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Monday, May 23, 2016

Event Report: Brand New Beach Location in Surf City USA, Huntington Beach



We had the honor of contributing to the Opening Event of SeaLegs at the Beach at Bolsa Chica State Beach, Huntington Beach, CA.

The Event:
The Final Evening of a cross-country MegaFAM with international travel experts celebrated the California Life Style at its finest in a great new location that we are excited about for many reasons!


Huntington Beach, long known as Surf City USA, has turned itself into an internationally appealing beach resort destination!
Starting this June, very attractive new beach event possibilities are opening for business!

Alisa Walsh:
"SeaLegs Wine Bar in Huntington Beach has very deservedly won numerous restaurant and gourmet industry awards and accolades in its 4 years of existence.
Locals, ourselves included, were excited to hear that owner Alicia Whitney was taking over four older concession stands along Bolsa Chica State Beach.
Gone are the stale nachos and hot dogs, starting this Memorial Day weekend, following a million dollar renovation, the four beach bistros will offer upscale fare! Tri-tip, charbroiled burgers, baguette sandwiches, crab cakes and specialty coffee, wine and beer will be on the menu, and one stand will be designed for sunset wedding receptions and festivals.
We had the pleasure of working with SeaLegs and Visit Huntington Beach for the very first pre-opening event at SeaLegs on the Beach.
The event, spearheaded by SeaLeg's Ali Falbo, was a great success with guests."



Ted Bowers' Classic Woodie with surfboards provides the perfect souvenir group photo backdrop. 

Huntington Beach has a lot to offer: endless, clean beaches, shopping, gourmet restaurants and several resorts.
The new Pacific City Shopping Center on Coast Highway opened recently. It is walking distance from beachfront resorts that offer full meeting and event amenities.


Please enjoy this Surf City USA sizzle reel.

We have seen a number of successful revivals in Southern California in the last two decades. Downtown Los Angeles, DTLA, is one of the major success stories. Similar developments took place in a number of cities: Santa Monica, Pasadena, Anaheim.

However, the California Dream really is all about palm trees and sunny beaches. Due to our very strict environmental and coastal regulations development along the beaches is a slow, laborious process.
We are very excited to see new beach event locations opening up.
Our climate allows for year round use. This will be a great addition to our event site directory.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Inspiration: The Red Line and Elements - Art Projects by Doron Gazit

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art - wrapped in The Red Line by Doron Gazit.
Since we last checked in with Doron Gazit, the artist and industrial designer has lined multiple locations in California with The Red Line and his art work is currently on exhibit at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art as well as The Loft at Liz's in Los Angeles. He is being mentioned in one breath with Cristo!

We look forward to working with Doron to wrap an environmentally themed event.

We were happy to report on The Red Line at the Dead Sea in September 2015. In the 8 months since, Doron has installed his environmental awareness art project in several locations in drought ravaged California. As always The Red Line concept highlights the impact of Global Warming on the environment.

In December of 2015, The Red Line snaked through the Pyramid Lake burn area, just North of Los Angeles.


Doron Gazit:
"After my Red Line installation in the sinkholes of the Dead Sea, I continued to draw the line north of Los Angeles among the burnt trees close to Lake Pyramid.  This is a continuation of my planned installations in locations around the world affected by global warming.  The black surface of the environment was a striking contrast to the Red Line. It was very sad to work in this devastation knowing that just a short time ago it was green and full of life. I did this installation together with my friend Jordan Dawes, who is an excellent photographer and videographer. I also received great help from CalArts Professor Michael Darling, who lives close by and helped me find a couple of sites containing burnt forests."

Next came an installation in Laguna Lake, CA.

