Texas Client FAM

Thank you for attending the Monterey County CVB


Texas Client FAM


We hope you enjoyed your time with us in Monterey County! Please click this link to view photos from the event, we hope you left feeling inspired!

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  Site Visit Itinerary:


Sunday - November 11, 2018

1:30PM Welcome Orientation and Lunch

InterContinental The Clement Monterey

          Clients will enjoy lunch with Brandi Hardy and Nani Almanza and get to know one another!



2:15PM InterContinental The Clement Tour

          A tour of the InterContinental The Clement hotel tour will be given after lunch with Larisa Godick, Senior Sales Manager.
Intercontinental The Clement Monterey
Larisa Godick
(831) 642-2016

3:00PM Free Time

Time to be spent at your leisure.


3:30PM Depart to Asilomar Conference Grounds

Pacific Monarch Ltd.

Our Transportation during this trip is provided by Pacific Monarch Ltd. 

Pacific Monarch Ltd.






4:00PM Asilomar Conference Grounds Tour

Asilomar Conference Grounds

Tour of Asilomar Conference grounds will be given by Senior Sales Manager, Denise Morton. Learn the history of the vast, beautiful grounds and surrounding area.

Asilomar Conference Grounds
Denise Morton

5:00PM Depart for Dinner

          Departing from Asilomar Conference Grounds to dinner.



5:30PM Dinner Reception at Folktale Winery

Folktale Winery

Dinner reception will be held at Folktale Winery in beautiful Carmel Valley.
Folktale Vineyards
Nina Sherrill
(831) 293-7518





Monday - November 12, 2018

7:45AM  Depart for Breakfast and Tours

Please meet in the lobby to prepare to board the shuttle for the start of the day!



8:00AM Marriott Breakfast & Hotel Tour

Monterey Marriott

Enjoy breakfast with the team at Marriott followed by a tour of the hotel given by Destination Sales Executive, Kara Torres.

Marriott Exterior
Kara Torres
(831) 647-4056





9:30AM Portola Hotel & Spa Tour

Portola Hotel & Spa

A tour of the Portola Hotel & Spa will be given by Associate Director of Sales, Monty Deemer.

Portola Exterior
Monty Deemer
(831) 649-4511

10:30AM Monterey Bay Food Tours

Monterey Bay Food Tours

Explore downtown with the Monterey Bay Food Tours, guided by Owner and Founder, Casey Aguilar. The first and only walking food tour in Monterey offers tours of restaurants and iconic landmarks complete with unique tastings. 

Custom House Plaza Flagpole

Casey Aguilar
(831) 204-2211

12:45PM Embassy Suites Monterey Bay-Seaside Lunch and Tour

Embassy Suites Monterey Bay-Seaside

Tour of the newly renovated Embassy Suites after having lunch with the team.

Embassy Exterior

Andrea Ferrara
(831) 241-9135

2:45PM Monterey Bay Sailing Excursion

Monterey Bay Sailing

Enjoy a one hour sailing trip on Monterey Bay with Monterey Bay Sailing!


Mariah Lees
(831) 372-7245




4:30PM Free Time

          Clients enjoy free time before evening tours and dinner.



5:45PM Depart for dinner

          Depart for Sanctuary Beach Resort. Meet in the lobby of the InterContinental near valet.



6:00PM Dinner at Salt Wood Kitchen and Oysterette

Sanctuary Beach Resort


Dinner will be at the Salt Wood Kitchen and Oysterette, located at The Sanctuary Beach Resort in Marina. Salt Wood features three distinct dining environments - a full-service dining room, lively bar and lounge and al fresco dining patio. Inspired by unique natural surroundings, Salt Wood's menu and aesthetic celebrates the Salinas Valley and its rich, agricultural bounty.

Salt Wood Kitchen
Mike Boyer
(831) 883-9478





8:30PM End of the Evening

Our exciting day comes to a close! Head back to the InterContinental to rest and recharge.



Tuesday - November 13, 2018

7:30AM Check- Out Time and Departure

Please check out of the hotel and bring your luggage with you to the shuttle bus. Pacific Monarch Ltd., our transportation provider, will be holding onto luggage for you while we tour today. 

We will be boarding the shuttle by 7:45 AM.



8:00AM Breakfast and Tour at Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa

           Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa

          Meet with Associate Director of Sales, Jonathan Reich outside of the Conference Center South Entrance for breakfast followed by tour of the property.

Hyatt Regency Exterior
Jonathan Reich
(831) 657-6571





9:45AM Tour of Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

Tour of the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa will be given by Account Director, Will Elkington.

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa Ballroom
Will Elkington
(831) 645-4048





11:00AM Tour of Monterey Conference Center

Monterey Conference Center

Meet with Nancy Whitman, Director of Sales and Events for a tour of the Monterey Conference Center. Begin the tour with a ZenDen Mediation experience, given by Monterey Bay Meditation Studio, held in the Stevenson Room on the second level of the Monterey Conference Center.

Monterey Conference Center
Nancy Whitman
(831) 646-3388




12:00PM Departures - End of FAM

Thank you so much for attending our FAM! We hope you had an inspiring, adventurous, and informative experience with us in Monterey County!

Highway One



Sad to see you go!






We look forward to our time together and to showcase all that beautiful Monterey has to offer.

Warm regards,

Brandi Hardy Nani Almanza

Brandi Hardy
Monterey County CVB
Regional Sales Executive

Nani Almanza
Monterey County CVB
Strategic Client Services Specialist

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