Editor's note: ALHI will continue to monitor and report on the status of meetings and gatherings in California. 

California is aiming to fully reopen its economy according to the Beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy from the California Department of Public Health released April 6.  Industries across the state that were previously held to tiered restrictions based on public health benchmarks can return to usual operations beginning June 15 with common-sense risk reduction measures such as masking and vaccinations. 

On June 15, California will fully open its economy if two criteria are met:

  1. Equitable vaccine availability: If vaccine supply is sufficient for Californians 16 years or older who wish to be inoculated.
  2. Consistently low burden of disease: Hospitalizations are stable and low, and specifically, hospitalizations among fully vaccinated individuals are low.

What does this mean for meetings and conventions? 

According to the blueprint, beginning June 15, meetings and conventions of up to 5,000 persons can take place without restrictions. Events larger than 5,000 may require testing or vaccination status be verified for all attendees until October 1. The colored tier system of restrictions will no longer apply after June 15.

"This is great news, as it allows meeting planners to actually look ahead and plan into the fall for events in California," said Mike Dominguez, President and CEO of Associated Luxury Hotels International.

What else do we need to know?

Contact your ALHI GSO for more conversations about planning meetings & events at an independent, luxury hotel or resort in California.

ALHI Hotels & Resorts in California
Carlsbad Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
Huntington Beach Paséa Hotel & Spa
Indian Wells Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa
La Jolla Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
Laguna Beach Surf & Sand Resort
Los Angeles Terranea Resort
Monterey Portola Hotel & Spa
Napa Carneros Resort & Spa
The Meritage Resort and Spa
Vista Collina Resort
The Estate Yountville
Silverado Resort & Spa
Newport Beach Balboa Bay Resort
Newport Coast The Resort at Pelican Hill
Ojai Ojai Valley Inn
Pasadena The Langham Huntington, Pasadena
Pebble Beach Casa Palmero Pebble Beach
The Inn at Spanish Bay
The Lodge at Pebble Beach
San Diego Fairmont Grand Del Mar
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
Paradise Point Resort
Rancho Bernardo Inn
San Diego Mission Bay
San Francisco The Clift Royal Sonesta
Hotel Nikko
InterContinental Mark Hopkins
InterContinental San Francisco
Santa Cruz (Scotts Valley) 1440 Multiversity
San Jose Fairmont San Jose
Santa Monica Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
Santa Monica Proper Hotel
Sausalito Cavallo Point Lodge