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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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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It’s the – Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

  There’s no better place to be during the holiday season than Monterey, California. With amazing weather (no snow and even the possibility of enough sunshine for a beach day), experience an authentic California-style winter! Check out some of my favorite Monterey-centric holiday events that I highly recommend you plan your travel around! And don’t…

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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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Green Meetings Made Easy – Guest Post, Terri D’Ayon Joyce, Director of Sales

As Central California’s very first U.S. Green Building Council LEED® Certified hotel and conference facility in the category of Existing Building (EB), I am proud to say that here at the Portola Hotel & Spa, we are truly “leeding” the way in creating the most sustainable and eco-friendly conference and events on California’s West Coast….

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Yo Ho, Yo ho, a Pirate’s Life for Me!

Traveling with the kiddos can be a challenge, but through my personal experiences I have found if they feel comfortable and have a little extra entertainment, it seems to make traveling as a family a bit less stressful. Our family travels quite a bit, but the one place our kids ask to return to time…

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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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