Golden Door Spa in San Marcos Commands $25M

A luxury spa resort in San Marcos was recently sold with the aid of financing giant Holiday Fenoglio Fowler. The Golden Door Spa traded for a transaction total of $24.8 million free and clear of existing debt. The deal was arranged by a team led by Dan Peek and Bill Stadler, senior managing directors with HFF, and also consisting of Managing Director Scott Hall and Real Estate Analyst Alexandra Lalos. The new owner has also acquired the Golden Door brand, and retains the right to perform any expansions on the facility.

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor

The Golden Door Spa, a Japanese-themed luxury resort in San Marcos, has traded for $24.8 million, according to Holiday Fenoglio Fowler, which arranged the sale to an undisclosed buyer. HFF’s team was led by senior managing directors Dan Peek and Bill Stadler, and also included managing director Scott Hall and Alexandra Lalos, an analyst with the firm.

Located a 40-minute drive from downtown San Diego, the Golden Door Spa opened in 1958 and was rebuilt in 1975. Its facilities include  fitness centers, a tennis court, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, water therapy pool, Japanese bathhouse, archery range and about 20 miles of hiking trails.

Also on the grounds are a 122-acre avocado orchard and organic vegetable and fruit gardens. In addition, the new owner has also acquired the Golden Door brand, and retains the right to expand the property.

According to HFF, Golden Door Spa represents “one of the most well-known destination spa resorts and wellness brands in the world.” The property’s redevelopment and expansion opportunities, as well as its familiar brand, proved attractive to investors, explained Peek.  

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