United States·June 24 - 26 2022

Connect & Unwind: Love Wins! LGBTQ+ Weekend Couples Retreat (Intercontinental, San Francisco)

Love Wins! Retreat for LGBTQ+ Couples Soul 2 Soul Global welcomes you to this unique opportunity designed to create healthier relationships.

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Overview

Couples, be honest--Do you feel like you and your partner are speaking different languages? Are you more like roommates than lovers? Can't find the middle ground between penny-pinching and splurging? Struggling to thrive as an LGBTQ+ Couple in a heterocentric world? Ever wish your relationship came with a "How To" Manual? You're not alone. Even if you've been together since before "Netflix and Chill" was a thing, creating a successful partnership is challenging. But just because improving your relationship requires work, doesn't mean it has to be hard. Love Wins! is a fun, interactive weekend retreat designed to help you identify and correct the core issues plaguing your relationship so you can live a happier, healthier life together. During the retreat, you and your partner will learn how to communicate using the Rosetta Stone of Relationships-the love languages crank up the heat in the bedroom reach a happy money medium manage stressors unique to LGBTQ+ ouples create a vision board to plan your #couplegoals and how to get there Most importantly, you'll feel butterflies again when you think about the person you've spend your life with. Love Wins! is run by Dr. Gregory Canillas, or Doc, as he's affectionately known. Doc is an award-winning relationship psychologist with over 20 years of experience working with couples. He's already helped hundreds of couples build happier and healthier relationships.

Highlights

Why We Love This Property:

Why We Love This Property:

The InterContinental San Francisco is located in the heart of this vibrant multicultural city. Step outside of the hotel and you will find a variety of restaurants, upscale shops and movie theaters. Union and Ghirardelli Squares are within walking distance of the property.

How did it strike you on arrival?

How did it strike you on arrival?

The 32-story steel and glass high-rise hotel is striking and will impress even the most jaded and discerning city-dweller. The quaint, but the elegant lobby is warm and welcoming.

What is the crowd like?

What is the crowd like?

City-lovers, artists, creatives, romantics, adventurers.

The good stuff: Tell us about your room.

The good stuff: Tell us about your room.

The elegantly appointed and modern Junior Suite provides ample room to relax. Stretch out in the King bed, which is plush, and luxurious or unwind in the small sitting area. Most of the junior suites have two walls of windows that offer breathtaking views of the bay and city.

How about the little details, any of that worth a mention?

How about the little details, any of that worth a mention?

Guests have access to a state-of-the-art fitness center and pool. Hotel staff is helpful and attentive. Guests can also consult with the Concierge, who can assist in curating an unforgettable extended weekend stay.

Food and drink: What do we have here?

Food and drink: What do we have here?

The Michelin-starred Luce serves modern American cuisine in a comfortable, elegant environment. The lobby watering hole, Bar 888, serves a curated list of more than 100 aromatic Grappa and select wines.

Bottom line: worth it, and why?

Bottom line: worth it, and why?

San Francisco is a world-class city with diverse offerings. Enjoy exploring Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, it’s diverse neighborhoods and the city’s incredible museums and galleries. After a day of exploration, return to a relaxing evening at the InterContinental San Francisco.

Host

Love Wins! is run by Dr. Gregory Canillas, or Doc, as he's affectionately known. Doc is an award-winning relationship psychologist with over 20 years of experience working with couples.

Dr. Gregory Canillas PhD

Dr. Gregory Canillas PhD

I currently serve as President & CEO of Soul2Soul Global, a mission-driven company that provides couples and parenting retreats and coaching. I also serve as Associate Professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Los Angeles).  My clinical work and research has focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer clients, relationship issues, children/adolescents, families and ethnic minority mental health. 

Currently, I also serve on the American Psychological Association's Joint Task Force for Revising the Guidelines for Professional Practice with Sexual Minority Clients.  I previously served as Program Director at a mental health agency, where I oversaw the child and adult therapy programs, as well as a Clinical Psychologist with two child/family mental health programs directly operated by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. Previously, I also served as the Co-Chair of the Commission for Youth and Families in Long Beach, California, where I was charged with developing services for children and families and advising the mayor and city council on services for these populations.

With over two decades of teaching, administrative and clinical experience, I have presented over 150 workshops nationally and on four continents. The workshops have focused on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender couples, relationship issues, LGBT parenting, spirituality, ethnic minority mental health and LGBT mental health.

