SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/16/13 -- Cavallo Point Lodge ranked among the top 100 resorts in the world, and the top five in the U.S. according to Travel + Leisure's 2013 Readers' Poll. The lodge was the only Bay Area-based hotel to make the list, and one of only two in the state of California. The publication's World's Best Awards announced on July 2, named the lodge the No. 5 readers choice for a resort in the U.S., and No. 59 in the world. For its 18th annual poll, Travel + Leisure asked readers to cast their votes for the destinations, hotels, and their characteristics including rooms/facilities, location, service, restaurants/food and value.
Across the Golden Gate Bridge, Cavallo Point is the perfect place to enjoy nature, nurture, culture and adventure. This recent honor is just one more reason for travelers to visit the lodge and take advantage of its new Adventure Package, offering accommodations, a $100 resort credit each night, breakfast for two each morning and a picnic basket for two. The package includes options for seven add-on adventures on land, sea and air. Guests can also explore scenic trails for hiking and biking and the best of the Bay Area from Cavallo Point.
"Cavallo Point is all about discovery. The lodge offers the recreational resources of a national park with a location just across from one of the world's greatest cities. This interplay creates an absolutely unique setting that is reflected in this world class rating," said Euan Taylor, general manager of Cavallo Point Lodge. "To be ranked No. 5 in the United States after just five years in business is an enormous accomplishment. Our staff has worked very hard to provide an exceptional guest experience year after year. We are thrilled to receive this prestigious honor from our guests."
This upscale, environmentally sustainable retreat with panoramic views overlooking the San Francisco city skyline and the Golden Gate Bridge offers rooms and suites in both elegantly restored historic buildings and spacious contemporary buildings.
Melding a warm, casual elegance with a dramatic setting under the Golden Gate Bridge, Murray Circle restaurant features the French-inspired, ingredient-driven Northern California cuisine of award-winning Executive Chef, Justin Everett and his talented culinary team. Chef Justin sources local, seasonal, farm-focused ingredients selected weekly from the area's farmers and fishermen. House-cured and hand crafted charcuterie offers an opportunity for a shareable experience to enhance seasonal salads, appetizers and entrees. A similar market-driven philosophy guides the seasonal specialty cocktails at the adjacent Farley Bar, where guests can enjoy a more casual bar menu in the clubhouse-like atmosphere of the bar or outdoors on the terrace. The wine cellar boasts one of California's deepest and most diverse collections, featuring more than 2,000 options.
The Cavallo Point Cooking School has a spacious demonstration kitchen and offers a variety of tastings and hands-on classes. The Healing Arts Center & Spa provides services such as hypnotherapy, acupuncture and personalized physician consultations on healthy living. Complimentary yoga, live music, environmental lectures and guided hikes on nearby trails are also available.
Across from the front lobby, the Mercantile offers local crafts and clothing, kitchenware for the inspired chef, Bay Area recreation guides and more. More than 800 original works of art and photography from upcoming and well-known artists are featured throughout the lodge's guest rooms and public areas. The art gallery adjacent to the Mercantile presents a rotating exhibit. Currently, it is presenting the works of Gilles Martin-Raget, commemorating his 30th year as the official photographer of the America's Cup, being held in San Francisco this summer. These awe-inspiring images embody the grace, power and speed inherent in racing and capture the culture of sailing.
"It is truly an honor to be ranked in the top 100 in the world, let alone the top five in the United States," said Peter Heinemann, principal of Passport Resorts, which operates the lodge. "The entire team at the lodge is passionate about ensuring the best experience possible for our guests and we could not be happier to receive this recognition."
About Cavallo Point Lodge
Cavallo Point Lodge is an upscale and environmentally sustainable lodge set within Golden Gate National Parks at the foot of the famed Golden Gate Bridge. Once the Fort Baker military base, today meticulously restored turn-of-the-century and sensitively designed new buildings reflect the site's stalwart history and majestic natural setting.
Opened in the summer of 2008, Cavallo Point Lodge is a "base camp" where the city's urban edge meets the rugged Marin coast. Since opening, it has earned much recognition, including LEED Gold certification, and was named one of America's top new national landmarks by Travel + Leisure Magazine.
A member of Preferred Hotels® & Resorts, Cavallo Point Lodge was developed by the Fort Baker Retreat Group LLC. Passport Resorts, LLC or its affiliated companies manage Cavallo Point Lodge and the award winning Post Ranch Inn. For more information on Cavallo Point Lodge, visit www.cavallopoint.com.
Adrianne Psarras & Cristina Padilla
Graham & Associates
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