San Francisco Marriott Marquis and San Jose Marriott have introduced “Meet Well,” a new team-building initiative that gives groups a healthier option. The initiative will include healthy banquet and coffee break menus, active meeting options, wellness topics and speakers, body-friendly seat spacing, meeting planning perks and volunteer options.
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Salvador Abaunza was recently hired as the general manager at the Scarlet Huntington in San Francisco, Calif.
1. What are you looking forward to in your new role as general manager of The Scarlet Huntington?
Condé Nast Traveler just released the 29th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards results, and The Scarlet Huntington was at the top of the list for hotels in San Francisco.
The Scarlet Huntington, part of the Grace International hospitality group, incorporates historical and modern features throughout the property and provides amazing views of downtown San Francisco.
On Oct. 25, the Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association revealed the BLLA awards at the Gala & Awards Dinner Celebration at The Beverly Hills Hotel. Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa was named the runner-up for Boutique Hotel of the Year.
OMGOC, a marketing campaign launched by Orange County, California Destination Marketing Organizations, is targeting San Francisco’s market to bring more tourism to Orange County.
This is their first campaign and it uses several digital ad banners and videos to showcase all the region has to offer. It also challenges Northern Californians about what they really know about Orange County.
The goal is to show that there is more to Orange County than meets the eye. The campaign was created by marketing agency, Greehaus, and will run through Dec. 10.
Colorado Meetings + Events regularly receives information about the latest products on the market. Here are a few that might work for your next gathering as a gift, treats or practical pieces.
Based in Loveland, Uprooted Artistry harvests trees that have died from pine beetle kill and transforms them into beautiful serving boards and other home decor products. The serving boards can be personalized as gifts or used by caterers, restaurants and hotels for unique food displays.
Up on the roof there are Instagrammable views, fresh air and uncomplicated food.
(Almost) No Way Out
After it was over—after the Broncos beat the Panthers and fans jammed into restaurants and bars to cheer or cry in their beer before returning to their hotels, exhausted— you could almost feel the San Francisco Bay Area deflate like a popped balloon. It took a few days for the last vestiges of a high-energy, weeks-long Super Bowl 50 celebration to be cleared and traffic in downtown San Francisco returned to normal.
Cozymeal makes building and booking group cooking experiences easier than boiling water.