MONTEREY, Calif. — A renovated conference centre and refreshed hotels are on the books for Monterey, as properties invest substantially in major renovations, remodeling and additions, it was announced last month.
The $60 million renovation of the Monterey Conference Centre will be LEED certified and will result in 40,000-plus square feet of meeting space and a capacity of 3,200 people. The anticipated opening is spring 2017.
Following the 2015 restoration of the 57-guestroom Bernardus Lodge & Spa in Carmel Valley, the property debuted 14 new villas and suites in August.
Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa in Monterey has undergone significant upgrades. Of the 163 rooms, 138 have been newly renovated.
Colton Inn in downtown Monterey is upgrading all guestrooms, to be completed by February 2017.
Beginning in November, Embassy Suites by Hilton will be undergoing a $10 million renovation of the restaurant and lounge area that is expected to be completed in March 2017.
Earlier this year, the PlumpJack Group and Meriweather Companies bought The Hideaway in Carmel-by-the-Sea, most recently named The Cobblestone Inn. The property underwent a full renovation and reopened in April.
Hotel Carmel, in Carmel-by-the-Sea, formerly known as the Dolphin Inn, was purchased by Classic Hotels. The company renovated guestrooms, garden courtyard and Brophy’s Tavern, and the property reopened in April.
The Hyatt Carmel Highlands is completing renovations to guestrooms, bar, hotel entrance, lobby area and restaurant.
The Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa is undergoing a $2.5 million renovation to all 550 guestrooms.
Adjacent to the Conference Center, the Monterey Marriott recently completed a $2.4-million renovation to its new Greatroom.
In Pacific Grove, the Monterey Peninsula Inn has invested nearly $3 million in upgrades, which added eight guestrooms.
The Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa unveiled a new lobby in March, part of $2.7 million in improvements.
In July, Monterey Tides, formerly known as Unscripted Monterey Bay, officially celebrated its reopening. The $12.5 million renovation included guestrooms, lobby, bar and lounge and pool.
Next to the conference centre, the Portola Hotel & Spa is undergoing an $8 million renovation.
In February 2017, SpringHill Suites by Marriott The Dunes on Monterey Bay will be debuting an all-suite hotel in Marina.