Hotel du Village captures the beauty and romance of the French countryside and places it squarely in the charming and creative hamlet of New Hope. It’s long been a New Hope landmark, beloved by visitors and residents, many of whom spent Thanksgiving dinner around a table at the hotel’s restaurant, so it was naturally met with curiosity when Hotel du Village was sold in 2013.
The 137-room Mr. C Beverly Hills embodies Venetian style. Teak floors, nautical architectural details and white-jacketed waiters are among the hallmarks of the property from Venice, Italy’s famed Cipriani family of hoteliers. Recently, the hotel’s 12th-floor, 5,000-square-foot Starlight Ballroom (50-350 capacity) received a palette redo ensuring a view-rich, blank canvas for events. Flooring is now neutral, walls are a fresh brilliant white and designer sconces complete the décor upgrades.
IPAs, stouts and steam beers: There's a craft beer for almost every taste and a brewery event space to match almost every function.
From nothernmost Etna to Coronado at California's southern tip, from the Central Coast to the eastern Sierras, you can find craft breweries making unique artisan beer. While not every brewery has the right space for events, enough do that booking one of California's 550 boutique beer production facilities is as easy as tapping a keg.
This very affordable label is perfect for group gatherings.
Planners looking for fresh spaces in which to conduct meetings or host social events in Sacramento have new options in three venues that recently have expanded their presence.
The happiest place in the world may still be Disneyland, but contending for the most blissful, at least in Los Angeles, is The Spa on Rodeo. Hidden in a mews on Beverly Hill’s most storied boulevard, this oasis has four treatment rooms, four pedicure soaking tubs and two manicure stations.
Showing clients and attendees a good time while they visit your city isn’t always easy. Standard tourist attractions can get stale and group happy hours and dinners are sometimes just not enough to ‘wow’ the group. SuiteHop, an online platform that allows users to directly book entire suites or individual seats in suites that would have otherwise gone unused, has unique access to ultra-exclusive suites at hard to get into events.
A convivial drink at the bar has long been a way for meeting attend-ees to get to know one another. For a new twist on the tradition, there’s Fleurish, the first-ever dedicated design-it-yourself flower bar. The 3,000-square-foot floral studio in LA’s tony Brentwood neighborhood is the brainchild of florist Amy Marella, whose clients include the Beverly Hills Hotel, Tiffany & Co. and Hotel Bel Air.
We rounded up a list of top breweries with event space from each one of our magazines’ 10 regions.
Pyramid Breweries, Berkeley