The Renaissance Lodge at Sonoma Resort & Spa Completes Meeting Space Renovation with Focus on Sustainable Initiatives
Resort in Sonoma creates the ultimate meeting venue in California Wine Country
Sonoma, CA (December 8, 2014) – The Renaissance Lodge at Sonoma Resort & Spa recently completed a $370,000 renovation of its meeting space, providing the largest and most sophisticated, eco-friendly conference venues in California Wine Country. The thoughtful blending of new sleek contemporary furnishings with the sophistication and charm of Sonoma Wine country creates a warm, inviting yet refined meeting environment with 23,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor function space.
The resort features 11 bright and airy Sonoma wine country conference rooms all showcasing new flooring, lighting and wall treatments and each with its own personality and functionality. Among the new offerings:
The Sonoma Ballroom, at 3,080 sq. ft., is the largest meeting space in the Valley. Divided into three sections, the Ballroom accommodates up to 400 people for receptions and 252 for banquets. This sophisticated setting, rich in textures and colors, also offers a dance floor.
The Stone Building features a grand fireplace and high-beamed ceiling, in addition to an in-room bar that can seat 170 guests for dinner and dancing. This venue is perfect for corporate luncheons or receptions with doors leading out to sweeping lawns and gardens and combined square footage of 8,704.
The Renaissance Lodge at Sonoma Resort & Spa supports Marriott’s Green Initiative commitment and carries the Green Leader designation from TripAdvisor. To further these goals, the renovation program also included:
· Installation of a 7,000 sq. ft., eco-friendly artificial lawn for outdoor social events, designed by San Francisco Company Heavenly Greens. This installation results in the savings of 15,000 gallons of water for irrigation annually along with erosion reduction and improved drainage capabilities.
- All of the meeting space has been converted to linen-less furniture, reducing over 300,000 gallons of water and 500 lbs of detergent per year.
- LED lighting has been installed in meeting rooms and public spaces, saving 36,000 kilowatts of electricity annually.
- New meeting space decor includes ergonomic chairs and the use of recycled and upcycled materials in other furnishings.
- Reducing the quantity of vinyl wall coverings in lieu of more sustainable hard surfaces and painted walls.
“We are delighted to be able to showcase our recent renovations and ongoing work in the field of green initiatives,” says General Manager Suzy Hart. “We remain deeply committed to eco-commerce while providing a stellar wine country experience for all of our guests.”
The meeting renovation has completed Phase one of a two-tiered renovation plan for the resort. Phase two, which will apply to guest rooms, is expected to be completed in spring 2015.
About The Renaissance Lodge at Sonoma Resort & Spa Showcasing the incredible beauty of the Sonoma Valley, The Renaissance Lodge at Sonoma Resort & Spa expertly combines authentically artisan surroundings with contemporary facilities to create a haven of casual sophistication. A total of 182 guest rooms and suites, multiple dining and entertainment options (including award-winning Carneros Bistro and The Spa at Renaissance Sonoma), provide a great base from which to explore and discover California’s most popular wine country.
The Renaissance Lodge at Sonoma Resort & Spa, a member of the Marriott group, (707) 935-6600, 1325 Broadway, Sonoma, CA 95476. www.marriott.com/sfols.
About Renaissance Hotels
Renaissance Hotels encourages guests to Live Life to DiscoverSM at more than 160+ locations worldwide. Each hotel is unique and every stay offers an opportunity to explore local discoveries exclusive to the destination. At every hotel, Renaissance Navigators are local experts ready to assist guests in discovering local flavors and activities. Signature entertainment events are designed to showcase emerging talent in music, the arts, culinary and more to inspire discovery. R.E.N. Meetings offers groups and experience beyond a traditional meeting rooted in creative sensory meeting design, networking events and custom curated local Navigator excursions. At Renaissance Hotels, we work to ensure that every trip is transformed into an eye-opening, unforgettable journey. You spend your life working; you should discover the world as you go. To discover more visit www.renhotels.com.
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