Golden Door GM Rachel Caldwell Wins National Award

ESCONDIDO, CA (January 4, 2011) – Legendary Southern California destination spa Golden Door is proud to announce that General Manager Rachel Caldwell has been named a Favorite Manager in the 2010 SpaFinder Readers’ Choice Awards.  The award comes as Caldwell celebrates her 50th year with Golden Door!

From housekeeping to accounting, Caldwell has held positions in almost every department during her fifty-year tenure at the Golden Door spa. With her deep knowledge in every facet of spa life, Caldwell imparts invaluable knowledge on spa trends, operations and best practices along with the tenets of Golden Door founder Deborah Szekely’s philosophies to guests and colleagues.

She keeps the Golden Door true to the mission and vision of its founder, while moving it forward into a new era and enhancing its reputation as the premier destination spa in North America.

“We congratulate Rachel on this impressive achievement and look forward to her continued leadership of the Golden Door’s award-winning programs,” says Jean-Jacques Pergant, President of LXR Luxury Resorts & Hotels.

In addition to this personal recognition, Caldwell’s leadership also led Golden Door to win the 2010 SpaFinder Readers’ Choice Awards Crystal Award for Favorite Spa in North America and recognition in 11 out of 35 categories in which awards were given.  Under her direction, the spa has received accolades from around the world and multiple awards from publications such as Conde Nast Travel, Travel + Leisure and the Zagat Survey.

The Golden Door ( is part of LXR Luxury Resorts & Hotels, a portfolio of independent properties distinguished by a style and spirit that captures the unique qualities of their setting.  LXR properties are located throughout the United States and the Caribbean. For information visit or call (877) LXR-XOXO.