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    The Grand Del Mar: Where Worldly Elegance Meets Relaxation

    • Jun 12, 2014

    • By:Mara Model

    ResortExterior01The hustle and bustle lifestyle of the New York area is enough of a reason for any getaway this summer. Like everyone else we seek a little peace and serenity in our lives. And, the laid-back Southern California world of luxury lifestyle has become an essential destination to escape and relax. Topping the HudsonMOD Life Well Lived list is The Grand Del Mar—California’s first triple Forbes Five-Star resort, spa and restaurant—which sets a new standard for luxury in San Diego.

    This mix of opulence and easy-going attitude has become a habit throughout every aspect in the making of this oasis. Near Del Mar, California, the resort captures the elegance and comfort of an old-world Mediterranean estate amid a tranquil SoCal setting. Its lush landscape includes a canyon panorama view from all 249 guest rooms. With an architectural style influenced by an amalgam of Moroccan, Italian and Spanish elements, the Forbes Five-Star resort is surrounded by towering Italian cypress, Roman pan-tile roofing and Venetian-esque-plastered walls. Exact replicas of artwork from Paris, Portuguese-glazed tiles and Gallo Cleopatra marble find a place in the midst of these intricate, shaded hallways.

    KingGuestroom03With history and beauty standard, relaxation comes in the elevated form of exceptional service. Everyday guests are welcome to use the beach service, for which the Del Mar provides door-to-door transportation to and from the beach, where umbrellas and towels await. A spectacular two-mile sunrise hike of the Carmel Mountain mesa may just be enough of a reason to skip one day of sleeping in. While the days are spent playing on Tom Fazio-designed golf courses or in one of the four, sparkling swimming-pools, the nights are dedicated to dining at the award-winning Addison, roasting s’mores and family movie nights. Between July 18 and September 3, guests can purchase A Day at the Races Summer Racetrack Package which includes two reserved seats at the renowned Del Mar Racetrack, transportation to and from the track, two Mint Juleps in the lounge and one night’s accommodation. Or, swap horses with cars with a California Cruising package, offered between July 26 and August 23. Guests can choose one of four luxury vehicles to test drive—the new Panamera S E-Hybrid, the 911 S Cabriolet or Cayenne GTS. The grand life awaits.

    Visit www.TheGrandDelMar.com or call 855.972.3374 for reservations and information.