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One Chaminade Lane

Santa Cruz, CA 95065

Reservations: (800) 283-6569

Resort Direct: (831) 475-5600

Meetings

OUR PATH TO MEETINGS

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We are welcoming travelers far and wide back to the Santa Cruz Mountains. Here, you can breathe easy— and not just because of the salty sea air blowing in from Monterey Bay. You will be at ease knowing we're doing everything we can to ensure your return to Chaminade is as safe as possible. We have intensified our commitment to cleanliness and revised every touch-point from check-in to check-out.  

We offer a wide variety of outdoor recreation activities and dining options to enjoy. Hike along miles of trails take a swim in our heated outdoor pool, enjoy lawn games including bocce ball, cornhole, and Frisbee golf, play tennis, and savor The View Restaurant on our expansive terrace overlooking Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay.  

Prioritizing the health and safety of our guests has always been one of many ways we strive to "Be the Difference." But we have also revisited each step of our housekeeping processes so that you come happy and leave healthy.  

– KEVIN HERBST, GENERAL MANAGER 

LET'S MEET

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Following are the key items meeting planners, attendees and social catering guests should expect during their visit to Chaminade Resort. This is an overview of guidelines and safety protocols that follow CDC standards, state and local regulations. Your Chaminade event planner will consult on a case-by-case basis to help you better understand each group’s user needs and preferences, as well as how to best follow the state and CDC guidelines.

Meeting Room Set Configurations:

  • Public Spaces: Reduced seating in public areas for optimal spacing.
  • Seating capacities and floor plans will be reviewed on an event-by-event basis to ensure appropriate physical distancing matches the clients preferences.

Enhanced Health & Safety Standards: 

For group events and gatherings in meeting and event spaces

  • Shared equipment and meeting amenities will be sanitized before and after each use or ensure single-use if they are not able to be sanitized.
  • All linens will be replaced after each use.
  • Linen-less tables will be used whenever possible.
  • Hand-sanitizer stations will be placed in multiple locations in accordance with CDC recommendations.
  • Sanitation stations can be added inside the meeting rooms upon request.
  • High-touch surfaces and common touch-point areas will be consistently sanitized with EPA-approved chemicals rated for emerging viral pathogens.
  • All hard surfaces in meeting spaces will be sanitized, arms of chairs will be disinfected, and other detailed surfaces will be cleaned nightly.
  • Signage will be posted outside of meetings and events reminding guests of appropriate physical distancing guidelines.

Recommend Best Practices: 

  • Encourage physical distancing and controlled mingling during mealtimes.
  • Staggered entrance and exit timing for events (i.e. enter and exit by batches of participants) and increase the number of entry and exit points into the event venue when possible.
  • Excuse guests in intervals during breaks and/or meals to limit crowding in public space. We recommend 10 attendees at a time.
  • Podiums and all A/V equipment in meeting rooms should be cleaned between sessions and after facilitator use.
  • Setup breaks inside your meeting space or your breakout rooms++
  • Consider contactless check-in using badge scanners.
  • We discourage the use of pads and pens. These will be available upon request.

Ventilation:

  • Air purifiers are set in every meeting room.
  • The HVAC system filters have been upgraded to Merv 13 rating. Merv 13 filters remove very fine particles from the air, as well as potential allergens like mold, pet dander, bacteria, even particles that carry viruses. The Merv 13 filter is up to 30 times more effective and lasts 3 times longer than ordinary fiberglass filters.
  • To obtain outside air filtration in the upstairs meeting areas that do not have direct outdoor access, we have installed four economizers, which allows for outdoor air to be pushed through the filtration system

Food & Beverage Service:

  • Refillable water stations will be available in place of water carafes.
  • Bottled water available upon request++.
  • Coffee stations and break items will be set up with minimal touchpoints and include sanitation supplies.
  • All plated and family-style meals will be available and served safely tableside.
  • All food and beverage prepared for buffets will be procured, prepared, and distributed using the highest food safety standards.
  • Food prepared for a buffet will be produced by trained food handlers who are screened each day prior to their working shifts.
  • Traditional buffet and food setups may be replaced with multiple single sided stations. Buffets may be segregated into stations or pods to enhance guest distancing.
  • Buffet food stations will have sanitation supplies available before and after use. Buffet attendants are available upon request++
  • Guests are encouraged not to reuse plates, utensils, or cups. Flatware will be provided in a rollup.
  • To-go options are available in addition to meal service through our restaurant.