Doron:
"I brought the Red Line Project to the dried out Laguna Lake in San Luis Obispo. Between the drought and constant silt build-up over the past 40 years, a huge portion of the lake has unfortunately dried up. The water-less land in the lake was extremely cracked and broken. I’ve seen many landscapes afflicted by the drought; this one seemed to symbolize dryness. It was very unpleasant to walk on this hard soil, there were no soft spots to be found.  Additionally, there were very strong winds – We had to change the placement of the Red Line so that the wind would carry it where it needed to end."



He followed up with an installation at the Salton Sea, an environmental disaster in progress in California's Coachella and Imperial Valleys as part of the Deborah Martin Exhibition "The Salton Sea- Lost in Paradise" at the Marks Art Center in Palm Desert, CA.


The Red Line Project art work is currently on exhibit at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art until the end of May.


Video: San Luis Obispo Museum of Art documented the California projects.

"Elements" - a group show in Los Angeles, opened this past Saturday and continues until June 20th.
Doron's work represents wind and air.

An outdoor installation of the Red Line in a Los Angeles area park is in the works - keep your eyes open this summer!        


 Janet:
"The fast success of Doron's work in the art world is very indicative of the timely relevance of his message. Furthermore Doron's dimensional inflatables give us a lot of creative freedom in event design. We have used them for many looks, such as these "ice flowers" for a winter event. I'd love to wrap a building and really get the communities' attention drawn to Doron's environmental art. 90% of California are still in a state of drought, even after the El Niño winter. We are not out of the woods and water use restrictions remain in place. It would be wonderful to blend art-with-a-message and event design."



Monday, May 9, 2016

Music Report: The Enduring Power Of Classic Rock



"Will you still need me, will you still feed me, When I'm sixty-four?"
The answer is obviously a resounding "Yes".

Should we book Classic Rock for our events?

Tickets for the October Classic Rock Extravaganza in Coachella - the Desert Trip Festival - go on sale this morning.
The event is touted globally as the biggest Classic Rock weekend of a lifetime and is expected to sell out the rumored available 70,000 tickets immediately.
This may come as a surprise to many of us. We have become accustomed to living in a youth obsessed culture. Chart topping acts start their career ascent long before they can legally order a beer in the USA.

It is the age of streaming music and social media self promotion.
Surprisingly, it seems, the oldies but goodies continue to succeed without much attention to their social media followers.
Mick Jagger has a million and a half followers on Twitter. Not bad, you think, until you see Taylor Swift. She has almost 77 million followers.
Taylor has the same amount of fans on Instagram.
Mick Jagger? Less than a paltry 700 000 followers!

However, in the touring business Old is Gold!
The Stones hold a whopping 8 top spots in the Top 50 Grossing Tours Of All Time (source: Pollstar).
A surprising 34 of the 50 Top Grossing acts are baby boomers - and they end up in the Top 20 Tours any year they go out.

Our collective emotional response to the passing of Glenn Frey, David Bowie and Prince this year underlines the general sentimental attachment to these stars whose fame endured much passed their chart topping and headline making days.

(Getty Images)


No wonder Taylor invited Mick to join her to get some "Satisfaction" during her tour stop in Nashville, TN, on September 26, 2015).











What explains this astounding longevity?

We asked Gary Bongiovanni, Pollstar's CEO and Editor-in-Chief, for his expert insights.

“These classic bands endure because of the baby boomer generation. They are the cream of the crop, the baby boomer heroes. That generation grew up on that music and it is still their music of choice.
Their tastes haven’t changed. They may go to less concerts nowadays but this music is still the soundtrack of their life.
What has changed is the way concert tickets are sold.
Concert tickets used to be all one price and quite affordable. Starting in the 90s, the industry introduced tiered ticket pricing, charging much more for better seats. Many boomers can afford those tickets while young fans for the most part cannot pay $200 for a ticket. So we see a lot of boomer parents bringing their children along to concerts to share that experience with them. Consequently, the fan base grows among the younger generation.
These acts are not dependent on hit records. The audience comes to hear Paul McCartney’s hits, not the songs from his latest album.”

