• Monarch Beach Resort Receives 2018 Chairman’s Award for Hotel of the Year

     
    POSTED August 10, 2018
     

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) has selected the Monarch Beach Resort in Orange County, California, as a recipient of the 2018 “Chairman Award” for the Hotel of the Year.

The award, given to an ALHI member hotel or resort, celebrates outstanding leadership and loyalty to performance in the preceding year. The award also celebrates a property’s teamwork with ALHI’s Global Sales Team to benefit the meetings and events industry.

Monarch Beach Resort, a AAA Five-Diamond property, overlooks the Pacific coast. In addition to 400 guest rooms and suites, seven dining options and an 18-hole golf course, the property also features 90,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting space. Monarch Beach guests also have access to a private beach as well as the on-site Miraval Life and Balance Spa.

Forbes Travel Guide’s 2019 World’s Best Rooms awards Bernardus Lodge & Spa a place on its verified list of 41 hotel properties. Located in California’s wine country, this Carmel Valley property joins the list that showcases hotels from 17 different countries.

 

Aventri, a leader in events management software (EMS), recently released ‘The Top 100 Meeting and Event Venues in the United States’ for 2019. The company took the ten top-rated meeting and event cities in the United States and picked the top ten venues in each area, compiling a list of 100 highly-regarded spaces. 

The guide identifies the two most valuable factors in attendee satisfaction as venue location and activities in the host city, followed by capacity, uniqueness and proximity to local attractions.

 

Los Angeles had a record-breaking year for visitor spending and economic impact in 2018. With visitor spending up $1.2 billion since 2017 (5 percent increase) and economic impact up $1.7 billion (4.9 percent increase), this year was the eighth consecutive year of growth in visitation, spending and impact.