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September 2015

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Nov 2015
The fully renovated, Hotel Pacific, A luxury all-Suite hotel in Monterey, CA, welcomes every guest to come experience the transformation .
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Dec 2015
THE NEW TRIADA RESORT'S OFFERS "CLASSIC SINATRA PACKAGE" TO HONOR HIS 100TH B-DAY
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Dec 2015
Pacifica Host Hotels welcomes The Movie Colony Hotel to the hotel portfolio.
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Dec 2015
Pacifica Host Hotels welcomes The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa in Henderson, NV to the Pacifica Host Hotel Portfolio of properties.
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Jan 2016

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Jan 2016
PIER SOUTH RESORT HAS BEACH, BIKE, BORDER, BRUNCH KEEP YOUR RELATIONSHIP HEALTHY & FUN WITH BI-NATIONAL BEACH GETAWAY! This Valentines: Beachfront Resort, Bicycle-Built-for-Two Picnic and Day Trip to Tijuana!
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May 2016
PIER SOUTH RESORT UNITES WITH 100 COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD TO CELEBRATE GLOBAL WELLNESS DAY JUNE 11, 2016
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Aug 2016
TRIADA PALM SPRINGS FIRST HOTEL SPONSOR OF INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION "DESERT X"
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Aug 2016
MONTEREY PREPARES FOR CAR WEEK & CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE
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Sep 2016
Pacifica Host Hotels Completes Large-Scale Renovations in Henderson, NV Area
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Sep 2016
INN AT MORRO BAY TO SPONSOR AVOCADO & MARGARITA STREET FESTIVAL EVENT
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Oct 2016
Pacifica Companies Hosts 19th Annual Employee Appreciation Picnic
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Oct 2016
Pacifica Host Hotels Completes Large-Scale Renovations in Henderson, NV Area
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Nov 2016
Catalina Canyon Resort & Spa Converts to Holiday Inn Resort Catalina Island
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Nov 2016
Pacifica Host Hotels Opens New Hotel in Austin Market
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Dec 2016
Pacifica Host Hotels Give Back to Local Communities
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Jan 2017

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June 2017
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July 26

 

Pacifica Host Hotels Recognized by TripAdvisor for Excellent Service

July 26, 2017

Every year, TripAdvisor, an online resource for traveler information and reviews, recognizes businesses in for their customer-centric service. Pacifica Host Hotels is honored to have many hotels within the portfolio win TripAdvisor's 2017 Certificate of Excellence.

 

According to TripAdvisor.com, "Certificate of Excellence celebrates the accommodations, attractions, and eateries that make these perfect trips possible. Now in its 7th year, the Certificate of Excellence designation recognizes establishments that consistently earn great TripAdvisor reviews from travelers."

 

To determine award winners, TripAdvisor looks at the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travelers over a 12-month period. Qualifying business must maintain an overall review rating of 4 out of 5 stars throughout the measured time frame.

 

"Guest Service & Satisfaction has always been a pillar of Pacifica Host Hotels, and one of the primary ingredients of our success. Receiving the Certificate of Excellence awards re-enforces the importance of guest satisfaction in our line of business. We continue to strive to make guests the center of our business in everything that we do. "- Patricia Finan, Director of Guest Services & Quality, Pacifica Host Hotels

 

The following hotels in the Pacifica Host Hotels portfolio were named winners of the 2017 Certificate of Excellence award:

 

Best Western Beachfront Inn, Brookings, OR

Element Las Vegas Summerlin, Summerlin, NV

Hampton Inn & Suites Arroyo Grande/ Pismo Beach Area, Arroyo Grande, CA

Hampton Inn & Suites Salt Lake City Airport, Salt Lake City, UT

Holiday Inn Express & Suites La Jolla Beach Area, La Jolla, CA

Holiday Inn San Antonio NW SeaWorld Area, San Antonio, TX

Hotel Indigo San Diego Del Mar, Del Mar, CA

Hotel Pacific, Monterey, CA

La Valencia Hotel, La Jolla, CA

Pier South Resort, Imperial Beach, CA

Residence Inn Las Vegas Henderson/ Green Valley, Henderson, NV

Triada Palm Springs, Palm Springs, CA

 

