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California Meetings & Events – On The Road

On The Road
By Shelley Levitt

May 2013
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These have been a busy couple of weeks for me. Delightfully so! I have been lucky enough to enjoy overnight stays at four terrific properties, all of which should be on the list of anyone planning meetings in Southern California. My short forays included Surf & Sand Resort, Laguna Beach, W Hollywood Hotel, Island Hotel Newport Beach and The Resort at Pelican Beach.

You’ll be hearing more about these outstanding hotels in future issues of the magazine. For now, I just wanted to share a few of the extraordinary amenities I enjoyed at each.

The Poolside Bloody Mary Bar and the do-it-your-way Pancake Bar on the 15FiftyFive patio at Surf & Sand Resort was a wonderful way to begin a Sunday. Fortunately, there’s an experienced bartender to mix your cocktail if you make it, let’s say, a tad too spicy on your own. The hotel has a relaxed, though luxurious, beachside vibe that makes it a huge attraction for meeting groups as well as locals.