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What's New: Los Angeles, Anaheim,
Temecula, San Diego
management has transformed the hotel by redecorating the
lobby, ballroom, pool area, and guest rooms and suites. The new
lobby décor is rooted in the hotel's mid-century modern heritage
with contemporary sensibilities, capturing that very essence
of unpretentious and carefree Southern California charm and
history. Future renovations this spring and summer will include
a new façade and entry, landscaping, and ongoing improvements
to the rooms themselves.

LOS ANGELES
Late last year, Los Angeles was named to Lonely Planet's Best
in Travel 2017, its annual collection of the world's hottest trends,
destinations and experiences for the year ahead. According
to Lonely Planet, the 2016 Metro Expo Line expansion made
getting around the city easier, and there are nearly a dozen highly
anticipated new hotels in the works - both reasons for meeting
professionals to celebrate as well.
Quite a few of those new hotels are opening this month
or next, including the hotel/hostel-branded Freehand at 8th
and Olive, the Dream Hollywood boutique property along the
"Cahuenga Corridor," the upscale Cambria El Segundo LAX
just two miles from the airport, the Hampton Inn & Suites
Santa Monica, and the Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown/
Metropolis, which is part of a $1 billion mixed-use project
downtown.
ANAHEIM
In Anaheim, Disneyland Resort recently announced the
addition of a luxury hotel to its Anaheim collection. It will be the
fourth property in the resort and first new build in nearly
20 years. The 700-room, AAA Four Diamond
hotel will offer many luxury amenities
including two pools, a fitness center,
concierge service and a kid's play
area. Guests will be able to dine
under the fireworks at a rooftop
restaurant overlooking the park.
Construction begins in 2018
with a slated 2021 opening.
More recently, the Anaheim
Plaza Hotel & Suites was
rebranded as the Anaheim
Hotel. The full-service hotel
opened in 1960 as the Charter
House Hotel, one of the first to
open opposite Disneyland's main
entrance. Since October, the new

TEMECULA
Inland in Temecula, the Pechanga Resort & Casino is
undergoing a $285 million expansion that will be completed
by the end of 2017. Pechanga will add a new hotel wing with an
additional 568 rooms and suites. Guests will be able to enjoy
a new two-story luxury spa, 70,000 square feet of additional
ballroom and meeting space, an outdoor activity area and
resort-style pool complex, as well as two new on-site dining
options, including a poolside bar and grill. As part of the
expansion, the resort recently opened a five-story parking garage
and announced it will install solar panels on the rooftop starting
this summer. The system will generate enough renewable energy
to power approximately 100 homes.
SAN DIEGO
Finally in San Diego, the historic U.S. Grant, a Luxury
Collection Hotel, finalized a $13 million refresh in January of this
year, including design updates to the grand lobby, meeting and
wedding venues, expanded fitness center and all 270 guestrooms
and suites. Built in 1910 by the son of 18th U.S. President Ulysses
S. Grant in his father's honor, The U.S. Grant hotel is located in
the cultural and historic hub of downtown San Diego. The hotel
refresh modernizes the hotel's classic character in a way that
highlights its heritage.
If it's an alternate venue you're looking for, The Point
celebrates its first year on Mission Bay this month. The space
offers a hip, high-tech work space with open views of the bay
and includes access to a wide variety of watersports.
Companies can have access to all modern office
amenities while escaping from the confines of
the traditional workplace and meeting. With
a boardroom and flexible collaboration
space steps away from Mission Bay, guest
can make a seamless transition between
indoor work and outdoor activities.
The Point includes a 3,000-squarefoot indoor facility within the
14,000-square-foot complex adjacent
to the largest man-made aquatic park
in the country.
Sources: Discover Los Angeles, Visit
Anaheim, San Diego Tourism Authority,
Pechanga Resort & Casino
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Executive - May/June 2017

The Tipping Point of Association Learning
6 Ways to Use Video at Your Annual Event
Embrace Unconventional Learning Formats to Educate and Engage Attendees
Force Majeure: When Can I Cancel My Contract With No Liability?
2017 Elevate Annual Conference
Chair’s Message: It’s Been an Education by Mike Mitchell, CAE
At a Glance
New Members
Destination: Los Angeles, Anaheim, Temecula, San Diego
Member Spotlight: Scott P. Leary
Index to Advertisers
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The Executive - May/June 2017 - Chair’s Message: It’s Been an Education by Mike Mitchell, CAE
The Executive - May/June 2017 - At a Glance
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The Executive - May/June 2017 - The Tipping Point of Association Learning
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The Executive - May/June 2017 - 6 Ways to Use Video at Your Annual Event
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The Executive - May/June 2017 - Embrace Unconventional Learning Formats to Educate and Engage Attendees
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The Executive - May/June 2017 - New Members
The Executive - May/June 2017 - Force Majeure: When Can I Cancel My Contract With No Liability?
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The Executive - May/June 2017 - 2017 Elevate Annual Conference
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