Soak Up the Culture in Downtown Monterey

Besides its intensely rich history, Downtown Monterey is a literal cultural hub with wonderful museums, live music venues and more. You can walk your way through some of the region’s most amazing museums and by night stroll along the main streets and listen to live music in both small and large venues. Here’s a short…

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Portola’s Second Honeymoon Facebook Contest Returns!

Always wanted to plan that second honeymoon, but just haven’t? Starting today, January 4, 2017, enter the Portola Hotel & Spa’s Second Honeymoon Contest for a chance to win a romantic getaway for two! Post a favorite picture from your wedding on the Portola Hotel & Spa Facebook page  and in just 50 words or…

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Let’s Toast to the Holidays!

‘Tis the season to celebrate! Our friends here at the Portola Hotel & Spa are offering up some great tips and ideas to help toast to the holiday season and enjoy every single moment of this magical time of year! Enjoy, and make sure to celebrate responsibly. When toasting during the holidays I like to…

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Spa on the Plaza’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Each year, our neighbors at Spa on the Plaza, Monterey’s award-winning day spa and salon curates a wonderful gift guide for our Central Coast Living readers and this year, might be the best yet! Peruse their top 10 list and surprise that someone special in your life with a one of a kind gift this…

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Let’s Build Together!

  Grab your hammer, hardhat and tool belt and get ready to PLAY, LEARN & GROW at the Portola Hotel & Spa! In partnership with the Monterey County Youth Museum (MY Museum) and in conjunction with the Portola Hotel & Spa’s lobby renovation (currently underway), the Portola has created a hands-on construction zone for children…

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Monterey Conference Center Hard Hat Tour Guest Post by Nancy Williams, MCC Director of Sales and Events

The renovation at the Monterey Conference Center (MCC) is underway, with demolition complete and the steel beam infrastructure in place, the state of the art facility will be back in business by Spring 2017.  After a recent hard hat tour of the facility I am here to provide you with a sneak peak of the…

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Portola Hotel & Spa Announces Plans for Exciting Enhancements!

The AAA Four Diamond Portola Hotel & Spa, overlooking the Monterey Bay and Fisherman’s Wharf, announced plans for a complete renovation of its tree-lined atrium lobby, together with construction of a new $3.5 million entrance plaza and $60 million renovation of the 40,000-square foot Monterey Conference Center. The $6 million reimaged lobby will feature extensive…

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