Travel + Lesure Top Destination Spa – Golden Door – Escondido



Golden Door Escondido
Golden Door Escondido


Golden Door – Escondido

Experience the extraordinary healing power of Golden Door. Amid the rolling hills and citrus groves of San Diego County, founder Deborah Szekely developed a unique philosophy of personal health and fitness – little knowing she was about to start a revolution that resulted in the birth of an entire industry. Szekely and her husband managed a modest retreat known as “Rancho La Puerta” – or “The Door” in Spanish” – which grew from a “bring-your-own-tent” health farm to a beautiful, Spanish-style adobe resort. Eventually, in response to requests from guests for a higher level of luxury, Deborah opened a new property in 1958 that combined intensive training in personal health with gracious hospitality, inspired by the ancient Honjin inns of Japan. As the source of inspiration for the rest of our luxury spa retreat portfolio – from our mountain-cradled Colorado destination spa resort at The Peaks to our vibrant Caribbean property along the Puerto Rican coast at El Conquistador & Las Casitas Village – Golden Door offers a rare approach to restoring well-being. Journey through the fabled doors of one of our premier luxury spas, and discover an inspired combination of features, including:

* Ancient Asian influences, offering gracious hospitality within a quiet sanctuary
* Environmental inspirations, taken from each individual location and beautifully weaved throughout the architecture and design of spa treatments
* Classic European spa techniques, featuring well-trained, professional staff and the most luxurious and indulgent of therapies

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  • Spa Magazine 2008 Silver Sage Award
    • Best Destination Spa
    • Best Spa for Solo Travelers
  • Travel + Leisure #2  Top US Destination Spa