• Room With a View: Mr. C Beverly Hills Updates its Rooftop Ballroom

     
    FROM THE Fall 2015 ISSUE
     

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.

The Starlight Ballroom views are enviable: a panorama that stretches from Santa Monica’s beaches to downtown Los Angeles with the Hollywood Hills framing all. The wrap-around, outdoor teak deck has room for an extra bar; inside, large windows allow for an abundance of natural light and stargazing at night. A spring relaunch showcasing the makeover was a festive night for event planners, co-hosted by Revelry Event Designers and Empty Vase florals, among others. 

If you want to boost attendance at a meeting or conference, try these four letters: N.A.P.A. And while the Northern California wine region has more than enough activities to keep attendees busy when they’re not in meetings—475 wineries, to begin with—the downtown heart of the region is introducing new experiences this fall. Here’s a sampling:

 

New Group Venues in Temecula

 

Smoke City Char Bar Opens in LA