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Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History sponsors special 6-day Monarch Migration tour to Mexico

Among the many miracles of nature, it’s difficult to match the marvelous and mystifying migration of the monarch butterfly.

Pacific Grove, CA, July 17, 2019 – Among the many miracles of nature, it’s difficult to match the marvelous and mystifying migration of the monarch butterfly.

Recognized by their vivid, orange-and-black wings, these slight insects (weighing less than a dime) are better known for an instinctive internal compass that guides them on an ancestral migration from the shores of Pacific Grove to central Mexico and back.

To honor this well-traveled butterfly (Danaus plexippus) more appropriately called “wanderer,” the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History invites the public to follow this remarkable path on a six-day trip to Mexico from Feb. 8-13, 2020.

Stand amid the fir-covered mountains and witness an awe-inspiring spectacle firsthand as the well-traveled monarchs flutter, dip and swoop overhead. Participants will see countless millions on the roost in the early morning, as well as in flight at midday, feeding on wildflowers and watering at streams.

Program highlights:

• Hike or ride horseback to two monarch sanctuaries, where the butterflies finish their 2,000-mile journey, flying up to 100 miles a day at heights of 10,000 feet.

• Spend time exploring the colonial town of Angangueo in far eastern Mexican state of Michoacán, home of the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve.

• Explore the pyramids of Teotihuacaìn, one of the most architecturally significant Mesoamerican sites of pre- Columbian times.

• Visit Mexico City’s Zoìcalo, the heartbeat of the city and one of the largest squares in the world, along with the historic Metropolitan Cathedral.

• This interactive experience includes: expert naturalist guide; accommodations; activities and entrance fees; in-country transportation; meals and beverages; carbon offsetting; donation to Pacific Grove Museum; and departure tax.

Cost for this life-changing trip is $2,065, and does not include international airfare, gratuities or items of a personal nature.

I saw two wonders on our trip to Mexico. One wonder was the tens of millions of butterflies that we saw. The numbers were staggering. It’s hard to find words to describe what we saw. The other wonder was seeing firsthand how the local community protects the butterflies and the environment where the monarchs overwinter. Mexico City and the ruins were great, too! — Craig Noke, previous participant

For information on this excursion, contact Juan Govea (govea@pgmuseum.org) or visit holbrook.travel/pgmnh-mx20.

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.pgmuseum.org

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Sites Available at Monterey County Fair & Event Center in Monterey

People enjoy attending music and food festivals, fairs and fundraisers at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center because of its 22 acres of beautiful lawns surrounded by oak trees.

Monterey, CA, July 08, 2019 — People enjoy attending music and food festivals, fairs and fundraisers at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center because of its 22 acres of beautiful lawns surrounded by oak trees.

Now you can take advantage of the picturesque location by holding your wedding ceremony outside on the grounds. For a fee of $300 you can rent an outdoor space (seating additional) for the ceremony to go along with a choice of more than 30,000 square feet of indoor banquet space for your reception.

In addition, weddings held Sunday through Friday are 15%-off the site fee. For a list of room packages and price breakdown, go to https://montereycountyfair.com/pdf/events/room_packages_2019.pdf

Email Sales & Event Coordinator Nicolette Aldrete to book your outdoor wedding. Click here to email Nicolette:

https://montereycountyfair.com/nicolette-aldrete/

About the Monterey County Fair & Event Center

The Monterey County Fair & Event Center is a premier event center set on 22 oak-studded acres with ample parking. It is a state-owned multi-use facility that features four large banquet rooms, two outdoor concert venues, and a variety of outdoor and indoor cost-effective sites ideal for all types of events. It is home of the annual award-winning Monterey County Fair, host to many major and private events on the Central Coast, and the site of the Monterey Bay Race Place, a Satellite Wagering Facility.

For more information, contact the Fair Administration Office, at 2004 Fairground Road in Monterey, by calling (831) 372-5863 or go to www.montereycountyfair.com for more information.

