergedelmar.‌com
LOVE IN THE COASTAL AIR AT L’AUBERGE DEL MAR
Posted January 19, 2016
Romantic overnight stays, menus, tastings and spa treatments for couples
DEL MAR, Calif. – In honor of St. Valentine’s Day, L’Auberge Del Mar, A Destination Hotel, offers happy couples a night of romance with its “With Those You Love” accommodations packages complete with special sweet, savory or bubbly treats; the ultimate celebration continues with delicious chocolate tastings and a delectable Four-Course Dinner created by Chef Nathan Lingle and served in style at KITCHEN 1540. And shellfish lovers will savor the aphrodisiacal selections available at the raw bar at Coastline from 3 to 7 p.m. during this weekend of romance. Like all properties in the Destination Hotels collection, L’Auberge Del Mar offers authentically-immersed experiences that are true to its place.

“With Those You Love” at L’Auberge Del Mar
Available through the month of February
This package of romantic touches includes:
• $50 Spa credit per stay
• $25 food and beverage credit per stay
• Choice of amenity: five sweet chocolate-covered strawberries, a savory cheese board or a split of champagne
Package rates starting at $344

Month of Love February Spa Specials
Available through the month of February
• “Love Me” Body Treatment
A pampering fruit and botanical treatment that starts with a luxurious full body scrub using pure sugar cane and Noni oil, leaving the body silky smooth. Then the body is enveloped in a nourishing cocoon with a hydrating body wrap that is extremely high in Omega 6, selenium and polyphenols, helping the skin’s elasticity and improving fine lines, wrinkles and firmness – while also receiving a relaxing scalp massage.
80 minutes; $185

• Love’s Natural Glow Facial
This anti-aging facial uses a peel to stimulate cell metabolism helping to dramatically improve the skin’s appearance. The goal is to lift, tighten, brighten and visibly firm skin, increasing textural clarity and uneven skin tones.
50 minutes; $185

• Chocolate Melt-A-Way
This treatment helps melt away stress and worries as it delivers a full body massage customized especially for specific needs, allowing the therapist to address imbalances and induce deep relaxation using milk chocolate scented oil.
50 minutes; $135


• Tantalizing Tootsies*
Starts with a relaxing foot soak to refresh and soften skin. Next the feet are smoothed with a honey lavender exfoliation, followed by a sweet honey foot and calf mask. Feet are then massaged with a hydrating moisturizer and finished with the perfect polish of your choice.
*Excludes French and Shellac polish
50 minutes; $65

Jer’s and Dallmann Chocolate Tastings
Friday, February 12 from 4 to 6 p.m. on the Sunset Terrace
Savor some luscious locally made artisan chocolates at this complimentary tasting session provided by award-winning Solana Beach Jer’s Chocolates and from San Diego’s Dallmann Fine Chocolates. Live entertainment will also be provided.

Coastline Raw Bar for Romantic Toasting and Special Shellfish Selections
Friday, February 12 from 4 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, February 13, and Sunday, February 14 from 3 to 6 p.m.
This is a great way to start an evening devoted to the charms of Cupid. Coastline’s raw bar will feature a West Coast Oyster Tasting of Kushi, Kumomoto and Fanny Bay bivalves for $3 each and served with cocktail, Meyer lemon and red wine mignonette. Clams on the Half Shell will be $2 each; Poached Tiger Shrimp $6 each; Jumbo Lump Crab Mini Martini $5; and Bay Scallop with Satsuma agua chile, fennel and blood orange will be priced at $6.

Romantic Tasting Menu at KITCHEN 1540
Saturday, February 13, and Sunday, February 14 from 5 to 10 p.m.
Valentine’s couples can enjoy a cocktail, sips of wine or their favorite bubbly when they begin their celebration with a choice of Tasting of Oysters, Beef Carpaccio or Leopard Romaine Salad, star ruby grapefruit, heart of palm panna cotta and sesame brittle with limequat vinaigrette. The next course features Edison White Wheat Pasta with king crab and uni butter, Seared Foie Gras or Yam Bisque with a kaffir lime marshmallow and cardamom macaron. The third course options are Braised Wagyu Short Rib, Poached Sea Bass, Guinea Fowl à L’Orange or Nate’s Carrots with miso and coriander cream – all accompanied by gourmet sauces and sides. Desserts to end a memorable dinner are Coconut Crème Brûlée, Mocha Bonet or Red Berry and Pistachio Napoleon.
Cost is $89 per person, $119 with wine pairings; exclusive of tax and gratuity.

