USA/West: Southern California
Three of Kimpton’s Southern California hotels recently announced plans to further enhance group meetings and events at each location. Starting January 2016, Palomar San Diego, Hotel Solamar and Canary Santa Barbara will be offering small groups opportunities to enrich their meetings, breakouts and events with authentic local experiences. For example: With San Diego consistently ranked as a top microbrew city, groups booking meetings and events at Palomar San Diego and Hotel Solamar can now experience the local craft beer culture through an urban tour. For a stay-in option, Palomar San Diego is giving groups full access to its luxe 5,500-square-foot Nature’s Spa by Jurlique with discounts on select treatments, Hotel Solamar groups can enjoy a private cooking class with the chef or join in a craft cocktail competition led by the hotel’s mixologist, and Canary Santa Barbara is offering groups a closer look at Santa Barbara’s vast wine culture, with local wine tastings and food pairings held on the hotel’s famed rooftop. For more information about add-on experiences, contact Alexa Ortman at the Palomar San Diego; Eric Manning at Hotel Solamar; and Beth Maynard at the Canary Santa Barbara.