Bongiovanni expects The Desert Trip to be a success.

“The organizers are very smart about tiered pricing and seating. The general audience prices are quite affordable but they sell a lot more assigned seating than at the Spring festival, at higher prices geared at boomers. They won’t want to stand in the pit under the sun for 12 hours. They want their seats."

It also helps that Desert Trip will feature only two full length concerts each night, with a start time right after sunset to adapt to the boomers' taste and endurance level for loud music.

The Old is Gold mantra does apply to the event entertainment world.

Sam Trego, Owner of Imagination Entertainment, offers several completely produced shows featuring classic rock, including the highly successful corporate event version of Beatles LOVE - IE's "Beatles by iL CiRCo", launched in the summer of 2014 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the British Invasion.


The Beatle's in San Diego! from Imagination Entertainment on Vimeo.

Sam Trego:
"The Beatles aren't just a pop music favorite. The band changed the face of music. Their music is timeless. It triggers as much of an emotion now than it did on the 60s.
Classic Rock is like a time machine. It triggers an emotional response in each listener. Oftentimes it takes you back to a time that was more stress-free, or you were in love, or it reminds you of other significant moments in your own story.
This music crosses borders and generations and it succeeds at entertaining any group. We love working on this show and it is a big success at any event. It just works."

The strong link between music and emotion sometimes catches us by surprise. I personally was surprised at my own sadness over Prince's untimely death.
However, judging by guests' reaction to Classic Rock entertainment, it makes perfect sense. Timeless hits work for a very large group of guests, across ages and cultures.
The appeal is universal.

See you in Coachella in October!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Event Challenge: Our Crew Beat Santa Ana Wind Storm



It was not just another sunny day in California as we were setting up for Bruin Day.
The forecast had mentioned gusty winds. They turned into a full blown Santa Ana windstorm that caused such damages that it made national headlines.

Carolyn Vasi and her crew went into rescue mode to get the job done.

Production Manager Carolyn Vasi: "We are used to these wind events in Southern California but this one turned out to be a lot more severe than forecast. The wind force turned over full trucks on the freeways and oak trees broke like matches. Santa Anas have a way of starting abruptly and ending abruptly. We were in the midst of the setup when it started to blow. Our tents were tossed around like tumble weeds."

Thankfully the event location was not too far from our warehouse. Carolyn dispatched the truck to get the storm gear and the setup for the outdoor event proceeded with only a slight delay.



Carolyn: "We had to make some adjustments to ensure the safety of all attendees. We used extra heavy blocks to tie down the tents and re-enforced the bracing around all tenting. Furthermore we lowered all tent heights a bit, placed desks and chairs inside instead of in front of the tents. Usually the signage is installed above the tents. We lowered all signage to below the tent tops to secure them better. The extra heavy sandbag blocks worked wonders."

Our storm-proof setup worked! Tents, furniture, signage - everything was rock solid
By next morning the winds had diminished and all attendees enjoyed the outdoor event.



This was not the first time that unexpected weather disrupted our work. It seems to be a safe bet to plan an outdoor event in Southern California but we still have to have Plan B.

Wishing you - especially our friends in the tornado and flooding plagued Mid West - a sunny week!

Janet

Monday, April 25, 2016

Welcoming Future Event Pros To Our Office

 
One recent Friday we had the pleasure of welcoming a group of future colleagues from the Collins College of Hospitality Management at Cal Poly Pomona to our offices. We had a great time sharing our knowledge with the students on their field trip.
It was an educational experience for all of us!


Alisa Walsh, Director of Business Development: 
"We had been invited by our friends at the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board to provide the students with a site visit of an event production company because we have our design and production studios in-house. Every event we produce is put together here, step by step, all in on place, in South L.A. It was an honor to participate and welcome this energetic and curious group of students."

In order to provide all 40 attendees with an in-depth and close-up experience during their 45-minute visit we organized them in three rotation groups.