For reservations, call (858) 793-6460.

Where: L’Auberge Del Mar
1540 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014
(858) 259-1515
www.laubergedelmar.com
L’AUBERGE DEL MAR CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY
Posted August 21, 2014
Guests can indulge in getaway, dining, spa and wedding specials
L’Auberge Del Mar, by Destination Hotels & Resorts is a San Diego retreat reminiscent of a private coastal escape with a star-studded past and reputation as one of the finest hotels in the region. This year, L’Auberge Del Mar is celebrating its 25th anniversary and marking the milestone with specials throughout the hotel. Everyone, from visitors seeking a seaside escape to locals stopping by for a sunset cocktail, can join in the celebration through room, spa, dining and wedding specials available now through December 25, 2014. The anniversary celebration will culminate on December 31, where the hotel will commemorate 25 years with a New Year’s Eve 25th Anniversary Bash.

Anniversary Getaway Package
In celebration of the hotel’s 25th anniversary, guests can book the Anniversary Package that includes overnight accommodations in one of the hotel’s elegantly appointed rooms and a $25 resort credit for use at Spa L’Auberge, KITCHEN 1540 or any other dining outlet. This package also includes a festive champagne and strawberry amenity and commemorative L’Auberge Del Mar keepsake silver anniversary photo frame. For more information and reservations, visit http://tinyurl.com/p2yqgy3 and enter booking code 25YEARS.

Anniversary Spa Package
Spa L’Auberge, which offers seaside pampering with a beach cottage ambience, is paying tribute to the 25th anniversary with special pricing of $125 for either the 50-minute Mint Julep Body Scrub or two 25-minute express treatments. The Mint Julep Body Scrub, which was inspired by racing season at the nearby Del Mar Race Track, includes a Bourbon Bubbler full-body scrub made of Kentucky Whiskey and brown sugar, followed by a Shea butter, mint, lavender and vitamin E hydrating cream. The express spa services are a new offering and designed to provide instant revitalization without a huge time commitment. Included on the express spa menu are a custom full-body massage, seaweed scrub, sea breeze facial and a hand and foot indulgence. Anniversary pricing is available Monday through Wednesday.

Anniversary Cocktail Specials
The hotel’s elegant Living Room bar is featuring the festive Silver Anniversary Cocktail which fittingly includes Patron Silver, along with St. Germain, fresh rosemary, cucumber and lime. Guests can also opt for the bar’s anniversary special that includes two craft beers paired with a craft cheese and charcuterie board with two chef selections for $25.

KITCHEN 1540 Anniversary Special
KITCHEN 1540, L’Auberge Del Mar’s highly acclaimed restaurant that blends energy and intrigue in a fresh, simple atmosphere, is offering a nightly anniversary menu special through the end of the year.

In honor of the anniversary, Executive Chef Brandon Fortune has created a dry-aged beef program featuring either New York or Ribeye. Each day, chef will prepare a dry-aged beef dish special with accompaniments offered verbally by the servers (market price).

Anniversary Wedding Special
With its breathtaking ocean view setting, L’Auberge Del Mar has always held a special allure as a wedding destination. This year, couples tying the knot will let a little something extra simply by mentioning the 25th anniversary. Specials include 25 percent off the three and four hour silver bar package, complimentary silver shantung linen or ultra-platinum Lamoure linen, and sparkling wine for the bride and groom with custom silver label.

History of L’Auberge Del Mar
Located in the heart of the picturesque coastal village of Del Mar, L’Auberge Del Mar sits on a historic site that was originally home to the Stratford Inn. Opened in 1910, the hotel was a magnet for Hollywood stars during the silent film days. In 1927, the hotel changed its name to Hotel Del Mar and was again a gathering place for celebrities who came for sun, sand and Bing Crosby’s newly opened Del Mar Race Track. During WWII, the hotel closed and became home to soldiers and their families. After the war, it re-opened as a hotel, but never regained the popularity for which it was once known. In 1969, the hotel was torn down and the land stayed vacant until 1989 when it was rebuilt and opened as the Inn L’Auberge. In 2008, the property underwent an extensive renovation and emerged in its current form as the chic and sophisticated L’Auberge Del Mar.