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.montereycountyfair.com

It’s Never Too Early To Plan for the Holidays

Beat the Holiday Rush and Book Your Holiday Party at the Hyatt Regency Monterey.

Monterey, CA, July 06, 2019 – We have flexible Event spaces that can accommodate an intimate party of 25 or a big bash for 600!

Packages include the following: linens, holiday centerpieces, up lighting, holiday decor, dance floor, parking and special guestroom rates.

Book your party by September 30, 2019 and receive:

• Welcome signature Holiday Cocktail.

• Two complimentary tray-passed hors d’oeuvres

• Complimentary Golf course view guestroom for one night, applies to groups of 50 or more.

Call us now at 831.657.6540, and we’ll gift wrap your Holiday plans!

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/california/hyatt-regency-monterey-hotel-and-spa-on-del-monte-golf-course/mrydm

Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa Launches New TusCA Menu, Mid Week Music Series, Weekend Jazz and New Summer Promotions at Knuckles Sports Bar

Enjoy nights on the #fireplacelounge patio @hyattmonterey. Relax on our patio, taste what comes out of our new wood smoker, grab a bloody Mary (or two) or enjoy a hand-crafted cocktail!

Monterey, CA, July 02, 2019 – Enjoy nights on the #fireplacelounge patio @hyattmonterey. Relax on our patio, taste what comes out of our new wood smoker, grab a bloody Mary (or two) or enjoy a hand-crafted cocktail!

TusCA Launches its New Menu

Are you dreaming of a beautiful summer vacation, with days spent at the beach, enjoying fabulous coastal dining and visiting world-class destinations such as Cannery Row, The Monterey Bay Aquarium and more? Share with us your Monterey-area dream getaway for your chance to win a two-night stay at Hyatt Regency Monterey!

New Menu

Are you dreaming of a beautiful summer vacation, with days spent at the beach, enjoying fabulous coastal dining and visiting world-class destinations such as Cannery Row, The Monterey Bay Aquarium and more? Share with us your Monterey-area dream getaway for your chance to win a two-night stay at Hyatt Regency Monterey!

• Follow us on Pinterest:

• Create a board titled: Hyatt Regency Monterey Vacay

• Add a minimum of 10 pins of the things you want to do in Monterey from kayaking to sightseeing!

• Use the hashtag #HyattMontereyVacay on all the pins

• Email a link of your board to: marci@chatterboxpublicrelations.com

One lucky winner will receive a two-night stay at Hyatt Regency Monterey! Winner will be announced August 25th! *Contest will run August 1st – 15th.

Celebrate National Hot Dog Month at Knuckles Sports Bar inside Hyatt Regency Monterey.

July is National Hot Dog Month, according to the Hot Dog and Sausage Council. At Knuckles Sports Bar we love to shout “Hot Diggity Dogs!” Prepare to get your fill of dogs and all the toppings, because here are some interesting fun facts about an American classic!

During a typical summer, Americans will consume a total of 7 billion hot dogs. Joey Chestnut currently holds the world record for hot dog eating by devouring 69 hot dogs (with buns) in just 10 minutes

The Tokyo Dog food truck in Seattle holds the record for the most expensive hot dog, costing $169.

The longest hot dog on record, made by Novex SA of Paraguay in 2011, is 668 feet, 7.62 inches.

Now that the weather has begun to warm, grilling season is upon us yet again.

Time to fire up those grills and cook some juicy hamburgers, steaks, and hot dogs, of course! Take some time to experiment with a childhood classic that we’ve made all grown up.

Homemade Hot Dog Pickle Relish

1½ cups vinegar

1 tsp. mustard seeds

1 tsp. coriander seeds

3 tablespoons brown sugar

8 large dill pickles, diced

1 small cooked red pepper, diced

1 small cooked yellow pepper, diced

1 small onion, diced

2 tablespoons. chopped dill

Salt and pepper to taste

Steps

1. In a medium saucepan, add vinegar, mustard seeds, and coriander seeds, and bring to a slow boil.

2. Cook until slightly thickened. Remove from heat and add the remaining ingredients and stir until blended.

3. Cover and refrigerate for several hours to cool before serving on hot dogs. Enjoy!

Get Your Wet-Naps Ready: July 29 is #National Chicken Wing Day!

