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WHAT:On Thursday, May 30th, Portola Hotel & Spa will host a community event to honor Vice President and General Manager of the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, John Narigi to benefit Rancho Cielo. John and his wife Roxane are relocating to their home state of Washington, after 25 years of service in our community.

Since October of 1993, John Narigi has drawn on over 37 years in the hospitality industry to develop and expand the Monterey Plaza Hotel’s luxury profile and reputation. He has touched many areas of the community by serving on numerous boards, both civic and hospitality related, as well as involved in raising his two sons.

Since relocating to the Monterey Peninsula, Mr. Narigi became the first president of the Monterey Peninsula Convention and Visitors Bureau after initiating and working with the board to separate the Visitors Bureau from the Chamber. He also continues to serve as a board member of the Monterey Commercial Property Owners Association and the Cannery Row Business Association. Since 1996, he has been active as a board member and past president of the Monterey County Hospitality Association. He has also served as a board member for United Way Monterey County and the Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau, intimately involved with the creation of the TID funding mechanism to expand the Bureau’s budget, as well as serving on the committee to establish an industry funding source for the renovation of the Monterey Conference Center.

Mr. Narigi has served as chair of the Coalition of Peninsula Businesses since its creation in 2010, a business coalition with members representing chambers, trade associations, property owners, residents and private businesses. Its focus, to secure a long-term water solution at a reasonable cost for the Peninsula, working with local and state agencies as a true representative of our community.

In 2010, he joined the board of Rancho Cielo, inspired by its mission and the vision of Retired Judge John Phillips, to work with “at-risk youth” throughout Monterey County. He served as board chair for two years and currently sits on the Executive Committee.

Tickets will be priced at $50.00 with 100% of the proceeds benefitting Rancho Cielo, a cause that John supports and has a passion in its continued success.

WHERE:De Anza Ballroom at Portola Hotel & Spa
2 Portola Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

WHEN: Thursday, May 30th
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres
Live music from Mike Marotta and Friends

TICKETS:For more information or to purchase tickets, visit
https://www.ranchocieloyc.org/events or call 888-222-5851

About Portola Hotel
The AAA Four Diamond, Portola Hotel & Spa in Monterey, CA was one of the first U.S. Green Building Council LEED® Certified hotel on California’s Central Coast. The full-service hotel offers guests a rich, historical ambiance, with residential style and a dedicated staff to ensure an unparalleled guest experience. The Portola Hotel features 379 well-appointed guest rooms, ranging from 400 to 1,000 square feet. Portola boasts an expert event planning staff and over 60,000 square feet of meeting space with the adjacent Monterey Conference Center. Portola Hotel is also home to the Monterey Peninsula’s original craft brewery, Peter B’s Brewpub, The Club Room and Monterey’s newest dining hot spot, Jacks Monterey, and hosts an award-winning 6,000-square-foot day spa. Spa on the Plaza offers beautifully-appointed treatment rooms and an extensive spa menu of signature treatments. Overnight guests also have access to the hotel’s spa and fitness facilities, complete with steam room, sauna, outdoor pool, and jacuzzi.

For more information, please visit www.portolahotel.com


About Rancho Cielo
Rancho Cielo is dedicated to providing youth with an opportunity to gain diploma education, work experience and transferrable skills that help them prepare for college and become employable in living wage jobs. In 2000, the Rancho Cielo Board was established as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization for the purpose of developing a comprehensive center for learning and social services to underserved youth in Monterey County. By using input from local community-based agencies and in partnership with the Monterey County Probation Department and Monterey County Office of Education, the Silver Star Youth Program at Rancho Cielo was born.

For more information, please visit www.ranchocieloyc.org



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