Once a popular weekend getaway for dance-crazed youths and the stars of Golden-Age Hollywood, this laid-back island still packs some sun-drenched glamour. Read the featured article on Catalina Island in The Wall Street Journal.
AVALON — One of Avalon’s most luxurious lodging destinations, the Pavilion Hotel, has been described in a variety of ways by guests, but it’s important to point out it consistently ranks in the 4.7 out of 5 area on just about every booking site. A chic boutique hotel with a European design, it reflects the upscale island vibe that makes Catalina Island so appealing to tourists. Read the article on page 23 of The Log News.
Tim Roxborogh penned an article for Let's Travel Magazine featuring Catalina Island and other Southern California locales. He recounts his arrival in Avalon, boat journey, Zip Line Eco Tour, Catalina Aerial Adventure, Casino tour and his general wandering and exploring of the island. He dedicates his intro and closing to the Catalina Wine Mixer. Read a copy of the Let's Travel Magazine article.
Catalina Island Company was highlighted in the Orange County Business Journal’s special meetings and conventions report, a supplement to the January 29, 2018 edition.
The Catalina Island Company’s own Rudy Alvarez, Director of Sales, is included in a Q&A with local hoteliers (and other hospitality personnel) about things that they are hoping to pursue in the meetings and events space. Read a copy of the Orange County Business Journal article.
The Pavilion Hotel, Catalina Zip Line Eco Tour, Avalon Grille and Descanso Beach Club were featured in the December 2017 edition of Modeliste Magazine. Read a copy of the article entitled Catalina Getaway.
Catalina Island was featured in the January 2018 edition of Pelican Hill Magazine that features Catalina Island as an ideal getaway from Newport Beach. It highlights the Catalina Aerial Adventure, Casino tours, Zip Line Eco Tour and Avalon Scenic Drive.
In addition to mentioning the vast amount of things-to-do operated by the Catalina Island Company, the journalist also references Conservancy tours, golf cart rentals, the Botanic Gardens, and hiking as great ways to spend the day. Read a copy of the Pelican Hill Magazine article.
In the Autumn 2017 edition of Air Chicago, Catalina Island is included in a story titled “California Dreaming in Los Angeles,” rounding up the top things to do in and around LA. The author highlights the new Catalina Aerial Adventure and Twilight at the Casino Tour as well as the the Catalina Wine Mixer. Read a copy of the Air Chicago article.
In the Autumn 2017 edition of Fly Washington, Catalina Island is included in a story titled “California Dreaming in Los Angeles,” rounding up the top things to do in and around LA. The author highlights the new Catalina Aerial Adventure and Twilight at the Casino Tour as well as the the Catalina Wine Mixer. Read a copy of the Fly Washington article.
Catalina Island was highlighted in the December 2017 edition of Variety magazine, in an article titled, “Showbiz Event Planners Compete for the Glam Slam.” The author highlights the new Catalina Aerial Adventure in a round-up of exciting new event spaces and offerings for the coming awards season, billing the activity as the perfect place for “open-air team building.” She also mentions Catherine’s Terrace as a top event space on the island, as well as the zip line and climbing wall as other outdoor activities for team bonding. Read a copy of the Variety article.
A Catalina Getaway was highlighted in GenLux's fall edition. Read about IEX Helicopters, The Pavilion Hotel, Mt. Ada, Harbor Sands in Two Harbors and Descanso Beach Club, Catalina Island Museum and the Catalina Island Golf Course.
Catalina Island was featured in the Sunday, October 1, 2017 issue of the San Diego Union-Tribune.
This two page feature article titled, “Stay more than a day to get the most of Catalina Island,” is an ode to “California’s island escape,” covering the many things to do on Catalina, including the new Catalina Aerial Adventure and Harbor Sands. The author paints the full picture of the island experience, noting that you need much more than just a day to experience everything. Read a copy of the San Diego Union-Tribune article.
The Catalina Island Company was featured in the September issue of LA Yoga.
Writer Bekah Wright penned a three-page story on the Catalina Island as the perfect yogi retreat, and included mention of the Chihuly Exhibit, the Catalina Casino and new Twilight at the Casino Tour, Avalon Grille, Catalina Aerial Adventure and so much more. Read a copy of the LA Yoga article.
Catalina Island was highlighted in the fall edition of LA Home Magazine. This four-page feature gives a great overview of the island's transformation, thanks to the Catalina Island Company, and how Catalina is being positioned as "California's Island Escape." Read a copy of the LA Home Magazine article.
Catalina Island was featured in the September issue of Sunset magazine. A fourth-page box all about Catalina was included in the magazine's SoCal Insider section.
The Sunset magazine article highlights the new Catalina Aerial Adventure, Harbor Sands and Cyclone boat. The piece also mentions Mt. Ada and Catalina Express. Read a copy of the Sunset magazine article.
