You might already be familiar with our Sacramento hotels, but are you aware of what’s happening here now?  Sure, hotel rooms, meeting space, and great customer service are ingredients for a successful meeting, but it is a city’s energy, amenities and character that make it an unforgettable experience.



A lot has changed in Sacramento in recent years.  There is an unwavering momentum of growth and excitement in our city. Being named America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital turned our restaurant scene upside down and sunny side up. Downtown and Midtown opened many new restaurants, adding to the area’s nearly 300 eateries. In October 2016, the Golden 1 Center opened in downtown, Sacramento’s new entertainment and sports center. This is our biggest arrival ever and it’s changing the entire K Street corridor. If that wasn’t enough, a new entertainment district, DOCO or Downtown Commons, and the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel will be opening soon right next to the Golden 1 Center.


You might already have a great working relationship with some of our hotels, so why would you use me? First and foremost, I’m just fun. I’m passionate about my city and love selling it, and have become known as “Mr. Sacramento”.  I will always go that extra mile for my clients. I’ve repelled off a building for the Brain Injury Association of California and dressed as a leprechaun on St. Patrick’s Day for the California Charter Schools Association. I’m not just your Visit Sacramento sales manager, I’m your new best friend.

How else can I help you?

  1. I know our hotels. Hotels have lots of unique and flexible spaces not published in their capacity charts and floor plans. I might be able to offer you hotels you wouldn’t have considered.

  2. I’m on the pulse of our city’s development. You’ll be the first to know about new restaurants, bars, and attractions.

  3. Uncover unique venues for your off-site events.

  4. Connect you directly with our partners for any service you may need.

  5. Access to promotional materials and attendance builders to wow your delegates.


I’ve worked the association meetings market for more than six years. I’m deeply involved with CalSAE and have chaired several committees including the Capital Regional Council, and won Industry Partner of the Year in 2015. I have also won several awards with MPI Sacramento/Sierra Nevada Chapter, and I'm a proud Past President. My involvement and passion for this market has given me an understanding of what works for association meetings.


Now approaching its fifth year, the Sacramento region's annual Farm-to-Fork Celebration is packed with some of the most anticipated food events in the country. Now spanning the entire month of September, the celebration is filled with a food drive, restaurant weeks, unique wine tastings, a lively street festival and much more. Click here for the farm to fork events calendar. For more information on America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital click here.


Recently, Forbes named Sacramento one of America’s Coolest Cities based on several factors including entertainment, recreational amenities, the city’s “foodie” culture, restaurants, and bars per capita.





Look!  Up in the sky. It’s a bird. It’s a plane. Nope, it’s me…Mr. Sacramento!  I’m able to rappel off tall hotel buildings. I’m faster than a speeding RFP, and more powerful than any other meeting destination. I can book you a perfect hotel and fulfill your service needs in a blink of an eye. Let me be your super hero. 

Jeff Gif


Jeff Dougherty
Manager – Calif. State Association Sales
Visit Sacramento


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