Spa on the Plaza’s Holiday Gift Ideas

The Holiday Season is almost upon us and Spa on the Plaza has created some amazing, holiday inspired specials! Soooo…. for all you spouses out there, friends and bosses – take a peek at what Spa on the Plaza is offering this season and purchase gift cards for those special people in your life that…

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American flag signifying the steel works is complete

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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Monterey Conference Center Renovation Update – Guest Post, Nancy Williams, Director of Sales & Events

The renovation continues at the Monterey Conference Center located in the heart of downtown Monterey, CA and our team could not be more excited to share the latest updates to the $60 million dollar renovation! Renovations continue at the Monterey Conference Center. With the demolition officially complete the Stronghold Engineering crew is installing steel beams…

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Getting to Know the New F&B Team

The management at the Portola Hotel & Spa is thrilled to announce the addition of Peter B’s Head Brewer, Justin Rivard, Executive Chef, Danny Abbruzzese and Director of Food & Beverage, Brian Hein. Each bringing their own individual experience, these three gentlemen bring a wealth of knowledge and passion to the Food & Beverage Operations…

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Peter B’s Brewpub Celebrates American Craft Beer Week 2016

Celebrate American Craft Beer Week (ACBW) at Peter B’s located right behind the Portola Hotel & Spa!  Don’t miss daily promos, a special reservation only, four-course Brewer’s Dinner on May 17th and Peter B’s new ACBW Beer Education Night complete with food pairings on May 20th!  As Monterey’s original craft brewery, Peter B’s is THE…

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Renovation Update: Guest Blog Post by Janine Chicourrat, General Manager, Portola Hotel & Spa

As the Monterey Conference Center renovation continues to make great progress, we are thrilled to announce the start of the construction on the Portola Plaza. The Portola Plaza is home to Gasper de Portola, a Spanish soldier and administrator in New Spain and became the founder and first governor of Alta California.  As commander of…

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