KLS Recreation Corporation Adds Legendary La Costa Resort And Spa To Its Portfolio Of Signature Reso

KSL Recreation Corporation, owners and operators of a
number of marquee resorts across the United States, announced today its acquisition of the
renowned La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, California.
La Costa Resort and Spa is legendary among spa aficionados as well as professional and amateur
golfers and tennis players. The expansive 479 room resort, set on 400 rolling acres in the coastal
foothills north of San Diego offers a full-service experience year round. La Costa is fully equipped
with two 18-hole golf courses, an expansive spa and a top-level tennis center. For guests mixing
business with pleasure, the resort offers excellent and extensive meeting, convention, and banquet
“We are proud to include La Costa Resort and Spa in our family of signature resorts,” stated Scott
Dalecio, President of the KSL Resort Division. “The Resort has a loyal clientele and membership
who continue to return to the resort year after year, and we plan to build on those long term
relationships as we embark on an ambitious improvement program for this world-famous property.”
To oversee the renaissance of La Costa Resort and Spa, KSL has named Ted Axe to serve as the
new Vice President and General Manager. Axe will make the transition from his current role as
Vice President and General Manager of KSL’s renowned Claremont Resort & Spa in Northern
California to return to La Costa Resort and Spa where he served as Director of Operations from
1996 to 1998.
“We are excited to have Ted join the team at La Costa Resort and Spa as he brings a great deal of
expertise and familiarity with him,” Dalecio said. “Having formerly worked at the resort, Ted
understands La Costa Resort and Spa’s storied history as well as its positioning in the industry and
local community. Ted will play an integral role in bringing back La Costa Resort and Spa’s
“I am thrilled to once again be associated with La Costa Resort and Spa and the Carlsbad
community,” added Axe. “We look forward to announcing exciting, comprehensive improvement
plans for the resort in the months ahead.”
About KSL Recreation Corporation
KSL Recreation Corporation is a La Quinta, California-based owner and operator of La Quinta
Resort & Club and PGA WEST in La Quinta, California; The Claremont Resort & Spa in Berkeley,
California; The Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona; Doral Golf Resort and Spa in
Miami, Florida; Grand Traverse Resort and Spa near the shores of Lake Michigan; Grand Wailea
Resort Hotel & Spa on Maui; and Lake Lanier Islands Resort near Atlanta, Georgia.
KSL’s holdings are comprised of approximately 4,450 hotel rooms, more than 450,000 square feet
of meeting space, over 400,000 square feet of spa and fitness facilities, 20 golf courses including
designs by Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Greg Norman, Gary Player, Tom Weiskopf, Raymond
Floyd, Jerry Pate and Pete Dye, over 95 tennis courts, 34 restaurants, 44 retail outlets and 10