Alisa: "Ted, Kristen and I gave the group an introduction to the production process from A to Z. Kate and Brynne offered students a tour of our decor and floral design studio. Carolyn and Max welcomed everyone to the warehouse where our team was working on the construction of customized set pieces.
We all participated in very lively Q&A sessions which also proved to be very informative for us."      

           
Brynne, Kate, our office canine Beatrice, and Max present our Decor and Floral Design Studio.  

Sasha Tani, Director of Destination Services at L.A. Tourism & Convention Board:
"The purpose of this site inspection day was to familiarize students with various supplier partners to understand the behind-the-scenes of executing an event. In addition, students got the opportunity to learn of different career paths in the Hospitality industry.
It was a pleasure bringing the next generation of event planners to EventWorks to showcase all the moving parts that go into producing large scale and special events. The students really loved seeing all the departments from sales, to floral design, to props, and all the people that it takes to make the final event come together."

Alisa Walsh: "It was very interesting and refreshing for us to discuss our work with such a motivated group and we gained new insight into our process by learning about it from an outside view. We got very interesting questions from the group, that resulted in discussions related to everything from the cost of events, sourcing creative ideas to work-life balance, a topic that was much on the mind of the students as our work schedule does not fit into a Monday-Friday 9 to 5 time frame. Future event producers need to know that it is more of a work-life integration instead of balance. But this industry is a lot of fun and very fulfilling to creative minds."


If you are interested in an event industry career, you should consider attending the Collins College!  Here a very short description:

With over 1,000 undergraduate students, the college is the second largest of its kind the country. Founded in 1973, it was the first hospitality management studies program in California and its thousand students make it the largest such school in the state. As of 2010, The Collins College of Hospitality Management is ranked third in the nation by restaurant executives. With over 1,000 undergraduate students, the college is the second largest of its kind in the country.

Thank you to Sasha Tani and the LATCB for including us in this program!

Warm regards,
Janet

Monday, April 18, 2016

Here Comes Uncle Sam! We Have The Cure for Tax Day Blues!


Is that YOU in the post office line?
Yes, dear fellow Americans, it's Tax Day across the land.
We are in the business of entertainment and we have found a selection of uplifting and motivating videos and music sure to make this double whammy Monday better.

James Corden is on a roll! Watch him here, singing Tax Day Carols with Katharine McPhee on The Late Late Show.


Maggie explains to Homer how it has to be done in this Simpson classic.
                   

And we really love this happy Tax Day Celebration - Ode to Baby Daughter as this rapper dad celebrates new deductions!
Tax Day Celebration by La Guardia Cross


Last but not least, let's put some pep in your step!
DJ Lee Dyson has just the list for you!
Click - Play - Rock on!
Music for Tax Day on Spotify



Fingers crossed all my friends get refunds!
Keep Calm - and have a wonderful week.

Janet

Monday, April 11, 2016

Site Report From A Land Not Far Away: Terranea Resort

Hard at Work: Janet, Ted and Kristen
As Executive Producer Kristen Rensch put it: #ILOVEmyjob.
We just wrapped a series of events for an international client in a gorgeous location close to home: the beautiful Terranea Resort, the only ocean front resort in Los Angeles County.
We have worked here repeatedly in the last few years and we also love to come to meet friends at Nelson's for a weekend lunch.
Terranea Resort has very much to offer to the meetings & events industry.
Please read on.

Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes
This well-known aerial view speaks more than a 1000 words.
Terranea Resort occupies 102 acres of the most breathtaking ocean front in Rancho Palos Verdes.
Located only 20 miles, a 30-minute drive, from LAX International Airport, this full service resort is very accessible while it also provides absolute privacy and tranquility in Los Angeles County. The privacy and beauty may be reasons that celebrities love this place!
And Hollywood has come calling aplenty. Recent blockbusters filmed on the property include 'Pirates of the Caribbean,' 'The Aviator,' 'Pearl Harbor,' 'Charlie’s Angels,' 'Fun with Dick and Jane,' 'Savages,' and 'This is 40'. TV viewers will recognize it from multiple location shoots, including a romantic "The Bachelor" wedding.

