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Rancho Valencia Debuts Stunning Spa Renovation


Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa has renovated its Forbes Five-Star Spa. The Rancho Valencia team partnered with Doug Mansfield, the resort and spa’s original architect, to ensure that the property’s distinct architectural style and charm was preserved, highlighting the idyllic San Diego climate and offering Rancho Valencia’s serene sense of place.  

Spa enhancements included:

  • The Salon, a dedicated space offering finishing touches with shampoo and blowout options, as well as a LAWLESS Beauty clean makeup bar and nail services 
  • Expanded dedicated retail boutique
  • Enhanced Fitness Center featuring the latest equipment from Precor, Cybex, and Woodway along with array of Peloton bikes
  • Sony Advagym Puck Technology
  • Designated men’s and women’s tranquil relaxation spaces
  • Expanded men’s and women’s locker rooms
  • Additional spa treatment areas, including three state-of-the-art facial rooms

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Guests and members will be able to enjoy the spa’s new facilities and experiences as well as existing offerings, which include a hydrotherapy circuit, a yoga pavilion, a fitness center, an adults-only spa pool, whirlpools, and private sun gardens. Additional amenities include treatment rooms with private patios, many with outdoor deep-soaking tubs and rain showers, and couples’ rooms that include fireplaces, private patios, outdoor showers, and tubs for two.

Says general manager Laura McIver, “Never wanting to rest on our laurels, we have taken advantage of the past year’s restrictions to reimagine and enhance our award-winning spa with an extensive renovation designed to provide our guests and members with an even more luxurious and relaxing space for wellness and rejuvenation.”

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Julie is the co-founder of Well Defined and a longtime influencer and advocate in the wellness world. Along with her work at Well Defined, she is an executive recruiter and marketing specialist for Hutchinson Consulting. She is also a consultant and content strategist for numerous wellness brands. She is the former editor-in-chief and publisher of American Spa and was named a 2019 Folio Top Woman in Media in the Industry Trailblazers category and a 2018 winner of ISPA’s Innovate Award. She is also a seasoned journalist, specializing in spa, travel, health, fitness, wellness, sustainability, and beauty. She has been published in Departures,, E! Online,, Insider’s Guide to Spas, Luxury Travel Advisor, Marin Magazine, Ocean Home, Smart Meetings, Spa Asia, and Travel Agent.