Boulders Resort & Spa debuted the new 5,600-square-
foot Latilla Ballroom following a property-wide renovation
that included the main lodge, restaurants, swimming
pools and clubhouse facility. The new facility features
16-foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows. Overall,
the resort offers more than 50,000 square feet of indoor
and outdoor meeting space, 160 guest casitas and 61
one-, two- and three-bedroom villas, five restaurants and
a lounge, two championship Jay Morrish-designed golf
courses, eight tennis courts and a full-service spa.
Galleria Park Hotel, a Joie de Vivre property located in
San Francisco’s Financial District, revealed a multimillion-dollar renovation and redesign to its entrance, lobby and mezzanine. All 177 guest rooms and meeting
space were renovated in 2017. The hotel offers 2,000
square feet of Green Meetings-certified event space,
including three meeting rooms and the Park
Terrace, outdoor space on the third
River Terrace Inn completed
a $5 million expansion and
renovation. The renova-
tion included the porte
cochere, lobby and
front desk, hallways
and ALBA restaurant
as well as expansion of
the guest rooms, meet-
ing and event spaces
and fitness center. The
Napa Valley hotel added
six new luxury riverfront
guest rooms and two suites. The outdoor pool was
removed and River Walk Clearing outdoor event
space was added. A new 1,400-square-foot ballroom
opening out onto the Napa River along with outdoor
breakout spaces for meetings and events were also
The Sheraton Redding Hotel at the Sundial Bridge
opened with 130 guest rooms. The hotel is within the
grounds of the 300-acre Turtle Bay Exploration Park
in Northern California. The LEED-certified property
features 80,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor function space, including a 4,000-square-foot ballroom
that can be divided into smaller breakout rooms.
The on-site Mosaic Restaurant is named for the tiles
under the nearby Sundial Bridge and has two outdoor
Portland’s River’s Edge Hotel is in the final stages of a
full-scale renovation and rebranding project. Situated
along the Willamette River, just minutes from downtown, the 100-room hotel features a minimalist design
with understated decor crafted from natural materials.
The property’s 3,500 square feet of refurbished event
space and 500-square-foot riverside lawn can accommodate groups up to 120. A new restaurant and bar
named Rosswood will debut as part of the renovation.
Viceroy Hotel Group announced the Viceroy Los Ca-
bos will open in the spring. Previously the Hotel Mar
Adentro, the property will be the group’s 14th location
and a member of The Viceroy Icon Collection. The
renovation will include a new arrival area; the addition
of a beach bar and beach pool; an expanded,
redesigned fitness center and spa;
and two of the four existing dining
outlets will be reconcepted
to provide diverse dining
and social options for
guests and locals alike.
Upon completion, the
hotel will feature 194
rooms, suites, villas
and 50 residences.
The resort amenities
will also include a
cinema room for
movie screenings and
meeting spaces. www.
Area Managing Director, Argonaut
Hotel, San Francisco
The Argonaut, a Noble House Hotel, has been amed an SF Green Business by the San Francis- co Department of the Environment. We talked with
the hotel’s area managing director Stefan Muhle to get
the inside scoop.
Meetings Today: Why was the SF Green Business
distinction important to the property?
Stefan Muhle: We went through a rigorous process,
focusing on key areas of purchasing, use and disposal,
to become sustainable in pollution prevention, waste
management, conservation practices, water and waste
water management, and energy efficiency.
MT: What practices were put in place to make the hotel
SM: We realize that the cost of
NOT operating a sustainable
business is far greater that the
expenses associated with “going
green.” Here are some efforts and
practices we put in place:
◗ The hotel’s water-saving
systems account for a 15
percent reduction in annual
◗ No more tiny bottles of
shampoo, conditioner and
body wash. Instead, there
are large bottles in rooms.
◗ We recycle our kitchen
grease into bio fuel and compost.
◗ We raise indoor air quality by circulating large amounts of outdoor
air into guest rooms.
◗ We use Green Seal-certified
◗ Our guests are free to check out
complimentary bicycles. Our garage offers complimentary juice bars for electric cars.
◗ We reduce greenhouse gases by using LED lights.
MT: How do these measures extend to event spaces?
SM: The ballroom and meetings spaces have natural
daylight and various indoor/outdoor options. We offer local and sustainable cuisine, local craft beers and wines.
There are linen-less conference tables, LED lights and
motion sensors in all spaces and improved air quality
through the use of low VOC carpets.
MT: How does the restaurant play into this?
SM: Our famed Blue Mermaid Restaurant & Bar
features a menu of dishes prepared in an Earth-friendly
fashion respectful of the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s
sustainable fisheries guidelines.
MT: Can you expand on your partnership with the
National Park Visitors Center?
SM: Aside from the Argonaut housing the National Park
Visitor Center, the partnership has created opportunities
to directly benefit the community. One co-op is the Historic Waterfront Walking Tour, offered every weekend.
Hotel guests, visitors and locals alike get to stroll with a
park ranger to discover the history of this vibrant area.
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