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Terranea Resort Wins HSMAI Gold Adrian Award

Partnership with Lexus for Terranea Drive Series Chosen as a Top Public Relations Campaign

Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. (February 25, 2015) Terranea Resort, A Destination Hotel, was named a Gold Adrian Award recipient for its Public Relations Campaign at the 2014 Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Adrian Awards, the world’s largest and most prestigious travel marketing competition. The Terranea Drive Series, a guest offering through Terranea Resort’s partnership with Lexus, earned a Gold Adrian Award for its range and caliber of media coverage garnered for the GPS-led and themed drives.


The award was presented at the 58th annual Adrian Awards in New York on February 24, 2015. This year’s contest had more than 1,200 entries from the travel and hospitality industry worldwide.


“It is an honor to receive a Gold Adrian Award from HSMAI for our efforts in public relations,” said Agnelo Fernandes, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Terranea Resort. “We are proud of the program we have developed with our partners at Lexus and have found that guests enjoy the unique offering. We look forward to continuing the partnership in 2015 and beyond.”


The Terranea Drive Series at Terranea Resort provides three experiential GPS-led driving tours for guests, like The Adventure Escape, The Retail Retreat and The Romantic Rendezvous. The tours encourage travelers to explore Terranea's natural coastal setting in one of the Lexus fleet vehicles on property. Each itinerary includes special themed amenities to complete the experience, such as picnic baskets, binoculars for spotting wildlife and a rose petal turndown upon returning to the resort. The Terranea Drive Series can be booked at


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About Terranea Resort, A Destination Hotel

Opened June 2009, Terranea, Los Angeles’ premier oceanfront resort, celebrated its five-year anniversary in 2014. Located on California’s Palos Verdes Peninsula, the resort offers unparalleled Pacific Ocean views and world-class accommodations that range from hotel suites to bungalows, oceanfront casitas and luxurious 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 paddle boarding also abound. Terranea Resort is owned by a joint venture comprised of Lowe Enterprises and JC Resorts. A member of the American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts program and AAA Four-Diamond property, Terranea Resort earned a spot on Condé Nast Traveler’s 2014 Gold List and was named one of Travel + Leisure’s 500 Best Hotels in the World for 2013. For additional information about Terranea Resort,, call 866-802-8000 or follow Terranea on Facebook and Twitter.


About Destination Hotels

Destination Hotels (Destination) is a collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels, resorts and residences across the United States. Offering authentically-immersed and enriching experiences, each property is individual at heart, yet connected by a commitment to drawing upon the best of each location. Highly distinct, the Destination experience is always memorable and matchless; guests will feel the locale in a genuine way through each property and during the engaging moments cultivated both in and outside of them. Continuously growing with more than 40 properties from coast to coast, the award-winning portfolio features 20 renowned golf courses, 19 indigenous spas, and 130 exceptional bars and restaurants. Destination Hotels are true to our place; diverse by design. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on  Facebook: DestinationHotels.


About Lexus

Lexus launched in 1989 with two luxury sedans and a commitment to pursue perfection. Since that time, Lexus has expanded its line-up to meet the needs of global luxury customers. In every vehicle, Lexus incorporates innovative technologies, high-quality designs and luxury materials. With numerous models featuring Lexus Hybrid Drive, Lexus is the luxury hybrid leader and is dedicated to developing vehicles that are kinder to the Earth. Lexus’ current vehicles incorporate outstanding driving dynamic characteristics and feature a new design language that includes a spindle grille and distinctive lights, creating a signature look and feel for the luxury brand. In the United States, Lexus models are sold through 232 dealers who are committed to exemplary customer service. For more information, please visit


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