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West Coast Getaways+A Meeting

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

This morning I showed you 3 great West Coast Getaway properties.  But what I didn’t tell you is that all 3 of these properties have meeting space.  All of them would be fabulous for small sales meetings or intimate retreats of some sort.

First up Saguaro in Scottsdale, AZ would be perfect for a group that wants to kick up their heels, boots, loafers…whatever.  There is so much nightlife that surrounds the hotel.  You might actually not want to leave though, the 2010 Top Chef winner – Jose Garces just happens to be the chef on property.  They have quite a bit of space – 10,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor space to be exact and 194 sleeping rooms. The perfect size overnight group would be 60 for this property.  One of the most unique spaces that the hotel offers is Zocala which has floor to ceiling windows and you can walk out to an L-shaped patio.  It overlooks the Civic Center Mall.  Unfortunately they didn’t have a photo of this great space, but they promised to send me some pictures when the finish their photoshoot.

Bardessono in Yountville, CA is a luxury green property that offers the best in eco/glamour and is ideal for executive management retreats.  The hotel offers a little over 1500 square feet of indoor space, and also has several gorgeous outdoor pavilions for groups.  The perfect size group for meeting and eating would be 40.  With only 62 sleeping rooms, your group will definitely feel like they own the property.  Some of the most unique spaces at this property are their pavilions which surround the guestrooms.  The guestrooms are in clusters.  So transient guests aren’t disturbed by noise if the group is hosting a reception or dinner, the hotel would have the group all stay in the same cluster of rooms.  The water features and ponds that surround the area are lovely and make for a great ambiance.  There are so many restaurants that are within walking distance, you would be able to do dinearounds without any complaints. 

Lastly, The Allison Inn & Spa in the Willamette Valley, OR is just 45 minutes outside of Portland.  The hotel offers 85 sleeping rooms and over 20,000 square feet of combined indoor/outdoor meeting space.  You could have larger groups at the property, but they wouldn’t be able to accommodate all of the overnight guestrooms.  The perfect size group for meeting, feeding and overnight would be 50-60 (or a buyout).  The property has 2 outdoor gardens are beautiful and quite unique.  The Upper Garden overlooks a vineyard and the Willamette Valley and in the fall, there is nothing quite like it.  The Estate Garden is at the front of the property and is wide open.  They also offer a chef’s table at Jory Restaurant that is perfect for a group of 8. 

 

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