Rancho Valencia Ranked No. 1 Tennis Resort by Tennis Magazine

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Resort Celebrates Back-To-Back Wins With ‘Champions’ and ‘Play Like A Pro’ Packages

Rancho Valencia, an Auberge Resort

Rancho Valencia, an Auberge Resort in Rancho Santa Fe, has been recognized in the November/December 2010 issue of Tennis magazine as the No. 1 Tennis Resort in the United States. The Southern California resort placed first on the prestigious biennial list for the second consecutive time and has consistently been ranked by Tennis as a favorite North America tennis destination offering an extensive tennis program and services.

“We’re delighted to be recognized by the discriminating team of experts at Tennis, not only for our exceptional tennis program, but also for our world-class spa, dining and accommodations,” said Beverley Matthews, General Manager of Rancho Valencia. “My thanks go out to our incredible staff who have worked so hard to help us earn this prestigious award twice in a row.”

The Top 50 U.S. Resorts rankings appear in the November/December 2010 issue and are determined by the editors of Tennis, representing a true mark of achievement. Tennis resorts were judged by a variety of criteria including quality of tennis program, lodging, dining, spas and overall experience.

In celebration of this accolade, Rancho Valencia is offering the “Champions” package for tennis enthusiasts that includes:
-Two night accommodations in a Garden Suite
-Daily three-hour instructional clinics
-One half-hour private videotaped lesson and game analysis with a tennis pro
-Courtside lunch from The Restaurant
-A luxurious 60-minute sports massage for each guest
-Freshly squeezed orange juice and morning paper delivered daily
-Breakfast table daily, and
-A Complimentary use of the tennis courts, fitness center and movement studio

*The “Champions” package is available through March 31, 2011 and is based on availability. Rates start at $1,900.

For local guests seeking a daytime tennis experience, Rancho Valencia offers the “Play Like A Pro” package, a full day of activities that includes:
-A three-hour tennis clinic
-A luxurious 60-minute Sports Massage at The Spa, and
-Courtside lunch from The Restaurant

*The “Play Like A Pro” package is available through March 31, 2011 and is based on availability. Rates start at $395 per person.

The resort’s award-winning tennis program features 18 hard courts with Plexipave surfaces, nestled among 40 acres of rolling hills and citrus groves. Director of Tennis, John DeLille leads a comprehensive instruction program that includes private, semi-private or video lessons and tournaments, taught by a staff of U.S. Professional Tennis Association certified tennis professionals and engaging single players, couples, children, families and small groups.

Located in the exclusive enclave of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., Rancho Valencia features luxuriously appointed suites, each with a fireplace and private garden terrace, the award-winning Spa at Rancho Valencia and the Villas at Rancho Valencia, a private residence club. The resort is a member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux collection and is the only Relais & Châteaux property in Southern California.

For more information about Rancho Valencia, please visit http://www.RanchoValencia.com or call (800) 548-3664.

About Auberge Resorts
Auberge Resorts is a collection of exceptional hotels, resorts and private clubs, each with a unique personality that assures a memorable guest experience. Among the distinctive properties are Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley; Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas; Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley; The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina; Encantado, Santa Fe; Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., with several others currently in development. While Auberge Resorts nurtures the individuality of each establishment, all are characterized by a set of communal elements: intimate, understated elegance; captivating locations that inspire exceptional cuisine and spa experiences; and gracious yet unobtrusive service. For more information about Auberge Resorts, please visit http://www.aubergeresorts.com.

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