• Del Mar Country Club Ready to Host Small, Private Business Dialogues

     
    POSTED October 27, 2014
     
Select top-level meetings can now have access to the exclusive Del Mar Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe. The club offers a secure and totally private venue for meetings that are personally curated and supported by dedicated planning, facilitating and hospitality services.
 
Located four miles inland from the coast in a secluded valley, the Del Mar Country Club is owned by philanthropist and businesswoman Madeleine Pickens. The 55,000-square-foot, castle-like clubhouse offers complete seclusion for up to 30 senior executives who wish to arrive, leave and remain “off camera” for the duration of their meetings and business activities at the club.
 
Inside, a variety of elegant boardrooms, meeting rooms and venues come with a full range of IT and support features. Outside, sporting facilities including an 18-hole championship golf course, tennis courts and almost Olympic-sized swimming pool are available for post-meeting recreation.

 

Los Angeles has such a robust food and dining scene, it’s rare to be the first at anything these days. But Benny Boy Brewing  appears to have pulled that off with its claim to be the city’s first combined brewery and cidery. Located in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood, just minutes from downtown, Benny Boy is anchored by a spacious outdoor beer and cider garden. Groups are welcome. The 1,200-square-foot cider house is available for private events of up to 51 guests while a full venue buyout accommodates 300. 

 

If you’re considering Santa Barbara as a destination for an upcoming meeting, there are more hotels and restaurants than ever before, along with new flights into Santa Barbara Airport.

Here are some highlights. 

Hotel News

Palihouse Santa Barbara, a 24-room boutique hotel in the historic Presidio neighborhood has opened. Offering a “vintage preppy meets American Riviera vibe,” total group buyouts are available, as well as outdoor entertaining space for intimate events.

 

By a number of measures, hotels are doing well in San Francisco.  For starters, occupancy rates, according to preliminary data, were 67.2% for the month of April, with average daily room rates just above $225. As the San Francisco Travel Association notes, those numbers point to the best-performing month for San Francisco hotels since pandemic restrictions were put in place in March 2020.