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from the road: terranea delivers on promise of
Travel Pulse 12.6.13 FROM THE ROAD: TERRANEA DELIVERS ON PROMISE OF
REJUVENATION
COLUMN | THEA KLAPWALD | DECEMBER 06, 2013 9:40 AM ET
PHOTO: EXOTIC DESERT PLANTS BLOOM ON PROPERTY AT TERRANEA RESORT OVERLOOKING THE PACIFIC
OCEAN AT RANCHO PALOS VERDES. (ALL PHOTOS BY THEA KLAPWALD).
IT’S 6 A.M., THE SUN HASN’T RISEN YET AND I’M SLEEPY. THE CRISP AIR IS CHILLY, IN THE HIGH 40S.
I’M GLAD I HAVE A LIGHT DOWN JACKET TO TAKE ME FROM MY ROOM AS I WALK TO THE FITNESS
CENTER AT TERRANEA RESORT IN RANCHO PALOS VERDE. I’M ABOUT TO TAKE MY FIRST SPIN CYCLE
CLASS EVER.
KATHERINE, THE FITNESS INSTRUCTOR AND FITNESS MANAGER, IS BLOND, PERKY AND PERFECTLY FIT.
TWO OTHER WOMEN HAVE SHOWN UP AND WE’RE ALL BLEARY-EYED. KATHERINE CHIRPS AWAY AT US,
RAISING BIKE SEATS AND HELPING US PREPARE FOR THE CLASS.
Travel Pulse 12.6.13 PHOTO: FIREPITS AND FIREPLACES TAKE PRIDE OF PLACE AT TERRANEA RESORT. THIS ONE RESIDES IN THE
SPA AT TERRANEA'S RELAXATION LOUNGE PATIO OVERLOOKING THE PACIFIC OCEAN WHERE DOLPHINS,
SEALS AND WHALES ARE ON VIEW.
Travel Pulse 12.6.13 LIGHT BEGINS TO STREAK ACROSS THE OCEAN. THE PREVIOUS NIGHT, I TOOK A YOGA CLASS WITH AN
INSTRUCTOR NAMES SUN AS THE SUN SET ACROSS THE OCEAN. SHE WAS LITHE AS AN ACROBAT, HAPPY
AS A HUMMINGBIRD, FOLDING UP INTO YOGA ASANAS THAT MADE HER RESEMBLE A BAVARIAN PRETZEL.
THIS WAS FOLLOWED UP BY A MASSAGE FROM ANGEL AT THE SPA AT TERRANEA. ANGEL TENDERLY
POUNDED MY FLESH SO THAT MY ACHES AND PAINS RECEDED.
PHOTO: NESTLED IN ONE OF THE PRIVATE PATIOS OF THE MULTI-BEDROOM VILLAS AVAILABLE FOR RENT
AT TERRANEA RESORT IS THE GIGANTIC OUTDOOR LOUNGE WITH A SUN CANOPY.
Travel Pulse 12.6.13 TERRANEA IS A LUXURY HOTEL AND RESORT, THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN OF THE DESTINATION HOTELS
AND RESORTS STABLE OF PROPERTIES.
LOCATED IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, IN THE THE RITZY BEACHFRONT COMMUNITY OF RANCHO PALOS
VERDES, THE PROPERTY IS MAKING INROADS WITH THE SPA-GOING AND GOLF-PLAYING CROWDS.
CONSIDERING IT WAS A TERRIBLE YEAR THAT IT OPENED - 2009, ONE OF THE WORST POSSIBLE TIMES
FOR A TRAVEL-RELATED BUSINESS TO LAUNCH – IT HAS FOUGHT FOR ITS PLACE IN THE FIVE-STAR
FIRMAMENT OF SOCAL LUXURY PROPERTIES.
Travel Pulse 12.6.13 PHOTO: PICK YOUR OUTDOOR ACTIVITY AT TERRANEA RESORT'S POINTE DISCOVERY ADVENTURE SHOP.
THE PENINSULA AT RANCHO PALOS VERDES OFFERS A VARIETY OF THINGS TO DO.
“WE BELIEVE GETTING THE TRAVEL PROFESSIONAL HERE TO EXPERIENCE THE PROPERTY FIRST-HAND IS
THE BEST FORM OF MARKETING,” SAID RON SANDVIG, VICE PRESIDENT, TRAVEL INDUSTRY SALES. “ONCE
THEY SEE THE PROPERTY, WE SEE BOOKINGS,” SAID SANDVIG.
SANDVIG IS RIGHT. TERRANEA HAS CHARMED ME. THE COMBINATION OF SPA TREATMENT, YOGA AND
SPIN CLASS HAVE ME FEELING HUMAN AGAIN.
Travel Pulse 12.6.13 PHOTO: TERRANEA RESORT GROWS CITRUS LIKE MEYER LEMONS ON SITE IN ORDER TO SUPPLEMENT
THEIR FARM-TO-TABLE CUISINE AT THE HOTEL'S HAUTE RESTAURANTS LIKE MAR'SEL. TERRANEA'S
EXECUTIVE CHEF BERNARD IBARRA IS WORKING TO CREATE SALT BEDS ON PROPERTY SO THAT THE
RESTAURANTS MIGHT BLEND MEYER LEMON ESSENCE AND INFUSE IT WITH THEIR HAND HARVESTED SALT.
AFTER SPENDING SO MUCH OF MY TIME HUNCHED OVER A COMPUTER, POUNDING ON THE KEYS, I NEED
ALIGNMENT, BALANCE AND STRAIGHTER POSTURE. TERRANEA HAS PROVIDED ME WITH ALL OF THESE.
THE SPIN CLASS COMES TO AN END. I POINT OUT THROUGH THE FRENCH DOORS TO THE HORIZON WITH
A VIEW OF THE CHOPPY PACIFIC OCEAN. THREE WHALES, LIKELY SPERM OR GREY, ARE HANGING OUT FOR
US TO SEE. WE “OOH” AND “AHH” AT THE BROAD GREY BACKS THAT FLOAT LIKE TANKERS ON THE
OCEAN.
Travel Pulse 12.6.13 PHOTO: THE TERRANEA RESORT'S LOUNGE CHAIRS AND SUN DECK OVERLOOKS THE ROCKY COAST OF
THE RANCHO PALOS VERDE PENINSULA. A COASTAL WALK TAKES EXPLORERS ALONG THE COAST ACROSS
BLUFFS AND DOWN TO A PRIVATE BEACH CALLED CIELO POINT.
Travel Pulse 12.6.13 THE CALM MAJESTY OF THE ANIMALS WITH THE OCCASIONAL SPRAY HAS US EXPRESSING OUR JOY AND
GRATITUDE TO BE ABLE TO SHARE OUR MORNING WITH THESE CREATURES ON THEIR MIGRATORY PATH
FROM ALASKA FOR WINTER TO MATE AND BEAR CALVES.
I’M HAPPY TO LEAVE NOW. TERRANEA RESORT HAS DELIVERED UPON ITS PROMISE: SPA, WHALE
WATCHING, REJUNVENATION, AND PEACE – IT’S ALL THERE AND I’M TAKING SOME OF IT HOME.
PHOTO: CAPTION: TERRACOTTA TILE CONTRASTS WONDERFULLY WITH THE CALIFORNIA BLUE SKY AND
THE STEELY GRAY OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN AT TERRANEA RESORT.
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