What We're Doing Differently

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Before your Stay: 

  • Have peace of mind knowing that our staff has undergone mandatory Covid-19 safety training and completes a daily health screening prior to each shift.
  • Guest rooms are thoroughly sanitized before your stay.
  • Amenities including pens, pads, magazines, and menus have been removed from rooms.
  • Remote controls are sanitized and placed in a sealed bag for each new guest.
  • A welcome kit with hand sanitizer, masks, and extra trash bags is available upon request at check-in.

During Your Stay: 

  • Housekeepers will not enter rooms during your stay.
  • Guests are asked to place trash/recycling outside the guest room doors daily.
  • Linens are exchanged upon request by placing bags outside guestroom doors.
  • Increased cleaning frequency of public areas utilizing hospital-grade disinfectant.

At Check-In:

  • Plexiglass installed at the front desk.
  • Physical distancing encouraged in line.
  • Keycards sanitized before each use.
  • Sanitization stations available throughout the main villa

Guest Rooms: 

  • Thoroughly sanitized before your stay.
  • Accommodations feature 156 guest rooms and suites nestled among towering Eucalyptus trees and natural landscape.
  • Eleven two-story villas, no elevator required. Spread across more than 100 wooded acres.
  • Some guest room types include patios and balconies.

Dining:

  • Join us at The View, A Treeside Restaurant offering indoor or outdoor dining overlooking Santa Cruz and the Monterey Bay.
  • Our expansive terraces allow for appropriate physical distancing.

Resort Amenities: 

  • We're encouraging guests to get outdoors to enjoy a wide variety of activities including bocce ball, cornhole,horseshoes, and disc golf. Guests can venture out on miles of trails and enjoy the fresh mountain air while hiking through towering Redwood and Eucalyptus trees. When the meetings are done for the day, guests can take a dip in the pool, soak in the hot tub, and tell stories around a bonfire!
  • Looking for a workout? Our 1,700 s.f. fitness center open daily from 6 am - 8 pm offers a spacious workout floor, complete with the latest cardio equipment including Pelaton and machines. Fitness classes are available most days.

Engaging, Inspiring, Energizing

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FOR EVERY MEETING THAT MUST BE DONE, LET US INCLUDE A BIT OF FUN!

Meetings at Chaminade Resort & Spa foster creative thought and innovation.  We encourage productive play, in fact we reward it. Every new meeting receives 50% off one  Chaminade Signature Classic team building event*. Our Benchmark Conference Plan provides ease of planning and budgeting, leaving more time for play! Enjoy a spectacular mountain retreat in Santa Cruz with all the amenities of a resort. Meetings are distinctively playful at Chaminade Resort & Spa.

Dates flexible? On a tight budget? Call our team directly to hear about special offers over select dates.

For more information, please contact Group Sales at 831.465.3421 

*New business; minimum 10 rooms per night; must be included in contract; team building selections include Chaminade Signature Classics.

Team Building

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Team Building Activities to Enhance Productivity and Meeting Success!

Why Play? Play boosts productivity, creativity, innovation and problem solving. Play helps develop and improve social skills among your team. Make play part of your next meeting!

At Chaminade Resort & Spa we are dedicated to creating unique, memorable events for team building, corporate meetings, management retreats, leadership trainings and more. We facilitate programs to challenge, impress and grow your team.

Our approach is to actively listen, discuss and offer solutions to meet your requirements. Whether it be an intense Culinary Chili Cook-Off, thrilling Ropes Course Challenge, or customized activity, we'll work with you every step of the way.

 

Chaminade Resort and Spa Classics

  • Culinary Team Building 
    • Southwest Chili Cook-Off *
    • Salsa Challenge *
  • Chaminade Classics 
    • Egg Protection Device*
    • Scavenger Hunt *
    • Boat Building *

*Indicates "Chaminade Signature Classics" team building event.

Day Meetings

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At Chaminade Resort & Spa, we specialize in successful meetings structured to fit your needs. For groups that do not require overnight accommodations, we offer our Day Conference Plan (DayCP). With this convenient and effective per-person pricing, your group will experience award-winning cuisine, exceptional meeting facilities and conference planning services wrapped into a package that exceeds your expectations. 

For more information, please contact Group Sales at 831.465.3421

 

Benchmark Conference Plan Includes:

  • Flexible meeting space to accommodate day meetings from 2 - 200 
  • Meeting rooms with ergonomic chairs set with pads, pens, ice water, and candies 
  • Conference buffet lunch in our Sunset Restaurant or Sunset Patio 
  • Morning and afternoon refreshment service, each replenished throughout the day 
  • Audiovisual equipment including a screen, flipchart, DVD and monitor 
  • Full use of Chaminade's Fitness Center & on-site recreational amenities 
  • Service charges on components of the day meeting package 
  • Conference Manager to assist in all aspects of planning and program operation

Flexible Meeting Space in the Heart of Santa Cruz

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Chaminade Resort & Spa's flexible meeting space makes it possible to create custom layouts to specifically fit your meeting needs. Our accommodating and experienced staff is able to help with all of the details, from complex layout charts and scheduling to location flow. Break-out space, teambuilding events, outdoor dining and exhibit space are all easily arranged with our various room and space options.

