DEL MAR, Calif. – Land locked execs can answer their surfing dreams in the nearby Pacific and then strategize in a newly renovated Board Room at L’Auberge Del Mar, A Destination Hotel.
A distinct departure from traditional meeting rooms, the new Board Room exudes a surf culture sensibility with larger than life ocean photography, a calming color palette in hues of blue, hardwood flooring, crisp white wood paneled walls and imaginative ocean inspired artwork.
Playing off the resort’s oceanfront locale the room’s reinvented design motif includes:
Compelling and colorful surf images by Solana Beach artist Aaron Chang, a former Surfing magazine photographer renowned for visually defining the sport of surfing. Each of Chang’s pieces depicts epic waves at nearby surfing spots.
A striking hand blown 12-foot-long chandelier designed by Escondido-based mixed media artist James Stone, noted for his marine themed sculptures. This custom hand blown light fixture was delicately crafted with hand applied color and dichroic glass fused at 1,500 degrees on two layers of titanium coated glass. Infused in soft hues of Turkish blue and sky blue with hints of cyan, white and sea green, this unique piece sets a breezy ocean themed tone for the entire room.
A custom 9’6” surfboard from Del Mar resident and eight time surfing champion Joel Tudor anchors the back wall behind the handsome wood conference table furthering the room’s authentically local motif.
According to Bob Harter, director of sales and marketing for L’Auberge Del Mar, the Board Room was carefully designed to help inspire and stimulate meeting attendees by the space’s new surf spirit and sense of adventure. “We want to take advantage of our beachfront location to provide our meeting guests with a unique, energizing setting – utilizing a range of materials, images and art all inspired by the sun, surf and sand.”
And, for execs who want to “hang 10” after a day of meetings, L’Auberge Del Mar offers complimentary body boards for guests to use and can arrange group surf lessons with Fulcrum Surf. Group lessons are available for $85 per surfer for a 90-minute session.
About L’Auberge Del Mar, A Destination Hotel
Located in the heart of Southern California’s most picturesque coastal village of Del Mar, L'Auberge Del Mar overlooks the Pacific Ocean and offers a resort experience reminiscent of a private, coastal estate. Managed by Destination Hotels, this historic seaside hotel offers 121 guest rooms and suites, refreshing dining options, a cheerful and cozy spa, a private path to the beach and peaceful pool area. The award-winning, signature restaurant, KITCHEN 1540, blends energy and intrigue with a fresh, lively atmosphere. The restaurant’s extensive offerings meld the classic and the unexpected, making KITCHEN 1540 something one simply has to try when dining in Del Mar. For more information, please visit www.laubergedelmar.com or www.destinationhotels.com.
About Destination Hotels
Destination Hotels (Destination) is a collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels, resorts and residences across the United States. Offering authentically-immersed and enriching experiences, each property is individual at heart, yet connected by a commitment to drawing upon the best of each location. Highly distinct, the Destination experience is always memorable and matchless; guests will feel the locale in a genuine way through each property and during the engaging moments cultivated both in and outside of them. Continuously growing with more than 40 properties from coast to coast, the award-winning portfolio features 20 renowned golf courses, 20 indigenous spas, and 110 exceptional bars and restaurants. Destination Hotels are true to our place; diverse by design. For more information, visit www.destinationhotels.com. Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.
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