Pacifica Host Hotels, a division of Pacifica Companies, is a hotel management and ownership company based in San Diego, CA. Pacifica Host owns and operates over 40 hotel and resort assets in 5 states across the United States. Partnering with strong brands like Marriott International, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Wyndham International, and Hilton Hotels and Resorts, Pacifica Host is a leader in the hospitality industry boasting the rank of the 35th largest hotel management company in the U.S.

 

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AUG 1

Storybook, Destination Weddings in Demand at the Newly Reimagined 

La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla

Property Completes $12 Million Renovation, Features Legacy Bride Program
 

La Jolla, CA (2017) - Every bride dreams of having the Grace Kelly style storybook wedding. And after a $12 Million makeover, La Valencia Hotel  - a Mediterranean style pink landmark perched on a cliff over the Pacific since 1926 (also known as the "Pink Lady") - is an ideal choice for Hollywood style glamorous vow-taking and on-trend destination wedding soirees. 

Located in the heart of a jewel-like village 30 minutes North of San Diego, the 114-room hotel makes the most of the setting's oceanfront location, offering up picture perfect and very personalized moments for couples tying the knot.

The distinctive Mediterranean silhouette; intimate spaces and tropical sunsets; palm tree lined panoramic views, lush gardens accented with colorful Spanish tiles - all impart an atmosphere of storybook elegance.  With a cathedral-like lobby lounge complete with hand painted ceiling murals … wrought iron chandeliers … colorful mosaics … a picture window with full ocean views…a Romeo & Juliet mezzanine balcony ideal for a musical trio … a garden terrace suspended over the ocean…a centerpiece signature pool…a street facing European bistro … and a greatroom style fine dining restaurant -- La V is a dream-come-true wedding backdrop.  

Each couple who marries at the beloved "Pink Lady" is also invited into La Valencia's Legacy Bride Program which includes accommodations to celebrate their 1st wedding anniversary night.  The La V bride then becomes part of an elite sorority that can weave the magic of the hotel into her own anniversaries, family celebrations and hopefully - one day her daughter's wedding!

"We find that today's Millennial brides are looking to create events that are a reflection of who they are," explains Bobby Fader, La V's Wedding Specialist, "whether it's a menu featuring food from different cultures or having special events included in the weekend schedule. In fact, quite often a wedding is not just a one-day affair anymore.  Couples plan full weekend getaways for their guest -- from picnics at the beach to craft beer tours.  What's very popular too, for both gay and straight couples, are pre- wedding cocktail parties and after-wedding brunches for all of their guests."

 

Besides multi-day, destination-oriented weddings, Fader says he is also seeing the following wedding trends at La V:  Sparkler Exits; Pre-Wedding Cocktail Hours hosted by the couple; Cross-Cultural Events and even Doughnut Bars.

 

WEDDING, RECEPTION & SPECIAL EVENT VENUES

Whether brides are looking for an intimate affair for a few or a lavish wedding filled with world travelers,  La V, has an array of indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception options for your bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, private events or  seaside nuptials. 

Indoor and outdoor hotel ceremony and reception sites include:

  • The Garden - With Spanish tiles depicting the original "Pink Lady" on one wall and a sweeping view the Pacific on the other, this open-air terraced overlook is unforgettable as a ceremony or reception location. 

 

  • Verandah Ballroom & Terrace - Potted palms, a black and white marble foyer, picture windows, an open air entry and tufted ceilings with crystal chandeliers and an ocean-view terrace create an elegant wedding ballroom.   At more than 3,000 square feet, the Verandah Room and Terrace offers both indoor and outdoor space, amazing ocean views and can accommodate groups from 20 to 150.