People having a meeting at a table with notebooks, laptops, and phones

Team Building

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Team Building to Enhance Productivity and Meetings Success

At Chaminade Resort & Spa we are dedicated to creating unique, memorable events for team building, corporate meetings, management retreats, leadership trainings and more. We facilitate programs to challenge, impress and grow your team. For more information, please contact Group Sales at 831.465.3421.

Our approach is to actively listen, discuss and offer solutions to meet your requirements. Whether it be an intense Culinary Chili Cook-Off, thrilling Ropes Course Challenge, or customized activity, we'll work with you every step of the way.

 

Team Building Options at Chaminade Resort and Spa

  • Culinary Team Building 
  • S'mores Galore 
  • Chili Cook-Off 
  • Salsa Challenge 
  • Chaminade Classics 
  • Egg Drop 
  • Scavenger Hunt 
  • Boat Building 

Synergy Learning Systems

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Chaminade Resort & Spa has partnered with Synergy Learning Systems of Santa Cruz, to bring you hands-on learning with a focus on adventure, creativity, and reflection. Synergy facilitates teambuilding programs and simulations that place people in environments and situations that stretch their everyday abilities, using a variety of challenges that lead to better decisions and outcomes through self awareness. A field-tested range of teambuilding programs to meet your organizational goals and challenges: Simulations, Creativity & Innovation, Team Adventure, Challenge Ropes Courses and Team Service. Each program is effective as a stand-alone or as a building block for your offsite, conference, meeting or leadership workshop.

Team building activities can be incorporated into your Benchmark Conference Plan or Day Conference Plan packages, with the help of your Conference Planning Manager. For more information on Synergy Learning Systems, contact Synergy at 831.460.4444.

Challenge Ropes Course at Chaminade Resort and Spa

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Chaminade's on-site High Ropes Challenge Course, challenges team members to take risks and push themselves beyond individual comfort zones, all within a nurturing and supportive atmosphere. Our ropes course is designed to powerfully reflect the challenges groups face in working together: strategy, coaching, teamwork, goal setting, and implementation and time pressures. Utilizing a real-life environment, a fantastic jungle gym in the trees, creates a remarkable natural metaphor for flexibility, adaptability and growth.

Participation in the Challenge Course does not require special physical conditioning. The course consists of both low, ground-based events and high events that involve climbing while held securely via rope systems monitored by team members. Individuals freely decide how they can best participate, given their own desires and capabilities.

Meet the Sales Team

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With over 50 years of experience, the Chaminade Resort Sales Team is the very best in the business. To contact our Sales Team, please call 831.465.3421.

We sat down with our team and asked them to share a little bit about themselves.

 

Connie Hagston - Director of Sales & Marketing

What do you love about working at Chaminade? The associates, it’s very much a team environment and everyone is extremely kind and helpful.
What is your favorite thing about Santa Cruz? So far it’s the people I’ve met, again kind and helpful.  And I’m going to love the relaxed life style.
What is your favorite hobby? Hard to pick just one, reading, cooking, dining out, walking and exploring.

Direct 831.465.3405.

 

Brynn Kessler – Associate Director of Sales

What do you love about working at Chaminade? The hiking trails and all of the team building activities.
What is your favorite thing about Santa Cruz? All of the great running trails and the relaxed way of life.
What is your favorite hobby? Riding my bike, running and playing basketball 

Direct 831.465.3463.

LAYLA MAHALLATI – NATIONAL SALES MANAGER

What do you love about working at Chaminade? The team is amazing, from the moment I walked through the doors everyone was so welcoming!
What is your favorite thing about Santa Cruz? The gorgeous views! 
What is your favorite hobby? Love spending time with family and friends….They keep me going!
Direct 831.465.3408 

SARAH HOVIS – SALES MANAGER
What do you love about working at Chaminade? The team members are very friendly and welcoming to everyone!  

What is your favorite thing about Santa Cruz? The stunning ocean and forest views, as well as all of the outdoor activities. 

What is your favorite hobby? Spending time with my loved ones and enjoying the sunshine! 

Direct 831.465.3445  

Endorsements and Awards

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We're in the News...

