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Wave Crest Hotels & Resorts to Open the 215-room Hilton
 Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa
in Carlsbad, California

Carlsbad, Calif.- August 2011
- Opening June 2012, Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa is destined to become one of north San Diego's premier coastal meeting and event destinations. Owned and operated by Wave Crest Hotels & Resorts, the new resort has a prime location overlooking Carlsbad State Beach and features 25,300 square feet of indoor, outdoor and pre-function meeting space with unparalleled ocean views.

"The Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort will be a stylish, contemporary resort offering a welcome retreat for business and social events," said Kathy Van Vechten, vice president of sales and marketing. "The property's stunning ocean view location, stellar amenities and relaxed, gracious service promise to make it one of the most sought after event locales in the area."

Ideal for any size group, the property's flexible meeting space includes 8,500 square feet of indoor space, 11,800 square feet of outdoor space and 5,000 square feet of pre-function areas ideal for coffee breaks, receptions and exhibit booths. Indoor space is comprised of the 5,700 square foot Shearwater Ballroom which is divisible into five rooms, four meeting rooms (Pelican Watch 1 & 2, Sandpiper, and Surfbird rooms,) and the Osprey conference room. An ocean view garden seats 500 guests outdoors for lunch or dinner. For more intimate gatherings, the Private Dining Room at the hotel's Chandler's restaurant offers an ocean view, outdoor, covered terrace which can accommodate up to 40 people. State-of-the-art technology and outstanding food quality and service enhance every banquet experience.

The hotel's design takes full advantage of the unparalleled ocean front setting and views. Function space includes a scenic lookout point that frames the ocean views making it a desirable venue for wedding ceremonies and receptions.

The property is just 10 minutes from Carlsbad's Palomar Airport and 35 minutes from San Diego International Airport. Directly across from the resort is Ponto Beach, well-known for its white sand and popular surf breaks. Nearby are Carlsbad Business Park, as well as award-winning golf courses and the headquarters for both Callaway and TaylorMade golf. San Diego's top attractions are all within a 30-minute drive including SeaWorld, Zoo, Safari Park and Balboa Park.

Just two miles north is the multi-award winning Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach, an ocean view property steps from the beach also managed by Wave Crest Hotels & Resorts. The combined meeting space for the two properties inside and out is 41,800.

About Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa
Modeling the California Craftsman style, the Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa features 215 guest rooms including 8 suites, many with panoramic ocean views. The hotel's central west-facing courtyard includes a 4,000 square foot free-from swimming pool surrounded by a vibrant coastal desert garden of palms, succulents and grasses. An undulating, mosaic-tiled water wall across the pool lends a visual and aural sparkle and a series of intimate seating areas are set in the surrounding perimeter and elevated spa area. It also features a children's splash pool and an outdoor fire pit.

First-class dining will be found at Chandler's Restaurant & Lounge, the resort's signature ocean view restaurant. Chandler's brings innovation and style to the local restaurant scene, with eclectic, seasonal menus inspired by locally grown fresh products. A spectacular bar with inspired signature cocktails is the heart of the restaurant. A private Wine Room allows guests to personally select their favorite wine from a spectacular world-class selection of wines. Superior, knowledgeable and attentive service, never transcending into overly formal, will enhance the quality of the dining experience and provide guests with an unparalleled memorable experience.

The masterfully designed 5,600 square foot Ocean Crest Spa is inspired by the Pacific Ocean. The Spa will feature seven treatment rooms, a couple's room with tub and private outdoor relaxation area, and men's and women's relaxation rooms and locker rooms. A full array of massages, facials and body treatments as well as manicures and pedicures will be offered on the menu. The gentle and private environment allows guests to completely surrender to deep and restorative relaxation. A 1,200 square foot Fitness Center includes an aerobic area, free weights and state-of-the-art cardio equipment.

For more meeting space information, contact Kathy Van Vechten, vice president of sales and marketing at kathy.vanvechten@hilton.com.
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Contact:

JLK Communications
Lori Kennedy or Shae Geary
760-941-4103
lori_kennedy@hotmail.com
shae.geary@sbcglobal.net



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