July 2, 2020 – In a world with lots of uncertainty, a little bit of happiness can go a long way.
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.
5 Ways Your Home Can Make You Feel Better (Right Now)
Celebrating with the Collection
July 2, 2020 – Celebrations and holidays are a little different this year and this weekend will see less fireworks and block parties than we are used to.
best beach hotels in the US
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.
Spa at Home: Unmasking Facial Tips
June 30, 2020 – Unmasking SOS Facial Tips. While wearing a face mask has been this season's must-wear accessory, they can wreak havoc on your skin. We have tips from our pros for a beautiful “unmasking” DIY facial.
Working from Home with Pets
June 26, 2020 – Pets brighten up even the best days. And we know some of you may be working from home still. So, in celebration of National Take Your Dog to Work Day, we are giving you some tips to make your at-home work day with your new coworker, more relaxed and stress-free.
Cooking with the Collection
June 23, 2020 – The Meritage Collection has tapped all of their executive Chefs—from Hawaii to California—and they have compiled their favorite recipes (cocktails included!) for you to make at home. Here is a new chicken dish for you to try from Ko’a Kea Hotel & Resort Chef Noelani Planas!
Virtual Drinking Games
June 16, 2020 – These days, there’s a tremendous sense of community even if all our connections are happening virtually. Which is why we’ve compiled 10 virtual drinking games to play with friends, colleagues, and family members alike.
US 101 Road Trip
June 16, 2020 – California was made for road trips and we have created the ultimate coastal guide from La Jolla to Huntington Beach, then on to the sweeping Napa vineyards. We’ve included everything you’ll need to plan your trip including the best foodie stops, most instagrammable spots and even a custom playlist.
Wine Glassware Class & Virtual Tasting
June 10, 2020 – To get the scoop on how exceptional wine glasses help you savor even more of what great Napa wines have to offer, join us and Riedel for a wine glass webinar on Wednesday June 24th, from 5:30PM to 6:30PM PST, in partnership with Trinitas Cellars.
The Oceans Were Made for You and Me
June 8, 2020 – For the many people who don’t live by the ocean it may seem that your daily choices don’t affect our vast waters. But shockingly they do! Our Director of Wellness and Sustainability Kenzie Vath has provided best practices to maintain clean oceans.
hawaiian flavors cooking class
May 29, 2020 – Explore the flavors of the garden isle with native Kauai chef, Noelani Planas. Join the Ko'a Kea team as chef guides you through making flavorful poke bowls and coconut mojitos.
Cooking with the Collection for National Hamburger Day
May 28, 2020 – Life’s new reality: you’re home now for at least a few weeks with your kids, not knowing how to fill time since playdates and outings are limited.
Unplug the Electronics and Plug into Family Time
May 26, 2020 – Life’s new reality: you’re home now for at least a few weeks with your kids, not knowing how to fill time since playdates and outings are limited.
Spa at Home with Items Found in Your Pantry
May 20, 2020 – Looking to relieve stress without leaving the house? We’ve got you. Head to your pantry, grab these items, and then fill up the bath!
Cooking with the Collection
May 18, 2020 – The Meritage Collection has tapped all of their executive Chefs—from Hawaii to California—and they have compiled their favorite recipes (cocktails included!) for you to make at home. Time to spice things up first with Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa Chef Vincent Savignano!
Keto Live Cooking Class
May 18, 2020 – Explore the flavors of Napa-Valley with a keto twist. Join Chef Vincent Lesage as he guides you on a light, keto menu to get you ready for those days in the sun, with wine pairings from Trinitas Cellars.
Shapes & Pleasures – Wine Glassware 101
May 13, 2020 – At Meritage Collection, it is no secret we love wine. No, like we really love wine. That is why we put a bottle of Trinitas Cellars Wines from Napa Valley in every single room.
Movies and Milkshakes
May 11, 2020 – Listen up, friends, families and loved ones: You don’t want to miss out on the best milkshake recipes for your next movie night indoors.
Since We Have Some Time...
May 8, 2020 – Trying to stay healthy when our daily activities are limited is rough, no question about it. But try taking this time to look at the positives!
Ways to Give Back - National Nurses Day
May 6, 2020 – In recognition and celebration of National Nurses Day, our Meritage Collection family extends their gratitude and thanks to the nurses and countless healthcare workers on the front lines during this time.
The Art of Staying Busy
May 5, 2020 – Maintain a Zen-state-of-mind while staying indoors. We asked our Area Director of Spa, Brisa Huezo, for tips on the art of staying busy and relaxed while we all stay safely at home.
