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Spring Season Delivers 4 New Event Locations Out West


Located in one of Southern California’s coastal towns, Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas is a new luxury resort that opened in March. The 130-room property is complete with an oceanfront pool, culinary experiences by award-winning Executive Chef Claudette Zepeda, expansive indoor-outdoor meeting and event spaces, Spa Alila and more.

Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas entrance 

Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas offers 28,500-plus square feet of event space for up to 350 guests. Oceana Ballroom, a 3,800-square-foot ballroom complete with an indoor/outdoor foyer and terrace, features coastline views while Encinitas Boardroom is available for meetings and small events.

Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas is committed to locally inspired programming and collaborations to help create immersive, authentic experiences for guests and groups. Amenities and offerings range from Surfboard Butler and beach services, to nightly sunset traditions and access to a fleet of electric bicycles. Seasonal offerings will include evening poolside activations, stargazing on Ocean Bluff, behind-the-scenes experiences at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and more. 

The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel a Ritz-Carlton flagship property and one of Southern California’s first coastal resorts, has recently debuted a new guest room and suite renovation inspired by the ocean.

Designed by luxury hotel interior designer Wimberly Interiors, the renovation showcases an airy, coastal-inspired aesthetic and complements the contemporary ocean-inspired redesign of the resort’s Club Level Lounge, also renovated by Wimberly Interiors.

Set atop a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the resort is experienced in hosting any style of event. Planners can choose from 56,000 square feet of outdoor meeting venues with ocean views. The property also has Orange County’s largest indoor event space that hosts up to 900 guests. Surfing, cooking, paddle boarding and other team-building activities are available.


In May, the first of its kind Clayton Members Club & Hotel will open in Denver. A 63-room boutique hotel, Clayton, will provide well-appointed rooms studios, suites and a multi-level penthouse, each featuring decor and works from local artisans.

Clayton Members Club & Hotel Five Nines lounge

The property will feature approximately 5,000 square feet of indoor meeting and event space, including the Margaret Ballroom that holds up to 190 guests with available pre-function space. A rooftop pool and lounge, Griffith Boardroom and Richens Meeting Room are also available for flexible options.

Clayton Members Club & Hotel includes three culinary outlets available to the public—Five Nines, a hidden lounge with live entertainment; Of A Kind, offering the bright flavors of Mediterranean and California coastal fare; and, the first to open on April 15, OAK Market, an all-day eatery serving inspired cuisine along with locally sourced ice cream, espresso and coffee drinks.  

Additionally, the property’s rooftop restaurant and pool feature expansive views of Downtown Denver and the Rocky Mountains. 

Plus: Moxy Makes a Move in Oakland

Tidewater Capital announced early April the completion of Oakland’s first Moxy Hotel. In partnership with co-developer Graves Hospitality, Tidewater is introducing Moxy Oakland Downtown as the first modularly constructed Moxy in the U.S., applying this sustainable construction method to generate less waste and increase the building’s energy efficiency.

Moxy Oakland Downtown exterior

The 172-room boutique hotel represents one of the first new hotel developments in downtown Oakland in nearly a decade. Featuring an expansive street-level amenity space utilized for programming such as weekly events and exhibits featuring local artists, musicians, performers and neighborhood businesses, the property also includes a number of “Plug and Meet'' gathering areas that provide modern ergonomic seating, large writing walls and 56-inch televisions for presentation projection.

Moxy Oakland also offers a unique bar check-in experience where guests not only receive their room key, but a craft cocktail on the house. The hotel will feature the on-site restaurant, La Palabra, from the chef behind Oakland’s Cuban parlor and cafe, Caña. La Palabra is slated to open at Moxy Oakland Downtown in Summer 2021. 

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Adrian Schley | Contributing Writer

Adrian Schley has been writing for Stamats Business Media since March of 2018. She earned her BA in journalism at the University of Iowa, where she also studied English.