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The Meritage Resort and spa honored by Successful Meetings

Resort Wins 2014 Pinnacle Award as a Top Hotel and Conference Centers by Meeting Professionals Nationwide.

The Meritage Resort and Spa has been named one of the best resorts for meetings by meeting professionals nationwide and was awarded a prestigious Pinnacle Award from Successful Meetings. The 2014 Pinnacle Awards are the mark of excellence for meeting destinations, hotels and conference centers. The awarded organizations have done an outstanding job servicing their meetings, incentive travel programs, trade shows and conventions during the previous year.

For over 29 years, the Pinnacle Award has earned a reputation as the most credible and prestigious symbol of excellence among meeting professionals and travel suppliers alike.

“We pride ourselves in providing a complete Napa Valley experience to our guests whether they are here for a meeting or romantic getaway,” said Sheri Thomas, director of sales and marketing for The Meritage Resort and Spa. “With unrivaled event space from our vineyards to Estate Cave and bowling lanes, plus more than $50 million in renovations and expansion over the last two years, groups and guests will be uniquely inspired and find the true essence of a luxurious Napa Valley visit at every turn.”

The Meritage Resort and Spa is the Napa Valley’s premiere meeting and event facility, with 50,000 square feet of event space including the two largest ballrooms north of San Francisco and west of Sacramento, the stunning Estate Cave, an event deck in its hillside vineyards, and three all-season covered terraces. The Meritage Resort is home to Spa Terra and the Trinitas Cellars Tasting Room, located within the Estate Cave, and Siena, its signature restaurant; Crush Ultra Lounge, a sports themed entertainment space with six luxury bowling lanes, food and specialty cocktails; BlendTM, a casual café offering an a la carte menu items and specialty beverages; and The Commons: A Wine Bar with an extensive wine list.

Readers of Successful Meetings – professionals who are decision makers for planning meetings, events, conferences, and incentive programs– voted for the winners of the Pinnacle Awards via online ballots and gave feedback based on their professional experiences worldwide for the top hotels, conference centers, and CVBs. All winners will be listed in Successful Meetings’ annual Pinnacle Registry, published in August - and online at

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About The Meritage Resort and Spa

The Meritage Resort and Spa is an extraordinary four-diamond Napa Valley luxury resort set against a hillside vineyard. A destination unto itself, it features 322 Tuscan-inspired guestrooms and luxury suites, seasonal farm­ to-table cuisine at the Siena Restaurant and wine tasting in the Estate Cave featuring Trinitas Cellars. Regain a healthful balance with curative treatments at Spa Terraa lavish underground spa with steam grottoes, soaking pools, treatment alcoves and tranquil walls of water. The resort boasts the most comprehensive event and meeting space in the wine country, including the two largest ballrooms in the Napa Valley, the Estate Cave and three covered terraces. Crush Ultra Lounge offers guests a chance to relax with a full bar, sports entertainment and six bowling lanes. Far more than a place for relaxation, our unique property is an Old World escape from the ordinary. The Meritage Resort and Spa experience is the perfect blend of gracious hospitality, unrivaled amenities and peerless personal care. The Meritage Resort and Spa, We are Napa.