There are plenty of tasty ways to celebrate National Chicken Wing Day on Monday, July 29. Whether you like them hot and spicy, sticky sweet or perfectly plain, whether you prefer them served with blue cheese, plum sauce or celery sticks, chicken wings have to be the most popular protein on the planet.

At Knuckles Sports Bar we offer a wide variety of styles beyond traditional Buffalo, including All American Hot Sauce, Summer BBQ Sauce, Pedro’s “AY Chihuahua” Sauce and Smoked Habanero Peach Sauce.

Swingin’ Jazz and More

Live music energizes the Fireplace Lounge. Not only do we feature swinging jazz on Friday and Saturday nights, but live rock, pop, country and classical guitar music on Wednesday and Thursday nights from 6-9 p.m. Look for popular local singers, songwriters and guitarists such as Mark Banks, Taylor Rae and John Sotelo, along with guitarist John Sherry, and lively rock violinist Razzvio.

Jazz sessions on Friday and Saturday nights are curated by Hyatt jazz director Dr. David Morwood, a plastic surgeon by day and exemplary drummer by night. Dr. Morwood brings in such noted local jazz luminaries as Tim Jackson, Mike Lent, Zach Westfall, Eddie Mendenhall, Ben Herod, Janice Perl Marotta, and many more.

While the lounge is swinging with the sounds of jazz, rock and pop, enjoy a menu of delectable small plates and appetizers, signature cocktails and an extensive wine list.

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Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa on Del Monte Golf Course elevates luxury accommodation to a new level. Guests will experience hotel rooms and suites with transcendent amenities such as flat-screen televisions, rain showers, plush bedding, and so much more. Walk into the spacious lobby, where you’ll find the hotel’s Fireplace Lounge, perfect for relaxing with friends or listening to live music.

Monterey is on California’s central coast, and you’ll find plenty of attractions and things to do including Pebble Beach Company’s championship Del Monte Golf Course. Guests of Hyatt are welcome to enjoy a swim in one of the two heated outdoor pools. Another popular destination of the hotel-TusCA Restaurant , where you’ll find delicious cuisine in an elegantly casual atmosphere.

Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa on Del Monte Golf Course

1 Old Golf Course Road, Monterey, California, USA, 93940-4908

Tel: +1 831 372 1234 • Fax: +1 831 375 3960 • mrydm.sales@hyatt.com • monterey.hyatt.com

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.monterey.hyatt.com

New Cottage Collection at Cinnamon Shore North Offers Small-Scale Luxury and Classic Coastal Charm

Seven Fountain Plaza Cottages accommodate vacation homebuyers seeking smaller properties, with prices starting in the $400,000s.

Port Aransas, Texas, May 30, 2019 — Sea Oats Group announces the ground-breaking of Fountain Plaza Cottages – a collection of seven, small-scale beach homes grouped inside a landscaped courtyard at Cinnamon Shore North. Each cottage is under 1,000 square feet, with names like Minnow and Scallop to denote their diminutive scale.

“We’re excited to offer these one- and two-bedroom, single-family cottage homes — and to work with a quality builder like Waggoner Custom Homes,” says Developer Jeff Lamkin of Sea Oats Group, Inc. “Not everyone needs a multi-story, multi-bedroom space at the coast, but they still want privacy and the charm of a community like Cinnamon Shore.”

The Fountain Plaza Cottages offer very livable floor plans, with ingenious use of spacethat capitalizes on the Tiny House movement and on the down-sizing trend among American homebuyers. Yet each showcases the rigorous design standards of Cinnamon Shore. Home plans by Schnell Urban Design, LLC, celebrate classic cottage architecture, with design details such as dormer windows, exposed rafter tails, decorative porch railings, and ideas from beach communities that have stood the test of time.

