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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Monterey Conference Center Steel Works Complete!

From planning and funding, to demolition and laying the foundation, the Monterey Conference Center $60 million dollar renovation is more than underway with the recent completion of steel beams. The steel installation that supports the infrastructure of the 41,000 square foot state-of-the-art meeting facility began back in August 2016. Rendering of the Monterey Conference Center…

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Guest Post, by Justin Rivard, Head Brewer, Peter B’s Brewpub

A Day at the Hopyard – From Farm to Mug I recently had the opportunity to spend the day touring Akiyama Hopyard in Watsonville, California (just north of Monterey). Established this year, Akiyama Hopyard’s goal is to provide local breweries the opportunity to participate in the harvest season and brew harvest ales. Hops growing at…

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Happy Brew-versary! Cheers to 20 Years!

Peter B’s Brewpub, Monterey’s original craft brewery, will be celebrating their platinum anniversary, this September 20th! In honor of this amazing milestone, Peter B’s will be celebrating all day long with 20% off food and $3 bottles of Peter B’s award-winning Dancing Goat Russian Imperial Espresso Stout.  Throughout the day, the crew at Peter B’s…

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