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Terranea Resort Honored with Prestigious “Elite” Certification

Elite Meetings International selects Terranea Resort as one of North America’s top properties for group functions


Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.- February 2011- Terranea Resort is pleased to announce that it has been awarded Elite Certified status by Elite Meetings International (EMI), an innovative company that offers tools to assist top planners in researching the best properties for meetings and incentives throughout North America.

Elite Certified status is granted by EMI’s Elite Meetings Advisory Board, a distinguished body comprised of corporate meeting planners and hospitality executives. The board considers the resorts and hotels based on a demonstrated commitment to providing an exceptional group experience. A number of criteria factor into the advisory board’s assessment, including the arrival experience, accommodations, meeting and event facilities, activity options, food and beverage, and most importantly, service.

“Our goal in establishing Elite Certification was to compile a peer-rated resource that recognized those properties that represent the best of the best, independent of affiliation,” says EMI CEO Kelly Foy. “We’re proud to offer Elite Certified status to Terranea Resort. Our endorsement reflects our belief in the exceptional standards that visiting groups can expect.”

Picture-Perfect Meetings and Events at Terranea

Featuring 60,000 square feet of indoor meeting and event space, many with views of the Pacific, Terranea offers 33 meeting rooms for social and business gatherings. The offerings include the 18,000-square-foot Palos Verdes Grand Ballroom; the 6,600-square-foot Marineland Ballroom; and the Catalina Room, a 4,300-square-foot multi-functional room with a sweeping view of the ocean and Catalina Island. The property also offers three boardrooms, two with fireplaces, and three large hospitality suites - all with panoramic ocean views and walk out terraces that can be reserved for additional entertaining or intimate meetings.

The outdoor spaces at Terranea are as thoughtfully developed as the indoor event spaces.  A wide variety of outdoor venues adds another 75,000 square feet of wedding, social event and meeting space.  Each of the nine outdoor locations offers a different ocean view and distinct location. The unique 16,000-square-foot oceanfront Palos Verdes Meadows is becoming a highly sought after venue for weddings, group functions or concerts.

About Elite Meetings International, Inc.

Based in Santa Barbara, Elite Meetings International, Inc. (EMI) provides integrated solutions to enhance the performance of meeting and hospitality professionals. EMI supports this community through a combination of innovative technology, direct sales support, customized marketing programs and face-to-face business-building events. Additionally, serves as a commission-free RFP-generating tool and a comprehensive vehicle for sourcing luxury, upper-upscale, and upscale properties. EMI’s innovations include FaceTime™ (, a widely used program for helping buyers and sellers – across any industry – identify synergies, manage appointments, and make direct connections with one another; and SpeedRFP™ (, a new time-saving product for creating, submitting, and managing RFPs online. For additional information, please visit or call (805) 730-1000.

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