Curate your perfect gathering in California

If you’re looking for a classic California meeting, know that the options abound. California is wildly diverse, and rich with opportunities for any style meeting. Whether you’re looking for city vibes, a relaxing stay amongst rolling green hills or a deep dive into California history in the state capital, know that you’ll find it at these new and renovated hotels.

Meet, San Francisco Style

New and renovated The Clift Royal Sonesta
Applegarth Event Space, The Clift Royal Sonesta

The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel opened in 1915, and, just recently, it has unveiled an extensive renovation. The newly debuted design matches its rich history with modern elegance. Over 12,500 sq. ft. of meeting and event space is made up of 11 venues, each of which is distinct in its atmosphere, from the Spanish Suite to private apartment. Depending on your meeting needs, the versatility of the available spaces makes for a variety of options to offer the perfect space. All incorporate natural light, city views, collaborative spaces and the best-of-the-best in modern tech.

At the heart of the renovation is sophistication and modernity, but the hotel does not forget its storied past. For planners, the hotel is invested in reliability when it comes to swift decision-making and transparency in collaborative work.

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Rolling Hills and Brilliant Activations

meeting space at Carmel Valley Ranch
boardroom space at Carmel Valley Ranch

Carmel Valley Ranch completes an extensive renovation encompassing its Valley Kitchen restaurant, the Think Tank meeting venue and River Ranch, a family-friendly center for sports and community. The hotel emulates a sense of playful discovery and relaxed luxury, made all the more prevalent through the recent renovation.

Design firm HBA San Francisco sought to capture the brilliance of the surrounding natural landscape of greenery and sunshine in Carmel Valley in the renovated spaces. Valley Kitchen now includes an outdoor bar with poolside lounge seating and day beds, adding a rustic charm to a space that feels contemporary and upscale. The Think Tank meeting space is elevated with a new table, chairs, buffet table and modernized AV equipment. The hotel, in turn, has launched special packages for corporate travelers, executive retreats and strategy sessions, through which the group can enjoy savings and benefits such as complimentary upgrades and activities. Play space River Ranch now offers new amenities and enhancements, from a new children’s wading pool and splash pad to half- and full-day programs for children ages 2-5 and 5-12, as well as a family game zone with cornhole, ping pong and more, so if attendees want to bring their families, they can rest assured knowing they’ll all have everything they need.

Carmel Valley Ranch offers 179 guest suites and 11,500 sq. ft. of meeting space. Groups will find excitement in enriching community-building activities, from a round of golf on the 18-hole Pete Dye-designed golf course to adventures like beekeeping and honey harvesting, hilltop yoga and a goat barn.

Community in the Capital

AC Hotel Sacramento new and renovated
Think Tank, AC Hotel Sacramento

AC Hotel Sacramento officially opens its doors in the heart of downtown, in the perfect location to get to the very best of California’s capital city. With 179 guest rooms and 246 sq. ft. of meeting space, the hotel offers an opportunity for an exclusive and intimate meeting environment.

Complimentary Wi-Fi, flexible workstations, digital check-in and pet-friendly accommodations are only the start. The onsite fitness center offers everything guests need to maintain their workout routines as they would at home. Plus, the signature AC Kitchen offers an enticing continental breakfast that includes artisan sliced meats and cheeses in addition to classic pastries, sweet and savory egg tarts, muesli, fresh fruit and Nespresso coffee. In the evenings, AC Lounge is the perfect space to enjoy signature cocktails and locally brewed craft beers with a unique tapas menu alongside unforgettable bonding moments.

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