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Love is in the Air

Monday, February 9th, 2015
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Spa On the Plaza, massage for two

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and with it comes the pressure of finding the perfect gift, or gifts for your significant other.  With work, kids and everything else in our lives, however, who has the time to properly pull together a great gift? Why not let the Portola Hotel & Spa handle all the details and make this Valentine’s Day one to remember.

To begin, treat yourself to the Portola Hotel’s Romance Package. You’ll be greeted by a bottle of complimentary Champagne and decadent chocolate covered strawberries. You and your sweetheart will also receive a relaxing 50-minute Symphony Massage for two from the Spa on the Plaza as well as a delicious European-style breakfast buffet with bottomless Mimosas at Jacks Restaurant.

If you are also in the mood for dinner, why go out when you can experience the award-winning cuisine of Jacks Restaurant located just steps from your room. Executive Chef Jason Giles has created a wonderful four course prix-fixe dinner featuring an appetizer of Crispy Duck Crepinette and your choice of Butter Lettuce Salad with Roasted Beets or Lobster Bisque with Brioche Croutons for a starter. Entrée choices include Petite Filet Mignon or Pan Roasted Verlasso Salmon among others. This special dinner also includes a decedent dessert and complimentary glass of Champagne.

If your Valentine’s Day plans include more than a massage, the Spa on the Plaza has got you covered. From massage enhancements to special treatments, facials and private baths for women AND men, you can customize your experience and treat yourself and your honey to something amazing.  Choose from a list of services and treatment additions as simple as an extra-long massage or as extravagant as a Serenity Wrap where you are wrapped in a heated cocoon of herbal essences, seaweed or mud.

So if you are looking for the ultimate Valentine’s Day experience, look no further than the Portola Hotel & Spa. From romantic rooms and bottomless Mimosas to delicious dinners and relaxing spa treatments, you’ll find love is in the air, and everywhere at the Portola Hotel.

Tis’ the Season for a Little Me Time

Friday, December 12th, 2014
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Between holiday parties, shopping, decorating and cooking, this time of year is can be anything but relaxing. BUT, that can all change with a little “ME” time.  Whether it’s cozying up with a great book and a latte at home or your favorite coffee house or taking that much needed run, it’s easier than you think to escape the hustle and bustle of the season.

Personally, I have been dreaming of a spa day over the past month or so.  Massage, facial, mani, pedi – you name it, I want it all, and of my favorite places to decompress is Spa on the Plaza in Monterey, at the Portola Hotel & Spa.

The menu of services at Spa on the Plaza, is so diverse and with a ton of unique packages and treatments, you will not be disappointed. To my pleasant surprise, they are offering a bevy of holiday specials, including an aromatherapy massage and private tub for just $95*.  If you’re in a time crunch and looking for a little rejuvenation, their anti-again facial and collagen eye treatment is on special also for $95 and will leave you feeling like a million bucks.

After, treat yourself to lunch poolside in a private cabana, and don’t forget to take advantage of their Jacuzzi and sauna! So whether you have an hour or an entire day, make sure to carve out some time for YOU this holiday season!

Check out the Spa Holiday Video Here!

 

*December 2014 special offer and pricing.

Guest Blog Post from Spa On the Plaza

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
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Spring Renewal at the Spa on the Plaza

With spring comes budding flowers, warmer weather and an overall sense of renewal. Celebrate the season with the Spa Renewal Package for One at the Spa on the Plaza, our rejuvenating, onsite Monterey spa.

The package includes the perfect ingredients for a revitalizing spa experience for one:

  • Overnight stay in a nautically-inspired guest room
  • Warm homemade chocolate chip cookies upon arrival
  • 50-minute relaxing Symphony massage or 50-minute signature deep pore cleansing facial
  • Complimentary breakfast at Jacks Restaurant

When you book this Monterey, CA spa package, you also have premier access to refreshing steam showers and our complimentary 24-hour fitness center, featuring state-of-the-art equipment, including the latest in Cybex cardiovascular, Nautilus resistance weight training equipment, free weights, treadmills, elliptical stationary cycles, and more.

Afterward, have a soak in our Jacuzzi tub, take a walk along the coast or simply rest  up and relax in the comfort of your room.

This spring, treat yourself or someone you love to a renewed sense of energy and vitality with a visit to the Spa on the Plaza, the largest spa in Monterey County.

Learn more and book today.

Get Fit, at the Portola!

Thursday, March 14th, 2013
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Whether you are visiting or a local looking to improve their fitness, the Spa on the Plaza at the Portola Hotel & Spa has got the answer for you. Introducing “Fitness for Body and Soul”, the new fitness program from former world-class athlete and Exercise Physiologist, Janel Willette.  Fitness for Body and Soul is an innovative outdoor fitness class that integrates a full cardiovascular, strength and flexibility workout with the beauty and natural terrain of the Monterey Bay.

At any point you may find yourself doing push-ups off the boulders overlooking the Bay, using sea rocks as weights or utilizing a physio ball on the beach. Willett’s program combines her passion for life and nature with creative movement that highlights safe, yet effective methods of stretching and strengthening, empowering her students with natural, confidence-building energy.

Fitness for Body & Soul classes are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00am-8:50 am and cost $20 for a single class or $100 for a month-long pass. The Spa on the Plaza is also offering a special package that features $20 discount on any 50-minute spa service with a class on the same day. Classes meet in front of the Spa on the Plaza and walk-ins are welcome. So if you are looking to invigorate yourself heading into the holiday season, call the Spa on the Plaza today!

Spa on the Plaza’s Sweetheart Special

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
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With the hustle and bustle of the holidays in your rearview mirror and Valentine’s Day just around the corner, don’t you and that special person in your life deserve to warm-up and unwind from winter’s chill? The Spa on the Plaza at the Portola Hotel has got you covered and is offering a sweetheart of a special sure to soothe and relax the busiest of couples.

Always inventive with their offerings, the Spa on the Plaza is featuring its annual Sweetheart Special. Indulge in a relaxing 30-minute aromatherapy soak in a private tub designed for two. Then, let the cares of the world melt away during a fabulous 50 minute essential oils massage in a private couples room. Afterwards, relax poolside in a cabana or take a soak in our Jacuzzi.

The Spa on the Plaza is one of the largest spas in the country with over 6,000 square feet dedicated to spa services, health and fitness. It is also one of the most decorated with numerous “Best Of” awards from local and regional publications. So if a little relaxation and down-time is needed ASAP, enhance the romance at the Spa on the Plaza at the Portola Hotel. It’s a sweetheart of a special!