The Golden Door, a globally renowned spa in Escondido, announced Monday the completion of an expansion along with extensive changes and upgrades to its interiors and wellness programs.
“New programming and upgrades to the interiors and grounds are not changes, but rather enhancements that add to the soulful Zen essence of the Golden Door and its position as the most legendary destination spa in America,” said general manager and COO Kathy Van Ness.
The grounds have expanded from 377 to 600 acres, including twenty miles of hiking trails that span mountain to meadow. New York-based interior designer Victoria Hagan refreshed the Asian decor of the 40 guest rooms, the dining room, reception lobby, bathhouse spa, guest lounges and yoga gyms.
“There’s a tranquility that defines the Golden Door experience; a guest room becomes a personal sanctuary,” said Hagan. “Subtle splashes of color and a sophisticated range of materials, evocative of the spa’s iconic past, have renewed the spirit of understated elegance for which the Golden Door is celebrated.”
Founded in 1958 by Deborah Szekely and her husband, the Golden Door is a sister property to Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico. Guests over the years have included Natalie Wood, Robert Wagner, Elizabeth Taylor, Nicole Kidman, Olivia Wilde and Barbra Streisand.
The resort donates 100 percent of profits to further charitable causes that match the mission and objectives of the property.
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