SOURCE: Cavallo Point -- the Lodge at the Golden Gate

Cavallo Point -- the Lodge at the Golden Gate

April 06, 2011 14:48 ET

Cavallo Point Lodge Earns Best in Four Categories of the 2011 San Francisco BayList Awards

Cavallo Point Lodge - First for BEST Wedding Venue in Bay Area; Michelin-Starred Murray Circle Restaurant - First for BEST California Cuisine; The Healing Arts Center & Spa - Third for BEST Day Spa and BEST Massage

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - April 6, 2011) - Cavallo Point Lodge received top honors in the 2011 San Francisco BayList Awards, earning BEST in four categories. It was named the BEST Wedding Venue in the Bay Area and its acclaimed Michelin-starred restaurant, Murray Circle, received first place in the BEST California cuisine category. Cavallo Point also became the only hotel spa in the Bay Area to be voted in the top five in two categories: BEST Day Spa and BEST Massage.

In appreciation for the locals who voted, the Healing Arts Center & Spa is offering a 20 percent discount on spa treatments -- Monday through Thursday until April 30, 2011. Voters must mention "Best of the Bay" at time of booking to receive the discount. For reservations, call 415-339-4767.

Cavallo Point Lodge is also extending its Ultimate Date Night package, which includes one night's accommodation in select Historic or Contemporary Rooms, four-course tasting menu dinner for two at Murray Circle (excluding taxes, gratuity and beverage), access to the Healing Arts Center & Spa and outdoor meditation pool, champagne and chocolates in-room upon arrival, morning yoga in the Mission Blue Chapel and complimentary valet. For reservations, call 888.651.2003.

"We are honored to be selected as the BEST by Bay Area residents in four categories among 13,856 businesses competing for San Francisco BayList awards this year," said Dominie Lenz, general manager of Cavallo Point Lodge. "Our staff has worked hard and we are thrilled to receive this prestigious honor from our patrons."

Cavallo Point Lodge, with its panoramic views of the Bay, San Francisco skyline and Marin Headlands, is a peaceful and idyllic wedding destination. "Far removed from the urban bustle, the lodge is a retreat where couples can focus on celebrating their commitment their way," said Jessica Winthrop, catering manager at Cavallo Point Lodge. "The lodge is a beautiful place to have a wedding, and we are delighted San Francisco Bay Area residents agree."

Michelin-starred restaurant Murray Circle, led by Executive Chef Joseph Humphrey, showcases the bounty of local and organic farms, ranches and culinary artisans in the San Francisco Bay Area region and features one of the most extensive wine cellars in California, including more than 2,500 selections from California and around the world. "I'm elated to see how responsive customers have been to the concept of Murray Circle and our style of California cuisine," said Humphrey.

The 11,000-square-foot Healing Arts Center & Spa, with 11 treatment rooms integrating the best cultural healing practices from around the world, offers facials, massages and body wraps, while healing arts services include an integrative medicine program -- led by Bradly Jacobs, MD, MPH -- herbal consultations, hypnotherapy, acupuncture, and shamanic journeys. An oversized, heated meditation pool is a focal point for guests, as well as the Tea Bar, featuring teas, snacks and herbal tonics. Cavallo Point Lodge offers its complete spa program for hotel guests as well as locals. "Having been open for just over two years, we are ecstatic to receive this recognition, especially since we were the only hotel awarded," said Jenny Helling, director of the Healing Arts Center & Spa.

The San Francisco BayList Awards is an annual contest inviting Bay Area residents to vote for their favorite restaurants, spas, venues, etc., with 13,856 businesses competing for the title of The Bay Area's BEST. This year, more than 90,000 votes were cast, the most in the history of the contest.

About Cavallo Point Lodge
Cavallo Point Lodge is an upscale and environmentally sustainable lodge set within Golden Gate National Parks at the foot of the famed Golden Gate Bridge. Once the Fort Baker military base, today meticulously restored turn‐of‐the‐century and sensitively designed new buildings reflect the site's stalwart history and majestic natural setting.

Opened in the summer of 2008, Cavallo Point Lodge is a "base camp" where the city's urban edge meets the rugged Marin coast. Since opening, it has earned much recognition, including LEED Gold certification, and was named one of America's top new national landmarks by Travel + Leisure Magazine.

A member of Preferred Hotels® & Resorts, Cavallo Point Lodge was developed by the Fort Baker Retreat Group LLC. Passport Resorts or its affiliated companies manage Cavallo Point Lodge, the award-winning Post Ranch Inn and Sea Ranch Lodge. For more information on Cavallo Point Lodge, visit

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