• Venue Spotlight: Granlibakken Tahoe

     
    FROM THE Winter 2019 ISSUE
     

    The Tahoe conference center has something for everyone. 

Since 1922, Granlibakken Tahoe has operated as a retreat center and resort just south of Tahoe City on the lake’s west side. But while it might be “Old Tahoe,” Granlibakken is in no way stuck in time. Its 160 rooms, in an array of buildings sprawled over 74 forested acres, range from standard, hotel-style units to studios, multibedroom condominiums, dorm rooms and stand-alone executive lodges with multiple bedrooms and suites, full kitchens and private meeting spaces all under one roof.

Conference facilities are extensive, encompassing 16,000 square feet of dining, meeting and exhibit space to accommodate groups of 10-500, plus large outdoor decks and lawns, tennis and pool complexes, a day spa, a ski and sledding hill, a ropes course and hiking trails leading directly from the property into the mountains above.

Granlibakken attracts a diverse clientele ranging from scientific, academic and tech groups to family and class reunions, corporate retreats, yoga getaways, sports camps and weddings.

The majority of conferences take place on weekdays, while the resort rocks and rolls with individual travelers on weekends and in winter. A hot buffet breakfast is included in the rates year-round, and all-inclusive meeting packages with full catering can be customized and modified according to budget and need.

Located in San Jose, California, Santana Row is the place to meet, play and connect in Silicon Valley. The pedestrian-friendly destination is only 10 minutes to the San Jose Convention Center and San Jose International Airport. The neighborhood is filled with condominiums, shops, restaurants, spas, and a movie theater. And at the core of it all is Hotel Valencia Santana Row—the only hotel in this unique entertainment district and the top hotel in San Jose according to Conde Nast Traveler.   

 

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:

 

More than 112 million viewers tuned into Super Bowl LVI, getting a first look at the new SoFi Stadium as they watched the Los Angeles Rams beat the Cincinnati Bengals. But fans don’t need to be satisfied with an armchair glimpse of SoFi or of the city’s other great sporting venues.