space, including the 7,200-square-foot
conference center. There are spaces for
groups of all sizes, ranging from private
barrel rooms and banquet rooms to a
1,500-seat amphitheater and outdoor
courtyards. Guests can stay on-site in one
of the 74 villas or two suites. For more
adventurous groups, horse and carriage
rides through the vineyards or hot air
balloon rides can be arranged.
A standout in Riverside is The Mission Inn
Hotel & Spa. Opened in 1876 as a 12-room
adobe boarding house, the now-238-room
Spanish Mission-style property occupies
an entire city block in downtown steps
from the Riverside Convention Center. In
the 1890s, Riverside saw a flood of wealthy
travelers from the eastern U.S. and Europe
coming for the warmer weather and to
invest in the citrus industry. Because of
this, the first wing of the hotel opened in
1903 and three more wings were added in
1931. The hotel was closed for seven years
while undergoing a complete renovation,
and was reopened in 1992.
The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa launched
its Artist in Residence Program in April
2016. A quarterly series in which the hotel
welcomes a local Southern California
artist to showcase their artwork for two
months, the first artist is watercolor painter Bernard Stanley Hoyes.
The property offers 20,000 square feet of
meeting space across unique and opulent
spaces. The Grand Parisian Ballroom is re-
modeled after a European castle’s baroni-
al hall and features exposed wood beams,
crystal chandeliers and a balcony, and
can accommodate up to 300 guests. The
Spanish Art Gallery, located off the lobby
with 17th century European decor, is often
used for receptions and banquets for up
to 150. For smaller groups and executive
retreats, there are Junior and Presidential
suites and, named after the hotel’s first
owner, the Frank Miller Room.
The hotel offers groups activities and
teambuilding options right on-site. “If
These Walls Could Talk” is an interactive beverage tasting featuring cocktails
inspired by famous guests such as U.S.
presidents and Hollywood actors who have
stayed on property. Groups can arrange for
scavenger hunts and docent-led tours that
explain the details and history of the iconic
property. There are also wellness classes
and a special spa menu that groups can
incorporate into their programs.
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