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A villa-style resort in Menlo Park

Opening next week, this nearby villa-style resort's got lavishly appointed rooms (from 550-2000+ sq ft, each with a balcony and stone tub), an infinity pool/hot tub that overlooks the Santa Cruz mountains, and a 17,000 sq ft spa (huzzah!). There's also a resto, decked out with a limestone-framed fireplace and 50-seat patio, which plates rustic American fare like slow-grilled strip loin in gnocchi ragout, and poached Arctic char w/ veal sweetbreads -- because nothing says villa-style relaxation like a dip in the hot tub, a deep-tissue massage, and ravenously devouring the brains of cage-raised baby animals.