Of four home designs, three will repeat in the plaza, giving the group aesthetic continuity. They range from a 749-square-feet plan for cottages named Seahorse and Minnow to a 971-square-foot design for a pair of homes called Sand Crab and Starfish. There’s an 853-square-foot plan for two, one-bedroom cottages, Sand Dollar and Scallop, while Piggy Perch, with one bedroom, 841 square feet and a crowning cupola, serves as a focal point for the enclave.

“It’s been so much fun to look at these plans and prepare to build these classic cottages,” says Pete Waggoner of Waggoner Custom Homes, based in Port Aransas. “There’s such innovative use of space inside, while the porches and balconies really foster a sense of relaxation and community.”

Fourth-generation German carpenters, Waggoner and his brother, Tim, trained as true apprentices in the craft. They developed loyal crews who have worked with them on projects from the West Coast back into the heart of Texas and along the Lone Star State’s Coastal Bend, where they’ve built homes for the past 14 years. The sought-after duo has already contributed their skills to Cinnamon Shore, building several homes there, including the Coastal Living Idea House in 2015. “We’re glad to bring a new collection of cottages and a new style of single-family residences to the Cinnamon Shore village,” Tim Waggoner says. “It’s really an amazing collection with such great curb appeal.”

 

The Fountain Plaza Cottages are going up just beyond the Social Circle, helping to finish one side of Cinnamon Shore North. The community has grown for more than a decadeand nears completion, while it recently broke ground on an expansion, Cinnamon Shore South, located just one mile away.

Another group of smaller homes – Sunset Cottages – is also under way at Cinnamon Shore North, offering more small-scale alternatives for Texas homebuyers.“Both sets ofimpeccably designed cottages add mores options for those looking to invest in coastal real estate or to establish a go-to getaway on the Texas Coast,” says Jodi Peters, managing broker at Cinnamon Shore Realty.

Known for its welcoming, cottage charm and resort-like amenities, Cinnamon Shore represents the best of coastal architecture and quality construction on the Texas Coast. For more about real estate, visit http://www.cinnamonshorerealty.com/ or call 361-749-1851. For more on the community, visit https://www.cinnamonshore.com/.

Contact: Jennifer Smith, 210.343.9522 jennifer@cinnamonshore.com

About Cinnamon Shore

Cinnamon Shore is a pedestrian-friendly planned community nestled behind the protective dunes on Mustang Island along the Texas Gulf Coast. It is the first new urbanism development for Sea Oats Group, which is fulfilling its vision of a traditional seaside village with a wide array of amenities and recreational facilities intertwined with beach cottages, luxury villas and vibrant town centers. Now comprised of two communities –the original, Cinnamon Shore North, and its new, 150-acre, Gulf-side expansion, Cinnamon Shore South–the master planembraces the natural ambience of Mustang Island and the slow-paced charm of a walkable neighborhood. For more, visit http://www.CinnamonShore.com, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@CinnamonShore).

About Sea Oats Group

Port Aransas-based Sea Oats Group is one of the most successful developers of coastal properties in any market nationwide, including the Texas Gulf Coast, where the value of its beachfront portfolio is unequalled. The firm is dedicated to creating traditional neighborhood developments that provide residents with the highest possible quality of life, while preserving the integrity of the resort landscapes they occupy. By combining living spaces with retail areas in a walkable, connected plan, Sea Oats Group weaves together beautiful places to live, work and play. For more information, visit www.SeaOatsGroup.com.

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

https://www.cinnamonshore.com

Big Sur Foragers Festival Dates Announced: January 16 – 19, 2020

Foragers Festival Fungus Face Off to be Held at Big Sur River Inn Saturday, January 18, 2020

Big Sur, CA, May 24, 2019 – The historic Big Sur River Inn serves as the host and backdrop of one of the Big Sur Foragers Festival‘s most popular events, the “Fungus Face-Off,” set for Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020.