About L’Auberge Del Mar, by Destination Hotels & Resorts
Located in the heart of Southern California’s most picturesque coastal village of Del Mar, L'Auberge Del Mar, by Destination Hotels & Resorts, overlooks the Pacific Ocean and offers a resort experience reminiscent of a private, coastal estate. This historic seaside hotel offers 120 guest rooms and suites, refreshing dining options, a cheerful and cozy spa, a private path to the beach and peaceful pool area. The award-winning, signature restaurant, KITCHEN 1540, blends energy and intrigue with a fresh, lively atmosphere. The restaurant’s extensive offerings meld the classic and the unexpected, making KITCHEN 1540 something one simply has to try when dining in DelMar. For more information, please visit www.laubergedelmar.com or www.destinationhotels.com

About Destination Hotels & Resorts
Destination Hotels & Resorts is an authentic collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels and resorts across North America. Offering enriching, locally-inspired experiences from alpine adventures and stunning beachfronts to urban landmarks, each property reflects the natural surroundings and culture of its distinctive locale. With more than 40 properties in premier travel destinations, including Aspen, Chicago, Denver, Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles, Maui, Miami, New Orleans, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Santa Fe, Seattle, Vail and Washington D.C., the award-winning portfolio features renowned golf courses, indigenous spas, and exceptional culinary venues. For more information on Destination Hotels & Resorts, visit www.destinationhotels.com. Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.
L’AUBERGE DEL MAR WELCOMES JENNA SPITTLER AS LEISURE SALES MANAGER
Posted May 19, 2014
L’Auberge Del Mar, by Destination Hotels & Resorts, has hired Jenna Spittler as leisure sales manager for the 120 room hotel on the San Diego coast. In her new role, Spittler will be responsible for the leisure and individual business travel markets.

“Jenna’s successful track record in hotel sales and experience with luxury properties makes her a perfect fit for L’Auberge Del Mar,” says Bob Harter, the hotel’s director of sales & marketing. “We are thrilled to have her join our team.”

Spittler began her career in the hospitality industry in 2007 as sales and marketing coordinator for the Four Seasons Worldwide Sales Office in New York, NY. In 2011, Jenna moved to California to join the team at La Costa Resort and Spa as travel industry sales manager. Most recently, Spittler served as director of leisure sales for both Omni La Costa Resort and Spa and Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa.

Spittler is an honors graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara with a degree in global and international studies. She is an active member of the Junior League of San Diego and is passionate about the Nebraska Cornhuskers, beach destinations and country music.

About L’Auberge Del Mar, by Destination Hotels & Resorts
Located in the heart of Southern California’s most picturesque coastal village of Del Mar, L'Auberge Del Mar, by Destination Hotels & Resorts, overlooks the Pacific Ocean and offers a resort experience reminiscent of a private, coastal estate. This historic seaside hotel offers 120 guest rooms and suites, refreshing dining options, a cheerful and cozy spa, a private path to the beach and peaceful pool area. The award-winning, signature restaurant, KITCHEN 1540, blends energy and intrigue with a fresh, lively atmosphere. The restaurant’s extensive offerings meld the classic and the unexpected, making KITCHEN 1540 something one simply has to try when dining in DelMar. For more information, please visit www.laubergedelmar.com or www.destinationhotels.com

