July 1, 2020 – BUSINESS INSIDER - [...] Our best beachfront hotels incorporate all of the above and cover a wide variety of geographies. They are also well-rated and reviewed on trusted traveler sites such as Trip Advisor, Booking.com, and Hotels.com, with a minimum of 4 out of 5-stars on the former and an 8.2 out of 10 on the latter two. We outlined COVID-19 policies for each property, as well.
Discover The Stories Behind Each Distinctive Location In The Meritage Collection.
From Napa Valley to Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, La Jolla and Kauai, get insider information on upcoming events and unique offerings, and learn how to make the most of your visit by going behind-the-scenes with the experts.
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7 Weekend Getaways To Take With Your Sister That You Probably Never Thought Of
January 24, 2020 – ELITE DAILY - You ladies are no strangers to a good sip or two. The Meritage Resort & Spa in Napa Valley is truly the place for you.
OC WEEKLY'S BEST WATERFRONT DINING 2019
November 20, 2019 – OC Weekly - One of the best things about this Best of 2019 issue is the informed argument an OC Weekly writer routinely makes to justify a selection. Another great part of this Best of 2019 issue are those readers’ choices that contradict an OC Weekly writer’s previous thoughtfulness. But there are times when our writers and readers found common ground on selections. Click away to see for yourself!
OC Weekly's Best Hotel 2019
October 23, 2019 – OC Weekly - One of the best things about this Best of 2019 issue is the informed argument an OC Weekly writer routinely makes to justify a selection. Another great part of this Best of 2019 issue are those readers’ choices that contradict an OC Weekly writer’s previous thoughtfulness. But there are times when our writers and readers found common ground on selections. Click away to see for yourself!
Condé Nast Traveler's 2019 Reader's Choice Award Names Estancia Top SoCal Hotel
October 10, 2019 – The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.”
Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort Recognized with Condé Nast Traveler's 2019 Readers' Choice Award "#12 Top Resort Hawaii"
October 7, 2019 – Condé Nast Traveler 2019 Award
Paséa Hotel & Spa x Vanderpump Dogs’ Pupchella Is The Cutest Festival Ever
July 30, 2019 – ELITE DAILY - Let's be honest: Music festivals may be a fun getaway for you and your friends, but you've always wished you could dress up in matching flower crowns with your dog. Well, I'm here to make your dreams come true. Paséa Hotel & Spa x Vanderpump Dogs’ Pupchella is the cutest festival you need to attend this year with your furry friend.
KO’A KEA HOTEL & RESORT NAMED BEST RESORT IN KAUAI BY TRAVEL + LEISURE READERS
July 21, 2019 – KO’A KEA HOTEL & RESORT NAMED BEST RESORT IN KAUAI BY TRAVEL + LEISURE READERS & NO. 5 RESORT IN HAWAII
15 Waterfront Restaurants in Orange County With Stunning Ocean Views
June 20, 2019 – LOCALE MAGAZINE - There is so much serenity that comes with watching the ocean. The motion of the waves rushing up towards you, only to run back away is therapeutic. A sense of calm and contentment can’t help but overtake your mind. Being in Orange County, we are spoiled with the accessibility of the ocean right in our backyard, or just a short drive away. We have plenty of options to combine our love for the ocean with our other love: food! Here are 15 of the best restaurants in Orange County with stunning waterfront views:
Brides Magazine The 15 Best Hawaii Honeymoon Resorts
May 31, 2019 – Brides Magazine The 15 Best Hawaii Honeymoon Resorts
Best Beach Hotels and Resorts on Kauai
April 11, 2019 – Islands Online - With views of the ocean and plenty of space to stretch out under a palm tree, these resorts will make you never want to leave your beach chair.
13 Luxurious Stays in Napa Valley
February 26, 2019 – Winter might just be Napa Valley's best kept secret: Free of crowds and traffic, the off-season also promises steals at Wine Country's hottest luxury hotels.
Forbes Travel Guide 2019 Star Award Winners
February 22, 2019 – Forbes Travel Guide’s inspectors scoured the globe to discover the world’s best hotels, restaurants and spas for the 2019 Star Award winners.
Ko'a Kea earns the Gold Badge of Honor 2019 from U.S. News & World Report
February 20, 2019 – U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and consumer advice, today announced the 2019 Best Hotels, which evaluate more than 30,000 luxury hotels and resorts across the USA, Europe, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean.
These Are The Most Romantic Hotels in the U.S.
February 8, 2019 – Jetsetter Magazine - Seal the deal with a stay at one of the most romantic hotels in the U.S.—we’re talking breathtaking views, incredible food and wine, and cuddle-worthy digs to get you in the mood.
