Names The Lodge at Torrey Pines One of "Top 10 Romantic
Hotels" in U.S.
JOLLA, CA (February 2004)As Valentine's Day memories
linger, The Lodge At Torrey Pines in La Jolla, CA, has been
named one of the "Top 10 Romantic Hotels" in the
U.S. by the prestigious Gayot.com.
The comprehensive luxury website, which covers the finest
in restaurants, wine, food, hotels and travel around the
world, honored The Lodge in the February
2004 issue of Tastes, its on-line dining and travel
its roundup of the "Top
10 Romantic Hotels," Gayot.com hailed The Lodge's
architecture and design for "capturing the mood"
of the romantic Arts & Crafts era, "which is known
for its sensual lines, burnished lighting and graceful furnishings."
With its Pacific-coast setting, noted editors, The Lodge
invites couples "to travel back to a time for indulgence
in April 2002, The Lodge At Torrey Pines immediately captivated
travelers and the travel press alike with its breathtaking
location and loving re-creation of California Craftsman
architecture. For instance, in December 2003, The Lodge
was named "Best New U.S. Resort-Hotel" by the
influential Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report. In an
age when hotels often capture the public's attention with
pomp and circumstance, a heartfelt appreciation for elegance,
warmth and classic design still exists, as Gayot.com's recognition
of The Lodge suggests.
are delighted to receive such special notice in Gayot.com's
Tastes newsletter, particularly right before the most
romantic day of the year," said Dan Fullen, General
Manager of The Lodge At Torrey Pines. "Gayot is
known for its discriminating taste and keen eye for the
finest in luxury, and to have been included as a Top
Romantic Hotel along with some of the most exclusive properties
in U.S. is a testament to the dedication of all of our employees,
as well as to the creative vision that inspired The Lodge
in the first place."
by André Gayotwho co-coined the term "Nouvelle
Cuisine" in the early 1970sLos Angeles-based Gayot produces a series of well-respected travel and
restaurant guides in print and on the internet which
capture "the best" of particular locations.
Lodge has received its share of accolades since its Spring
2002 opening, including AAA's coveted Five-Diamond Award
for 2004the only resort in San Diego so honoredfor
the second consecutive year.
Lodge at Torrey Pines is a tribute to the California Craftsman
Movement and is modeled after Greene and Greene's famed
Gamble and Blacker houses in Pasadena, CA, two of the finest
examples of early 1900's Craftsman-style architecture. The
Lodge features 170 spacious guest rooms, including 9 suites,
a 9,500 square-foot full-service spa, and two restaurants
serving contemporary California cuisine. The Lodge is adjacent
to the Torrey Pines Golf Course and is within walking distance
of Torrey Pines State Reserve.
Lodge at Torrey Pines is owned and operated by Evans Hotels,
San Diego, and is a member of The Leading Hotels of the
World. For reservations call 888-826-0224, or for further
information, visit www.lodgetorreypines.com.