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Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas Opens 2021

By Monica Garske

A beachfront resort set to debut in Encinitas in early 2021 is starting off the new year by building the team that’ll keep the hotel running, hiring for a variety of jobs.

The 130-room resort is hoping to open in early 2021 – if local pandemic-related restrictions allow for that – and, so, the hotel is seeking to fill full-time and part-time positions spanning the front and heart of the house, the on-site spa, and its on-site dining, which includes VAGA, a new restaurant from celebrated local “Top Chef” alumna Claudette Zepeda.

Zepeda recently joined our Scene in San Diego podcast to talk about her new project at the beachfront resort. She called VAGA her “love letter to San Diego.” You can read all about the restaurant here.

“Service will be authentic and local, sophisticated and unscripted, with the intent of anticipating guest needs both spoken and unspoken,” the hotel said.

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