World’s Best Awards 2018: The Most Romantic Hotels Collection
February 1, 2019 – From all-inclusive Caribbean hideaways to palatial European villas, T+L readers have a keen eye for what it takes for properties to win over couples and set the tone for a romantic escape. Certain touches are a given: ultra-personal service, luxurious accommodations, and — perhaps above all else — privacy. But this crop of standout properties go beyond the basics with little extras and diverse amenities that indulge couples’ shared interests, whether that means warm-weather strolls on white-sand beaches, meditative spa treatments amid lush jungle forests, or exhilarating adventure sports.
World's Best Swimming Pools: Top 10
February 1, 2019 – ABOUT TIME MAGAZINE - Dreaming of blue skies and crystal clear waters, in place of the Jubilee line and Pret croissants every morning? Take Blue Monday to a whole new meaning with these luxury escapes around the world – from Bora Bora to sunny California. Here’s where to get your sun in style this year, with the world’s best swimming pools:
LA Travel Magazine: Best Spa
January 29, 2019 – LA Travel Magazine 2019 - The awards celebrate exceptional local hospitality businesses that set the benchmark across 25 categories including hotels, entertainment, gastronomy and more.
The top 10 of places to visit in 2019, from Belize to Tasmania and Napa/Sonoma in between
December 29, 2018 – LOS ANGELES TIMES - Wherever you live, there’s a good chance 2018 tempted you to run away. We’re OK with that. In fact, we’ve been vetting likely destinations and we’ve found 10— three in the U.S., the rest scattered around the planet that beckon you to escape. Several are islands and only one is a big city.
3 New Ways to Plan a Holiday Meeting in Wine Country
December 5, 2018 – SMART MEETINGS - Once a year you gather the entire company for a celebration of what makes your business special. Why not hold it somewhere memorable—say, the rolling hills of California’s Wine Country? The Napa Valley now offers three new ways to meet vineside.
MERITAGE COLLECTION RECOGNIZED WITH THREE CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER’S 2018 READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS
October 23, 2018 – Meritage Resort and Spa #19 Top Resort in Northern California, Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa #28 Top Hotel in Southern California, and Ko’a Kea Hotel & Resort #10 Top Resort in Hawaii
10 San Francisco Venues for Fall 2018 Meetings and Events
October 16, 2018 – BIZ BASH - Vista Collina Resort, a Meritage Collection property, opened in August in Napa Valley.
KO’A KEA HOTEL & RESORT RECOGNIZED WITH CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER’S 2018 READERS’ CHOICE AWARD “#10 Top Resort in Hawaii”
October 9, 2018 – Aerial of Koa Kea Resort
With eight tasting rooms and a pool, Vista Collina Resort is the ultimate Napa staycation
October 1, 2018 – 7x7 - Three miles before you hit downtown Napa (and inevitable traffic), pull into Vista Collina resort, valet your car, and don't pick it up until you're ready to leave.
The 10 Best Napa Valley Wine Country Resorts
September 25, 2018 – NAPAVALLEY.COM - You’ve heard it said that “it takes a village.” This is definitely true at Napa Valley’s new Vista Collina Resort set on 11 lush acres, a short drive from downtown Napa. Foodies and wine lovers will enjoy The Village at the resort with nine wine and brew tasting rooms, an artisanal market, boutiques, and a community lawn for Wine Country picnics and concerts.
2018 Hawaii Restaurant Guide - Best Of Awards
September 24, 2018 – HONOLULU MAGAZINE - 2018 Hawaii Restaurant Guide, Best Restaurants
3 Perfect Days on Kauai: The Quintessential Hawaiian Island
September 24, 2018 – WALL STREET JOURNAL - For a long weekend of beach-hopping, tropical nibbling and de-stressing, zero in on Kauai. Here, our essential hour-by-hour guide.
10 Best Restaurants to Do Lunch in Napa Valley
September 20, 2018 – USA TODAY - Fivetown Grocery is located in The Village at Vista Collina Resort, about four miles from downtown Napa. Salads and sandwiches dominate the menu. Salad choices include the likes of quinoa with avocado, kale, pastrami, and sprouts, or millet tabbouleh with roasted squash, French feta, and rye spiced hummus.
Best of Meetings Today 2018
September 14, 2018 – MEETINGS TODAY - Discover the "Best of the West" meeting hotel award winners including Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa in La Jolla, California.
Our Guide to the Best Food Events in L.A.: “Clicquot on the Coast” Veuve Takeover
September 14, 2018 – LA MAGAZINE - There’s always something new happening in L.A.’s dining scene, and it’s not just the constant new restaurant openings. A food-lover could pack their schedule with all the tasting festivals, pop-up dinners, theme nights, takeovers, and other events going on.
10 places you need to see when driving through Napa and Sonoma
September 11, 2018 – USA TODAY - The views, the food, the tours, the history. They’re almost as famous as the wine in Northern California’s Napa and Sonoma valleys.
