Carmel Valley Ranch Joins Joie de Vivre Hotels
The Newly Renovated Carmel Valley Resort Joins Joie de Vivre's Luxury Portfolio
“Ever since we purchased Carmel Valley Ranch,” said John Pritzker, founding partner and director of Geolo, “we have wanted to replicate its magic and create an authentic lifestyle and experience-driven hospitality brand. Our strategic capital partnership with Joie de Vivre aligns us with a collection of hotels where each property is an original and fits seamlessly into its location. By welcoming Carmel Valley Ranch into the collection, Joie de Vivre will gain another luxury property and The Ranch will benefit from their mature infrastructure and well-established distribution channels.
“The first time I visited Carmel Valley Ranch with John, I fell in love with the magical setting. We’re thrilled to add The Ranch to our luxury portfolio so our guests and Joy of Life Club members can discover this amazing getaway which is so close to San Francisco and Silicon Valley,” said Joie de Vivre Founder and CEO Chip Conley.
Through December 31, 2010, The Ranch is offering an introductory rate of $300 to celebrate its re-launch. In its new incarnation, Carmel Valley Ranch is the kind of place where people will come to rekindle romances, rethink companies, reunite with friends and family, and revive spirits. It’s the perfect canvas: nearly 500 acres in the sunny foothills of the Santa Lucia Mountains in Carmel Valley, backing up to 4,400 acres of Garland Ranch Regional Park, nearby to Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey and Big Sur. Only two hours from San Francisco, and 60 miles from Silicon Valley, Carmel Valley basks in 300 days of annual sunshine.
The Ranch’s metamorphosis from a golf and tennis resort to something more magical included revitalizing the existing structures, adding new ones such as a 10,500-square-foot spa, and creating the ideal environment for play to be incorporated into every aspect of life, so that guests go home utterly relaxed and invigorated – and brimming with inspiration and great stories. The Ranch is rich with activities ranging from hiking and yoga to apiculture and wine tasting.
About Joie de Vivre Hospitality: San Francisco-based Joie de Vivre Hospitality () manages a portfolio of creative lifestyle businesses, including hotels, restaurants, and spas. Founded in 1987 by entrepreneur Chip Conley, Joie de Vivre is recognized for creating some of the most innovative hospitality services and products and designing one-of-a-kind properties. It is the second largest independent boutique hotel company in the country and California’s largest boutique hotel collection. With more than 30 properties in the state, Joie de Vivre offers a wide range of unique urban, suburban, and waterfront boutique hotels that cater to leisure and business travelers in all market segments. Joie de Vivre hotels are located in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Marin County, San Francisco East Bay, Carmel Valley, Big Sur, Sonoma County, Santa Cruz, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Laguna Beach, and Venice Beach.
Lori Lincoln (JDV)
Director of Public Relations