Palos Verdes’ Terranea Resort
Palos Verdes residents were excited when after years since the closure of the Marineland of the Pacific in 1987, this large piece of property was purchase by Lowe Enterprises in 1998 and the ten year development of this 102 acre resort begin.
On three sides you are surrounded by the waves of the Pacific and across the channel is Catalina Island. This coastal setting embraces the Mediterranean heritage and carries it into it’s architecture. From it’s outside gardens to private terraces that invite you to stop and stay awhile, this family resort takes you away from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles.
One of the principals in the creation of Terranea was to keep the cultural, historical and social fabric of the Peninsula. The Palos Verdes resort pays homage to the rich heritage of the site by naming some of it’s amenities such as The Catalina Room, Marineland Ballroom, and the Vanderlip suite. Nelson’s restaurant was named after Mike Nelson the character played by Lloyd Bridges in the television series Sea Hunt, which was filmed at Marineland in the late 1950′s and 1960′s.
Terranea is part of the Destination Hotels collection. The luxury resort offers 326 rooms, 34 suites, 20 bungalows, 50 casitas and 32 villlas. The property consists of a nine hole, par three golf course, oceanfront spa, four ocean view pools and a collection of eight restaurants, bars, cafes and lounges. There is also 135,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting and event space, 50,000 square foot spa and fitness center, oceanfront yoga and Pilates studio, Tide Pool Kid’s Club, and Adventure camp, boutique retail shops and 24 hour concierge service.
For more information on Terranea Resort go to terranea.com or call (310) 494-7891.
Terranea Resort is located at 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, Ca. 90275.
Photo courtesy of Terranea Resort.