How to Surprise Mom with Extra Pampering this Mother's Day
April 29, 2020 – A mother’s love is instant and endless; her support, guidance, and affection stay with you your entire life. She celebrates with you during the good times, lifts you up during the bad, and lets you know you are loved every day. Tell her just how much she means to you with a relaxing Mother’s Day surprise.
Facebook Live: Fool Proof Mother's Day
April 29, 2020 – Mother's Day is right around the corner, so show her some love with a fool proof dinner with Estancia Chef, Vincent Savignano. Tune in live on Facebook as he guides you through an easy-to-prepare meal to treat mom
How to Properly Pair Dinner + Wine for a “Night In,” According to a Certified Sommelier
April 27, 2020 – The Meritage Resort and Spa’s Assistant Director of Food and Beverage and Certified Sommelier, Mike Lee, shares how to best pair dinner with the perfect Trinitas Cellars Carneros Chardonnay or Pinot Noir for a cozy night in, so you can feel like a true wine pro at home.
5 Books to Read for World Book Day
April 23, 2020 – Reading allows us to explore the world without ever leaving our homes. So, in honor of World Book Day, April 23rd, we thought it would be fun to share a book list inspired by our resorts. Whether it’s a beach, garden, island or countryside you’re craving, this list will transport out of your house and on an adventure.
At Home Fitness with Katie Dunlop
April 20, 2020 – Join Katie Dunlop of @LoveSweatFitness as she shows you how to stay active and well in the comfort of your own room or outdoors at our celebrated destinations. Katie is a nationally recognized fitness expert that is well traveled and knows a thing or two about how to stay active on the road. We call this: Love, Sweat, Paséa
April 18, 2020 – It's no secret that meditation is good for you. In fact, studies show that avid practitioners enjoy numerous health benefits including relief from insomnia, back pain and PMS, reduced blood pressure and so much more. But for those who have never tried it, it might seem daunting to know where to start. That's why our director of wellness and sustainability, Kenzie Vath, has taken out the guesswork and created three meditation videos to help you slow down and quiet your mind. Commit to just five minutes a day and help melt the stress away.
Facebook Live: Beach Grilling Class
April 11, 2020 – Chef Prabeen brings his beach side grilling favorites into your home. Join us live from the Huntington Beach as Chef Prabeen Prathapan guides you step-by-step through some HB grilling favorites with wine pairings from Trintas Cellars wines.
5 Zoom Backgrounds to Inspire Your Next Conference Call
April 10, 2020 – As most of us have shifted to working from home with social distancing measures restricting our ability to meet in person, online meetings have become the new normal. So instead of your living room or home office as your backdrop, why not brighten up those virtual meetings for you and your team members with some inspiring views from the beautiful hotels in The Meritage Collection? Sunset by the pool anyone?
10 Bucket-List Attractions Without Leaving Home
April 5, 2020 – Have you been daydreaming of walking through the tropical gardens of Hawaii? Always wished you could take a trip to Italy, to marvel at Michelangelo’s work in the Sistine Chapel? Perhaps you’d even like to spend an afternoon enjoying the sight of frolicking giant pandas at San Diego’s famed zoo? Now, you can turn daydreams into reality without leaving your own couch.
Facebook Live: Easter Brunch Cooking Class
April 2, 2020 – We will miss our guests' smiling faces this year for Easter brunch so we wanted to do something special for you to enjoy at home. Join us live from the Napa Valley Food & Wine Center as Chef Mackenzie Rupp guides you step-by-step through a home made Easter dinner with wine pairings from Trintas Cellars wines.
DIY SPA DAY FROM THE PROS
April 1, 2020 – Looking for a way to add a little relaxation and Zen time into the household? Normal life can get so hectic that we sometimes let those small, yet most precious, moments slip away from us. That is why during this time, it’s important to enjoy every moment and take advantage of being with your loved ones--but in a blissful way, of course! That’s why our Spa Director, Brisa Huezo, (a hard-working mom of three) is spilling the details on how to curate the perfect spa day at home for the family.
COUCHELLA A.K.A HOW TO PARTY TOGETHER IN A TIME OF SOCIAL DISTANCING
March 26, 2020 – Stay connected and be social with your friends and family.
How to Organize Your Home Office to Boost Productivity
March 24, 2020 – “In its highest and purest form, good Feng Shui signifies perfect alignment between inner and outer worlds.” - Lada Ray
Finding the ‘Golden’ Lining: International Day of Happiness!
March 19, 2020 – We created a short list of a few items you can do to increase your positive psychology.
