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fresh meets la costa wraps $50 million redo classic southern california resort reboots for groups About one hour north of San Diego in Carlsbad, the lushly landscaped, 611-room la costa resort & spa unveils its splashy new look in November. A $50 million renovation overhauled 474 guestrooms and suites, while adding a series of new Meeting Planner Suites with quick access to the 100,000 sf of indoor/outdoor function space. We especially like the new 50,000-sf “Coastal Events Center” with its bountiful natural light and panoramic views of the leafy 400-acre campus. Spa aficionados and social devotees put La Costa on the map back in the 1960s. Inspired by that legacy, the resort’s new “Rejuvenate & Repower” spa program is specifically designed for groups and events, centered around a dedicated spa function room with multiple private courtyards in the retooled 28,000-sf Spa at La Costa. For golfers, the old North Course was torn up and rebuilt to create the newly named Champions Course. The South Course reopens with four new holes. lacosta.com all aboard to charlevoix new luxury train travels from quebec city to quebecois country In September, the new train of le massif de charlevoix departed from Quebec City for the 80-mile journey east to the charming town of La Malbaie along the St. Lawrence River in Charlevoix. It’s been a while, but we took the same route about 10 years ago to celebrate the reopening of the 405-room fairmont le manoir richelieu—the “Castle on the Cliff.” We can still taste the Flemish beer and fresh mussels with pomme frites in this little wooden Belgian boite near a town called Pointe-au-Pic. That’s the selling point. The restored Pullman railcars deliver up to 528 pax into a mountain wilderness dotted with romantic farmhouses and Fairmont’s famous riverside spa for unforgettable off-the-map programs. lemassif.com; fairmont.com 12 | prevue magazine http://www.lacosta.com http://www.lemassif.com http://www.fairmont.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Prevue November/December 2011

Planner's Pick: Sheraton Nassau
Planner's Pick: Buenos Aires
Fresh Meets: Park Hyatt
Good Business: Hilton Head
Bureau Buzz: Washington DC/Anaheim/Detroit
On Location: Paws Up, Montana
On Location: The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas
Meetings + The Muse
Meetings + The Muse
Mexico, Now
Mexico, Now
On Location: Marriott Resorts, Cancun
On Location: Marriott Resorts, Cancun
On Location: Starwood Resorts, Los Cabos
On Location: Starwood Resorts, Los Cabos
The Next Latin Boom
The Next Latin Boom
Barcelona
Barcelona
Queensland
Queensland
On Location: Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado
On Location: Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado

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