Hello Everyone, I hope you all had a lovely weekend! I wanted to say a quick hello and share our favorite memories from our recent stay at Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara. The whole week was such a dream and I don’t even know where to begin. I want to start by reiterating that I am very well aware that I won’t have this life without all of you and for that, I am incredibly grateful.
With that said, let’s dive right in. I have been to many countries and stayed in many hotels, but nothing has ever compared to this. The location is wonderful, so close to the beach. The setting is perfect for any occasion including a wedding. The restaurant has fabulous food, the staff is extremely friendly. The rooms are wonderful.
MANAGEMENT: I remember my favorite speaker Simon Sinek, using Four Seasons management in one of his speeches years ago. He told a story about where he asked a barista he met at the Four Seasons in Las Vegas what he loved about his job. Without batting an eye, the guy said that he loved his job at the Four Seasons. On the other hand, the barista continued, he just counts the hours at another hotel where he also served up lattes. What was different? At the first place, the leadership asked how he was doing and what he needed. At the second? They watched to see when he would screw up. This Speech has shaped how I manage my team since then. Let me tell you, Simon Sinek did not exaggerate. The Management was impeccable. From Jessica who gave us the biggest warm welcome to Brandon, director of Outlets who sat with us during dinner and gave us a back story on how the Four Seasons started. Almost every single employee I spoke with has been there for more than a decade and you can tell they all genuinely loved their jobs which made us felt right at home.
HOTEL OVERVIEW: The location is great. It’s located in a very secluded yet in the middle of San Diego. You can drop a pin and hear it. From the moment you enter the beautiful lobby, you know you are staying at a very special hotel. The pool area and views are amazing!
Our awesome host Jennifer took us to our villa upon arrival. Prices can differ depending on the size of your villa or what time of the year you go. Upon entering our villa, I think I said “oh wow, this is amazing” a million times. The room was spotless and very well kept. Everything was in fantastic working order. Our villa had a balcony with a spectacular lake view. Our room was very nice and spacious room with all luxury amenities one could wish for. We had everything in our villa from a beautiful tub to washer and dryer and a huge kitchen.
FOOD: We were treated to breakfast every morning in our room. You can either stay in your room and call in room service or go down to the fabulous Eat Seasons restaurant. This restaurant is not only beautiful to be in but the wait staff is wonderful – knowledgeable and friendly. For dinner, we were treated to a 5-course meal by the fabulous chef James himself.
The restaurant is filled with natural light and modern beach-town charm. I loved that the tables are not on top of each other so you can have a normal conversation. The food was excellent and they had an array of great wine choices…very upscale for an intimate or special evening celebration and oh, a lovely bar with live jazz.
AMENITIES: We visited their award-winning Driftwood spa and got the best massage with hot stones and radiance facial as well. Elizabeth listened to my skin needs and catered my facial to me specifically. My skin still looks and feels fabulous days later! The relaxation room is where you can hang out before or after your session. The next day we visited the gym and signed up for a pilates class. I won’t be discussing this any further as I am still sore. lol.
Thank you for a wonderful stay. What an amazing experience! Will definitely be coming back here!
Photography by @Visualsbychristina