CONCORD, Calif.

Meeting and event planners looking for venues in the Bay Area that offer the best hotel value and proximity to San Francisco and Napa now have even more reason to book groups at the Diablo Valley hotels of Concord, Calif.

From now until Dec. 31, 2015, those who book 50 rooms or more in participating Diablo Valley hotels will be entered to win a 2015 Mini Cooper.

“It’s a great opportunity for event planners to see what Diablo Valley is all about,” said Matt Hohenstreet, Diablo Valley board member. “They’ll do more than save their clients money. Meeting planners will be able to wow their clients with a seamless event, as well as the beauty and activities that surround the area, from Napa Valley wine tours to hiking in the amazing Mount Diablo State Park.”

Diablo Valley, anchored by the city of Concord, California, is conveniently located 21 miles northeast of Oakland and 30 miles northeast of San Francisco. Nine hotels provide modern, comfortable lodging and offer guests more than 75,000 square feet of expansive and varied meeting space.

While state-of–the art technologies and smart appointments make inside spaces ultra-productive, Mount Diablo State Park offers opportunities for group activities such as hiking, biking and horseback riding, along with unparalleled vistas of the entire Bay area.

Convenient public transportation makes for easy-to-plan day trips to San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland. Napa Valley is 30 minutes away, and guests can experience the area in luxury thanks to a partnership between Diablo Valley and the Napa Valley Wine Train (http://diablovalleyca.com/all-aboard).

For rules and more information about the contest, visit http://diablovalleyca.com/winbig/.