Santa Monica Journey & Tourism brings the sunshine to Toronto with business occasions

Travelweek caught up with a number of of the group members inbetween yesterday’s occasions, to get all the most recent information …

Fairmont Miramar Lodge & Bungalows

Danielle Gambardella, Director of Leisure Gross sales, Fairmont Miramar Lodge and Bungalows, says the property is positioned as an “city resort with boutique lodge ambiance.” She provides: “We’re all in regards to the celebration traveller, from honeymoons and weddings, to MICE, to anniversary and milestone journey.” The posh property celebrated its personal milestone, its a centesimal anniversary, in 2021 with renovations together with foyer areas and the brand new Soko. For summer season 2023, new activations embrace a Night time Market each Thursday, and films by the pool each Saturday.

Casa del Mar & Shutters on the Seashore

Casa del Mar and Shutters on the Seashore are each privately-owned accommodations in Santa Monica, says Melissa Perez, Director of East Coast Leisure Gross sales. She describes Shutters on the Seashore as “cozy, intimate, with a Cape Cod vibe”, whereas Casa del Mar “is sort of a Mediterranean villa expertise.” Each properties will carry again F&B service on the seashore for summer season 2023.

Regent Santa Monica Seashore

A famend title in hospitality is coming to Santa Monica. At the moment present process renovations and a rebranding, the Regent Santa Monica Seashore can be unveiled with a grand opening in late November / early December 2023, says Angel DeLara, Director of Gross sales and Enterprise Growth for the lodge. Already world-famous for its many luxurious properties in Asia, with a handful of accommodations in Europe, Regent Motels & Resorts in partnership with IHG will make Regent Santa Monica Seashore the one Regent-branded property in North America, says DeLara. The property is at present 347-keys, however will emerge later this 12 months with fewer than 200 keys, with much less of a deal with conferences and extra on household getaways.

Santa Monica Travel & Tourism brings the sunshine to Toronto with industry events


Michael Gurrieri, Chief Advertising and marketing Officer for Santa Monica Journey & Tourism, says Santa Monica has greater than 40 accommodations and near 500 eating venues in its 21.5 sq. kilometres. “It’s a really walkable metropolis,” he provides. Santa Monica is simply 13 kilometres from LAX, with lots for households, and an more and more necessary wellness market. It additionally boasts a 5.6 kilometre stretch of shoreline.

In 2019, Santa Monica clocked greater than 460,000 visits from the Canadian market. The variety of Canadian guests dropped throughout the pandemic, not surprisingly – simply 53,000 in 2021 – however has been rebounding effectively with 127,000 visits in 2022. Pre-pandemic, 51% of Santa Monica’s guests had been from worldwide markets. “And 10 – 12% of that was from Canada,” says Gurrieri. “We’re positively seeing Canadians coming again.”

Full vacation spot info on Santa Monica may be discovered on the tourism board’s website right here.

Air Canada’s flights to LAX function out of no fewer than 4 Canadian gateways: Toronto, Calgary (beginning Could 1), Vancouver and Montreal.

Santa Monica Travel & Tourism brings the sunshine to Toronto with industry events