The desert is getting bubbly, thanks to a new partnership between La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort and Veuve Clicquot. Together, the two are creating an intoxicating oasis at the resort’s adults-only Plunge Pool. During the day, guests can relax poolside under umbrellas in Veuve’s signature color or rent a Clicquot-branded private cabana with bottle service. A roving champagne cart will be available for guests looking to enjoy an effervescent buzz under the warm desert sun.

From 3-6 p.m., Plunge Pool transforms into the Après Swim lounge. Guests can play lawn games and enjoy champagne tasting flights, signature cocktails and light bites before dinner.

For groups, La Quinta Resort & Club is offering a new Champagne 101 program.

A Veuve Clicquot Champagne Specialist will guide participants through frequently asked questions, such as how to open a bottle, what types of glassware should be used and how to store champagne. This will be fol - lowed by a tasting of the Clicquot range, highlighting the house’s Yellow Label, Rosé and Vintage Champagne, with the opportu - nity to add on a Veuve Clicquot Rich cocktailmaking experience. Depending on group size, Champagne 101 can be arranged at a variety of La Quinta venues, including the historic La Casa Courtyard, the Great Lawn or a private dining room.

Spanning 45 acres, La Quinta has 620 guest rooms, 98 villas, and over 190,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space.

Napa Valley’s Meritage Resort & Spa recently debuted a new program designed to help groups gathering at the resort achieve more “Mindful Meetings.” The program, offered in partnership with Bare Health, can be custom tailored for groups and includes the following wellness-focused activities: meditation, yoga in the vineyard, sound healing, and the creation of juices, smoothies and morning elixirs at the resort’s brand-new Food & Wine Center.

 

After continually hearing that meeting planners were looking to infuse more health, wellness and sustainability into their agendas, Hilton Hotels & Resorts created Meet with Purpose in 2015. As it has evolved, the turnkey program—and its focus on Mindful Eating, Mindful Meeting and Mindful Being—has been increasingly customized to reflect each hotel and each meeting.

 

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