Tried & True Hawaiian Hair & Skincare Secrets
March 16, 2020 – Tried & True Hawaiian Hair & Skincare Secrets
10 Perfect Places to See the Sunset on Kauai
January 23, 2020 – Tiki torches at Sunset
Six-Day Self-Love Reset
January 15, 2020 – Practicing self-love is as easy as trying one of the Six-Day Self-Love Reset’s self-care strategies every day.
Romantic Spa Escapes for Valentine’s Day
January 14, 2020 – Whisk your love away for a Valentine’s Day weekend you’ll never forget.
Visualization – The Key to Realizing Your Dreams
January 5, 2020 – Visualization is about harnessing the power of those thoughts.
Top California & Hawaii Wedding Destinations
December 15, 2019 – The holidays are one of the most popular times of year to pop the question.
12 Days of Christmas Travel Deals
November 29, 2019 – Treat yourself to some end-of-year cheer with incredible Christmas travel deals from the one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts of The Meritage Collection.
Experience Your Destination Like a Local With DISCOVERY
October 25, 2019 – Your DISCOVERY membership is free, and joining is quick and easy. Uncover a world that few get the opportunity to explore, join today.
Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award Winners
October 7, 2019 – Condé Nast Traveler readers have spoken! Two of the remarkable hotels and resorts within the Meritage Collection portfolio of properties have been selected as 2019 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award winners.
Travel Savings with AAA, AARP, and DISCOVERY
September 13, 2019 – Getting away to the world’s most idyllic destinations doesn’t have to break the bank. Book your next California or Hawaii vacation today with your AAA, AARP or DISCOVERY membership.
“Crushing” on Napa Valley During Harvest Season
August 26, 2019 – Napa Valley is undeniably beautiful year-round, but there’s nothing quite like a visit during Harvest Season.
Sweet Deals for End-of-Summer Escapes
August 11, 2019 – Labor Day getaway? Enjoy last-minute summer vacation deals in some of California and Hawaii’s most breathtaking destinations.
Epic California & Kauai Surfcations
July 26, 2019 – Sun, sand, sea – that’s all you really need for the perfect surf getaway.
Holiday Parties to Remember in Unforgettable Destinations
July 12, 2019 – What really makes a holiday company party unforgettable? Location, location, location.
Make the Most of Your Three-Day Getaway
June 30, 2019 – Three-day weekends are made for getaways. Make yours unforgettable – escape to one of extraordinary hotels and resorts of The Meritage Collection.
Summer Fun in California & Hawaii
June 11, 2019 – Make this summer one to remember in iconic California and Kauai destinations. Don’t forget your sunscreen, shades, and sense of adventure.
Sun, Sand, Sips…Last-Minute Staycations Done Right
May 30, 2019 – Why travel when you can plan an unforgettable vacation practically in your backyard?
Dream Destinations to Retie the Knot
May 17, 2019 – Your love story is like no other. Celebrate it and start the next chapter with an unforgettable vow renewal ceremony in an exceptionally beautiful California or Hawaii destination.
Sun. Sand. Sweet Memories.
April 29, 2019 – Leave the schedules and stress behind when you escape to a breathtaking California or Hawaii beachside destination with your beloved.
Spectacular Ways to Celebrate Mom
April 16, 2019 – From an unforgettable brunch in beautiful Napa Valley to luxurious spa treatments in sunny Huntington Beach, La Jolla, and Kauai.
Beyond the Conference Room…
April 1, 2019 – Long gone are the days of team meetings in stuffy conference rooms. Today’s meeting planners seek vibrant, educational experiences for their attendees, and the Meritage Collection delivers.
Culinary Getaways to Remember
March 15, 2019 – Add a little zest to your next getaway. The tempting hotels and resorts of the Meritage Collection offer unforgettable culinary experiences – from hands-on cooking classes in Napa Valley to sublime seafood in Kauai.
Spring Break Getaway…Redefined
March 4, 2019 – The luxurious hotels and resorts of the Meritage Collection offer idyllic Spring escapes from California to Kauai.
Stay Well, and Thrive, While on the Road
February 4, 2019 – The right environment is key to maintaining inner peace and wellbeing while away from home.
Unique Wedding Locations for Epic Celebrations
January 21, 2019 – Location is Key for a Celebration to Remember
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.
Share A Small-Bite Dish
April 29, 2018 – Whether you’re sharing with family or friends, small-bite dishes can make the perfect appetizer or meal.
Step Inside The Tailored Art Of The Meritage Collection Resorts
April 29, 2018 – Step Inside The Tailored Art Of The Meritage Collection Resorts