The location is ideal for meetings and events because the resort offers all amenities, including board rooms, ballrooms, outdoor event spaces, its own 9-hole golf course, several outstanding restaurants, a long list of activities, full spa services, several pools and secluded beaches, all in one place.

Ted Bowers: "Our experience with the in-house staff speaks for itself. Everyone really goes above and beyond. The staff is amazing."
Welcome Reception at Nelson's
Nelson's was a great location for the Welcome Reception for our guests, most of whom had endured a long, overnight international flight. What a start to the meetings! Cocktails and California cuisine  with a backdrop of sunset over the ocean and mild ocean breezes.

Our event series took place in late March 2016. Our guests experienced sunshine and mild temperatures. Many attendees reported spotting grey whales right off the beaches as they migrate from Mexico to Alaska in Spring.
The Resort Pool
Things to Know for Event and Meeting Planners
Please see here the Destination Luxury Hotel's Fact Sheet:

Terranea Resort, A Destination Hotel, is Southern California’s premier meeting and event destination.
Opened in June 2009, the 102-acre luxury estate welcomes with more than 135,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space in a majestic oceanfront setting and the capacity to host receptions with up to
1,500 guests. Planners will find a warm haven at this Mediterranean-style resort, with more than 75,000 sq. ft. of outdoor and 60,000 sq. ft. of indoor event space; three main ballrooms, the largest at 18,000 sq. ft.; 33 meeting rooms; as well as executive board rooms and hospitality suites, all framed by the Pacific Ocean. Spectacular indoor and outdoor venues range from elegant ballrooms to coastal terraces, lush gardens and manicured lawns overlooking the scenic Pacific coastline as well as Catalina Island.
In addition to its ideal setting, Terranea also offers upscale amenities for guests, including a luxurious spa, award-winning golf and celebrated cuisine. For meetings, state-of-the-art business capabilities and
spacious guest retreats cater to gatherings of any size. The 582-room resort features a 360-room hotel alongside 20 two-bedroom bungalows, 50 three-bedroom ocean view casitas and 32 luxury villas that
provide groups with more intimate settings. Easily accessible, the resort is conveniently located 30 minutes from both Los Angeles International and Long Beach airports and just 30 miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles.
The Santa Rosa Boardroom


Breakfast on the Mar'Sel patio


INSPIRED INDOOR SETTINGS
Palos Verdes Grand Ballroom
With elegant décor and sweeping coastal views, the 18,000-square-foot Palos Verdes Grand Ballroom offers an unrivaled setting for lavish celebrations, award banquets, conferences and tradeshows.
Attendees gather beneath soaring 24-foot ceilings in this spacious venue, which flows seamlessly between graceful foyers and the outdoor Palos Verdes Terrace overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The Grand
Ballroom seats up to 1,000 guests, and can be divided into several sections to accommodate large and small groups.

Marineland Ballroom
This comfortable venue located just off the main lobby offers 6,600 square feet of meeting space, highlighted by 19-foot ceilings and sunlit bay windows that look out over endless ocean vistas. Ideal for
mid-sized functions, the Marineland Ballroom seats up to 400 guests and features generous foyer space. The ballroom also divides into three smaller sections, each equipped with large dropdown screens and
Lumina 6500 projectors.

Catalina Room
Floor-to-ceiling windows and an expansive outdoor terrace overlooking Catalina Island provide a scenic backdrop for receptions and special events. The 4,300-square-foot multi-functional Catalina Room seats
up to 230 guests, with additional seating and event space on the terrace or rolling lawns just outside.