 

  • THE MED Patio - Surrounded by beds of bright blooming flowers, the Mediterranean Patio creates an ideal al fresco ambience for a wedding reception under the stars. This room can accommodate a cocktail reception of up to 120 or up to 50 for dinner and dancing.

 

  • The Galeria - For a smaller, more intimate reception, the Galeria's gorgeous open arched windows; classic bar and breathtaking view of the La Jolla Coastline from its mini Romeo & Juliet balconies makes this a very special space.

 

CULINARY OPTIONS

With a setting like this, expectations are high for culinary offerings and La V rises to the occasion.  An extensive catering menu ranges from hand crafted cocktails to housemade, butler passed hors d'oeuvres as well as multi-course dinners that can be paired with wines from famed flights stored in La V's world class wine cellar.  

 

ACCOUTREMENTS

La V knows that the ultimate in sophistication is keeping the process clear and simple. From photographers to florists, to the ultimate party planner, La V has a trusted cadre of wedding specialists on hand to create highly personalized events.   Wedding themes have incorporated traditions from India, Persia, Japan and Israel and Fader says that LGBT weddings are thriving at the hotel as well.

 

"What's also so wonderful about La V for nuptials," Fader continues, "is that everyone can feel like the hotel was designed especially to meet their needs.  The beauty of the location is that there are so many different backdrops; so many different ways to tell a story.  Couples can capture photographic memories on staircases, in front of gorgeous tile work, and of course with the breathtaking backdrop of the blue Pacific."

 

GUEST ROOMS

With each room completely redone in 2013, accommodations in this glamorous coastal retreat blend modern convenience with timeless luxury.  La V offers 114 guestrooms and suites, including 16 exquisite Villas and a 10th floor with Presidential Sky Suite and family-friendly connecting rooms.  All guestrooms are appointed with ample amenities, including 100% Egyptian cotton linens and complimentary wireless Internet.

 

Find out more about specifics of La V Weddings at: www.lavalencia.com/weddings/weddings.htm

ABOUT LA VALENCIA

Owned and managed by Pacifica Host Hotels - a division of Pacifica Companies - La V features completely renovated guest rooms, suite and villas overlooking Ellen Browning Scripps Park and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Dining options include THE MED, a signature ocean facing restaurant and terrace featuring New American Cuisine, with the adjoining La Sala Lounge and the village-facing European bistro style Café La Rue.    Ocean view banquet rooms accommodate 10 to 150 guests and the property includes terraced gardens, heated pool & spa, fitness room and business center.  La V is located in the center of the Village of La Jolla and steps away to premier retail and dining. Renowned leisure destinations are minutes away and include the La Jolla Cove, Torrey Pines State Park, Scripps Ocean Institute, the Birch Aquarium as well as UCSD / La Jolla Playhouse and the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art.

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AUG 15

Triada Palm Springs Offers Smart Ways to Save & "Chill Out & Explore" this Summer

Tesla Loop, Early Morning Off Road Tour, Tram Ride Under the Stars

 

Movie Colony, Palm Springs, CA - Those in the know share a secret - a preference for Palm Springs in the summertime!  That's when they find the best deals, no crowds, al fresco dining and a pool around every corner.  Now with the Tesla Loop, folks coming from L.A. can even sit back and relax and let an eco-friendly Tesla do the driving - now that's chillin'!

 

Triada Palm Springs - a 56 room, three-year old, hacienda style Autograph Collection Resort in the Movie Colony neighborhood, complete with a saltwater and a freshwater pool - is offering two ways to make the most of the two months left to get away.  Enjoy Summer Savings of 20% off already low room rates or book our special "Chill Out & Explore" two-night package that includes a discount coupon for a Tesla ride from the L.A. region; a Joshua Tree Adventure Tour; a Palm Springs Aerial Tramway ride up the mountain during the cool evening hours -- Tram ride experience relaxation ranging from an all electric car to a Hummer - all planned to keep things cool & colorful and show you the best of the season: 

 

  • 20% off rack rates Sunday through Wednesday night stays   $119  ($95 per night)  $199 Weekends  ($159 rate)

 

  • Chill Out & Explore Package for L.A. area residents that includes a stress free way to get to Palm Springs and two excursions - plus a two-night stay at the resort for $499*

 

  • Tesla Loop Roundtrip from LA -- Enjoy amenities including Wifi, device chargers, healthy snacks and drinks, travel pillows and headphones.  20% Tesloop ride coupon for each package booked.