Confirmed Partners

Wineries:

Bernardus Winery

Chappellet

Mesa Del Sol

Chefs:

Big Sur River Inn

Montrio Bistro

Rio Grill

Tarpy’s Roadhouse

The Face-Off at the River Inn, set under the oaks overlooking the Big Sur River, features celebrated local chefs competing for the best foraged dish, and will include food tastings, fine wines, craft beers, raffles, a silent auction and more.

This event sells out early, and tickets will be on sale through EventBrite starting July 2019.

The River Inn has a significant presence in Big Sur history and lore. The inn’s history goes back to 1888, when Jay Pheneger acquired a 160-acre parcel from the federal government and gave his name to the creek that bounds the River Inn on the south.

Homesteaders Barbara and Michael Pfeiffer bought the property, and in 1926, Michael, and Barbra’s son John took over the land on which the Big Sur River Inn now stands. The inn was opened in 1934 by his daughter Ellen Brown. She opened her living and dining rooms to the public and began serving hot apple pie, which is still served today and gave the place its first name, Apple Pie Inn. Lodging units were built and Big Sur’s first resort was established.

In 1943, Ellen’s sister, Esther Pfeiffer Ewoldson and her husband, Hans, took over the operation. Esther replaced her mother as Big Sur Postmaster and the Post Office was moved to the River Inn, situated where the front office of the motel is now.

With a lot of help, Hans built the General Store and lodging units 10 through 15. He rebuilt the dining room and “fixed it up fancy.”

The Pfeiffer and the Ewoldson families started a tradition at the Big Sur River Inn of fine food, excellent service, and warm hospitality. In 1988, the Perlmutter family, along with a small group of close friends, formed a partnership to carry on that tradition.

For the second year, the Big Sur River Inn extends its tradition of hospitality to host the Big Sur Foragers Festival.

The Foragers Festival has traditionally served as a fundraiser for the Big Sur Health Center. The community’s non-profit health center will receive the proceeds from the foraging events to continue to support the presence of local health care services in the Big Sur area.

The four-day festival affords Big Sur area restaurants the opportunity to host the culinary expertise of notable chefs, who will be preparing unique fare ranging from rustic to elegant, paired alongside the central coast region’s amazing selection of wine and beer.

In addition to the Fungus Face-Off, events will include:

A Thursday Night Fundraiser at Lugano’s Swiss Bistro. Details to come.

Friday night winemaker’s dinners as locations around Monterey County include Il Grillo in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Saturday Foraging walk led by local experts. “Wild Mushroom Walks and Talk”

Sunday we are finalizing several brunch fundraisers around Monterey County.

Stay tuned for more details coming soon. For event details and venue information, visit www.bigsurforagersfestival.org.

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.bigsurforagersfestival.org

Month-Long Vacation Rentals Offer Many Advantages to the Discerning Traveler

Anyone who has stayed in a short-term vacation rental is well aware of the advantages of staying in a private home rather than traditional traveler lodging

Monterey, CA, May 06, 2019 — Anyone who has stayed in a short-term vacation rental is well aware of the advantages of staying in a private home rather than traditional traveler lodging — better price, more flexibility, more space, more choices, and so forth.

Those advantages are still applicable when one opts for a longer-term vacation rental, such as a one-month rental. Thirty days may seem a like a long time, but when you vacation in an area such as the Monterey Peninsula, a few days is certainly not enough to see and experience all the area has to offer.

The Vacation rental professionals at Monterey-based Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, which was founded more than 11 years ago and represents almost 100 homes across the Monterey Peninsula, specializes in both short-term and long-term rentals and have surveyed both renters and owners about the advantages and disadvantages of both.

“A quote from Annee or Josh could go here.”

Here are seven reasons to rent a one-month vacation rental:

1. You have a home base. It’s your home away from home. You can sleep in, go on an outing, shopping, sightseeing or whatever you want to do. There’s no check-out times. There’s no getting awakened by housekeeping knocking on the door. If you’re not feeling well, you can stay in for a day and rest and recuperate and not feel you’re missing out.

2. You only need to unpack and pack once. You can unpack everything you brought with you without having to worry about packing up in a day or two, giving you more leisure time. And you’re not living out of your suitcase.