About Destination Hotels & Resorts
Destination Hotels & Resorts is an authentic collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels and resorts across North America. Offering enriching, locally-inspired experiences from alpine adventures and stunning beachfronts to urban landmarks, each property reflects the natural surroundings and culture of its distinctive locale. With more than 40 properties in premier travel destinations, including Aspen, Chicago, Denver, Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles, Maui, Miami, New Orleans, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Santa Fe, Seattle, Vail and Washington D.C., the award-winning portfolio features renowned golf courses, indigenous spas, and exceptional culinary venues. For more information on Destination Hotels & Resorts, visit www.destinationhotels.com. Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.
“FORTUNE” ARRIVES AT KITCHEN 1540 AS L'AUBERGE DEL MAR MAKES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED EXECUTIVE CHEF ANNOUNCEMENT
Posted February 7, 2014
Del Mar, Calif.- February 7, 2014 - They say that all good things are worth waiting for and, in the case of KITCHEN 1540’s search for a new chef, fortune has finally arrived. L’Auberge Del Mar announced today that Brandon Fortune has been appointed executive chef of the 120-room hotel in San Diego’s picturesque coastal village of Del Mar. Fortune will oversee all culinary operations for the property, including the acclaimed KITCHEN 1540 restaurant.

“Brandon is an exceptional culinary talent who not only brings the kind of youthful energy and creativity we desire in an executive chef, but also the business acumen and leadership qualities,” said Michael Slosser, vice president and managing director for Destination Hotels & Resorts and general manager of L’Auberge Del Mar. “Having run his own restaurant and worked for stellar culinary establishments, he has the unique combination of understanding the demands of running both an efficient kitchen and a quality-driven operation.”

A native of the Southeast, Fortune draws inspiration from his Southern upbringing, world travels and outstanding educational background to create extraordinary cuisine. An honors graduate of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Atlanta, Georgia, he began his career at the five-diamond, five-star Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta before heading west to hone his skills at another five-diamond, five-star resort, The Grand Del Mar in San Diego. As a member of The Grand Del Mar’s opening culinary team, Fortune worked alongside two-Michelin Star-awarded Chef Jason McLeod perfecting his craft in the resort’s dining outlets and banquets.

In 2010, Fortune opened his own tapas restaurant in La Jolla, Calif. called Aquamoree. The restaurant offered upscale Southern cuisine prepared as small plates and was quickly named a top American restaurant by San Diego opentable.com. With the arrival of his first child in 2013, Fortune moved away from restaurant ownership and has been serving as a culinary consultant on a local project.

“I’m thrilled to return to the hotel business, especially with such an incredible property as L’Auberge Del Mar where the ocean is right outside my kitchen,” said Fortune. “I’m excited to build on KITCHEN 1540’s acclaimed history and continue its reputation as a top establishment for creative, inspired dining in San Diego.”

Fortune will start at L'Auberge Del Mar on February 17 and will begin implementing his vision immediately. A complete new menu release for KITCHEN 1540 is anticipated in April.

About KITCHEN 1540
Modern and comfortable, KITCHEN 1540 blends energy and intrigue with a fresh, simple atmosphere. Inspired by New York architect Andre Kikoski, KITCHEN 1540 boasts white vaulted ceilings, an elegant fireplace and modern furniture offering a level of contemporary-chic sophistication rarely seen in a hotel restaurant. The inviting wine bar, with 24-bottle Cruvinet, doubles as a dining counter providing an intriguing glimpse into the energy and excitement of the open kitchen activity, while the private dining room wrapped in wine-encased walls provides a quieter, more intimate setting. The spacious outdoor patio allows guests to enjoy the ocean breezes and features private cabanas for intimate dining. The setting is punctuated with a waterfall and hanging lanterns to set just the right mood.
KITCHEN 1540 has garnered numerous awards including such prestigious honors as Wine Spectator Magazine: Award of Excellence; CA Restaurant Association: Gold Medallion - Best Hotel Restaurant, Fine Dining; San Diego Magazine: Best Hotel Restaurant; and Ranch & Coast Magazine: Editor's Pick for Best Restaurant.