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What's Included

What's Included

Love Wins! 14 Hour Workshop (10 Modules over 3 days) & Materials

Curated “Goodie Box”

Two Nights in a Junior Suite (Friday & Saturday)

Welcome Dinner (Friday)

Breakfast (Saturday & Sunday)

Lunch (Saturday)

Complimentary Wifi

Complimentary Bicycle Rental

Complimentary access to Fitness Center & Indoor Pool & Jacuzzi

Evening Turndown Service

Valet Parking

Airfare

Airport Transfer

Accommodation

CONNECT & UNWIND: LOVE WINS! LGBTQ+ COUPLES WEEKEND RETREAT (INTERCONTINENTAL, SAN FRANCISCO)

CONNECT & UNWIND: LOVE WINS! LGBTQ+ COUPLES WEEKEND RETREAT (INTERCONTINENTAL, SAN FRANCISCO)

Per Couple

FROM$5,250.00/pp

Intercontinental Hotel in San Francisco, California

Featuring InterContinental® San Francisco hotel

Immerse yourself in the heart of the city at The InterContinental® San Francisco hotel. Our prime location in the heart of San Francisco, near Moscone Center & Union Square, allows you to explore the city's culture & charm while enjoying elegantly appointed rooms & luxurious amenities. Host your next event in our beautifully customizable meeting rooms and ballroom, while an elevated dining experience awaits you at our Michelin-starred Luce restaurant and Bar 888.

Intercontinental Hotel in San Francisco, California

Trip Tips

Ride the San Francisco Cable Cars

Ride the San Francisco Cable Cars

Taking a ride on the San Fran Cable Car is an absolute must! Not only are they a historical way to travel, they date back to 1869, but they also help you to see some unique and special parts of the city. There are three lines to choose from two leave from Powell Street and head towards Fisherman’s Wharf and the other rides from east to west on Californian Street.

Golden Gate Park

Golden Gate Park

Spend a lovely summer afternoon walking around Golden Gate Park. It’s a beautiful park that opened in the 1870s. Stroll along the paths and discover the giant Windmill and Tulips, Stow Lake and the Shakespeare Garden, full of roses. You´ll definitely have some vibrant photographs to show your friends and family when you return home. Some attractions worth a visit are the San Francisco Botanical Garden, the California Academy of Science and the de Young Museum.

Fisherman’s Wharf

Fisherman’s Wharf

The social hub and massive crowd-pleaser Fisherman´s Wharf is the most bustling part of the city, as it´s full of entertainment and offer spectacular views of the bay. You could easily spend a few days here as there are LOTS of things to do and places to eat. Popular attractions include: • The Cartoon Art Museum • Sea Lion Center • Magowan’s Infinite Mirror Maze • Subpar Mini Golf • Museum of 3D Illusions When you visit be sure to take a big appetite! The restaurants at Fisherman’s Wharf offer some of the best seafood in the world. Our top picks include: • Boudin Bistro for a Clam Chowder Bread Bowl. • The Grotto for a Dungeness Crab Sandwich. • Nicks Lighthouse for Lobster Bisque. Are you a beer lover? Then make sure you schedule a visit to the San Francisco Brewing Co, in Ghirardelli Square, for a beer tasting. Their handcrafted beer is excellent!

Take a selfie with the “Painted Ladies”

Take a selfie with the “Painted Ladies”

The “Painted Ladies” are a colorful row of Edwardian and Victorian houses on Alamo Square. You may also know them as the Seven Sisters. They have become a highly recognisable and iconic piece of architecture known synonymously with San Francisco. Their popularity could be linked to them being featured in popular tv shows, such as Full House and Monk. If you want to go inside one, book on to the exclusive private home tour, it only takes place on Saturdays.

City Sightseeing Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Bus Tour

Navigating the streets of San Francisco on foot can be very time-consuming and tiring, due to its steep hills. A great way to make sure you get to see all of the top city sights is to book a bus tour. Big Bus Tour has multiple ticket options for their hop-on hop-off tour. You don´t want to return home without at least getting a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street, and Chinatown.

Visit a Winery

Visit a Winery

Visit a Winery

: Trip to Alcatraz Island

: Trip to Alcatraz Island

An absolute must for any first-time trip to San Francisco is a tour of the world-famous prisoner island, Alcatraz. Boats leave from Pier 33 and take you directly to the cell house, which was in operation from 1934 to 1963. Once there you can tour the island and prison to discover what the cells were like, where the prisoners ate and more including some of its mysteries. Before or after touring the island be sure to visit Pier 39, a few piers east, for an animal surprise.

You'll Be Staying Here

The InterContinental® San Francisco Hotel

The InterContinental® San Francisco Hotel

Love Wins! takes place from December 17, 2021-December 19, 2021 at the trendy and slick Intercontinental Hotel in San Francisco, California.

The Intercontinental, a luxury hotel featuring a Michelin star awarded restaurant is designed for the most discerning traveler. Each room features views of the city or bay.

After our sessions finish, you create your itinerary. Explore everything the Intercontinental has to offer including an award-winning restaurant, shop in Union Square, or visit one of the city's charming neighborhoods.

Connect & Unwind: Love Wins! LGBTQ+ Weekend Couples Retreat (Intercontinental, San Francisco)

United States· June 24 - 26 2022· 2 nights

FROM$5250/pp