A multimillion dollar renovation project has upgraded Monterey’s largest luxury conference hotel with a new lobby featur- ing a fireplace and seating areas and 550 updated guest rooms with patios, walk-in rain showers and more. Throughout 2012 and 2013, more than 40,000 square feet of ballrooms and meeting spaces underwent a $6 million renovation that plays off the decorative theme of land, edge and sea. The Monterey Ballroom theme is based around the agricultural land and coastline. The edge and sea come together in the Monterey Conference Center with waves, coastal bluffs and whales. Other enhance- ments include state-of-the-art digital sig- nage, expanded prefunction space and a 10-foot-by-10-foot glass projector screen for displaying promotions, program of events, messages and more. Nestled on 22 acres of Monterey pines, Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa is located on Del Monte Golf Course with the Marilyn Monroe Spa and Monterey Bay Racquet Club also available for on-site activities.
Aventri, a leader in events management software (EMS), recently released ‘The Top 100 Meeting and Event Venues in the United States’ for 2019. The company took the ten top-rated meeting and event cities in the United States and picked the top ten venues in each area, compiling a list of 100 highly-regarded spaces.
The guide identifies the two most valuable factors in attendee satisfaction as venue location and activities in the host city, followed by capacity, uniqueness and proximity to local attractions.