Point and Cove Meeting Rooms
For more intimate business gatherings, Terranea offers 15 sophisticated breakout rooms in a multitude of configurations. The resort’s Point and Cove meeting rooms are conveniently located on the ground floor.
Many feature seamless flow to ocean view terraces, allowing guests to mingle amid the striking beauty of Rancho Palos Verdes’ natural setting.

Executive Boardrooms
Guests can also choose from three state-of-the-art boardrooms, two that feature their own fireplaces. Each of these executive spaces offer fully integrated A/V functionality, as well as private balconies overlooking the lush grounds of the resort and the Pacific horizon.

Hospitality Suites
Terranea’s three hospitality suites provide space for additional entertaining or intimate meetings in a stylish, residential setting. Guests relax in spacious living areas with panoramic ocean views and private
walkout terraces.
Cozy Nights by Nelson's Fireplace


OCEANFRONT EVENTS
Unique outdoor spaces at Terranea Resort have been meticulously developed to heighten and preserve the natural beauty of their surroundings. A total of nine outdoor venues offer 75,000 square feet of additional space for weddings and receptions, concerts, business retreats and social events. Guests choose from sunlit terraces and lush natural lawns poised above coastal bluffs, all with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean.

With a gently rolling lawn and a dramatic ocean backdrop, The Meadows is an ideal venue for outdoor weddings and special occasions that provides 16,000 square feet of event space. Equally breathtaking, the 13,000-square-foot Palos Verdes Terrace flows seamlessly from the adjacent Palos Verdes Ballroom to complement grand celebrations or set the stage for elegant outdoor gatherings.



Contact:
Please email any enquiries to the Group Sales Department
TerraneaSales@destinationhotels.com
Phone: +1-310-265-2801


How Eco-Friendly is Terranea Resort?
Fact Sheet:

Natural Haven Terranea Resort, A Destination Hotel, retains the essence of the unspoiled beauty of California’s coast. The resort was meticulously designed with the utmost reverence to its native environment. Guided by the philosophy of ecological sustainability, the resort’s aesthetic embraces a continuous interplay with nature and the existing coastal habitat and Pacific Ocean. Every effort has been made to
protect and steward this unique environment on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, preserving one of Southern California’s most scenic and coveted coastlines for future generations.
Minimal Impact Terranea is dedicated to protecting the valuable coastal resources that define the Palos Verdes Peninsula and make Terranea one of the most valued natural locations in the world. From the beginning, Terranea Resort has been committed to minimizing its environmental footprint. Eco-friendly practices are featured
prominently throughout the resort, adhering closely to measures that protect open space, improve wildlife habitat and enhance local water quality. Today, Terranea occupies only one-quarter of its 102-acre site – allowing guests to enjoy more than 75 acres of natural landscape.