3. You have more room and more time to use it. Vacation rentals have much more space than the average hotel room. There’s more room to stretch out, relax and use areas of the home you may not use if you’re only there a day or two. Plus, there’s usually more bathrooms and areas where you can get away from everyone else and have some quiet alone time.

4. You can choose the type of property with the amenities and comforts you want. Unlike many hotels, you can pick a home that has a hot tub, Jacuzzi or even a pool or one that comes furnished with outdoor swings, fire pits, and gas barbecue grills. Some homes even come equipped with beach toys, bicycles, surfboards and other recreational equipment.

5. You can save money. By grocery shopping and cooking your own meals “at home,” you can save money and use it on excursions and sightseeing instead of eating out every night. And if you want to eat out, you still have that option too.

6. You have more flexibility. You can plan longer excursions or short trips or do them in stages, knowing you have more than a day or two to experience them all. You can invite family and friends to visit on weekends or for a couple of days.

7. Finally, you can do all of the above in the location of your dreams. Vacation rentals give you more options than a hotel room, whether it’s a quaint Carmel cottage or a multi-room Pebble Beach mansion with an expansive view, you’ll be able to find something that fits your dream perfectly.

For more information on one-month vacation rentals and all the options available to you, go to https://www.sanctuaryvacationrentals.com

or call Sanctuary toll-free at 1-(800) 614-6706.

About Sanctuary Vacation Rentals

Founded in 2008 by Annee Martin, Sanctuary Vacation Rentals boasts a team of 20 professionals and represents almost 100 homes across the Monterey Peninsula, including Carmel-by-the-Sea, Carmel proper, Carmel Highlands, Big Sur, Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove, Monterey, Marina, Seaside, Carmel Valley and the Highway 68 corridor near the airport and Laguna Seca.

Sanctuary’s roster of homes includes everything from cozy two-bedroom cottages in Carmel and Pacific Grove to larger four- to six-bedroom homes that can accommodate up to 12 people and luxurious Pebble Beach homes with ocean views. Many of the homes are within walking distance to the area’s beaches, restaurants, shopping and tourist attractions.

Sanctuary homes all invoke a sense of peace and harmony, allowing guests to relax, revitalize their lives, reconnect with one another, and above all, have fun. Sanctuary’s goal is to provide guests with a sanctuary from all the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Its vision is to inspire and nurture the hearts and souls of guests with the beauty and magic of the Monterey Peninsula while staying in one of its vacation homes.

Sanctuary Vacation Rentals

888 Munras Ave., Suite 100

Monterey, CA 93940

Phone: (831) 233-6340

Toll-Free: (800) 614-6706

https://www.sanctuaryvacationrentals.com

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

https://www.sanctuaryvacationrentals.com

Palo Alto’s Luxury All-Inclusive Hotel, Clement Palo Alto May Be the Perfect Getaway for Your Next ‘Staycation’

With soaring gas prices, long lines and frustrating delays at airports, savvy travelers are opting more and more for less-hassle, less-expensive and less-stressful “staycations” to get away from it all.

Palo Alto, CA, May 03, 2019 — With soaring gas prices, long lines and frustrating delays at airports, savvy travelers are opting more and more for less-hassle, less-expensive and less-stressful “staycations” to get away from it all.

And The Clement Palo Alto All-Inclusive Luxury Hotel in Palo Alto, California, may be just the ticket for those wanting to stay closer to home, but still experience the luxury, comfort and indulgence of a vacation far from home.

The Clement is rated the #1 hotel of 27 hotels in Palo Alto by Trip Advisor, garnering 5-star reviews across the board for location, cleanliness, service and value. One reviewer said The Clement has the “best customer service in the world.” Another remarked “Nothing however can top the care and professionalism of the staff. They thought of things I ‘needed’ before I knew I needed them!”

