“Rarely does a hotel property communicate what they are really all about with just a name. Maybe if you have a strong brand has passed the test of time that can communicate a general experience. But the Sanctuary Beach Resort on the Monterey Bay truly represents their namesake, sanctuary.
According to Wikipedia, a sanctuary, in its original meaning, is a sacred place, such as a shrine. By the use of such places as a safe haven, by extension the term has come to be used for any place of safety. This secondary use can be categorized into human sanctuary, a safe place for humans, such as a political sanctuary; and non-human sanctuary, such as an animal or plant sanctuary.
Here, the meaning of sanctuary to me is a safe haven from the stress of everyday life. Immediately upon arrival, you feel the tension of life, business and everyday routines fade away leaving you blank. A perfect place to be when creating or planning, blank or as I like to say, a place open to the possibilities!
This is a perfect place for project planning, yearly or quarterly forecasting or a leadership retreat that focuses on rejuvenation of the body, minds and hearts of your executive team.
It’s a relatively small property that accommodates less than 190 guests and with 19 acres of space, you feel that you are all alone in your own slice of paradise. It also has its own conference rooms for private meetings and break-out areas to accommodate your project planning. And of course, when you’re ready to unwind, they have an excellent on property (but privately owned) restaurant/lounge, on the beach, called Kula Ranch Island Steakhouse.”