Hotel also Hires New Wedding Specialists Samantha Davis and George Romero
Monterey, CA, June 21, 2015 – The Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa wedding planning offers something for everyone, from traditional wedding ceremonies to LGBT wedding celebrations.
Whether you envision a simple gathering with a few family and friends or an elaborate formal affair, you’ll discover just what you are wishing for at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa. Our team of expert on-site event planners will assist you from beginning to end, from selecting your wedding site and caterer to ensuring that no detail is overlooked.
Our event planners are well-versed in the unique requirements for LGBT wedding celebrations as well as providing access to all the amenities and services you would expect from Hyatt Hotels.
“Our mission is a simple one…we aspire to exceed all of your expectations, creating imaginative and memorable experiences that will delight all of your senses,” said Jerry Malone, Director of Events at Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa. “Our dedicated professional staff brings experience and desire to every event and thrives on making sure our clients are extremely delighted with our service.”
Venue choices that range from natural outdoor settings to Grand Ballrooms to the private and intimate “President’s House” villa coupled with Hyatt’s world-renowned service, the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa will bring your LGBT wedding dreams to life!
Wedding Package Includes:
* Largest ballroom in Monterey and surrounding area
* Ample space for brunch the day after the wedding
* Spacious, resort feel
* 550 rooms, including 32 suites, for the entire wedding party
* Large garden terrace for your ceremony or cocktail reception
Now when you celebrate your special day at Hyatt®, you can earn free honeymoon nights on us. Whichever honeymoon destination you choose, you’ll make memories that will last a lifetime. Simply book and hold your wedding or commitment ceremony at a participating Hyatt hotel by Dec. 31, 2015, and you will earn Hyatt Gold Passport® bonus points. Points are redeemable for free nights with no blackout dates at any Hyatt hotel or resort worldwide.
Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa Weddings are treated as a one-of- a-kind event, and include:
• A professional wedding specialist
• A tempting array of food and beverages to fit whichever type of reception you select, including hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, plated dinners and wine service
• Choice of wedding sites throughout our Monterey hotel, for ceremony and reception
• Complimentary honeymoon suite for the bride and groom
• Variety of dining options featuring TusCA Ristorante and Fireplace Lounge
• Extensive activities for you and your guests, including golf, tennis, pools and more
• Beautiful backdrops for photographs, including our gazebo with fireplace and gardens
• Special rates in our spacious guestrooms for family and friends from out-of-town
• Complimentary parking
• Great location, adjacent to Pebble Beach Company’s 18-hole Del Monte Golf Course, with direct access to Cannery Row and Monterey Bay Aquarium
In addition, the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa has hired Samantha Davis and George Romero as its new Wedding Specialists.
Samantha Davis started working for Hyatt Regency Phoenix upon her graduation from Arizona State University. Since then she has more than 16 years of hospitality experience, including previous assignments at Hyatt Hotels in Lake Tahoe, Huntington Beach and Denver.
Sam brings extensive knowledge and coordination of both social and corporate events to the position. Sam’s past clients and groups have outstanding praise for her organizational skills, creativity and attention to detail. They also appreciated the personal care she gave to every special occasion.
Originally from Australia, Sam currently lives in Monterey with her 7-year-old pitbull mix Gracie.
She is looking forward to exploring the area with her canine companion, enjoying local food, wines and the spectacular scenery of the Monterey Peninsula and sharing her insights with her wedding clients.
George Romero is originally from Phoenix, Arizona and has worked for Hyatt Hotels for almost 17 years, starting as a Deli Café attendant at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix.
He has worked in and helped manage casual and fine-dining restaurants, bars and banquets during his 17 years, and is now in his dream job as a wedding specialist in the hotel’s Event Planning Department.
George comes from a large family — he’s the middle child of eight brothers and sisters — and calls himself an “extreme socializer,” a talent that comes in handy in wedding and event planning.
He says he “loves taking pictures, dogs, cooking, traveling, ‘Orange is the New Black,’ green tea, dancing, real Mexican food, making people laugh, tennis and a great cocktail!”
Although usually fearless, George admits to being scared of heights and “bad wine” , although he does admit to unusual taste in cocktails including his favorite drink of red wine with Coca Cola!
Choose the perfect spot for your wedding from our extensive array of locations, ranging from outdoor gardens to elegant ballrooms. From the opulent Regency Grand Ballroom to our romantic Outdoor spaces, you’re sure to find just the right wedding location to suit your style and needs.
• Regency Grand Ballroom — Our largest wedding location, this expansive yet welcoming ballroom can accommodate the longest of guest lists. Enjoy a formal banquet, complete with dance floor and stage for entertainment, with seating for 800. The room easily divides into several separate salons, with capacity to seat from 70 to 400 guests.
Bordered on two sides by outdoor heated terraces, with natural lighting and vaulted ceilings (the highest ceiling of all hotels in the area), this ballroom provides a wonderful Monterey Bay location for both wedding reception and ceremony.
The adjacent pre-function foyer includes an outdoor heated patio and retractable awning — perfect for your cocktail hour.
• Monterey Ballroom — Prominent indoor and outdoor function space conveniently located adjacent to the hotel lobby and Main Building. Designed for that more intimate feel, select the entire room for a seated banquet with 300 guests or 600 for a classic reception. For smaller groups, the ballroom can be configured into various combinations to fit your needs. The ballroom is complete with an outdoor terrace and is located adjacent to the main building.
• President’s House — This very unique residence offers a secluded hideaway, perfect for a newlywed couple. This historic and luxurious residence offers over 2,500 square feet of living space, including four master suites, living room with stone fireplace, and library with fireplace and gourmet kitchen. A large covered lanai, extensive stonework and landscaping surround a private swimming pool. Select this one-of-a-kind locale for a special rehearsal dinner, cocktails for the wedding party or other exclusive events surrounding your wedding.
• Garden Terrace Courtyard — Over 5000 square feet of flexible outdoor space … open to the sky or tented … it’s the perfect venue place for your wedding ceremony or reception
About Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa on Del Monte Golf Course
Nestled in 22 acres of soaring Monterey Pines, the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa on Del Monte Golf Course is a destination resort providing the discerning traveler the quintessential Monterey experience. Its location offers guests close proximity to downtown Monterey and Monterey Airport and easy access to some of the Peninsula’s most well-known attractions.
With its warm, contemporary ambiance, elegant furnishings and convenient amenities, the hotel offers both leisure and business travelers a Northern California respite of unmatched serenity and comfort.
Features include 550 guestrooms including 32 suites, and the President’s House, TusCA Ristorante, Knuckles Sports Bar, Fireplace Lounge featuring live entertainment, a 2,000-square-foot fitness facility, Monterey Bay Racquet Club, two pools and whirlpools, and 12,000-square-foot full-service luxury spa.
The hotel is located at 1 Old Golf Course Road in Monterey, California. For information call (831) 372-1234 or visit www.hyattregencymonterey.com
Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox Public Relations
Monterey, CA 93942