• Visit Vacaville Wins Gold Adrian Award

     
    POSTED December 11, 2016
     

Visit Vacaville in California has been awarded the Gold Adrian Award for Website Design from the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International. After a huge rebranding project in 2015, they partnered with Tempest Interactive Media to create a new digital marketing platform.

"We are thrilled to be acknowledged with this fantastic honor," says Melyssa Laughlin, CEO, Visit Vacaville. "Our digital media manager Janette Maack has worked tirelessly on the new site over the last year, and our collaboration with Tempest has been an amazing process. We are excited to be able to offer such a wonderfully immersive website experience to all of our visitors."

The website features large-format photography, imagery and artwork that portray the wine country experience. They share content on several social media platforms, including Instagram and Facebook to reach a broader audience. Additionally, they have an interactive event calendar to keep visitors up to date with events occurring in the area.

Visit Vacaville hopes their new branding and updated website will reach beyond their core demographic.

 

Los Angeles has such a robust food and dining scene, it’s rare to be the first at anything these days. But Benny Boy Brewing  appears to have pulled that off with its claim to be the city’s first combined brewery and cidery. Located in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood, just minutes from downtown, Benny Boy is anchored by a spacious outdoor beer and cider garden. Groups are welcome. The 1,200-square-foot cider house is available for private events of up to 51 guests while a full venue buyout accommodates 300. 

 

If you’re considering Santa Barbara as a destination for an upcoming meeting, there are more hotels and restaurants than ever before, along with new flights into Santa Barbara Airport.

Here are some highlights. 

Hotel News

Palihouse Santa Barbara, a 24-room boutique hotel in the historic Presidio neighborhood has opened. Offering a “vintage preppy meets American Riviera vibe,” total group buyouts are available, as well as outdoor entertaining space for intimate events.

 

By a number of measures, hotels are doing well in San Francisco.  For starters, occupancy rates, according to preliminary data, were 67.2% for the month of April, with average daily room rates just above $225. As the San Francisco Travel Association notes, those numbers point to the best-performing month for San Francisco hotels since pandemic restrictions were put in place in March 2020.