About L’Auberge Del Mar
Located in the heart of Southern California’s most picturesque coastal village of Del Mar, L'Auberge Del Mar, by Destination Hotels & Resorts, overlooks the Pacific Ocean and offers a resort experience reminiscent of a private, coastal estate. This historic seaside hotel offers 120 guest rooms and suites, refreshing dining options, a cheerful and cozy spa, a private path to the beach and peaceful pool area. The award-winning, signature restaurant, KITCHEN 1540, blends energy and intrigue with a fresh, lively atmosphere. The restaurant’s extensive offerings meld the classic and the unexpected, making KITCHEN 1540 something one simply has to try when dining in Del Mar. For more information, please visit www.laubergedelmar.com or www.destinationhotels.com

About Destination Hotels & Resorts
Destination Hotels & Resorts is an authentic collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels and resorts across North America. Offering enriching, locally-inspired experiences from alpine adventures and stunning beachfronts to urban landmarks, each property reflects the natural surroundings and culture of its distinctive locale. With more than 40 properties in premier travel destinations, including Aspen, Chicago, Denver, Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles, Maui, Miami, New Orleans, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Santa Fe, Seattle, Vail and Washington D.C., the award-winning portfolio features renowned golf courses, indigenous spas, and exceptional culinary venues. For more information on Destination Hotels & Resorts, visit www.destinationhotels.com.
L’AUBERGE DEL MAR PROMOTES CHRISTINA BENSON TO DIRECTOR OF GROUP SALES;
Posted January 23, 2014
HIRES AMANDA FIETZ AS NATIONAL SALES MANAGER
Del Mar, Calif.- January 23, 2014 - L’Auberge Del Mar, by Destination Hotels and Resorts, will kick off 2014 with the promotion of Christina Benson to director of group sales and the addition of Amanda Fietz as national sales manager.

“Both of these women bring a polished professionalism, strong sales acumen and an excellent track record of success to our team,” said Bob Harter, director of sales and marketing. “Chrissy has been a valued member of the L’Auberge Del Mar sales team for over two years and has a great leadership skillset ideal for heading up our sales department. Amanda is a rising star who has honed her skills at great properties and is ready to hit the ground running for our hotel.”

Benson is a graduate of Northern Arizona University with a degree in hotel and restaurant management. She got her start in the hospitality industry at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess as human resources employment manager. From there, she moved to sales at the Resorts Suites of Scottsdale and the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. Prior to joining the team at L’Auberge Del Mar, she served as a senior sales manager at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel, OR.

A Southern California native, Fietz will be handling the Los Angeles and mid-west markets for L’Auberge Del Mar. She joins the property from The Westgate Hotel where she was a national sales manager. Prior to that, Fietz held sales positions with several San Diego area properties including the Grand Del Mar Resort, Bristol Court and West Inn and Suites. She is a graduate of UCLA and also studied at L’Université Paris – Sorbonne. She is fluent in French and enjoys running, traveling, cooking, and spending time with family.

About L’Auberge Del Mar
Located in the heart of Southern California’s most picturesque coastal village of Del Mar, L'Auberge Del Mar, by Destination Hotels & Resorts, overlooks the Pacific Ocean and offers a resort experience reminiscent of a private, coastal estate. This historic seaside hotel offers 120 guest rooms and suites, refreshing dining options, a cheerful and cozy spa, a private path to the beach and peaceful pool area. The award-winning, signature restaurant, KITCHEN 1540, blends energy and intrigue with a fresh, lively atmosphere. The restaurant’s extensive offerings meld the classic and the unexpected, making KITCHEN 1540 something one simply has to try when dining in Del Mar. For more information, please visit www.laubergedelmar.com or www.destinationhotels.com

About Destination Hotels & Resorts
Destination Hotels & Resorts is an authentic collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels and resorts across North America. Offering enriching, locally-inspired experiences from alpine adventures and stunning beachfronts to urban landmarks, each property reflects the natural surroundings and culture of its distinctive locale. With more than 40 properties in premier travel destinations, including Aspen, Chicago, Denver, Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles, Maui, Miami, New Orleans, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Santa Fe, Seattle, Vail and Washington D.C., the award-winning portfolio features renowned golf courses, indigenous spas, and exceptional culinary venues. For more information on Destination Hotels & Resorts, visit www.destinationhotels.com.