 

  • Early morning Joshua Tree Adventure Tour a value of $149 pp / $119 Child -- Leave in the cool morning hours and travel in the air conditioned comfort of a Hummer on this #1 rated Off Road Tour in Palm Springs by TRIP ADVISOR.  2000 feet up into the magical realm of the Mojave Desert in Joshua Tree National Park with views that stretch to Mexico. Encounter ancient rock formations, animal life and the world famous Joshua Trees that are about 1000 years old. The tour visits an area that contains some of the most dense forests of Joshua Trees found in the park.

 

  • Tramway Ride Under the Stars - ride up at 8 pm - ride back at 10 pm or use the pass to go up anytime during operating hours. The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is an entertaining way to cool down and watch the world below. During your approximately ten-minute journey of 2. 5 miles, tram cars rotate slowly, offering picturesque and spectacular vistas of the valley floor below. Once you reach the Mountain Station-elevation 8,516 feet-enjoy two restaurants, observation decks, natural history museum, two documentary theaters, gift shop and over 50 miles of hiking trails  ($26.00 value per adult ticket)

 

  • Subject to availability; tax not included.  Additional tours for family members can be booked via Triada's concierge. 

 

ABOUT TRIADA PALM SPRINGS:  Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel is a group of unique, independent hotels by Marriott offering points and benefits to Marriott Reward Members. Triada Palm Springs has the distinction of being the first Autograph Collection Hotel in the Coachella Valley and only the third in California.  Located in the chic Movie Colony district of downtown Palm Springs and nestled in the San Jacinto Mountains, the property first opened over 8 decades ago as a private residence. In the 40's it became The Ambassador Hotel and then in the 70's, the hotel became actor Alan Ladd's Spanish Inn.  Over the years, the hotel attracted Hollywood greats and notables like Tyrone Power, Lana Turner, Jimmy Durante, Esther Williams, Elizabeth Taylor and Howard Hughes. 

The original 1939 structure has been renovated to replicate a modern Mediterranean hacienda. The name TRIADA was derived from the word "Triad" meaning three interrelated parts and the design team explains their concept as "tri-techture" - giving each of the three wings a separate color scheme. 

The hotel features contemporary Spanish art, bright tiles and dark ceiling beams, two heated pools (fresh & salt), a whirlpool, cabanas and private sundecks with striking mountain views.   Stand out features also include an open-air library sitting room and a selection of casita style rooms with full and open kitchens and outdoor terraces, ideal for friends and traveling companions to gather.

Perks include: in-room dining from Iluminara restaurant, full service fitness center,  twice daily housekeeping services, 24-hour concierge services, complimentary business center services, valet parking.  And for the area's growing wedding market, Triada offers a charming ceremony lawn, surrounded by bougainvillea, and unique private dining options.

 

Location: 640 N Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262

www.facebook.com/triadapalmsprings    www.instagram.com/triadapalmsprings

 

 

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SEP 28

Pacifica Host Hotels Launch Fall Promotion

September  28, 2017

On the heels of a busy Summer Season and with the completion of several large scale renovations, Pacifica Host Hotels is excited to roll out a Fall Promotion to invite guests to visit new properties in the Pacifica Host portfolio.