And now, just in time for summer, and a wonderful new way to enjoy the weekends at The Clement, is the hotel’s delicious barbecue for guests, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday from Memorial Day through Labor Day on the Rooftop Pool Deck. Favorite menu items include Marinated Heirloom Tomatoes, Roasted Yukon Gold Potato Salad, Grilled Bratwurst, All-Natural Angus Burger on a Brioche Bun, Lemon & Thyme Marinated Mary’s Chicken and more!

The Clement’s expert Guest Experience Specialists can help you plan your staycation and any excursions, shopping trips or adventures you may want to indulge in.

To book a room, contact Joseph Stafford, our Guest Experience Specialist, Joseph Stafford jstafford@theclementpaloalto.com, at Monday through Friday or call (650) 322-7111.

About The Clement Palo Alto

While unparalleled service is key to any great luxury hotel, The Clement Palo Alto takes its impeccable service to another level with an all-inclusive concept, including personalized concierge services, breakfast, lunch and dinner in an on-premise location of the guest’s choice.

All wine, beer and cocktails, in-room mini-refrigerator (stocked with the guest’s favorites), and fully-stocked Guest Pantry available around the clock, are just a few of the amenities included in this all-inclusive experience.

In fact, The Clement Palo Alto is more than all-inclusive, it is all-exclusive, catering exclusively to the guest’s personal tastes and desires.

The Clement Palo Alto is ideally located across from Stanford University and next to downtown Palo Alto, with its award-winning restaurants, world-class shopping and upscale spas. It is just 45 minutes south of San Francisco and only 30 minutes north of San Jose, not only making it convenient, but easily accessible to the world-famous sights and myriad activities of both cities.

Overall, The Clement Palo Alto offers a unique, one-of-a-kind 6-star experience in the heart of Silicon Valley with unparalleled personal service, all-inclusive luxury and privacy in a warm, inviting and luxurious residential environment.

The Clement Palo Alto

711 El Camino Real

Palo Alto, California 94301

650.322.7111

www.theclementpaloalto.com

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.theclementpaloalto.com

Hyatt Carmel Highlands Takes Company Meetings to New Heights with Spectacular Views, Incredible Food and Impeccable Service and State-of-the-Art Amenities

‘All-Day Meeting’ Package Includes Breakfast, Lunch and Two Breaks for $90 Per Person.

Salinas, CA, March 28, 2019 – Take your next company meeting or conference from ordinary and conventional to extraordinary and spectacular by booking your event at the picturesque Hyatt Carmel Highlands, which is offering an “All-Day Meeting” Package for $90 per person that includes breakfast and lunch at its award-winning restaurant.

Hyatt Carmel Highlands boasts 4,945 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting spaces, including state-of-the art conference rooms with a complete array of audiovisual equipment, complimentary Wi-Fi, and enhanced lighting and a redwood deck with spectacular views of the rugged coastline and Pacific Ocean.

The Hyatt’s accomplished and experienced staff can help tailor your meetings to your specific needs and meeting requirements.

You won’t find a more beautiful and welcoming atmosphere than at Hyatt Carmel Highlands, which is celebrating its 102nd year as a unique vacation destination and event venue, from meetings and conferences to weddings and family celebrations.

The Hyatt Carmel Highlands offers everything you need to plan and create a memorable meeting that will inspire and motivate attendees.

The “All-Day Meeting” Package includes breakfast and lunch at California Market at Pacific’s Edge and two 30-minute breaks. All-day beverage service can be added for $10 per person. Breakfast and breaks are served with freshly brewed coffee, decaffeinated coffee, assorted hot tea and assorted soft drinks and bottled water.

The California Market at Pacific’s Edge is an exciting fusion of the Hyatt Carmel Highlands‘ two popular and award-winning restaurants, the casual bistro California Market and the fine dining Pacific’s Edge.

California Market at Pacific’s Edge welcomes diners to its expansive new 1,200-square-foot deck, featuring louvered roof and glass-panel walls with dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean and the Big Sur coast.

Combining the best of both worlds, California Market is committed to fresh, organic, locally grown and raised ingredients to create food that not only fulfills our appetites but pleases our sensibilities.

