Renovated hotels enjoy warm light all year round
As we head full speed into fall and begin to gear up for winter, it’s likely that we feel some nostalgia for the warm months past. But there’s no need to say goodbye! Meet at these bright new and renovated resorts in San Diego, Oahu and Barbados that enjoy sunshine and the ocean breeze nearly every day of the year.
Mid-Century Modern, Illuminated
For a meeting brimming with vintage Southern California Charm, look no further than Noble House Hotels & Resorts-managed property, Kona Kai San Diego. The resort draws inspiration from its island location to host tranquil yet highly motivating meetings and events. Recently, the resort unveiled a comprehensive renovation to its Point Loma Ballroom.
On-property programming, numerous dining outlets, a full-service luxury spa and 170 dreamy guest rooms and suites make this resort an island oasis for bleisure visitors. The 9,198 sq. ft. Point Loma Ballroom is the resort’s largest. It offers spanning views of the Point Loma Hillside and the Kona Kai Marina. The redesign brings the resort’s mid-century style to life alongside modernized luxuries. Linen-textured wallpaper frames a color palette of crisp neutrals and coastal tones—the space is primed and ready to be customized to your vision. Eco-conscious wood paneling lines the ceiling and enhances the space’s audio capabilities. Chandeliers and sconces with brass finishes reflect soft lighting, which can be enhanced with color-changing LED tape that lines the ceilings. Or, if you prefer, floor-to-ceiling windows invite invigorating natural light.
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This ballroom is only one part of the resort’s over 60,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor event space. Each space is fully equipped with modern, state-of-the-art technology. Kona Kai also recently introduced an expansive array of restorative group offerings for outstanding meetings. Weave wellness into your Kona Kai event with massages, energizing aromatherapy diffusers, stretching breaks, guided meditations and more.
Sunset from the Coast
In sun-soaked Oahu, Turtle Bay Resort has just completed the last stage of a major multi-million-dollar renovation. They reopened to the public in July 2021 and continued to renovate by section.
The final phase included a renovation of the Nalu Spa. Other renovations include new lobby windows offering a panoramic view of the beaches, ocean and sky in every direction. The resort also offers a new lobby bar, Off the Lip—it’s the perfect place to relax and watch the sunset.
New restaurants include Alaia, which uses fresh produce from their on-property Kuilima Farm. Kuilima Farm is open to the public and supplies other local restaurants as well. The resort has also fully updated the Ocean Club Lounge. Guests can enjoy daily breakfast, lunch and nightly libations with light fare. Here, too, guests can take in breathtaking sunset views alongside upgraded amenities and a designated concierge.
Their terraced pool deck now features an adults-only pool, a kids’ pool with two waterslides, a redesigned family-friendly pool and family pool cabanas. Every single guest room features ocean views.
25,000 sq. ft. of outdoor and indoor meeting and event space is made up of rooms of varying sizes with flexible configurations, high ceilings and ample natural light.
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Paradise, Inside and Outside of the Meeting Room
O2 Beach Club & Spa stands on the serene south coast of Barbados. The recently renovated Hawksbill Conference Room can be arranged as a boardroom, conference room, theater, classroom or trade show exhibition. Enjoy stunning ocean views through wide windows or take in some fresh air on the accessible deck. The resort incorporated a Meet & Play concept into the renovation to help counteract burnout. When you hold your meeting in the 1,500 square-foot Hawksbill Conference Room, your participants can visit to the re-fueling station for water and coffee, or a corner packed with brain stimulator games and tools for mental rejuvenation.
An onsite team event coordinators help you curate and personalize your meetings, incentive travel, executive wellness retreats and more. You’ll have your pick of pre-set packages that include coffee breaks, food and beverage options or activities that you can tailor to your group’s needs.
In your leisure time, enjoy their swim-up pool bar, rooftop terrace, 24-hour gym or a whirlpool tub in your guest room.