Posts Tagged ‘Monterey Bay’

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!

Stay & Skate Free Package

Friday, November 9th, 2012
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California is known for many things – surf, sand and sun immediately come to mind, but you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who would add ice skating into that thought. Unless you are from Monterey, that is! The Portola Hotel & Spa is proud to announce the return of the wonderfully unique Ice Skating by the Bay. Beginning November 17, 2012 and running through January 6, 2013, “Ice Skating by the Bay”, located at the historic Custom House Plaza (behind the Portola) features the thrill of a holiday tradition, while overlooking the beautiful Monterey Bay.

The Portola Hotel & Spa is inviting everyone from near and far to experience this treat with their Stay & Skate Free Package. This ultimate family package includes a one night stay PLUS ice skating for two. The package also includes a nautically inspired guest room, hot cocoa for the family in Jacks Lounge, warm homemade chocolate chip cookie upon arrival, the Portola Pirates Program & Scavenger Hunt for children between the ages of 3 and 12, complimentary 24 hour fitness center, outdoor heated pool, relaxing cabanas & Jacuzzi! All that, and the rates begin at only $179 per night. So if you are looking to experience the feeling of holidays gone by or introduce your family to a something new this season, book your Stay & Skate Free Package at the Portola Hotel & Spa.

…Be sure to book now though, before it’s too “skate”!