• Community Service & Chaminade Resort Renovations in California

     
    POSTED March 21, 2017
     
  • Community Service & Chaminade Resort Renovations in California

     
    POSTED March 21, 2017
     

Community Service in a Snap

Impact Experiences at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe offer groups the opportunity to support causes that help people and the environment. On-property activities with the culinary team can be incorporated into lunch breaks, receptions and coffee breaks such as preparing regionally adapted dishes for donation to a local hunger relief organization, assembling school supplies and art materials in backpacks, preparing emergency preparedness kits for disaster relief, and designing and creating greetings cards for children. Off-site volunteer activities include working with the Sugar Pine Foundation to collect pine cones, plant trees and care for saplings to ensure reforestation of Lake Tahoe’s native sugar pine trees and surrounding woods. Another option is preserving the deep blue waters and shoreline of Lake Tahoe with the League to Save Lake Tahoe through monitoring invasive species, restoring trails and helping with water quality improvements. 

Chaminade Resort & Spa Completes Room Renovations

The historic, Mission-style Chaminade Resort & Spa in Santa Cruz, located on 300 acres in the Santa Cruz Mountains and overlooking Monterey Bay, has transformed its 156 guest rooms and suites and corridors with a style reflective of Santa Cruz’s artisan community and railroad and tanning industry heritage. One of the most mindful elements added to select guest rooms during the $7.9 million renovation are meditation alcoves for guests who routinely practice meditation, mindfulness and well-being when traveling. As a result, the property has introduced a new Mindful Meetings Package that includes guided meditation at the start and end of each day’s meeting, yoga stretching breaks, guided afternoon hikes on Chaminade’s three miles of nature trails, jasmine and chamomile tea and mindful menu selections. 

Richmond, the capital of Virginia, is a city rich in history. It’s here, in 1775, that Patrick Henry famously declared “Give me liberty or give me death.” And while the extensively renovated Hilton Richmond Downtown can’t trace its roots back quite that far, it is housed in the historic former Miller & Rhoads department store, which dates back to the end of the 19th century. 

 

Every planner wants to create experiences that make meeting attendees feel they’re on top of the world. If you’re planning a meeting in northwest North Carolina, you can achieve that with a visit to Grandfather Mountain. Soaring 5,946 feet and estimated to be 300 million years old, with some rock formations dating back 1.2 billion years, the peak off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock, is accessible by vehicle and by a paved road.

 

Sheraton Dallas Hotel has introduced a new outdoor event space under its new event programming, Dare to Outdoors. The hotel’s catering team has partnered with Pacific Plaza Park, a 3.7-acre green space in Downtown Dallas. The park features a 31,950 square-foot lawn space and permanent seating, as well as night-sky friendly lights for star-watchers. Three food truck power outlets are available and standard outlets are located throughout the park.