Welcome Back Gaspar! Guest Post by Janine Chicourrat, General Manager, Portola Hotel & Spa

With our Portola Hotel & Spa renovation now complete and the Monterey Conference Center in its final phases, our beloved statue of famous Explorer and Spaniard Captain Don Gaspar de Portola has returned to the front of the hotel in the Portola Plaza. Buffed, polished and looking better than ever, we are thrilled to welcome…

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A Dog’s View

Pet Friendly Perks at the Portola & Around Monterey Guest Post by Charlie the Labradoodle Woof! My name is Charlie and I’m a 3 ½ year old Labradoodle and I live on the Monterey Peninsula with my bark-tastic family! I’m a very happy dog because I got to check out the coolest pet perks at…

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Catering Events for 5 to 25 Attendees Guest Post by Eddie Guice, Catering & Convention Service Manager

As an event professional, I know that planning meetings can have stressful moments. Often, when planning smaller events as opposed to events larger than 25+, it can be easy to overlook small details like AV, start times, morning coffee, etc. I am excited to share with our Central Coast Living Blog readers, some of my…

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Love is In The Air

Tired of the traditional candy and chocolates? How about getting out and experiencing something new with that special someone in your life this Valentine’s Day. Maybe it’s a hike finished with a romantic picnic or setting sail on a chartered sailboat. I’ve got some fun ideas for our Central Coast Living readers and it’s all…

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A Note From the Designer: A hospitality firm’s take on hotel reimagination – Guest Blog by Rob Polacek

At Puccini Group, we’ve been creating concepts, interior designs, and brand identities for nearly 20 years for hospitality projects around the world. Coming from a designer, it’s safe to say, hospitality design provides a spectrum of projects that range in client interaction. We create, see the process through its construction, and hopefully along the way…

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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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