Swinging open its doors this month in Indian Wells, California, Tommy Bahama Miramonte Resort & Spa is set to make a big wow in the hotel landscape. Says Robert Hatfield, director of sales and marketing at Tommy Bahama Miramonte Resort & Spa, “We’re the first of its kind, delivering a four-diamond experience with a focus on island living amidst desert luxury. We’re stepping up the game when it comes to delivering a high-level F&B experience, especially for meetings and events.”
He points to the resort’s new signature restaurant and bar, Grapefruit Basil, developed exclusively for Tommy Bahama Miramonte Resort & Spa. With new product offerings, he notes, the resort is building a unique persona that’s going to deliver a great product.
Attendees will be welcomed to 215 guestrooms and villas that are woven into 11 expansive acres of citrus groves, olive trees and flower gardens. Two-story bungalows feature grand archways and custom Tommy Bahama + LAFCO amenities, with many featuring a private patio or balcony with garden and mountain views. There’s also a lush Olive Grove Patio with a bocce court that’s ideal for a fun teambuilding activity after a day of meetings.
When it comes to setting up a top-notch event, planners have over 35,000 sf of flexible indoor/outdoor spaces, connecting lawns and terraces for up to 500 guests. There are eight meeting venues, including the 6,000-sf Grand Ballroom with crystal chandeliers (ideal for a group of 300) and the signature Grand Lawn for up to 400. There are more intimate ballrooms for smaller groups as well as a second-story Sunset Terrace with a grand stone fireplace and cathedral columns that accommodates up to 75 reception-style. The C-suite can have their pow-wows in the Meeting Suite, which holds up to 10 and brings the outdoors in with the natural lighting and French doors that open to a terrace.
Hatfield says the resort’s sweet spot is a group size of 150-250, but “we love those groups that want to be the big fish—buy all the rooms and have all the space. That’s what we excel at.” That said, he notes, “Due to our layout, we can host different groups at the same time without them feeling like they’re walking on top of each other.” —Paloma Villaverde de Rico