"Perhaps the biggest trend in travel preferences over the past couple of years has been the desire for authentic, hands-on experiences that bring encounters with local culture and opportunities for personal growth...."
- Maria Lenhart - Meetings Today Magazine

Awards and Accolades...

  • AAA Four Diamond 
  • Smart Meetings Magazine, Platinum Choice Award 
  • Meetings Focus Magazine, Best of the West
  • IACC Approved Conference Center
  • IACC, Green Star Certification, Gold Tier
  • California Meetings & Events, Best Hotel with Meeting Space (Less than 200 rooms)
  • Certified Green Business, First Hospitality Business in Santa Cruz County

What Meeting Planners Are Saying...

"We recently held a 4-day corporate program event at the Chaminade for 40 employees and were extremely happy with the service and our stay. The meeting facilities perfectly suited our needs and the staff was always on top of things - from AV needs to food & beverage, and everything in between. Many of our attendees commented on how the week felt more like a retreat than a business meeting, which is exactly what we were going for! The location is perfect to get away from the day to day craziness and combined with the top notch service, really allows attendees to focus. Would definitely return in the future and highly recommend to others with business/meeting needs!"
- Alison M.- Executive Meeting Planner

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Testimonial

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"Thank you very much for your help making our forum a great success!

We could not have pulled off the event without help from you and your staff. We surveyed our attending grantees, and they all agreed that the location was beautiful, the food was delicious, and the meeting space worked very well for our gathering. Our goal for this event was to create a safe and comfortable space for our grantees, where they could come together, learn from each other, and engage in meaningful conversations about moving forward in our mission to help youth thrive. And thanks to you and your team, we achieved our goal. One of our grantees e-mailed us and expressed: “The space was amazing, and my colleagues and I all left with the understanding that we were a part of something bigger that can really make a difference in young people's lives.” We couldn’t have asked for a better, or more encouraging message from our grantees. Thank you again for all your help."

-With great appreciation - The Thrive Foundation Team

Meeting Room Square Footage and Setups

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Santa Cruz:
48x54x14 Lin. Ft.
2600 Sq. Ft.
Theater 220/224*
Classroom 153/170*
Banquet 190/230*
Front Screen 12x12

Seascape:
28x50x10 Lin. Ft.
1400 Sq. Ft.
Theater 100/120*
Classroom 60/80*
U-Shape 35/48*
Hollow Square 46/56*
Conference 42/56* 
Banquet 96/108*
Front Screen 10x10

Natural Bridges:
28x50x10 Lin. Ft.
1400 Sq. Ft.
Theater 100/120*
Classroom 60/80*
U-Shape 35/48*
Hollow Square 46/56*
Conference 42/56* 
Banquet 94/108*
Front Screen 10x10

Cowell:
22x50x11 Lin. Ft.
1100 Sq. Ft.
Theater 72/90*
Classroom 42/56*
U-Shape 33/38*
Hollow Square 42/48*
Conference 36/48* 
Banquet 64/72*
Front Screen 10x10

Manresa:
22x50x11 Lin. Ft.
1100 Sq. Ft.
Theater 72/90*
Classroom 42/56*
U-Shape 33/38*
Hollow Square 42/48*
Conference 36/48* 
Banquet 64/72*
Front Screen 10x10

New Brighton:
22x50x11 Lin. Ft.
1100 Sq. Ft.
Theater 72/90*
Classroom 42/56*
U-Shape 33/38*
Hollow Square 42/48*
Conference 36/48*
Banquet 64/72*
Front Screen 10x10

Capitola:
22x50x11 Lin. Ft.
1100 Sq. Ft.
Theater 72/90*
Classroom 42/56*
U-Shape 33/38*
Hollow Square 42/48*
Conference 36/48*
Banquet 64/63*
Front Screen 10x10

Rio Del Mar:
22x38x11 Lin. Ft.
850 Sq. Ft.
Theater 58/64*
Classroom 28/40*
U-Shape 25/30*
Hollow Square 32/36*
Conference 28/32*
Banquet 48/54*
Front Screen 8x8

La Selva:
22x36x11 Lin. Ft.
800 Sq. Ft.
Theater 58/64*
Classroom 28/37*
U-Shape 24/27*
Hollow Square 32/36*
Conference 26/32*
Banquet 36/42*
Front Screen 8x8

Pebble:
14x22x11 Lin. Ft.
310 Sq. Ft.
Conference 14/16*

Lighthouse:
12x22x11 Lin. Ft.
270 Sq. Ft.
Conference 14/16*

Suites:
535 Sq. Ft.
Conference 14/16*

Main building floor plan