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Our Story

After gaining over 15 years of hospitality experience all over the world, Matt Robbins decided to settle down and take a stab at running his own San Diego-based company in 1992 with business partner Holly Young. At first The Event Team focused primarily on teambuilding programs, but developed into a full-fledged DMC within several months of operation. In 2000 Holly moved on to start her own décor production business, and Matt became the company’s sole President/CEO. Since then he has expanded the roster to 11 full-time members and over 100 field staff. In the last 20+ years The Event Team has grown into a multi-million dollar company, serving clients in San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange County, Palm Springs and Santa Barbara. Matt’s longtime philosophy of “hiring good people and getting out of their way” is the foundation of The Event Team’s company culture and remains the catalyst for its success today.

Our Core Values

The Event Team is committed to:
-Treating our people, clients, and community with respect and loyalty.
-Fostering a positive work/life balance.
-Creating a reliable and supportive teamwork environment.
-Providing exceptional and dependable service through prompt practices.
-Demonstrating and maintaining high standards of integrity.

Why a DMC?

Destination Management Companies (DMCs) are the general contractors of the hospitality industry. We are one point of contact that will connect you to a host of event planning resources in Southern California and manage every moving part of your corporate program. For more on this, read this article we published in California Meetings & Events magazine.

Why The Event Team?

The Event Team: Super People. Superior Events. Boasting over 20 years’ experience in the Hospitality and Corporate Events industry, The Event Team specializes in creating unique activities and programs for our Southern California guests. We exclusively focus on hiring and developing partnerships with “super people” – destination experts who understand the value of customer service, teamwork and friendship. With super people in place, superior events come standard. That is The Event Team difference.

Hotel Affiliates

The Event Team partners with many of Southern California’s top hotels and resorts. Need a recommendation? Below is a list of hotel properties we work with often and can recommend without hesitation. Please contact us for specific recommendations for your group needs!

Ace Hotel Los Angeles
Andaz West Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Bacara Resort (Santa Barbara)
DoubleTree by Hilton Los Angeles Downtown
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
Hilton Los Angeles / Universal City
Hotel Del Coronado (San Diego)
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina (San Diego)
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa (Palm Springs)
L’Auberge Del Mar (San Diego)
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel (Los Angeles)
Mondrian Los Angeles
Montage Laguna Beach (Orange County)
Ojai Valley Inn & Spa (Santa Barbara)
Omni San Diego Hotel
Paradise Point Resort (San Diego)
Surf & Sand Resort (Orange County)
Terranea Resort (Los Angeles)
The Lodge Torrey Pines (San Diego)
The Resort at Pelican Hill (Orange County)
W Hollywood (Los Angeles)


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Other Affiliates


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