 

The fall promotion, aptly named Fall Into Savings features a tiered discount model that grants greater savings the longer the guest stays at any one property. The promotion encourages guests to stay a little longer and enjoy the Fall season that typically offers smaller crowds, cool crisp weather and an amazing opportunity to explore a new destination. With 7 hotels participating in 4 diverse markets across California, there's a hotel for every traveler.  The promotion offers the following discount options:

  • 1 night stay = 15% off*
  • 2 night stay = 20% off*
  • 3 night stay = 30% off*

"We typically like to roll out a seasonal promotion, but this season we wanted to offer something a little different. We truly believe that our hotels are in some of the most amazing locations in the world. With our stay more, save more model, we are encouraging guests to take more time to enjoy these destinations and discover what makes these properties and their communities truly unique." -Allison Esquivel-McLaughlin, Regional Director of Revenue Management

 

For more information on this promotion, and to select a participating property, please visit the Pacifica Host Hotels Specials & Promotions page.

 

Pacifica Host Hotels, a division of Pacifica Companies, is a hotel management and ownership company based in San Diego, CA. Pacifica Host owns and operates over 40 hotel and resort assets in 5 states across the United States. Partnering with strong brands like Marriott International, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Wyndham International, and Hilton Hotels and Resorts, Pacifica Host Hotels is a leader in the hospitality industry boasting the rank of the 35th largest hotel management company in the U.S.

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NOV 1

Pacifica Host Welcomes New Sales & Marketing Leadership

November 1, 2017

Pacifica Host Hotels announced this week that Laura Gray will be joining the team as Vice President Of Sales & Marketing, Branded Division, effective October 30, 2017. Laura comes to Pacifica with over 20 years of experience in the hospitality sector leading sales and marketing teams across multiple brands and asset types. Laura will be responsible for overseeing the sales and marketing efforts for all of the branded hotel locations in the Pacifica Host portfolio, some 31 properties.

 

"With many markets experiencing robust supply growth, the competition for market share across our portfolio continues to increase. Having strong sales leadership is critical to maintaining our market positioning and exceeding our growth targets in 2018 and beyond.  We are thrilled to welcome Laura, a seasoned industry professional, to the team to spearhead our property-level sales efforts." - Bill Feenan, Vice President of Operations

 

Laura's well-rounded background includes sale leadership roles working with prestigious brands such as Marriott International, Starwood International, Intercontinental Hotel Group, and Hilton Worldwide. Most recently, Laura served as Director of Sales & Marketing at the upscale Denver Marriott Tech Center in Denver's metropolitan market where she played an integral role in both managing a full scale renovation and repositioning the asset in the local community and global marketplace. Laura's passion for serving the community is evident in the many leadership roles she's played on the Board of Directors for Convention Visitor Bureau's and other community organizations.

"I'm thrilled to join Pacifica Host Hotels, a name-stay in the hospitality industry. In the past ten years, Pacifica has grown significantly and the opportunity to be a part of the growing team and shape the future of the company is exciting.  There are plenty of challenges and opportunities ahead and I can't wait to see what the future holds." -Laura Gray, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Branded Division

 

Pacifica Host Hotels, a division of Pacifica Companies, is a hotel management and ownership company based in San Diego, CA. Pacifica Host owns and operates over 40 hotel and resort assets in 5 states across the United States. Partnering with strong brands like Marriott International, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Wyndham International, and Hilton Hotels and Resorts, Pacifica Host is a leader in the hospitality industry boasting the rank of the 35th largest hotel management company in the U.S.

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DEC 4

SAN DIEGO'S CLASSIC, LA VALENCIA HOTEL, ANNOUNCES 2017/2018 HOLIDAY EVENTS WITH THEME

"MIRACLE ON PROSPECT STREET" - La V Grand Marshal of La Jolla Christmas Parade, Tree Lighting,

Sea of Lights, Special Holiday Menus, Shopping Package & Miracle Babies Charity

 

La Jolla, CA - Enjoy a classic Christmas at the Pink Lady this season.  The landmark La Valencia Hotel is celebration central with a calendar of holiday fun built around the theme "Miracle on Prospect Street," harkening to another holiday tradition. The season starts when millions of twinkling lights begin illuminating the sky for the hotel's annual "Sea of Lights" on Nov. 23rd.  And, don't miss a community favorite - La V's cozy Tree Lighting Ceremony on Nov 28th, complete with carolers, cocoa and crafts for the kids. In fact, La Valencia is such an integral part of this seaside community that its long-time Managing Director, Mark Dibella, has been invited to be the Grand Marshal of La Jolla's 60th annual Christmas Parade on Dec. 3rd.  La V is also ready to help take the stress out of your holiday feasting with specially crafted and lavish menus for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's.  

