Southern California’s Premier Oceanfront Resort Provides Connectivity, Engagement, and Extraordinary Experiences
(April 7, 2021) Over the course of the past year, Terranea Resort has been investing in the evolution of its enhanced standards of safety and well-being, advancements in technology, and the reimagined indoor and outdoor spaces to accommodate the needs of current and future guests.
The award-winning hospitality veterans that comprise the leadership team at Terranea Resort and CoralTree Hospitality Group share the below Meaningful Meetings Insights to serve as a resource and guide, as the state of events continues to evolve.
- Accessible and Inclusive Format - Hybrid meetings are not new for many organizations and they have been implemented across many of Terranea and CoralTree’s past events. What is important as the industry evolves, is that the meeting format is accessible and inclusive for attendees both in person and joining remotely.
“Our industry is resilient, adaptable, and poised to successfully accommodate the demand for evolved meetings, events, and gatherings,” says Andre Fournier, Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing, CoralTree Hospitality Group. “We have a very positive outlook for the future success of our industry and partners and we continue to move forward with the locations and services to accommodate the needs, health and well-being of our guests and associates.”
- Wellness Wins – The integration of health-based initiatives and wellness-focused offerings is paramount across the meetings and events industry. From utilizing local and seasonal ingredients, to guided meditation and movement, to connecting with nature, and a sound sleep space; guests are seeking an environment that incorporates these elements and enables them to feel well and be well.
“The health and well-being of our guests and associates remains our top priority,” says Agnelo Fernandes, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Terranea Resort. “Groups and guests are seeking wellness offerings even more than before and it is critical that elements that promote mental, physical, and spiritual well-being are considered part of the planning foundation.”
- Enhanced Connectivity – It is vital that companies utilize valuable new digital solutions to enhance connectivity for meetings participants and create a more engaging experience. It is important create a gathering space where attendees find value in person as well as remote participation.
“We have worked hand-in-hand with our vendors, engineers, and event professionals to create a meeting and event destination that goes above and beyond the industry standards and exceeds guest expectations,” says Mark Adams, Senior Director of Sales, Terranea Resort. “We are committed to delivering an optimum experience, complemented by Terranea’s high standards of service and care, to enable our partners to feel confident in the business solutions we have available to meet their needs.”
- Flexible Spaces – Planners must thoughtfully consider the guest journey. They should give consideration to reformatting an event and meeting flow to maximize the experience - such as utilizing outdoor spaces for registration, breaks, and meeting sessions.
“Our 102-acre resort is the ideal location for providing both ample space, as well as customization for safe gatherings, both personal and professional,” says Mark Kaussner, Senior Director of Catering & Conference Services, Terranea Resort. “We continue to make the necessary investments within our facilities and services to better facilitate virtual events in harmony with on-site experiences. We are also dedicated to creating an environment that promotes the confidence of attendees and guests, by mitigating any areas of uncertainty.”
- Purposeful Gatherings – Selecting destinations that align with an organization’s values and corporate social responsibility is more important than ever as guests seek to travel more responsibly. Layering in opportunities for attendees to support and connect with the local community as well as giveback and do good provides participants with meaningful ways to make an impact.
“Travel is something that is thought about in a much more meaningful way as restrictions continue to lift,” says Craig Mobbs, Assistant Director of Meetings & Events, Terranea Resort. “With our unique location and surrounding natural habitat, we are able to arrange eco-friendly activities such as kelp forest cleanup by kayak, sea lion and pelican releases in partnership with our local rehabilitation centers, and food and product donations to cancer support communities and local food banks.”
Discover additional meetings and events insights from Terranea’s leadership team at www.terranealife.com. For more information about Terranea and to make reservations, please visit www.terranea.com or call 866.261.5873.
The health and well-being of guests and associates is paramount. As part of Terranea's ongoing commitment, it has partnered with American Hotel & Lodging Association, California Hotel & Lodging Association, and Ecolab, to enhance its existing high standards of service and care to promote a safe and comfortable stay. Terranea has implemented the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s Safe Stay industry-wide initiative, is Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED® with Forbes Travel Guide, is Clean + Safe Certified by the California Hotel & Lodging Association, and has incorporated recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the California Department of Public Health, and county health departments. In addition, the resort has developed enhanced training and protocols, in partnership with cleaning industry expert Ecolab. To learn more, please visit www.terranea.com/promise.
About Terranea Resort
Located on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Terranea is the premier oceanfront resort in Southern California with 102 acres of unparalleled Pacific Ocean views. Terranea opened in 2009 and proudly celebrates more than 10 years of service and memorable guest experiences in this scenic Southern California enclave. The resort also offers world-class accommodations that range from hotel suites to bungalows, oceanfront casitas, and luxurious villas. Amenities include The Links at Terranea, a nine-hole, par-3 golf course; award-winning 50,000 sq. ft. oceanfront spa, fitness, and wellness center; four swimming pools and a 140-foot waterslide; marea luxury boutique; 135,000 sq. ft. of meeting space; and nine dining venues showcasing its farm-to-Terranea culinary philosophy utilizing local and seasonal ingredients. Terranea's bountiful land boasts herb and vegetable gardens, lemon groves, bee hives, farm-fresh eggs, a Sea Salt Conservatory, and more. In addition, the resort’s team of expert Adventure Concierge members help guests discover and explore Terranea’s rich terrain that includes miles of scenic coastal trails, a secluded beach cove, and ocean environments. Fun, enriching programs and activities such as falconry, archery, kayaking, and paddle boarding also abound. Terranea Resort is owned by a joint venture comprised of Lowe and JC Resorts, managed by CoralTree Hospitality Group, and is a member of the American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts program and Virtuoso Travel Network. Since its opening, Terranea Resort has been named one of Travel + Leisure’s “500 Best Hotels in the World” and earned a spot on Condé Nast Traveler’s “Readers’ Choice Awards” and “Gold List.” The resort also received the “Best of Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator and has been recognized numerous times on U.S. News & World Report's “Best U.S. Hotels” list. Terranea is designated a Great Place To Work-Certified™ company by Great Place to Work. To learn more about Terranea’s enhanced standards of care Promise, please visit www.terranea.com/promise. For additional information about Terranea Resort, visit www.terranea.com, call 866.261.5873, or follow Terranea on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
About CoralTree Hospitality Group
Launched in December 2018, CoralTree Hospitality Group is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Los Angeles based Lowe, a real estate investment, management and development firm. Colorado-based CoralTree delivers distinctive, memorable experiences that celebrate the surroundings, culture and community of each property. CoralTree was named among the top 20 hotel management companies in the U.S. after only one year of operation by Hotel Business magazine. The company provides hospitality and asset management services to 19 hotels and resorts in the United States and Mexico. The collection includes independent, branded and soft-branded properties such as Terranea Resort on the Southern California coast, Vivo Resorts in Mexico, Hotel Lincoln in Chicago, The Woodlands Resort in Houston, Hotel Vitale in San Francisco and Ptarmigan Inn in Steamboat Springs, Colo. The company also is overseeing the creation of The Eddy Hotel in Golden, Colo. which is scheduled to open in 2021. For more information on CoralTree, visit www.CoralTreeHospitality.com.