INSTANTLY ICONIC: PASÉA HOTEL & SPA OPENS IN HUNTINGTON BEACH
September 6, 2018 – Instantly Iconic: Paséa Hotel & Spa Opens In Huntington Beach
Where should you go in September? Try these places.
September 4, 2018 – USA TODAY - More lodging is also being built, such as the new 145-room Vista Collina Resort, a Meritage Collection property. Covering nine acres, it has nine tasting rooms from local wineries and breweries, an artisanal market, and a lawn for picnics, plays and private concerts.
Top 5 Spa Treatments in San Diego This Fall
September 3, 2018 – SOCALPULSE - From treatments with post-summer skin renewing formulas to fall scents of pumpkin and chai, each spa has a unique offering for guests and locals to enjoy this fall season.
Best of the West Winners
September 1, 2018 – MEETINGS TODAY - We asked. You voted. Here are the Best Of 2018 award winners!
Napa knows how to crush it
September 1, 2018 – AMERICAN WAY - Who hasn't sipped and swirled their way through a wine tasting and fantasized about buying a vineyard?
The 5 Best Places to Travel in September
August 21, 2018 – BRIT+CO - If you’re a sommelier — or just really love your vino — head to one of the country’s most prestigious wine growing regions.
9 dog-friendly California hotels that totally pamper your pup
July 22, 2018 – MERCURY NEWS - Sometimes it’s difficult to leave your pup at home, and some hotels say they’re pet friendly when what they really mean is they’re pet tolerant. These California hotels, however, really put the welcome mat out for well-behaved canine pals.
Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards
July 10, 2018 – TRAVEL + LEISURE - The 2018 World's Best Resort Hotels
9 dog-friendly California hotels that totally pamper your pup
July 2, 2018 – SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - If vineyards are your jam, introduce your dog to luxury living at Napa’s Meritage Resort and Spa, where your canine companions will sleep on spa beds, be treated to a keepsake dog bowl and receive a pet amenity bag that includes wine bottle-shaped organic cookies, an assortment of peanut butter bone cookies and potty pick-up bags.
Vista Collina Resort: Lobster Feed with Trinitas Cellars
June 24, 2018 – WORTH THE TRIP - The new Napa Valley destination is already scheduling an array of sup-tastic, sip-tastic events.
Beer in the Bay
June 12, 2018 – SF GATE - Napa Smith is getting a new location in the new Vista Collina Resort, an 11-acre Napa property with "thoughtful, Tuscan-style décor." The cluster of businesses will feature a hotel, but also nine winery tasting rooms and breweries, including Napa Smith.
14 Classic Summer Vacations Everyone Should Take at Least Once
June 6, 2018 – TRAVEL + LEISURE - Where to Stay: With a Tuscan influence, the new Vista Collina Resort is in the center of the valley, with each guestroom complete with a free bottle of vino.
The Best Places to Visit in California Wine Country Right Now
June 4, 2018 – DEPARTURES - Vista Collina Resort is set to be Napa’s one-stop-shop with 145 rooms, nine tasting rooms, a farmers market, a restaurant, and a culinary center for guest chef-led classes and wine seminars.
Best Hotels & Resorts in Hawaii
April 24, 2018 – COASTAL LIVING - The Aloha State is brimming with beauty, and these stays are tops on our list for soaking it all in.
Best of Kauai 2018: Hotels & Resorts
April 12, 2018 – HAWAI'I MAGAZINE - Best of Kauai 2018: Hotels & Resorts
3 California Spa Properties for Wellness & Wine Incentives
March 22, 2018 – PREVUE MEETINGS + INCENTIVES - Groups in search of that California zen everyone’s talking about can find wellness programming galore (and wine!) at these three spa properties.
Best Hotels U.S. News & World Report Rankings
February 2, 2018 – U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT - Ranked #1 Hotel Resort in Poipu Beach, #2 Best Kauai Hotels, & Recipient of the Gold Badge of Honor Award
Best Hotel Suites, Spa, Restaurant, and Hotel for a Staycation
December 14, 2017 – MODERN LUXURY OC - These Orange County resorts take you on a trip without leaving your beloved coast.
Top 25 Resorts in Hawaii Reader's Choice Awards
October 16, 2017 – CONDE NAST TRAVELER - Condé Nast Traveler readers vote for their favorite resorts in Hawaii. Which island is home to the top spot? Is your money on Kauai or Maui? Counting down from 30, here are the best resorts in Hawaii, as rated in the 2017 Readers' Choice Awards survey.
Chris Hemsworth Books on a Private Island and More Celeb-Favorite Hotels
August 17, 2017 – PEOPLE MAGAZINE - Check out these star-favorite stays around the world
Top 100 Hotels In The World
July 11, 2017 – TRAVEL + LEISURE - World's Best Awards 2017 Winners