California’s Meritage Resort to Upgrade Ballrooms

The Napa Valley hotel will update and modernize two large meeting spaces this fall.

Meritage Resort and Spa ext pool vineyard
Photo Credit: Meritage Resort & Spa

The owners and management of Napa Valley's Meritage Resort and Spa will begin renovating the 322-room property's two major ballrooms this fall. Work will begin in November on the Northern California resort's Meritage Ballroom, with that project scheduled to wrap up in mid-December when work on the Carneros Ballroom begins. The second ballroom should debut in mid-January 2023.

The renovations are part of a larger $25 million  project, which has seen the debut of the French-influenced Village Bistro and will also include full guest room renovations in 2023.

"This renovation will amplify our meetings offerings and allow guests and attendees to experience all that wine country has to offer, with unrivaled design and technological capabilities," said Joe Leinacker, managing director of the Meritage Resort and Spa. "HBA San Francisco meticulously redesigned the event spaces to reflect the unique culture of Napa Valley wine country, where groups can gather, connect and celebrate life’s important moments."

The Meritage Ballroom, Napa Valley's largest meeting space, offers 10,490 square feet of total space and an additional 5,439 square feet of prefunction space on the adjoining covered terrace. The space can be divided into 10 smaller rooms and accommodate up to 1,000 attendees. The venue's new design will feature rich reds and golds that evoke the wine country's fall and winter seasons, complemented by modern, neutral furnishings. New custom-made gold and black metal chandeliers will be installed, with hundreds of elegant white glass lights.

The 7,358-square-foot Carneros Ballroom, which can host up to 800 attendees and is likewise divisible into 10 smaller rooms, features two adjoining covered terraces. The new design here will evoke the spring and summer, with olive greens and yellows. Old World touches of rustic beams, wrought iron, mosaic tile and warm wood tones will give the space a relaxed, sophisticated style. 

High-tech offerings for meetings and events include internet speeds up to 2 gigabits through a fiber-optic connection, the opportunity to livestream content by an in-house TV channel to all guest rooms, and a million-dollar inventory of A/V equipment on-site.