Media Contacts:
Lori Kennedy or Shae Geary
JLK Marketing + Communications
LoriK@jlkmarcomm.com
ShaeG@jlkmarcomm.com
760-941-4121
L’AUBERGE DEL MAR WELCOMES NEW DIRECTOR OF REVENUE OPTIMIZATION
Posted January 15, 2014
L’Auberge Del Mar has appointed Kristen Pinder to director of revenue optimization. In her new role, Pinder works closely with the hotel executive, sales, marketing and front office teams to coordinate all revenue strategies and ensure revenues are maximized within the hotel. Pinder’s primary focus is on the leisure rooms segment, with some involvement in group and corporate, as well as ancillary spend at the restaurant and spa.

“We are pleased to welcome Kristen to our team,” said Bob Harter, director of sales and marketing for L’Auberge Del Mar. “Her years of experience working in revenue management and extensive knowledge of the software systems, wholesale/consortia markets and discount channel management will play a key role in helping the hotel reach its goals for the coming year.”

Pinder has worked in the hospitality sector for 15 years, most recently as a market manager at Travelocity where she was responsible for the Orange County and Palm Springs regions. Prior to Travelocity, Pinder served as area director of revenue management for Evolution Hospitality in Newport Beach, Calif. Pinder’s background also includes working as both a sales manager and area revenue manager for Tarsadia Hotels in Newport Beach, Calif., as well as reservations supervisor for La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, Calif.

Pinder holds an honors diploma in travel and tourism management from Sprott-Shaw College in British Columbia, Canada. She is an active member of Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) and previously served as chairperson of the San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Travel Trade Online Subcommittee.

About L’Auberge Del Mar Located in the heart of Southern California’s most picturesque coastal village of Del Mar, L'Auberge Del Mar overlooks the Pacific Ocean and offers a resort experience reminiscent of a private, coastal estate. Managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, this historic seaside hotel offers 120 guest rooms and suites, refreshing dining options, a cheerful and cozy spa, a private path to the beach and peaceful pool area. The award-winning, signature restaurant, KITCHEN 1540, blends energy and intrigue with a fresh, lively atmosphere. The restaurant’s extensive offerings meld the classic and the unexpected, making KITCHEN 1540 something one simply has to try when dining in Del Mar. For more information, please visit www.laubergedelmar.com or www.destinationhotels.com
L’AUBERGE DEL MAR HIRES JENNIFER CHAPMAN AS GROUP SALES MANAGER
Posted August 1, 2013
L’Auberge Del Mar has announced that Jennifer Chapman joins its team as group sales manager for the 120-room property located along the Southern California coast in the heart of Del Mar Village. Chapman will be responsible for the Orange County, Calif. and Southeast U.S. markets.

Chapman joins L’Auberge Del Mar from Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield, CO where she was a top achiever for three years as group sales manager. Her previous experience includes executive meetings manager at La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, Calif., assistant director of banquets at Omni Interlocken, CO and catering manager at the Del Mar Fairgrounds/ Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calf. She also served as an opening manager for Cohen Restaurant Group’s Mister Tiki Mai Tai Lounge in downtown San Diego.

“Jennifer’s incredible sales acumen and strong food and beverage background make her a great addition to our team,” says Bob Harter, director of sales and marketing. “We are happy to welcome her back to San Diego.”

Chapman is a graduate of State University of New York at Stony Brook. In her spare time, she enjoys running and spending time with her husband and two sons. Chapman can be reached at jchapman@destinationhotels.com.

About L’Auberge Del Mar
Located in the heart of Southern California’s most picturesque coastal village of Del Mar, L'Auberge Del Mar overlooks the Pacific Ocean and offers a resort experience reminiscent of a private, coastal estate. Managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, this historic seaside hotel offers 120 guest rooms and suites, refreshing dining options, a cheerful and cozy spa, a private path to the beach and peaceful pool area. The award-winning, signature restaurant, KITCHEN 1540, blends energy and intrigue with a fresh, lively atmosphere. The restaurant’s extensive offerings meld the classic and the unexpected, making KITCHEN 1540 something one simply has to try when dining in Del Mar. For more information, please visit www.laubergedelmar.com or www.destinationhotels.com


Media Contact:
Lori Kennedy or Shae Geary
JLK Marketing Communications
LoriK@jlkmarcomm.com
ShaeG@jlkmarcomm.com
760-941-4121
L'AUBERGE DEL MAR WILL GO DARK FOR EARTH HOUR ON MARCH 31
Posted March 13, 2012
Del Mar, Calif.- March 13, 2012- L'Auberge Del Mar is turning off the lights in support of World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) Earth Hour from 8:30 to 9:30 on March 31, 2012. Hotel guests will be provided with "green" flashlights and asked to turn off guestroom lights for the hour. In the Lobby Lounge, lights will be dimmed and patrons can enjoy specially priced earth-friendly, organic wines by the glass.