Catalina Island was profiled in the Sunday, August 27, 2017 edition of the LA Times by author Rosemary McClure. Rosemary's article titled, "Heading to Catalina this summer? Here are 20 new things to see and do," opens by talking about the brand new Catalina Aerial Adventure, and also includes the new Twilight at the Casino and Avalon Harbor Lights Tours, Harbor Sands, Chihuly at the Catalina Island Museum, and much more. Read a copy of the LA Times article.
Catalina Island was featured on June 30, 2017 in the Newport Beach Independent. The article, titled "Weekend Getaway: Only 26 Miles to Paradise in Catalina" details the author's 30-hour trip to Catalina and shares why Newport Beach residents should visit the island this summer. The main focus is the Chihuly exhibition, but the author also mentions other aspects including Pavilion Hotel, Descanso Beach Club, and the Catalina Flyer. Read a copy of the Catalina Island article.
Harbor Sands in Two Harbors was featured in the July 2017 edition of Coast Magazine. The two-page feature highlights the relaxing, "remote paradise" feeling of Two Harbors, the new Harbor Sands beach area, and the "ultra-charming" Banning House Lodge. Read about Catalina's Harbor Sands.
Catalina's Twilight at the Casino Tour was highlighted in the summertime edition of Palm Springs Life magazine. Catalina Island is featured in an article on summer escapes, and the new Casino night tour is highlighted as one of the new attractions. Read a copy of the Catalina article.
Avalon Grille's Executive Chef Roberto Hernandez is quoted in a Q&A in the May 29, 2017 edition of the Orange County Business Journal about important changes in food and beverage being made this year, alongside other local restaurants, resorts and more. In addition, Live @ Descanso Beach Club is mentioned in an article on Orange County music festivals. Read a copy of the Orange Country Business Journal article.
Catalina Island and Dale Chilhuly's Exhibition at the Catalina Island Museum were highlighted in an article in the LA Times Weekend Escape Travel Section on Sunday, June 4, 2017. The article highlights where to eat, what to do, where to stay and what to see while visiting Avalon. Read of copy of the LA Times article.
Catalina Island was featured in the June 2017 edition of OC Family Magazine. The article, 6 Day Trips, highlights the Glass-Bottom Boat, Undersea Expedition, Golf Gardens and Catalina Zip Line Eco Tour. Read a copy of the OC Family Magazine article.
Descanso Beach Club & Catalina Island were mentioned in the spring 2017 edition of California Meetings + Events as an ideal beachfront meeting venue. Read a copy of the article entitled Flashblack: Hollywood Getaway.
"Cruise to Catalina" was the title of the Spring 2017 article in Santa Barbara Magazine about Catalina Island. The Pavilion Hotel, Avalon Grille, Descanso Beach Club, the Catalina Casino and the Undersea Expedition were highlighted as not to miss attractions. Read a copy of the Santa Barbara Magazine article.
Catalina Island Company was featured in the Los Angeles Business Journal on March 18, 2017, with an interview with CEO Randy Herrel. The article covers the Catalina Island Company rebrand, Catalina Island, the company history, and updates to Two Harbors and Descanso Canyon. Read a copy of the Los Angeles Business Journal article.
In the February 2017 edition of Camping and Caravanning, author Helen Truszkowski highlights Catalina Island and her camping experience with a group of 4 boys. Read a copy of the Camping and Caravanning article.
An interview with CEO Randy Herrel of the Catalina Island Company, published in the Orange County Register on February 23, highlighted the Company's plans for expansion in Two Harbors and Avalon. Read a copy of the Orange County Register article.
Catalina Island was featured in the March issue of Sunset magazine, in an article on “Seven Spectacular Pacific Islands.” This full-page article focuses on Two Harbors, highlighting the campsites and lodging, activities, and dining, including Banning House Lodge and Harbor Reef Restaurant. Read a copy of the Sunset article.
Island Spa Catalina's was featured in Day Spa Magazine's December 2016 issue in an article entitled "Room to Relax." Read all about Island Spa Catalina's relaxation deck in the Day Spa Magazine article.
Catalina Island and the Pavilion Hotel were listed in the November/December issue of Destination Weddings & Honeymoons as a top 5 domestic destination for honeymoons. Read a copy of the Destination Weddings & Honeymoons article.
Author Robin Bergerfrom Santa Barbara Life & Style highlights Mt. Ada, Avalon Grille, Descanso Beach Club, Pavilion Hotel, Island Spa Catalina and Zip Line in the November/December 2016 issue of the magazine. Read a copy of the Santa Barbara Life & Style article.
Catalina Island was featured in an article on October 16, 2016 in the Desert Sun. The article was entitled, "Winter Wonderland." Author Kathy Strong outlined how "No crowds, mild weather and beautiful views make Catalina Island an off-season oasis." Read a copy of the Desert Sun article.
The 2nd annual Original Catalina Wine Mixer was featured in an October 3, 2016 article on Uproxx.com entitled "The Real-Life Catalina Wine Mixer is the Drunkest Party this side of Mardi Gras." Read the Uproxx.com article.
The Pavilion Hotel, Mt. Ada, Descanso Beach Club and the Catalina Zip Line Eco Tour were featured in an October article on The Santa Barbara Independent's website. Read a copy of the article entitled "Catalina and the Pavilion Hotel."
