Balboa Bay Resort, Newport Beach, California
This Newport Beach property offers 32,000 sq. ft. of event space that provides views of gorgeous waterfront. The latest addition, Lighthouse Room, features La Cantina, with folding doors that open up to a private reception area with firepits, Adirondack chairs and bountiful views. A full buyout of the full 159-room hotel is also an option.
La Venta Inn, Palos Verdes, California
After an interior transformation, this cozy property has begun anew. The restored 1920s Spanish villa can host up to 220 guests as Los Angeles and the Pacific provide a near perfect backdrop. A comprehensive dining menu for groups has more than 1,500 options, such as a quinoa bar, waffle stations and mint pomegranate pesto filet mignon, through its exclusive caterer, Made by Meg.
The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort, Riviera Pacifica, Panama
This property’s 114 Spanish-style guest rooms and suites have been given a stylish revamp. For those who love the outdoors, there await adventures such as an 18-hole golf course, biking, tennis, 10 swimming pools and a sports club. Ten meeting rooms and nearly 10,000 sq. ft. of meeting space are on offer.
A first for Raffles in the Middle East, this 389-room pyramidal palace features grand amenities like a 1,640-foot-long private beach and furnishings such as more than 6,000 Swarovski crystal chandeliers. Guests will also find a collection of villas and four F&B selections, including Le Jardin, which serves international cuisine from Europe, the Middle East and Asia; and Sola jazz lounge, which features small Asian and Mediterranean dishes, cocktails and soothing sounds from jazz artists and bands.