Rancho Valencia Named Five Star Hotel and Spa in Forbes 2024 Star Awards

Forbes Travel Guide, the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants, and spas, has announced its 2024 Star Awards!

The renowned Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa has earned a Five-Star award for the hotel as well as the spa and is showcased with other honorees in the Forbes Travel Guide.

Rancho Valencia: Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Awardee

The recognition marks the resort’s 11th consecutive year and the spa’s seventh spa accolade for the highly esteemed awards.

Spanning 45 lush acres of gardens, nature trails, meticulous olive groves, and casitas, Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa maintains its position as one of the United States’ leading luxury and wellness resorts.

The Five-Star, Five-Diamond resort and Southern California’s only Relais & Châteaux property offers a host of luxurious accommodations to make you feel like you’ve escaped to the Spanish countryside, including recently unveiled multi-bedroom residences Spa House and Casa Valencia.

Luxury and Leisure

The property also introduced The Paddock, a brand new Resort Pool equipped with a fully outfitted Game Cabana, two four-person cabanas, and two deluxe cabanas with seating for six to eight people.

To enhance the visit, it also features an array of floating pool toys, a regular schedule of hourly pool amenities and offerings, complimentary popcorn and soft-serve ice cream, a full-service food and beverage menu, and a stunning new bar perfect for poolside snacks and sips!

The property also boasts a newly enhanced spa with a line-up of over 100 fitness classes a week, luxurious spa treatments, a guided hydrotherapy circuit, an array of expert wellness workshops, a brand new salon, and a selection of tennis courts and pickleball courts paired with an award-winning tennis program.

Fitness offerings include spin, pilates, TRX, and yoga in the scenic 1,000-square-foot Serenity Yoga Pavilion, with culinary offerings ranging from the plush and private Wine Cave to the delightful Pony Room.

Five Star Hotel and Spa: Innovations and Accolades

“We are honored to be recognized with the highest Five-Star ranking alongside the world’s best resorts and spas,” said General Manager Milan Drager, “We look forward to reaching new heights in luxury travel as we continue to innovate and exceed the expectations of our guests.”

“This year’s Star Awards reflects the forecasted surge in demand for more thrilling travel experiences,” says Amanda Frasier, President of Ratings for Forbes Travel Guide.

“They are delivering at the very top of their game and reimagining the future of luxury across design, dining, and well-being.”

“Our 2024 winners include more special places to visit across the Middle East and Africa, with a record number of list additions for the region. We commend all the 2024 winners for continuing to deliver a fresh new guest experience.”

See you there!

To view the new Star Award winners, visit here. To learn how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star Ratings, click here.

Know more about Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa on their website here and follow them on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

See you there, San Diego!

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