Are We There Yet? – Southern Cali

The bite of winter is already in the air, and with the clocks going back this weekend, hibernation is about to set in. Which is likely why I’ve had my down-south winter travel on the mind.

Being a fan of California, I was excited to hear about this unique trip for those who love shopping. Showcasing extraordinary boutiques and upscale amenities, the experience offers guests special services at the resort, as well as at South Coast Plaza.

The Luxury Shopping Experience includes:

Overnight accommodations

Complimentary roundtrip transportation to South Coast Plaza

Admittance to ACCESS, South Coast Plaza’s VIP Hospitality Suite that includes package check, gift wrapping and Champagne

A South Coast Plaza VIP Passport featuring exclusive offers from more than 100 stores and restaurants

A $100 South Coast Plaza Gift Card Voucher (one per stay)

Rates for the Luxury Shopping Experience start at $589 per night.

A Premium Shopping Experience is also available that enhances the Luxury Shopping Experience with accommodations in The Ritz-Carlton Suite, including access to The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge, a $500 Gift Card Voucher and a two-hour, in-suite private stylist consultation. The Premium Shopping Experience is $3,150 per night.

Renowned as a major global shopping destination, South Coast Plaza is home to more than 250 prominent boutiques, critically-acclaimed restaurants and the adjacent celebrated Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Its unparalleled collection of diverse retailers, along with its customized concierge services, makes it Southern California’s premier shopping experience.

Bon Voyage,


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