What is the best way to turn your annual meeting into a must-see event? Host it along the California coast at a sprawling resort located on 78 waterfront acres with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean. Your ticket just became that much more valuable. Better yet, guests will feel rejuvenated each morning as they wake up to the sounds of the ocean rising to shore.
Embrace the Sommelier Life
Wine country is where enthusiasts go to learn more and show appreciation, and where non-enthusiasts go to be converted. While there are many locations to “wine” along the California coast, The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara’s proximity to Santa Barbara Wine Country makes it the prime choice; groups can have an event at a private winery nearby or invite a sommelier to the Foley Tasting Room, the 12,000-bottle wine cellar located at the resort.
Be an Ambassador of the Environment
After the meeting, consider blocking out some time in the agenda to go on an expedition. There’s no shortage of nature to see along the two-mile natural beach on which the resort is located. Jean-Michel Cousteau, president of Ocean Futures Society, is an expert on all things nature; and The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara partnered with Cousteau to show guests the natural wonders along Gaviota Coast. As you trek along the Chumash Nature Trail, you’ll learn how the Chumash tribe survived on the land for thousands of years.
Have you ever watched the sun rise and set on the horizon from the same viewpoint? The Bluff at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara boasts such views. While the sun hangs in the sky, groups can attend outdoor team-building activities, farm-to-table lunching, cocktails, and when the sun finally sets, stargazing up at the night sky.
Take the Scenic Route
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara ensures every detail of your stay is one to remember, even how you get there. The resort offers its guests an exclusive route along the coast from Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) to the property. The 100-mile trip from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is just as beautiful. And once you arrive, half of The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara’s 70,000 sq. ft. of meeting space provides views of the Pacific Ocean.