Rancho Valencia, Rancho Santa Fe’s 45-acre luxury resort and Southern California’s only Relais & Chateaux property, has partnered with Porsche of San Diego to unveil a new Porsche Test Drive program. This exclusive program offers Rancho Valencia guests an opportunity to drive newly released Porsche models for use during their stay at the resort, which recently reopened after a $30 million renovation.
Three different vehicles, a 911 convertible, Panamera Hybrid, and a Cayenne GTS are available as part of the Porsche Test Drive program. The complimentary program allows guests to take the luxury vehicles out at any time, for as long as they’d like, provided they return the vehicle the same day. Rancho Valencia’s concierge can make recommendations on where to explore, whether it be down Highway 101 to the beaches of La Jolla, a leisurely drive through Temecula’s wine country or a couples’ night in the Gaslamp Quarter downtown San Diego.
“At Rancho Valencia, we want to ensure our guests are experiencing the standard of luxury afforded at the resort throughout their entire stay in the destination,” says Simon Chen, Rancho Valencia’s General Manager. “This program allows us to continue to offer an enhanced experience, even when they’re outside the vicinity of the resort exploring everything San Diego has to offer.”
Currently, Rancho Valencia is the only hotel in California to offer Porsches to guests on a complimentary basis. During their stay, guests can even consult with a Porsche-certified concierge onsite, who can facilitate sending them home with the ultimate souvenir. The Concierge will provide a comprehensive overview of the models for the guests and can assist in the purchase and customization of one of the vehicles without having to leave the resort. In order to borrow the cars, guests just need to have a valid driver’s license and current auto insurance. The vehicles are available on a first come, first serve basis.