California Rapidly Expands Meeting Space with 5 New and Renovated Hotels

Stay up to date on the latest venue openings and property renovations, including these found in the West.


In Monterey County, the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa is undergoing a multimillion-dollar renovation that includes redesigns of the lobby, guest rooms, suites and exterior landscaping, as well as the addition of two new spaces set to open in spring: Central Coast Provisions, a market-style shop; and Sea Root Restaurant, an onsite eatery.

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The overall renovation will help to blur the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces, creating a relaxing and luxurious experience for guests. Considered Monterey County’s largest meetings hotel, Hyatt Regency offers 40,000 square feet of event space and 560 rooms. 

The hotel has also demonstrated its commitment to cleanliness, health and safety; it recently received GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation and appointed a Hygiene and Wellbeing Champion to oversee health and sanitation efforts.


In early March, Radisson announced the opening of the 140-room Radisson Hotel West Sacramento. The property is located just 10 minutes west of downtown Sacramento and 15 minutes from Sacramento International Airport (SMF).

The hotel underwent an extensive renovation to become a Radisson, which includes fully refreshed public spaces including the lobby, atrium, fitness center and restaurant. With its 4,000 square feet of event space across four rooms for up to 250 guests, the hotel can accommodate a variety of meetings and events.

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During their stay, guests have access to the business center, fitness center, indoor spa and hot tub, along with an outdoor pool offering cabana seating to complement the hotel’s resort-like feel. The hotel’s onsite restaurant, RBG Bar & Grill, offers all-day meals and cocktails with hybrid indoor-outdoor seating.

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Near the hotel, guests can visit River Walk Park, which overlooks the Sacramento River, and the Crocker Art Museum, which houses one of the most prestigious art collections on the West Coast. For those in town for business, the hotel is close to the California Highway Patrol Academy, the California Department of General Services and several other companies headquartered in the state’s capital.

West Hollywood

Opening in April 2021 in West Hollywood is the new Pendry West Hollywood at the former House of Blues site on the iconic Sunset Strip. The property will feature a rooftop pool, a members-only social club, live-entertainment venue, a bowling alley, and dining and beverage menus designed by Wolfgang Puck exclusively for the hotel.

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Inspired by ocean waves and California skies, Pendry West Hollywood’s 149 guest rooms and suites will include sweeping views across Los Angeles and up to the Hollywood Hills. From the premium bowling alley to the grand ballroom, an array of stylish spaces also awaits planners for events or meetings.

Further options include a private screening room for up to 25 guests, a custom-built music venue accommodating up to 120 guests, and the hotel’s restaurant, Merios. Helmed by Wolfgang Puck Catering, the 1,582-square-foot dining venue seats up to 107 guests in its existing design and may be configured as a reception space for 158.

Make Waves with 2 New Beachfront Venues

Set on the beach in the Southern California town of Oceanside is the new Mission Pacific Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, and The Seabird Resort, a Destination Hotel. The boutique hotels will add 387 guest rooms and more than 30,000 square feet of meeting and event space to the area. 

The Seabird Resort is a “flip-flop luxury” resort that has 226 guest rooms, including 56 suites, an expansive pool with an indoor/outdoor living room, a library, seasonal cuisine with ingredients sourced from of San Diego’s many small farms, nearly 20,000 square feet of ocean-view meeting space and an expansive spa offering custom treatments.

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Situated on the beachfront near the historic pier in Oceanside, Mission Pacific Hotel will offer a bohemian-chic coastal experience. The hotel has 161 guest rooms, including 38 suites, along with biking, skating and surfing experiences, culinary options from renowned Chef Roberto Alcocer, Oceanside’s only rooftop pool and bar, the Historic Graves House (as seen in the film Top Gun), and 13,000 square feet of ocean-view function space.

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Opening this spring, the properties will serve as the largest oceanfront development in San Diego County in more than 50 years. 

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Adrian Schley has been writing for Stamats Business Media since March of 2018. She earned her BA in journalism at the University of Iowa, where she also studied English.