IT’S SMOOTH SAILING FOR YOUR NEXT EVENT AT THE NEW LODGE AT TIBURON

December 19, 2005 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
TIBURON, Calif. (12/2005) Ė Slated to open in March 2006 after undergoing a $5.5 million reinvention by parent company Larkspur Hospitality, The Lodge at Tiburon features Tiburonís first and only luxury full-service high tech executive meeting center, offering 5,000-square-feet of flexible conference and event space for 10 to 200 guests. The sophisticated boutique hotel, on the doorstep of world-class activities and a short distance from the ferry to San Francisco, presents memorable event spaces - like a rooftop terrace with fireplace and a pool deck with cabanas and a firepit - providing a unique backdrop for weddings and private events, and the utmost in comfort and exceptional service.

The Lodge at Tiburon offers state-of-the-art meeting facilities and amenities such as complimentary high-speed Internet connections in all guest rooms and wireless connections in public areas. Additionally, each meeting room is installed with complete professional video, audio, lighting, Internet and networking systems that disappear for social functions.

California's relaxed elegance and early Arts & Crafts style set the tone for the décor and architecture, with every meeting room featuring natural lighting with floor to ceiling windows, direct access to landscaped terraces, a courtyard with water features, an outdoor patio for pre-function receptions and interiors in warm, muted earth tones. The Lodge at Tiburonís four dedicated meeting rooms range in size from 500 to 2,000 square feet and are aptly named for nautical terms that honor the sailing community in which it is located.

Mainsail Ballroom accommodates up to 200 people and is 2,000 square feet.
Spinnaker Room features slightly more than 1,200 square feet of space and accommodates up to 50 people.
Chart Room at 20 feet by 36 feet, this room holds up to 45 people.
Compass Board Room is the designated boardroom for up to 18 people.

ďOne of the benefits for meeting and incentive planners is the flexibility of these gorgeous new facilities,Ē says Tohnia Miller, director of sales and marketing for The Lodge at Tiburon. ďA meeting planner can take over the entire space and make it an exclusive venue for their event.Ē

And with such specialized hotel areas as the picturesque sundeck and the poolside firepit and cabanas, Miller says event planners can go beyond whatís expected to offer anything from outdoor yoga to símores breaks in their preparations.



Demonstrating the goal of hospitality excellence, all catering at the hotel is provided by Three Degrees, the hotelís casually elegant restaurant, offering exquisite California-inspired cuisine and creative menus to suit all meeting styles - from picnics to paired wine dinners in the Three Degrees private dining room.

Additional amenities include complimentary self-parking as well as a complimentary full-service Business Center featuring computer workstations, e-mail access, color printer, fax and copy machines, office supplies, office equipment rental, shipping, and postal services.

The Lodge at Tiburon reflects the culture and heritage of this bayside town, offering unforgettable team building and incentive activities including sailing regattas and kayaking, ferry trips to San Francisco and Angel Island, golf at renowned StoneTree Golf Course, hiking in Muir Woods or even organized excursions to nearby Napa Valley wine country. Guests of The Lodge at Tiburon can take advantage of delightful waterfront dining options, numerous galleries and intriguing boutiques, all situated within steps of the hotel.

The hotelís Marin County location makes it a convenient retreat for executives of firms located in nearby Corte Madera, Larkspur, San Rafael and Strawberry, California and is an easy drive from anywhere in the Bay Area. And for regional and out of state groups, the hotel is minutes from Highway 101 and nearly equidistant from both of the Bay Areaís international airports.

About The Lodge at Tiburon

The Lodge at Tiburon is a full-service luxury hotel in the heart of the charming Marin County city of Tiburon, opening January 2006. Set amid three-acres of landscaped gardens, the craftsman-style property consists of 102 luxuriously appointed guest rooms and suites; Three Degrees, a 120-seat restaurant and bar; the cozy Library Lounge with fireplace; a pool and whirlpool featuring private cabanas; a complimentary business center and 5,000 square feet of dedicated banquet and meeting space. The Lodge at Tiburon is ideally located on Tiburon Blvd. in this quaint sailing town around the cove from Sausalito. Surrounded by over 40 unique shops, art galleries and restaurants, the hotel is only steps away from San Francisco Bay and the ferry landing with convenient service to Fishermanís Wharf or the Embarcadero. Encircled by world-class recreational offerings such as hiking in Muir Woods, sailing and ocean kayaking off Angel Island, wine tasting in Sonoma/Napa Valley, the hotel is only ten miles from San Francisco. Room rates start at $219.00 per night. Group discounts are available. For further information call 1.800.762.7770 or visit www.thelodgeattiburon.com.
About Larkspur Hospitality

Established in 1996, Larkspur Hospitality is a rapidly growing hotel company based in Corte Madera, California. Larkspur owns and operates 16 hotels comprising two brands (Larkspur Landing and its collection of three and four star independent hotels known as The Larkspur Collection) in areas of Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. The company acquired the four-star RiverPlace Hotel in Portland, Oregon, in July 2003, the Toll House Hotel in Los Gatos, California in December 2003, The Lodge at Tiburon in Tiburon, California in May 2004, The Sainte Claire in San Jose, California in June 2005 and Casa Munras in Monterey, CA in November 2005. In 2005, Larkspur converted five existing hotels to its flagship Larkspur Landing brand, bringing the total number of Larkspur Landings to 11. The company also manages the Pruneyard Inn in Campbell, California. For additional information on Larkspur Hospitality and its affiliates, visit www.larkspurhospitality.com
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