In the early 20th century, Pasadena was an idyllic resort town where wealthy Easterners flocked in winter. Today, the allure remains, and that era’s rich legacy offers a wealth of gorgeous meeting spaces. Beneath a picture-perfect mountain-view setting, with sunny, year-round temps of 75 degrees, even the busiest meeting planners can stop to smell the roses at events in this charming city.
Like a three-act play, a three-day meeting has a narrative arc. When David Merrell, creative director of AOO Events, a meeting and event production firm based in Los Angeles, produced a multiday sales conference at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE for a global wellness company, he wanted the drama to increase with each dinner. That meant three distinctly different styles and moods in tabletop décor.
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Matthew Quick was recently hired as rooms executive for the The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, Ga.