For this month’s Beneath the Surface, we’re traveling to the oasis known as La Jolla. Located in Southern California, just 15 minutes from downtown San Diego, La Jolla directly translates to “the jewel”. While beautiful beaches, fine restaurants, gorgeous hotels, and intriguing art galleries are all captivating, they pale in comparison to the backdrop enjoyed at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines hotel situated right next to the Pacific Ocean. With spectacular panoramic views of the Torrey Pines Golf Course, home of the 2008 U.S. Open, and the Pacific Ocean in the horizon, the Hilton is one destination you don’t want to miss out on.
Each guestroom is equipped with a private balcony, patio, or terrace with magnificent views in every direction. With all of the activities and events La Jolla has to offer – the annual Farmers Insurance Open on the PGA Tour at Torrey Pines Golf Course is taking place January 24th-30th – guests are sure to spend more time outdoors than in. But, once they arrive to their room, they will have the satisfaction of knowing they are staying in an environmentally conscious hotel that has the guests’ best interest at heart.
As the PGA event drew closer, the Hilton Torrey Pines needed to prepare for the arrival of its guests. Facing a tight deadline, our crew arrived at the property and needed to effectively and diligently restore the Hilton’s TV chests, one in each of its 394 rooms, back to new. To borrow golf terminology, we ‘aced’ it.
On top of our work bringing new life to the existing furniture, The Refinishing Touch has taken the initiative to see just how environmentally conscious the Hilton Torrey Pines hotel really is. According to the carbon footprint calculator, located on The Refinishing Touch website, the Hilton Torrey Pines hotel has made a significant impact reducing emissions of CO2 into the atmosphere. By replacing its existing furniture and purchasing new, the Hilton Torrey Pines emitted only 4.89 tons of CO2, compared to the 493.76 tons of CO2 that would’ve been emitted had they purchased new furniture, a 99% reduction! Any company can find out how well it’s doing preserving the eco system. Simply visit www.therefinishingtouch.com, and locate the Carbon Footprint Calculator on the left hand side.
Whether you are visiting La Jolla to shop, enjoy the breathtaking views, or catch a glimpse of your favorite golfer, it is sure to be a good time had by all. If you’re ever in the area and happen to be staying at the Hilton, take a moment to sit back and enjoy knowing that your room has received ‘The Refinishing Touch’.