Warm weather and scenic beaches may seem reason enough to bring a meeting to Monterey, California, but now there’s an added incentive with the completion of a $6 million renovation in February at Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa on Del Monte Golf Course. The 550-room hotel updated its more than 43,000 square feet of meeting space to unveil a fresh, new vibe with seaside decor modeled after the neighboring coastlines (the beach is a five-minute drive away), an expanded prefunction area and seating arranged with an at-home feel.
But it’s more than renovations drawing faith-based events such as North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s Adventist Ministries Convention to Hyatt Regency Monterey. Chariolett Johnson, CMP, meeting planner for the group, says it was Hyatt’s staff that brought her back to the hotel in 2014, her second time hosting at the venue since 2003. With more than 700 guests requiring vegetarian meals, Johnson says the staff was happy to come up with a meat-free menu, and even accommodated a tented lunch on the hotel’s outdoor pavilion for 200 rotating guests.
Situated on Del Monte Golf Course, the hotel has golf course views from meeting spaces as well as on-site walking trails and a life-size chessboard. Dining options include the Italian TusCA Ristorante and the laid-back Fireplace Lounge, which hosts live jazz performances every weekend.