The restaurant’s menus are curated by the hotel’s Executive Chef team and features local producers, including Bellwether Farms Creamery in Sonoma, Swank Farms in Hollister and Monterey Abalone Company in Monterey. Menus also follow the guidelines of the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch and serve only fresh cage- and GMO-free eggs in its dishes.

California Market at Pacific’s Edge is where California casual meets refined dining in a one-of-a-kind location that will take your breath away.

The “All-Day Meeting” Package includes the following breakfast, lunch and break choices:

BREAKFAST:

Selection of assorted fresh chilled juices, fresh sliced fruit display, chef’s selection of freshly baked morning pastries, homemade butters and seasonal jams

AM BREAK (30 MINUTES) Select two

Fresh fruit skewers, whole fresh fruit, granola bars, individual Greek yogurts and homemade granola

PM BREAK (30 MINUTES) Select two

Assorted cookies and brownies, assorted crumble fruit bars, individual bagged pretzels and chips, gourmet ice cream and frozen fruit bars

LUNCH:

CHOICE 1

Daily soup

Mesclun green salad with Champagne vinaigrette

Free-range chicken or vegan mushroom

Roasted fingerling potatoes, asparagus, mustard thyme jus

Hand-made raviolis, roasted tomato cream sauce, parmigiano-reggiano

Assorted rolls and butter, house-made strawberry biscuits

CHOICE 2

Daily soup

Mixed green salad with raspberry vinaigrette

Yellow and red beet salad with goat cheese crumble, walnut vinaigrette

Assorted signature wraps: Southwestern veggie, chicken Caesar, roast beef and cheddar

Homemade potato chips

Chocolate opera cake

To book an “All-Day Meeting” Package, call (831) 620-1234 or fill out a request form at highlandsinn.hyatt.com.

Adjacent to the property is the Hyatt Residence Club Carmel, Highlands Inn, which includes 94 one- and two-bedroom units each with wood-burning fireplace, private balcony, and ocean or garden view. For more information, visit www.hyattresidenceclub.com.

About Hyatt Carmel Highlands

Perched on the hillside of the Carmel Highlands with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, Hyatt Carmel Highlands combines true Carmel luxury with an approachable and sophisticated spirit. A haven for artists and discerning travelers since its opening in 1917 as the Highland Inn, Hyatt Carmel Highlands features 48 luxuriously renovated guestrooms, including 11 suites, 32 Ocean View rooms and 5 Garden View rooms. Situated only four miles from downtown Carmel, Hyatt Carmel Highlands’ idyllic setting and personalized service has attracted families, weddings, honeymooners and privileged travelers for a century. Hyatt Carmel Highlands has been recognized among the world’s finest hotels as part of Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List and Travel + Leisure’s “T+L 500” World’s Best Hotels.

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.hyattresidenceclub.com

Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa Contest

*Contest will run March 25th – April 22nd. Winner will be announced April 22nd! Does not include airfare.

Salinas, CA, March 21, 2019 – The trademark HYATT and related marks are trademarks of Hyatt Corporation. ©2019 Hyatt Corporation. All rights reserved.

Did you know this year Earth Day is celebrating its 49th anniversary? In 2020 it will be 50 years! Each year we learn more about sustainability and Pinterest is an excellent place to share tips from green construction to composting and quotes! Share your favorite pins that represent what Earth Day means to you in our new Pin-It-To-Win-It contest!

Follow us on Pinterest: pinterest.com/montereyhyatt

Create a board titled: Earth Day 2019

Add a minimum of 5 pins of your favorite Earth Day images, from trends

to beautiful photos

Use the hashtag #EarthDayHyattRegencyMonterey on all the pins

Email a link your board to: marci@chatterboxpublicrelations.com

One lucky winner will receive a two-night stay at Hyatt Regency Monterey! Winner will be announced April 22nd in honor of Earth Day!

hyattregencymonterey.com

Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel

and Spa on Del Monte Golf Course

1 Old Golf Course Road

Monterey, California, 93940

T 831 657 6540

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.hyattregencymonterey.com