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Ojai Va lley Inn & Spa

www.oj airesort .com H ea d q ua rters: O j a i, Ca lif. S p e ci al t y : Res o r t a n d s pa
Employees: 6 9 0 Pete E lls, m a n a g in g d i recto r : “ O u r p eo p le a re rea lly w h a t
set us apart , and what we focus on the most .”

Ojai Valley Inn & Spa offers a multitude of relaxing and pleasing experiences to its guests.

Perfect Moments

The Ojai Valley Inn & Spa’s staff prides itself on helping visitors have memorable
experiences at the AAA Five Diamond hotel and resort. BY JIM HARRIS
Visitors and natives of the city of Ojai,

Valley Inn & Spa, located in the small

spa, and an Artist Cottage and Apothe-

Calif., regularly witness a rare and beauti-

artist community roughly 90 minutes

cary, where guests can take painting and

ful sight known as the “pink moment.” A

away from Los Angeles and a short 12-

perfume-making classes.

brilliant shade of pink appears for several

mile distance from the Pacific coast. The

minutes each sunset on the Topatopa

308-room, AAA Five Diamond hotel and

A CULTURE OF SERVICE

Bluffs, located 6,000 feet above sea level

resort is ideal for recreation, relaxation,

Ojai Valley Inn & Spa’s staff plays an im-

at the east end of the valley the city is lo-

romance or a family getaway, Managing

portant role in helping visitors create

cated in. The effect, created because of

Director Pete Ells says. “We believe in

their special moments.

the city’s alignment with an east-west

helping people find their moment,” he

“Our people are really what set us

mountain range, attracts thousands to

adds. “Whatever someone wants to do,

apart, and what we focus on the most,”

the city each year.

they can do here.” Resort features include

Ells says. “Our staff provides what we

a golf course, six restaurants, indoor and

call ‘relaxed luxury’ – they’re very warm,

outdoor fitness facilities, a full-service

engaging and genuine, and love creating

The “pink moment” is just one of the
experiences awaiting visitors to the Ojai

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