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California’s Meritage Collection Properties Début a Calendar of Year-Round Special Events

Luxury properties provide events for families, foodies, wine aficionados, movie buffs, and others.

Meritage Collection, California’s quintessential hotel and resort collection, with properties in some of the most iconic destinations in the state, announces its special events calendar. Featuring more than 60 year-round offerings, the list highlights everything from special dinners, concerts, and film screenings to Easter egg hunts, wine tastings, and culinary festivals.

“At Meritage Collection, we strive to offer our guests truly unique experiences they can’t get anywhere else,” said Tim Busch, founder and CEO of Pacific Hospitality Group, the parent company of Meritage Collection. “Our special events calendar is a perfect reflection of that commitment.”

Meritage Collection properties include The Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa, Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach, and Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa in La Jolla.

A sampling of events worth traveling for include:

The Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa

  • Enjoy the tastes of Flavor! Napa Valley at The Meritage Resort and Spa in November

  • Revel in “crush season” with the Winemaker Dinner Series in September and October

  • Indulge in Trinitas Cellars wine, lobster, and live music at the signature Trinitas Cellars’

    Annual Lobster Feed in August

    Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara

    • Enhance the Santa Barbara International Film Festival-experience with additional screenings in Bacara’s own 211-seat theater in January

    • Celebrate the most spooktacular time of year at the Boocara! Halloween Celebration in October

Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach

  • Don’t miss the annual and highly anticipated Newport Beach Wine Festival at Balboa Bay Resort in May

  • Take a front row seat at the annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade in December

    Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa in La Jolla

  • Celebrate summer at Estancia La Jolla’s Summer Solstice Celebration in June

  • Ring in the New Year with live music and dancing at Estancia’s New Year’s Eve

    Celebration in DecemberFor complete information on all events and activities, visit 

About Meritage Colection

The Meritage Collection is a lifestyle and luxury hotel brand that blends iconic, one-of-a-kind places with locally-inspired experiences designed for the curious traveler. Débuted in 2013, Meritage Collection is comprised of six hotels & resorts throughout California and Hawaii – The Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa Valley, Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, Paséa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach (Opening May 2016), Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach, Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, and Ko’a Kea Hotel & Resort in Kauai. Reflective of its California roots, the Meritage Collection offers a laid-back luxury service culture that caters to the modern day traveler. The Meritage Collection properties are members of the Global Hotel Alliance and its DISCOVERY Rewards Program. DISCOVERY rewards travelers with local experiences and unique adventures not generally available to the public. For more information, please visit 

About Pacific Hospitality Group

Since 1987, Pacific Hospitality Group (PHG) has maintained a strategic vision and strong sense of core values as guiding principles for business success. With luxury hotel properties from Napa Valley to Southern California, PHG’s growing portfolio of hotel and resort investments reinforces the company’s cohesive vision. PHG manages, develops, finances, and owns hotel assets in California. Its Meritage Collection properties include Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach, Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, and The Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa Valley along with Paséa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach opening in early 2016. Also, the company owns and operates the Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove, AC Hotel New Orleans Bourbon/French Quarter Area, DoubleTree by Hilton Irvine Spectrum, and DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Ana / Orange County Airport. PHG successfully operates its hotels by consistently growing revenue while effectively managing costs, thereby maximizing each hotel’s NOI. By using a cluster strategy, PHG is committed to increasing its market share and adding value to its portfolio through renovations, repositioning, and expansion.