Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. – May 2011- Terranea Resort has unveiled its newest luxury amenity - marea, an exciting and unique retail experience. Named for the Italian and Spanish words for tide, marea is a beautiful boutique that showcases high-end resort wear, adventure apparel and exclusive, one-of-a-kind jewelry and home goods for men, women and children.
Located in the porte cochere, marea is a focal point of the Resort’s entrance and its refined elegance sets the tone for the entire property. It is situated next to the Resort’s new activity concierge, Pointe Discovery, which specializes in unique and indigenous recreational activities.
“This new space brings a distinctive energy and excitement to Terranea,” says Terri Haack, executive vice president and managing director. “The boutique itself is a relaxing, home-inspired setting where guests can find that elusive gift or a ‘wow’ personal item.”
Terranea collaborated with Seaside Luxe, a retail design and management company that specializes in destination resorts, to create marea. The 3,000 square foot space pays homage to the property’s Mediterranean and ocean influences through use of artistic tiling, reclaimed woods, natural materials and a sea-inspired color palate. Many of the fixtures, furniture and display units were handmade specifically for the space.
This luxury fashion boutique delights guests with men’s and women’s resort wear from top designers such as Tory Burch, Joie, Jennifer Meyer, Elie Tahari and Tom Ford. A fun-filled kids section includes clothing, toys and games, as well as a life-size drawing easel and vintage ice-cream cart display. Logo wear and active gear are also available.
Signature retail programs that bring unique and one-of-a-kind items to guests are a highlight of the marea experience. Jewelry, clothing and home goods designers from around the world have been commissioned to create exclusive pieces that are found only at marea. A few examples include hand-made furniture from Tim Clarke, and beautiful Tahitian pearl necklaces and bracelets by My Oyster. Adding to the exclusivity will be regular VIP shopping events, designer appearances, trunk shows, and holiday retail parties.
Cleverly integrated into the new retail space is Pointe Discovery, a one-stop shop for guests in search of highly creative, customized and indigenous active experiences. At Pointe Discovery guests are encouraged to sign up for adventures that explore the rich local terrain and ocean environment, such as ocean kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and hiking, while simultaneously outfitting themselves in comfortable yet fashion-forward workout gear.
“We look forward to sharing marea with guests and locals,” said Haack. “Our hope is that they are delighted and entertained beyond their wildest expectations and imaginations.”
About Terranea Resort
Just 20 miles from Los Angeles International Airport, Terranea, LA’s Oceanfront Resort, is magnificently poised above the Pacific Ocean on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, the property boasts a 582-room Resort including a 360-room hotel with 32 suites, plus 20 bungalows. Also available are 50 oceanfront casitas and 32 ocean view villas tailored specifically to individuals looking for a more residential setting.
Resort amenities include The Links at Terranea, a 9-hole par 3 golf course; The Spa at Terranea, a 50,000 square-foot oceanfront spa and fitness center; and three unique swimming pools, one with children’s play area and a 140-foot waterslide. Three ocean view restaurants offer a variety of food and beverage experiences including Catalina Kitchen for casual, all-day dining; mar'sel, the free-standing signature restaurant; and Nelson's, a cliff-side restaurant and bar with spectacular vantage points for whale and dolphin watching. Designed to reveal the Resort’s dramatic outdoor vistas, Terranea's conference and meeting facilities include 135,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space. Other amenities include a children’s center with interactive programs and several miles of scenic bluff-top trails that connect miles of off-property coastal trails. A secluded beach cove also adds to the unique experiences at Terranea Resort. For more information visit www.terranea.com or call 866-802-8000.
About Seaside Luxe
Founded in Los Angeles by lifelong retailer Lee Ann Sauter in 2008, Seaside Luxe is a retail management firm that specializes in the development and management of retail spaces in luxury resorts around the world. Working with clients such as the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai and the Four Seasons Resort Maui, Seaside Luxe provides Ownership with the opportunity to dramatically improve upon their current retail environment, creating unique shopping experiences that include hard-to-find luxury goods from global clothing and accessories designers. Working closely with property owners, Seaside Luxe designs, merchandises and manages memorable retail environments, tastefully and seamlessly integrating stores into the property and its community. Seaside Luxe partner Eric Lopez manages all creative aspects of Seaside Luxe, including store design, architecture, merchandising and marketing, ensuring that the environments are inviting and unique. For more information on specific retail concepts, please visit www.seasideluxe.com.
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Lori Kennedy or Shae Geary
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