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Destination Management

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California Host started as a Destination Management Company before there was even a name for it. We have been perfecting our skills for more than 43 years, providing corporate clients with truly unique travel experiences they’ll remember for a lifetime.
 
Our leadership team—which has more than 100 years combined experience in travel and event planning—will help you design the perfect Destination Management Program for your company. We will ask the right questions to learn about your objectives and company culture, and then provide you with options for a customized, memorable trip that ensures your attendees experience each destination as only a local can. We do this by utilizing unique, exclusive venues for events, planning creative and custom-designed tours and activities, creating imaginative themes, and procuring the finest luxury vehicles for transportation.
 
Whether you want a private lunch on the Great Wall of China, a corporate meeting at Alcatraz, a private tour of the Vatican, or any other event at an exotic location around the globe, trust California Host to manage the details and create the wow factor.

One-of-a-Kind Destination Management Tours:
 

  • Guided Tours
  • Golf Tournaments
  • Spa Experience
  • Wine Country Tours
  • Sailing Regattas
  • Sporting Events
  • Teambuilding Events

Creative Special Events & Programs:

  • Opening Receptions
  • Gala Events
  • Unique Venues
  • Entertainment

Transportation Services:

  • Airport Meet & Greet Services
  • VIP and Group Transfers
  • Specialty Transportation
  • Air Charters
Let us put our creativity and global experience to work for you. Call us at 415-646-0350 or Contact Us below to find out why our Destination Management clients come back to us year after year—or to learn more about our other services, including Event Management, Conferences &Tradeshows, and Corporate Meetings & Incentives.


​Take A Look At Our Case Studies Or Client Testimonials To Learn More.

ABC²

Location: St Regis, Monarch Bay, CA

Service: Destination Management

Guests: 60

Client's Need:

Bring together the best scientists, doctors and investors in an intimate setting to help facilitate the success of the project. Create opportunities to network outside of the meeting.

Our Solution:

Steve Case, former AOL CEO, had clearly defined the outcomes he desired from this meeting. We searched for a luxury hotel that felt secluded but was close to LAX as International guests would be attending. Making it convenient for the attendee was important as they are in demand and volunteering their time. We selected the St. Regis Monarch Bay and the property was perfect for the group. We created opportunities for the attendees to spend time together when the meetings were over.  One evening we brought in Alex Filippenko, a world-renowned research astrophysicist who helped discover the accelerating expansion of the Universe, which won the Nobel Prize.
 

The Outcome:

Steve Case was thrilled with the attendance, content, and the environment we created to promote the sharing of ideas and experience.  Since this meeting, Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure has provided more than $20 million in research funding to highly qualified research investigators and physician-scientists from 42 institutions.
See Our Solution & the Outcome

CFA

Location: Los Angeles

Service: Destination Management

Guests: 500

Client's Need:

The client has customers from all over the U.S. that attend their conference.  We were hired to make this conference unique to Los Angeles and provide a memorable experience.

Our Solution:

We bought out the Getty Museum for an evening and created an “Evening under the Stars” theme event in the inner outside courtyard. During the evening there were different entertainers, wide variety of Los Angeles cuisine and touring of the museum. We custom designed activities for the attendees during the non-conference days allowing each person to select how active their day would be and made sure to show the best of Southern California in one day.
 

The Outcome:

The attendees said it was the most amazing opportunity to have an exclusive evening at such a magnificent venue. It provided the most time for networking at any of the conferences and great business and personal relationships were formed. Our clients were given high praise from the executives for capturing the L.A. experience.
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The Food Network "Dinner Impossible"

Location: Alcatraz, San Francisco, CA

Service: Destination Management

Guests: 1102

Client's Need:

The Food Network needed a local DMC to partner on an episode of “Dinner Impossible”. This was to be the launch of Chef Michael Simon on the show. They were looking for a location that would be nearly impossible to surpass, but also has history and was internationally recognizable.

Our Solution:

We were preparing for a dinner event on Alcatraz when we got the call. After discussing the needs of the show, we called our client to see if this could add a level of uniqueness for her attendees. The client was excited and we worked with the producers to come up with the best plan for a successful show.
 

The Outcome:

Chef Michael Simon designed a menu and worked with our team for a successful episode of “Dinner Impossible”. It was one of the highest rated episodes for The Food Network. The client was able to provide an exciting surprise for the attendees and California Host exceeded her expectations for this event.
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Tag Heuer

Location: San Francisco, CA

Service: Destination Management

Guests: 280

Client's Need:

Host their top clients from around the world to America's Cup. Client wanted a luxury yacht but none were available. They needed this experience to match their high end brand.

Our Solution:

We transformed the yacht they were able to get into a first class experience. We designed and fabricated printed panels, wraps and fabrics to cover most of the areas of the yacht. We laid new carpet in the entire space and inlaid their logo.  California Host brought in sleek furnishings and created lounges and worked with the chef to create a special menu. We set up four monitors with live racing coverage and brought in a top America's Cup expert to give a play by play. We created photo ops with backdrops for memories of the trip.
 

The Outcome:

The yacht was beautiful and fit the Tag Heuer brand perfectly. The lounges created the perfect break from being on deck watching the race. The group learned about racing and had a new understanding of sailing. Guests gave their appreciation for two wonderful days on the bay. The clients thanked us for making them look good.
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HP/PRIM Mexico

Location: San Francisco / Napa

Service: Destination Management

Guests: 70

Client’s Needs:

The clients, who were coming to San Francisco for a meeting from Mexico, needed local assistance with hotel selection, translation services, meals, tours, and off-site events and activities. 

Our Solution:

Despite budget constraints that required multiple changes in the original proposal, we found creative solutions that provided our clients with the same experiences we initially planned, but at a scaled-back price. For example, we attended a San Francisco Giants game but sat in a less expensive section. Rather than having dinner at a pricey restaurant, guests received gift cards for food at the stadium. And instead of touring wineries in Napa, we took guests for a mini-tour of Yountville. Afterwards, they had free time in downtown Napa to experience wine country on their own before a fantastic group dinner!
 

The Outcome:

Guests had a great time at all the off-site events, and the meeting portion and translation services ran smoothly. 
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HP Asia Pacific and Japan

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Service: Destination Management

Guests: 400

Client’s Need: 

Hewlett-Packard hired us to assist with the travel arrangements for employees from the company’s Asia, Pacific and Japan division, who were attending HP’s first Global Partner Conference in Las Vegas. They also needed our support with conference management (staffing, translation services, and on-site event managers), planning a series of networking events, client hospitality, and the off-site evening party.

Our Solution:

Two event managers traveled to Las Vegas for the week to ensure everything went according to plan. Airport arrivals ran smoothly. The conference was a big success, as were our networking events at various locations throughout the week. The off-site evening party was a particularly big hit among guests, whom we transported from the hotel lobby over to Chateau for an evening of cocktails, dancing, picture opportunities with showgirls, and prize giveaways from the Rat Pack. 
 

The Outcome:

The clients were very pleased with the week’s events. All the off-site venues were wonderful, and the conference proved to be a great success. 
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