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Monterey Conference Center Renovation and Hotel Upgrades

Exciting Improvements for Monterey Meetings

Monterey Conference Center

The City of Monterey is going through some exciting changes and we are thrilled to have a front row seat! The Monterey Conference Center, adjacent to the Portola Hotel & Spa is in the process of a $60 million renovation.  The renovation is the largest project for the City of Monterey since they originally built the conference center back in 1977.

The Monterey Conference Center renovation will infuse up to $60 million dollars in physical and technological improvements into the building, which will have more flexible meeting space, more usable pre-function space, advanced technology, and the ability to host multiple meetings simultaneously. Re-opening in early 2017, the new conference center plans to be a fellow U.S. Green Building Council LEED® Certified building.

During this project the City of Monterey will be renovating the Portola Plaza driveway with an extensive remodel now through mid-October 2016. During this time the front entrance to the Portola Hotel will be closed.  Access to the hotel will be through the hotel parking garage located on the right hand side of Del Monte Avenue. To learn more about this stunning Monterey Conference Center renovation or view their live web cam, please visit

Portola Hotel Renovations

Adjacent to the Monterey Conference Center, our hotel provides the perfect accommodations for meetings, conventions, and more. Portola Hotel & Spa is full of exciting changes throughout 2016 including a recently completed guest room bathroom remodel and new lobby restrooms.

As additional plans are finalized we will update this webpage with the latest information about our exciting upgrades for the property.  For questions about your upcoming plans in Monterey at our hotel located in downtown Monterey, CA, call us directly at (888) 222-5851 or email

Follow the Portola Hotel and adjacent Monterey Conference Center renovation process on our Portola Hotel & Spa blog.

Portola Hotel & Spa Public Relations

For media inquiries about the renovation at the Portola Hotel & Spa, please contact Trisha Davis at Ballantines PR.