This year marks the 25th year that Lifehouse will be hosting our annual Awards Banquet at the Embassy Suites in San Rafael. As we celebrate yet another year of our incredible community members, Embassy Suites has a celebration of their own coming in 2020— the completion of a full hotel renovation.
This exciting relaunch of the hotel aims to bring an artsy, cool, and intellectual west coast vibe to life. It will boast thoughtful, clean and modern design elements throughout, including an enhanced pool, fire pits, a culinary garden, and an exciting new food and beverage program lead by Chef Brian Whitmer.
Stay: 101 McInnis Pkwy, San Rafael, CA 94903. Rates range from $200-$329 and includes complimentary hot breakfast and 2 hour managers happy hour.
Gather: There will be 15,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including, two new outdoor options and flexible floor plan choices, all equipped with new Audio Visual and Wi-Fi. Seasonal food and beverage tastings will also be made available to create a high-end experience for any event.
Catering and Conference Services, including Lifehouse’s Awards Banquet, is lead by Heather Liencres. Heather brings expertise in both non-profit values and high-end hospitality. She has provided guidance and flexibility to plan for the Awards Banquet, continuing this legendary San Rafael partnership.
Eat & Drink: Chef Whitmer’s vision for the new food and beverage program is a beautiful blend of his expertise in creating first class culinary experiences by bringing together communities and sustainable food practices. “Named after the trees native to the area, the Red Oak Pacific Rotisserie & Bar will include a locally sourced menu complimented by our very own culinary garden, Red Oak honey bees, and handcrafted beverages for any age,” says Chef Whitmer. The innovative new menu will also be available in the Private Dining Room, Outdoor Terrace or the Red Oak Farm - Culinary Garden event space.
In the spirit of practicing sustainability, the culinary garden will support a fresh produce stand each Sunday across the foot bridge at the Marin County Farmers market. Donations of produce will also be made to the Marin Food Bank.