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Pacifica Companies Hosts 19th Annual Employee Appreciation Picnic

Every year Pacifica Companies throws an end-of-summer celebration picnic to say “thank you” to the dedicated staff and their supportive families that make our properties run smoothly. The celebration marks the end of yet another busy and successful Summer Season.



This year, the celebration had over 650 attendees, including staff, families, and friends. The event features fun activities for all ages including a bounce house, face painting, spin art, and even a magic show. Later in the afternoon, hotel teams competed head-to-head with fun games like, speed bed making, musical chairs, a plunger relay, and tug-of-war. Properties compete for the coveted 1st Place trophy, and this year the Pacific Beach Properties Team took the win! Congratulations to the staff at Diamond Head Inn, PB Surf Beachside Inn, and Pacific Shores Inn.


After a full day of food, competitive games, and family fun the culmination of the event is a massive prize giveaway raffle where employees have a chance to win one of over 250 gifts. The grand prizes this year were a 40″ flat screen TV and two Samsung laptops. Congratulations to grand prize winners Talitha Fausto (Holiday Inn Express Escondido), and Rob McKechnie (La Valencia).


“Every year we host this event to recognize all of the hard work that our teams put into their jobs to make our hotels successful. Every employee from housekeeping and maintenance to guest services and accounting, pull together during our busy season, and we really appreciate their dedication to our business and our guests. I’m very proud to be part of a company that recognizes our employees and their families for all of their hard work and support. “- Bill Feenan, Vice President of Operations.


There are already talks of next year’s annual picnic and which hotel might dethrone the Pacific Beach Properties Team as the ultimate Picnic Games Champions. Thank you to all of the staff and their families that came out to celebrate with us and continue to make Pacifica Companies a great place to work!