Press Releases

Back to Press Releases

Terranea Resort Recognized By Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and More For Outstanding Hospitality

Terranea named one of Southern California’s top resorts and one of the best family hotels in the U.S.



Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. (December 11, 2013) – Terranea Resort, Los Angeles’ premier oceanfront vacation destination, continues to receive top industry accolades. The resort recently ranked as one of the top three resorts in Southern California by Condé Nast Traveler in the annual 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards. Terranea was also recognized as one of the Top Family Hotels in the United States in Travel + Leisure’s 2013 World’s Best Awards.


Terranea took the number three spot in the list of leading Southern California resorts in Condé Nast Traveler’s prestigious 26th annual Reader’s Choice Awards. Each year, the esteemed travel magazine invites readers to vote on the best hotels, islands, cruises, cities and airlines from around the world. This year the annual awards received a record number of votes, with participation from more than 80,000 readers. Travel + Leisure’s 18th annual World’s Best Awards also placed Terranea in the top 50 as one of the best family hotels in the country. The coveted list is determined in part by readers and covers rankings for the best hotels, cities, islands, cruise lines, destination and hotel spas and more.


“Since opening in 2009, our vision has been to create an iconic destination resort, with world-class service, for travelers from around the globe,” said Executive Vice President and Managing Director Terri A. Haack. “It’s thrilling to see this come to fruition and to be recognized by both industry professionals as well as travelers, and to be included amongst other esteemed resorts in such highly regarded publications like Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure.


Terranea Resort received additional honors from Condé Nast Traveler earlier this year, including being named on the 2013 Gold List as one of the 510 Best Places on Earth, a representation of the results of the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice survey. Terranea was also included in another award as one of the Top 100 U.S. Resort Spas. Additionally, Terranea placed as one of the 500 Best Hotels in the World on the T+L 500 World’s Best Hotels list, based on Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards readers’ survey.


Boasting luxury accommodations that range from hotel suites to spacious villas, an acclaimed dining scene, award-winning golf course and spa, innovative Pointe Discovery activity center and adventure concierge, Terranea earned this award for the world-class experiences, top-notch service and first-rate amenities it continues to provide for guests. The resort, along with the spa and celebrated restaurants also received other consumer and industry awards from the likes of CNN, SpaFinder, Zagat, LA Weekly and more. For more information about Terranea Resort visit


# # #

About Terranea Resort

Terranea, Los Angeles’ premier oceanfront resort, is located on California’s Palos Verdes Peninsula. Amid unparalleled Pacific Ocean views, guests enjoy world-class accommodations with 582 rooms that range from hotel suites to bungalows, oceanfront casitas and spacious villas, which are also available for purchase as seaside second homes through Terranea Real Estate. Amenities include The Links at Terranea, a nine-hole par three golf course; award-winning 50,000 sq. ft. oceanfront spa and fitness center; three swimming pools and a 140-foot waterslide; marea luxury boutique; 135,000 sq. ft. of conference and meeting space; and eight dining venues, including signature restaurant mar'sel; Nelson's, a cliff-side spot ideal for whale watching; and Asian-inspired bashi. The resort’s innovative activity center and adventure concierge, Pointe Discovery, lets guests discover and explore Terranea’s rich terrain with miles of scenic coastal trails, secluded beach cove and ocean environment. Fun, enriching programs and activities such as habitat photography, falconry, kayorkle and paddleboarding also abound. Terranea Resort is owned by a joint venture comprised of Lowe Enterprises and JC Resorts and managed by Destination® Hotels & Resorts. For more information, visit, call 866-802-8000 or follow Terranea on Facebook and Twitter.


Back to Press Releases


View All on Map

destination hotels