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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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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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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