"Through our corporate Destination Earth program, L'Auberge Del Mar is committed to lessening our footprint and supporting earth-friendly initiatives," said Director of Sales & Marketing Francine Williams. "Earth Hour is a simple way to do a bit of good for our environment, and guests can have a little fun with it along the way."

World Wildlife Fund's Earth Hour is a worldwide campaign to raise awareness of sustainability issues. In a collective display of commitment to a better future for the planet, people around the world are being asked to turn off lights for an hour at 8:30 p.m. on March 31, 2012. Through Earth Hour, WWF hopes to draw attention to important environmental causes including the disappearance of natural habitats and biodiversity, pollution and climate change.

L'Auberge Del Mar is an active participant in Destination Hotels & Resort's Destination Earth initiative, which seeks to promote environmental sustainability through green teams and hotel best-practices. Since the program's inception in 2008, properties throughout the DH&R collection have implemented more than 60 eco-friendly measures ranging from energy efficient lighting and reduction of water usage to property-wide recycling and purchasing eco-friendly products in all areas. Although the company has set operational benchmarks for various eco-friendly measures, the cornerstone of the program is property-based Green Teams who implement these practices and also create customized initiatives that work well in their particular operating environments and communities. A sampling of the eco-friendly practices at L'Auberge Del Mar includes energy efficient lighting, earth friendly kitchen equipment, recycled kitchen flooring, biodegradable "to go" boxes and donation of used oil for Biodiesel fuel conversion. The property also participates in the Clean the World program which sterilizes and recycles soap and shampoo and sends it to underprivileged countries.
JLK COMMUICATIONS RETAINED BY L'AUBERGE DEL MAR
Posted February 2, 2012
Firm Specializes in Luxury Travel - Lifestyle, Culinary and Spa
(Bonsall, CA) February 2, 2012- JLK Communications, a luxury hospitality PR and marketing firm in Southern California, announced the addition of L'AUBERGE DEL MAR to its list of prestigious travel clients. JLK will provide strategic public relations and media relations services throughout the important introduction of the property's new executive chef.

"It's an honor to be selected to tell the news of Del Mar's most prestigious property. We are thrilled that our knowledge of and success with promoting luxury hotel experiences will be utilized right here in our home of San Diego," said Lori Kennedy, partner.

Located in the heart of Southern California's most picturesque coastal village of Del Mar, L'Auberge Del Mar overlooks the Pacific Ocean and offers a resort experience reminiscent of a private, coastal estate. Managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, this historic seaside hotel offers 120 guest rooms and suites, refreshing dining options, a cheerful and cozy spa, a private path to the beach and peaceful pool area. The award-winning, signature restaurant, KITCHEN 1540, blends energy and intrigue with a fresh, lively atmosphere. The restaurant's extensive offerings meld the classic and the unexpected, making KITCHEN 1540 something one simply has to try when dining in Del Mar. For more information, please visit www.laubergedelmar.com or www.destinationhotels.com


About JLK
JLK Communication's expertise in the hospitality industry spans more than 10 years, with the partners bringing more than 40 years of luxury, lifestyle and experience to its clients. Among the roster of clients JLK has worked with are: Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts (corporate); Four Seasons properties including Punta Mita, Maui, Newport Beach, Las Vegas and Aviara; Four Seasons Residence Club; Teton Ridge Ranch (a Paul Allen property); Solstice; Hotel 71 Chicago, Regent Beverly Wilshire, LA; Maui Visitors Bureau; British Airways; Terranea Resort; and VISIT Oceanside.

JLK Communications' purpose is to be an integral extension of the communications and marketing efforts for a small number of clients. The partners of the business perform all of the company's tasks, ensuring an extraordinarily high level of experience and excellence across every project.

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