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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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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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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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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