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September 18, 2018

Supplier News: New Meeting Venues Worldwide

A number of new meeting spaces lead this week's supplier news in the meetings and events industry. 

New Meeting Space at the Hollywood Roosevelt

The Hollywood Roosevelt has added a new meeting and event space and restored others. 

The property, which is on Hollywood Boulevard, recently added a new studio space called the White Room. Newly available for private meetings and events, the space is just off the property’s Tropicana Pool & Café, accessible through gardens and palms leading to a set of glass sliding doors. The space has simple, contemporary furnishings and a bright white color scheme. Attendees can also enter through the Joshua Vides hallway, a secret walk-through art installation painted by the urban artist in his signature graphic black and white style. 

The Hollywood Roosevelt also recently restored its Blossom Ballroom, a historic space that was the site of the first Academy Awards in 1929. 

All told, the property has more than 25,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space, spread across 11 rooms. In addition to the White Room and the Blossom Ballroom, meeting planners can also select from the historic Academy Room, which is the former thinkspace of the Motion Picture Academy. It looks on floor-to-ceiling vistas of Hollywood Boulevard.

Also available: the hotel’s private rooftop deck, another historic space. Located a few hundred feet above Hollywood Boulevard, this 750-square foot space regularly serves as the after party for many Academy Awards ceremonies.

The Hollywood Roosevelt is a landmark boutique hotel with 300 guest rooms. To book meeting planners can visit https://www.thehollywoodroosevelt.com/venues/meetings-events/ or call 323.856.1970.

Two New Event, Dining Spaces From Esperanza, Auberge Resorts Collection

Esperanza, Auberge Resorts Collection in Los Cabos, Mexico, has announced two new oceanfront dining and event spaces. This November, the resort will open a new, oceanfront event space called AIRE, as well as the reimagined Cocina del Mar restaurant, bar and lounge. 

AIRE is a new, oceanfront event space set atop the edge of the Punta Ballena cliffs with 1,808 square feet of convertible indoor/outdoor space, providing a capacity of up to 250 guests. Designed by Milo Garcia of Los Angeles-based Studio Mai, it has retractable floor-to-ceiling glass walls, allowing event planners to choose between an open-air setting or an enclosed, air-conditioned space. The oceanfront palapa draws design inspiration from its coastal surroundings, with sandy-toned neutrals and cool ocean blues. 

Cocina del Mar will likewise be set atop the cliffs, overlooking the resort’s two private beaches. A new menu by Executive Chef Guillermo Gomez will serve seafood with twists on traditional Baja flavors. Guests will enter through a lantern-lit bar and lounge, while the dining space will be set above a series of oceanfront terraces. There will also be an outdoor exhibition kitchen. 

Other elements of the new restaurant’s design concept, which was also created by Milo Garcia, draw inspiration from the ocean and seaside culture of Los Cabos, with an earthy palette in the décor, furnishings and table settings. The space will incorporate a number of regional materials, including stone quarried from a nearby mountain top, natural woods such as Parota and Jatoba and handmade textiles. Original tableware pieces were created by local designer Lorna Hankins of La Candelaria, a studio in a small mountain ranch village between Cabo San Lucas and Todos Santos

Cocina del Mar also offers space for 250 guests, and it can be combined with AIRE for events of up to 500 people. 

St. Lucia’s Ladera Resort Launches Event Space, Buyout Package

Ladera Resort in St. Lucia has just rolled out a new event space and private buyout package for meeting planners. 

The treehouse-esque, adults-only resort, which is set on a volcanic ridgeline 1,000 feet above sea level, has just opened a new, indoor-outdoor event space called Le Fleur. Set on the resort’s highest point, it has an infinity pool looking out onto views of St. Lucia’s famous Piton Mountains. Aimed at occasions such as proposals, birthdays or anniversaries, or small, intimate receptions or events, planners will be able to craft their own menu with Ladera’s Chef Nigel Mitchell, with handcrafted cocktails and wine pairings also available. Rates start at $1,850 per night. 

The resort is also offering its first-ever complete buyout package, allowing meeting planners to buy out the entire 37 all-suite property for meetings and events. The package includes meal plans and all-inclusive options. Rates start at $25K per night for full buy out with daily breakfast and additional service fees and tax.  

Ladera has 37 suites and villas with an open-air three wall design, with private plunge pools that offer views of the Piton Mountains, which are a UNESCO World Heritage site, as well as the surrounding rainforest and Caribbean coast. Also on property are Dasheene, a restaurant serving St. Lucian cuisine and a spa. The resort also offers access to team building activities ranging from deep sea diving and snorkeling to hiking and chasing waterfalls.

Now Booking: Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos

The Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos is now accepting bookings for travel starting May 2019. Located on the shores of Cabo San Lucas within the Diamante development, the 639-room resort offers all-inclusive amenities and guest services all infused with Hard Rock’s musical essence. 

Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos is home to the largest convention center in Cabo San Lucas and offers 56,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space, aimed at banquets, themed parties, weddings, concerts and other events. The resort’s meeting spaces include two ballrooms, one boardroom and a foyer as indoor spaces, as well as multiple outdoor terraces and gardens for outdoor functions.

Among the resort’s offerings are accommodations featuring Hard Rock’s branded “Rock Star Suite,” the signature Rock Spa, Body Rock fitness center, music memorabilia, and access to three nearby golf courses designed by Davis Love III and Tiger Woods as part of the Diamante Cabo San Lucas Complex. Guests can also enjoy five swim-up bars, six pools, water slides, eight a-la-carte dining options and three lounges — Sun Bar, Moon Lounge and Club Heaven

Additionally, the resort has entertainment options for guests of all ages, complete with designated family and adult-only areas, a bowling alley, and Hard Rock’s own kids program, Hard Rock Roxity Kids Club.

All-inclusive Hard Rock Hotels guests receive exclusive amenities and experiences with the brand new limitless all-inclusive concept — with zero limits on any one service. Guests can choose from various off-site tours and on property activities including Rock Spa Rhythm & Motion treatments, beauty salon services, Rock Shots Photography, private beachfront dinners, a chance to swim with the dolphins, snorkeling and more for a 25 percent fee of the total cost of the activity. The combination of options is unlimited, allowing guests to mix and match amenities.

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