Ambassador Walter and Leonore Annenberg outlined a bold vision for turning Sunnylands, their beloved winter home, into the “Camp David of the West.” Having hosted American leaders — including seven presidents — and foreign dignitaries at Sunnylands for nearly half a century, the Annenbergs understood the magic of the environment they created in the California desert. They believed that Sunnylands could forever serve as a place where presidents, international leaders, and legislators with diverse perspectives could meet in peace to share ideas and find common ground.
Today, that vision has become a reality. Retreat participants, including the president of the United States and more than a dozen international leaders, find the house and its various rooms conducive to intimate conversation and collaborative dialogue. The house continues to provide serenity and privacy in a gracious setting where meetings lead to solutions and real outcomes.