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 (Calif.), A Destination Hotel. The new Board Room exudes the SoCal 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 (www.laubergedelmar.com).
Playing off the resort’s oceanfront locale the room’s reinvented design motif includes:
• 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 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 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,’’ Harter said.
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.
Located in the heart of the 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 (www.destinationhotelits), the historic seaside hotel offers 121 guest rooms and suites, dining options including its signature KITCHEN 1540 restaurant, a spa, a private path to the beach and pool area.