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Area as well. All the way up and down the
state there is reason for planners to celebrate.
Beyond the Bay
San Jose, the heart of Silicon Valley, continues to see plenty of development itself.
The 210-room AC Marriott Hotel has recently opened, offering groups three meeting
rooms. It provides appealing details such
as complimentary Wi-Fi, Netflix on each
room’s Smart TV, and close proximity to the
San Jose Convention Center. The courtyards
in the City National Civic and Montgomery
Theater have recently been reimagined into
an outdoor venue of more than 5,400 square
feet. It includes custom-built benches, gas
heaters, and a fire pit. At the beginning of
May, the 505-room Double Tree by Hilton
San Jose completed a multimillion-dollar enhancement of its event space.
Half Moon Bay, set on the coastline of
the state, should also not be overlooked
by groups. It boasts a wealth of meeting-friendly venues, from The Ritz-Carlton to the
beachside Sam’s Chowder House and rustic
Miramar Farms — all just a little over half
an hour south of San Francisco. The Oceano
Hotel & Spa, in Half Moon Bay, added a new
3,000-square-foot meeting space.
Golfing groups looking for a coastal ex-
perience farther south can look forward to
the exclusive new 38-room Fairway One at
The Lodge at Pebble Beach. It includes two
four-bedroom golf cottages fronting the first
fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links, as well as
a brand-new meeting room.
Santa Barbara’s waterfront will soon be
seeing the opening of the 121-room Hotel
Californian in the center of the city’s vibrant
Funk Zone. It’s composed of three buildings,
including the Californian building, which
preserves the façade of the original 1925
Hotel Californian, with a 1,300-square-foot
rooftop pool and event deck; the Mason
building, with five meeting and executive
boardrooms; and the State building, with a
3,500-square-foot rooftop event deck.
Los Angeles continues to buzz with a wealth
of new development. Among the properties that opened or are slated to open
this spring and summer: the 152-room
Cambria El Segundo LAX, the 179-room
Dream Hollywood Hotel (which includes
an 11,000-square-foot rooftop lounge area),
the 350-room Hotel Indigo Downtown Los
Angeles, and the 889-room InterContinental
Los Angeles Downtown (with 100,000 square
feet of meeting and convention space).
The Hotel Palomar Los Angeles – Beverly
Hills has just wrapped up a $12 million property-wide renovation. The Hyatt Regency
Los Angeles International Airport recently
opened, offering a 14,000-square-foot ballroom, and additional breakout rooms.
The city known for its dazzle continues to expand its non-hotel attractions.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and
Sciences is in the midst of building a new
movie museum in the heart of the city.
The newly opened 14th Factory has transformed an empty industrial warehouse near
Chinatown into a multisensory art experience. For those looking for a more elevated
outing, the OUE Skyspace LA, which opened
last summer, has just announced private yoga
classes that are bookable for meetings and
groups — 1,000 feet above Los Angeles.
Long Beach and More
In nearby Long Beach, the Long Beach
Convention and Entertainment Center will
this month unveil an expansion of its turnkey
meeting spaces with the launch of The Cove.
The space, which occupies the area in front
of the Seaside Meeting Rooms below the
Terrace Theatre, will aim to serve as a colorful pre-function reception area, as well as a
foyer to the Seaside Ballroom. Its concrete
Disneyland’s 21 Royal offers groups an exclusive space to enjoy personally prepared meals
Anaheim’s craft brewery scene is growing
The San Jose Convention Center continues to draw
groups to the center of Silicon Valley
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