 

La Valencia is proud to be partnering with Miracle Babies this holiday season, a local charity started by Dr. Sean Daneshmand to assist families of sick newborns in their time of need. Miracle Babies will have a very special Pack ‘n' Play set up by La V's beautiful Christmas tree for the collection of:  diapers, wipes, socks, blankets, burp cloths, and toys for siblings.  Hotel guests and local residents are invited to share the holiday spirit by donating goods to help support the mission of this San Diego based non-profit. 

 

The hotel has also created a season specific SHOPPING PACKAGE with rates starting at $249 for a two-night minimum in a Vintage Collection room and $379 per night for Junior Suites & King Villa category rooms for stays between the dates of 11/26/17 through 12/21/2017. Upon check-in, guests booking the package will receive a La V logoed tote bag with a special holiday gift inside.  The tote can then easily be used for holiday goodies guests find as they explore the shopping friendly village of La Jolla.  

 

See below for more details on holiday happenings for La V's 2017 season: 

 

 

Nov. 23 - ANNUAL SEA OF LIGHTS - The 6th annual Sea of Lights will be switched on to illuminate the Pink Lady from top to bottom with millions of twinkling lights, taking the enchantment of La V to magical heights.

 

Nov. 23 - THANKSGIVING BUFFET - THURSDAY| 12-8pm - A culinary masterpiece to be thankful for.  Relax over a lavish Thanksgiving buffet feast at THE MED restaurant complete with all the trimmings and decadent desserts.  Café la Rue debuts a season of holiday craft cocktails and happier happy hour.

$89 per adult | $39 per child (12 & under)                          Book on Open Table http://bit.ly/TheMED

 

Nov. 28 - TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY - TUESDAY | 5-7pm - Join in at La V's annual holiday party in La Sala Lounge with warm holiday beverages, homemade cookies, classic carols and children's crafts. 

La Jolla Country Day School Madrigal Singers at 5 pm, Countdown at 6 pm and live Entertainment to follow with Roman Palacios.

 

Dec. 3 - LA JOLLA CHRISTMAS PARADE - SUNDAY | 1:30 PM On the eve of La Valencia's 91st anniversary, La V Managing Director, Mark Dibella, will be the proud Grand Marshal for La Jolla's 60th annual Christmas parade. Stepping off at 1:30pm at the corner of Kline and Girard, the parade heads west with a turn down Prospect to the La Jolla Recreation Center where a fun filled holiday festival keeps the magic going. 

 

Dec 24 & 25 - CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS DAY - SUNDAY| 5:30-9pm   MONDAY | 12-8pm

Gather at THE MED and indulge in four delightful & decedent holiday courses crafted by Executive Chef Alex Emery and garnished with ocean vistas, seasonal music and sweet treats. 

$95 per adult | $49 per child (12 & under)                          Book on Open Table: http://bit.ly/THEMED

 

Dec 31 - NEW YEAR'S EVE - SUNDAY| From 5:30pm

Ring in the New Year at THE MED with an unforgettable five-course over-the-top dining experience followed by a countdown celebration in La Sala Lounge and live entertainment.

$150 per adult                                                                        Book on Open Table: http://bit.ly/THEMED

 

Jan 1 - NEW YEAR'S DAY BRUNCH - MONDAY| 10:30am - 3pm

Kick off 2018 at our award winning New Year's Day brunch at THE MED featuring recovery cocktails and resolution specials. A la carte menu items starting at $16. Casual dining offered in Café la Rue.

 

To book rooms or holiday events please call: (858) 424-0771     Book your restaurant reservations on Open Table: http://bit.ly/THEMED

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