WESTOP Site Inspection

Monterey County CVB Welcomes

Western Association of Educational Opportunity Personnel




Hello Kimberly, Dave, Benardo, Wendy, Jesus, & Lydia,

We look forward to your visit to Monterey County!  Thank you for making time to visit and get acquainted with our properties and destination.

Please know that we’ll be conducting our tours and time together with best practices in accordance with the County and our venues’ COVID-19 protocols.  Monterey County currently requires wearing facial coverings when both indoors and outdoors with fines in place. This includes at restaurants, wineries, hotels, retail shops, attractions, parks, beaches and other areas. Please follow all posted instructions during your visit and practice social distancing. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By traveling in Monterey County, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.  


A robust itinerary has been arranged to help you achieve your goals. 

  • Pre-planning for your 2024 Annual Conference
  • Have time to explore activities in Monterey
  • Enjoy Monterey


Site Visit Itinerary:


Monday, April 12, 2021

9:00 AM 

Meet with Teresa Savage from MCCVB: Monterey Conference Center

One Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940

Website: http://www.montereyconferencecenter.com

Meet with Teresa Savage (VP of Business Development) from Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau at Monterey Conference Center.

Teresa: (831) 657-6414

9:00- 10:00AM

Monterey Conference Center Tour: Monterey Conference Center

One Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940

Website: http://www.montereyconferencecenter.com

Meet with Tonya Hufford (Operations Supervisor) from Monterey Conference Center for a tour of the meeting space.

Tonya: (831) 601-2564

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Portola Hotel & Spa Tour: Portola Hotel & Spa

Two Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940

Website: http://www.portolahotel.com?chebs=visitmonterey-portolahotel

Meet with Monty Deemer (Associate Director of Sales) from Portola Hotel & Spa for a tour of the property.

Monty: (831) 649-7872

12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Lunch and Tour of Monterey Marriott: Monterey Marriott 

350 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940

Website: http://www.marriott.com/mryca

Meet with Casey Swanston Edwards (Destination Sales Executive) from Monterey Marriott for a tour of the property, followed by lunch at Fin & Field. 

Casey: (831) 915-7420

03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Tour of the Hyatt Regency Monterey: Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa 

1 Old Golf Course Rd, Monterey, CA 93940

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

Meet with Bestie Elwood (Sales Manager) from Hyatt Regency Monterey for a tour of the property.

Betsie: (831) 657-6568

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Monterey Wine Tasting Experience: A Taste of Monterey- Wine Market & Bistro 

700 Cannery Row Ste KK 2nd Fl, Monterey, CA 93940

Website: http://www.atasteofmonterey.com

Enjoy a wine tasting experience in the heart of Cannery Row. A copy of the current menu can be found here.

A Taste of Monterey: (831) 646-5446

6:00 PM

Depart for San Jose

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

Warm regards,

Joe Marcy

Joe Marcy
Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Senior Business Development Executive