You’re Invited: Community LEGO® Build in Monterey!

Calling all kids…and grownups too, join in the Monterey Conference Center’s LEGO® Community Build! On Saturday, April 16th from 11am-3pm, all are invited to meet up at the Monterey Conference Center Pavilion (the big white tent) in Custom House Plaza and join in some LEGO® building fun in celebration of the Conference Center’s renovation. This…

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One Stop Planning with the Monterey Conference Connection

Comprised of the Portola Hotel & Spa, Monterey Marriott and the Monterey Conference Center, the Monterey Conference Connection delivers unparalleled service for large scale conferences and streamlined events here on the Monterey Peninsula. Partners of the Monterey Conference Connection, local hotel and conference facilities have collaborated to bring together the very best in Monterey venues,…

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Renovation Update: Spa on the Plaza Upgrades

Guest Post by Camille Malcolm, Spa on the Plaza In our continued effort to operate as a green business, we are constantly looking at ways to become more environmentally friendly and more energy efficient. Being a green business, we consider the environment in how we operate the business, as well as the products we use in…

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Preserving an Artistic & Cultural Monterey Landmark

Many are fond of the tile mosaic that graces the side of the Monterey Conference Center adjacent to the Portola Hotel & Spa. The “Monterey Mural” features 663 individual tiles, depicting 150 different scenes, illustrating the timeline of Monterey’s rich history. Created by artist, Guillermo Granizo and installed in 1984, the “Monterey Mural” is an…

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Sour Ales at Peter B’s Brewpub

We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Kevin Clark, Brewmaster at Monterey’s original craft brewery, Peter B’s Brewpub here at the Portola Hotel & Spa and ask him a few questions about his most recent and unique release, Prehistoric Animal Sour Ale, ready to wake from its year-long hibernation in Cabernet Barrels.  …

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Diving Into Solar Power

Guest post by Janine Chicourrat, General Manager, Portola Hotel & Spa Here at the Portola Hotel & Spa we are constantly implementing ways for our entire hotel and spa operations to be greener and more energy efficient. By utilizing alternative sources of energy such as solar power, we are able to save energy and greatly…

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Planning Your Monterey Bay Wedding

There’s nothing more exciting than planning a wedding! I know for some it can feel stressful or overwhelming, but when you’re working with pros – that doesn’t need to be the case. The team at the Portola Hotel & Spa is comprised of event professionals ready to help plan and collaborate with YOU, to make…

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