The newly opened BoardRoom is a speakeasy-type lounge tucked inside Kendall’s Brasserie at The Music Center in downtown LA. The latest addition to the Patina Restaurant Group, it’s a great pre- or post-theater spot for playfully indulgent bites like escargot shooters, oxtail poutine, deviled eggs stuffed with Santa Barbara sea urchin and duck fat garlic fries.
Whether you’re arranging a group dinner for a conference that’s taking place in downtown Los Angeles, want to take a break with a few colleagues from a gathering at the Convention Center or are looking for an exciting place to bring an adventurous client, you’ll want to keep Officine Brera on your radar screen. Or should we say on your Instagram feed. The restaurant offers a sense of discovery—it’s tucked into a parking lot on a dark stretch of the Arts District; a gorgeous, soaring space—it used to be a factory that made gas meters—and truly superb food.
San Francisco Marriott Marquis and San Jose Marriott have introduced “Meet Well,” a new team-building initiative that gives groups a healthier option. The initiative will include healthy banquet and coffee break menus, active meeting options, wellness topics and speakers, body-friendly seat spacing, meeting planning perks and volunteer options.
Hotel Indigo Denver is set to open in Denver’s Union Station neighborhood in mid-January of 2017. It will be located at 1801 Wewatta Street and will have 180 guest rooms and 1,188 square feet of meeting and event space.
Finding a venue is one of the first decisions a meeting planner makes. Its size and location can make a big impact on meeting attendance. The Sheraton Tysons Hotel—managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts—located outside of Washington, DC, is helping planners choose by offering a package for planners booking through 2020.
Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa in California is offering a new holiday package, the Holiday Spa and Wellness Escape for Two that is available until Jan. 14.
Priced at $2,000 the package includes a one-bedroom cottage, in-room couple’s spa treatment, a wellness concierge, customized dining menus, a candlelight dinner and a bath butler. The guests can also enjoy champagne upon arrival, personalized bathrobes and arranged transportation. Additionally, they receive two Frangipani product kits and a fully stocked fridge in their room.
We couldn’t make it to Sin City for the opening of W Las Vegas on Dec. 1, so we did the next best thing and enjoyed a sneak peek here in Tinseltown when the new property brought its neon glow to W Los Angeles - West Beverly Hills for one night. There were Elvis impersonators, aqua acrobats encased in bubbles performing in the hotel’s swimming pool, show girls in all their feathered glory, cocktails and, of course, games of chance
Marriott Coronado Island Resort & Spa in California has created fall-inspired seasonal pumpkin spa treatments. The offerings include anti-aging, nourishing and smoothing agents that will leave you looking glowing and refreshed all winter long.
Specific treatments include a power peel enzyme facial with seasonal fruits; a yam and pumpkin peel facial; and a musclease warming ocean wrap and massage. These utilize a fall favorite: pumpkin, which is rich with vitamin A, C and Zinc, making it a great ingredient for beauty treatments.
Stone Brewery, the 10th largest craft brewery in the U.S., is teaming up with United Hospitality to open the first-ever brewery hotel in San Diego. Stone Hotel aims to open in early 2018 and will offer an all-inclusive experience for the craft-beer obsessed.
Guests of the hotel will be able to enjoy all aspects of the brewery experience from start to finish. Greg Koch and Steve Wagner founded the brewery in 1996 and have worked to grow the craft beer industry.
With 40 acres of land, 400 guest rooms, and 180 luxury suites, Scottsdale Plaza Resort has built a solid reputation. Solidifying this reputation is a renovation to their standard rooms.
The changes include new bathtubs, larger closet and vanity areas, granite counters and more.
“In less than six months we have gone from a ranking of 61 on Trip Advisor to 16, so clearly the renovations to our standard rooms contributed to that,” says Sheryl Bettencourt, director of marketing for the resort.