Additional Environmentally Friendly Measures:
• In October 2012, Terranea Resort collaborated with Waste Management (NYSE: WM) to expand its commitment to sustainability and green practices by including food waste recycling. With the new food waste recycling program, Terranea’s goal was to increase the amount of waste reused by 50 percent. Currently, Terranea’s waste management efforts divert 80% of the resort’s waste from landfills. Terranea boasts one of the most comprehensive recycling programs in the Los Angeles area.
• No land was removed from the area during the development of Terranea. Instead, existing structural and raw materials were recycled in the site preparation, including more than 65,000 tons of onsite stone that was quarried and crushed to utilize under roads and walkways.
• Approximately 45 mature trees, legacies of Marineland dating over 50 years old, were carefully boxed and preserved during construction and then replanted throughout the site as a tribute to the area’s history.
• Terranea employs natural irrigation and water treatment through a series of wet ponds and vegetated wetland channels called Bioswales. These wetlands enhance water quality and also serve as a habitat for native avian species. First flush rainfall collection systems called Storm Filters also reduce and treat the runoff of pollutants.
• The resort’s native plant palette features coastal species indigenous to Palos Verdes and the Channel Islands. The development team worked diligently to restore, protect and preserve the ecological balance of the area by replacing non-native plants with ones indigenous to the region. Each were locally cultivated and grown by the Palos Verdes Land Conservancy to reinforce biodiversity. Pesticides and fertilizers are limited to those which are either
organic in nature or pose no residual effect on the environment.
• All three sparkling resort pools are treated with saltwater in lieu of a fully chlorinated system. The process is both environmentally friendly and healthier for pool users.
• Terranea’s sustainable growing philosophy incorporates seasonal dining menus that feature local ingredients and organic, freshly picked produce and herbs from the Chef’s Garden and nearby Catalina View Gardens.
Natural Terranea Resort encourages guests to explore its unique ecology and Encounters embrace environmentally friendly practices through a variety of conservation programs as well as exciting and educational activities.
With more than 14 acres of natural habitat surrounding the resort, it is easy to observe the local fauna at Terranea. The resort offers many opportunities to view a range of wildlife in their natural environs. Guests can enjoy sights of everything from whale migrations to spotting the endangered El Segundo Blue Butterfly.
• Docent led tours guide visitors along the resort’s extensive walking, hiking and bird watching footpaths along the scenic Discovery Trail, part of the Palos Verdes Peninsula trail system. The tours help further the awareness of the land’s unique ecology, educating guests on the resort's coastal flora and fauna, like the California crabapple, a rare species that grows only on the Peninsula and Catalina Island.
• California Blue and Pacific Gray whales migrate the waters just 50 yards offshore and can be viewed almost year round from Terranea. The Pacific Gray Whale mesmerizes spectators with up to 2,500 coastal sightings a year. A one-of-a-kind volunteer program lets guests participate in the official
whale count.
• The Pointe Discovery activity center and adventure concierge specializes in unique and indigenous recreational excursions, ranging from horseback rides and ocean kayaking to tide pool treks through diverse marine habitat at the Terranea Beach Cove and even falconry.
• For guest enjoyment and in support of the local community, several
telescopes are set along Terranea’s coastal bluffs, to view the whales, sea lions, and dolphins continually present offshore. Proceeds from the coinoperated telescopes are donated to area non-profit environmental
organizations: The Palos Verdes Land Conservancy, Marine Mammal Care Center and Algalita Marine Research Foundation.
Unique Green Terranea Resort embraces the vision of Destination Hotels & Resorts’ Measures environmental initiative, Destination Earth, in decreasing energy and water usage, reducing waste, increasing recycling and composting, and purchasing local and organic food and beverages when possible.

In addition to these standards, Terranea is committed to innovative solutions that help inspire guests and develop a greater degree of environmental awareness.
Green Measures:
• Employee uniforms are made of bamboo or chemical free organic cotton, wool or hemp, and organic dry cleaning services are offered
• Hybrid and low emission vehicles are used to reduce carbon emissions, and carpool programs are encouraged for resort staff
• Dimmers, motion detectors, low-voltage devices and fluorescent bulbs are utilized to reduce total lighting
• Terranea’s golf tees are completely biodegradable
• Guestrooms offer biodegradable amenity containers and a voluntary reuse program for linens and towels
• Pointe Discovery offers an innovative Fun with Purpose program that
provides exciting activities that also promote and support the environment.
Programs include sea lion releases, plant-a-tree, edible landscapes and more.

Lucky guests may come across Marine Mammal Care Center staffers as they release rehabilitated sea lions back into the wild at Terranea Resort.

I know, I know, we are gushing! And No, they are not paying us to write this!
We really enjoyed our time at Terranea Resort — it’s especially wonderful when you get to work with wonderful clients (and if you are reading this T.Y. and K.U and N.Y - that means you).
Terranea Resort is a great place for meetings and events and we would love to work here with all of you!      

    
Call us! Pretzels and beer at Nelson's on us!

Wishing you a wonderful week!
Janet