Two Harbors, the quaint village located on Catalina Island's west end, was featured in the San Diego Union-Tribune on Sunday, October 9, 2016. Read the article written by Doug Hansen entitled The Other Catalina.
Catalina Island was featured in a two page spread in the June 2016 issue of Woman's World. Highlights of the article include the Inn on Mt. Ada, Descanso Beach Club, the Catalina Casino, the Undersea Expedition and a recipe for Rhumba Rum Punch. Read the article.
This one page feature article on Catalina Island opens with the history of the island, and includes information about Island Spa Catalina, Descanso Beach Club and the Inn on Mt. Ada, in addition to highlighting the land and sea tours available to visitors on Catalina Island. View a copy of the Gentry Destinations article.
The spring 2016 Postcards Magazine article, titled “Weekend Getaway, Catalina Island” details all of the activities that visitors can cover in a three-day trip, including Descanso Beach Club, Island Spa Catalina, and more. View a copy of the Postcards article.
The Parenting OC article is titled “Catalina, After Dark”, and illustrates how the fun on Catalina continues long after the sun goes down. The author incorporated Descanso Beach Club, the East End Adventure, Avalon Grille, and more, with a late night twist. She also highlights the Casino, Flying Fish Voyage, Night Zip Line Eco Tour, and more. Read a copy of the Parenting OC article.
Santa Catalina Island's Valentine's Day package, available at the Pavilion Hotel and the Hotel Atwater, was featured online on Afar.com as well as in their e-newsletter. Read a the content of the AFAR Magazine article.
Santa Catalina Island's Valentine's Day Package that includes transportation, credit at Island Spa Catalina, Catalina Zip Line for two, Dining credit at the Avalon Grille and overnight accommodations was featured on LuxuryTravelMagazine.com's website on January 21, 2016. Read of a copy of the Luxury Travel Magazine article.
Santa Catalina Island Company was featured on “Let’s Make a Deal” on November 4. The host mentions the Island Express Helicopters, the Pavilion Hotel, the Catalina zip line, Island Spa Catalina and the Avalon Grille, and highlights that the trip is courtesy of the Santa Catalina Island Company. View a video of the Let's Make a Deal segment
The Bro Bible published an online article entitled "Island Resort is recreating the *ucking Catalina Wine Mixer from 'Step Brothers' Down to the Helicopter and 80's Joel Band." Read a copy of the Bro Bible article.
The first ever Catalina Wine Mixer was featured on HauteLiving.com. The article featured an account of the Wine Mixer, along with details about Descanso Beach Club and the Avalon Grille. Read a copy of the Haute Living article.
Santa Catalina Island Company including Descanso Beach Club, the Pavilion Hotel and Island Spa Catalina were highlighted as a great Weekend Trip in Sunset's Summer Weekend Trip Magazine 2015. Read a copy of the Sunset Magazine article.
Santa Catalina Island was featured in a July/August section in Destination Weddings & Honeymoons entitled, "American Isles, No Passport, No Prob, the United States is home to a variety of shores worth washing up on." Read about Catalina Island.
Santa Catalina Island Company's new meeting space, Catherine's Terrace, located at Descanso Beach in Avalon, was featured in an article by BizBash.com entitled "10 New Los Angeles Venues for Fall Meetings & Events." Read a copy of the article from BizBash.com.
Santa Catalina Island camping and Parsons Landing were featured in a June 5, 2015 online article by Outside Magazine entitled "Best Waterfront Property is Your Tent." Read the Outside Magazine article.
Jon Cristaldi’s article “6 Cocktails to Savor on Catalina Island” on LAMag.com’s Liquid LA Blog was published on June 22, 2015. Jon’s article describes 6 must have cocktails on Catalina including the Buffalo Milk and Descanso Destroyer at Descanso Beach Club and Dragon Berry Mojito and Wrigley Martini at Avalon Grille. Jon also recommends Avalon Grille as “where to eat” and The Pavilion Hotel as “where to stay” and Descanso Fresh as “just opened.”
Catalina Island, along with the Catalina Zip Line Eco Tour, Descanso Beach Club, East End Adventure Tour, Ocean Runner and Island Spa Catalina were featured in the July/August 2015 edition of Westways Magazine. The article was written by Sarah Tengalia. Read a PDF version of the Westways Magazine article.
Catalina Island was featured in the Sunday, June 21, 2015 edition of the LA Times Travel section. The Island Spa Catalina, the Inn at Mt Ada, Descanso Fresh and new tours and activities were highlighted by Rosemary McClure. Read the LA Times Article.
The Santa Catalina Island Company was featured in the Sunday, June 14, 2015 edition of the Orange County Register. The article highlights SCICo.'s effort to attract more guests with new attractions. Read the Orange County Register article.
Santa Catalina Island and the Midweek Catalina Escape Package, which includes a $125 credit to Island Spa Catalina were featured in the April 16 edition of the Toronto Star. View the Toronto Star article.