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Mommy Nearest August 2015

Mommy Nearest August 2015

French, Italian, Japanese, Spanish and Icelandic, those are just a few of languages we heard while strolling around Cannery Row, the Aquarium and the enchanting Fisherman’s Wharf of Monterey, California.

Carmel Magazine August 2015

Carmel Magazine August 2015

Monterey's Portola Hotel & Spa earned recertification under the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance program.

AZ Foothills July 2015

AZ Foothills July 2015

I left my heart in Los Gatos.  And San Diego.  And by the beaches of the Bay Area.

Plan Your Meeting July 2015

Plan Your Meeting July 2015

The Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay in California now offers a full 1 gigabit (Gbps) Internet connection for meetings and events.

Press Release: Portola Hotel & Spa Summer Giveaway

Press Release: Portola Hotel & Spa Summer Giveaway

Summer is here and it's time for a mini-vacation package.

Press Release: Portola Hotel Announces New Sea Car Tours Package

Press Release: Portola Hotel Announces New Sea Car Tours Package

The Portola Hotel & Spa is excited to announce its newest Sea Car Tours package.

Monterey County Herald July 2015

Monterey County Herald July 2015

On Monday, Aug. 3, at 6 p.m., Peter B’s Brewpub at Portola Hotel & Spa hosts a brewer’s dinner at its new private barrel room.

MeetingsNet July 2015

MeetingsNet July 2015

Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay in Monterey, Calif., has activated a 1 gigabit-per-second Internet connection to support events and guests, increasing the hotel’s Internet capacity by tenfold.

Monterey County Weekly July 2015

Monterey County Weekly July 2015

Forget the pursuit of happiness. Let us pursue the happiest hour.

AAA Car + Travel Magazine July 2015

AAA Car + Travel Magazine July 2015

Ever since I saw a photo of the iconic cliff-hugging coastal road in Big Sur, California, I knew I had to make that drive.

Monterey Herald June 2015

Monterey Herald June 2015

Peter B’s Brewpub was recently awarded two gold medals for its beer by the Beverage Testing Institute (BTI).

Press Release: Peter B's Brewpub Wins Gold Medals

Press Release: Peter B's Brewpub Wins Gold Medals

Peter B's Brewpub located behind the Portola Hotel & Spa in Monterey, CA has been awarded two Gold Medals by the Beverage Tasting Institute.

PubClub.com June 2015

PubClub.com June 2015

If this keeps up, Peter B's Brewpub will soon have more awards than taps.

OldMonterey.com June 2015

OldMonterey.com June 2015

Portola Hotel and Spa, which currently holds the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED® certification for Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance, has completed the highly esteemed recertification process.

Liquid Bread June 2015

Liquid Bread June 2015

Beers from over 80 breweries — four of which are from the Monterey Peninsula — poured at the Monterey Beer Festival last Saturday, June 13.

Press Release: Portola Hotel & Spa Receives Prestigious LEED Recertification June 2015

Press Release: Portola Hotel & Spa Receives Prestigious LEED Recertification June 2015

Portola Hotel & Spa, which currently holds the U.S. Green Building Councils (USGBC) LEED certification for Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance, has completed the highly esteemed recertification process.  

Monterey Herald June 2015

Monterey Herald June 2015

Mother’s in the kitchen, washing out the jugs; Sister’s in the pantry, bottling the suds; Father’s in the cellar, mixing up the hops; Johnny’s on the porch, watching for the cops.

Monterey County Weekly June 2015

Monterey County Weekly June 2015

Leave it to the most progressive breweries to do a progressive dinner.

Monterey County Weekly June 2015

Monterey County Weekly June 2015

The Soviet Union may have been the first to put a human in space, but the United States is dominating the only Space Race that matters: launching brewer’s yeast toward the stars.

Smart Meetings June 2015

Smart Meetings June 2015

Most planners look to the obvious spots when pulling together a meeting in the San Francisco Bay Area—San Francisco or Silicon Valley, with a detour to Napa Valley.

Essential Living Maine June 2015

Essential Living Maine June 2015

I was afraid this would happen. I've been longing to visit the Monterey bay area for what seems like forever.

Natural Nutmeg June 2015

Natural Nutmeg June 2015

I was afraid this would happen. I’ve been longing to visit the Monterey bay area for what seems like forever.

Smart Stars May 2015

Smart Stars May 2015

We are thrilled to present the winners of this year’s Smart Stars Awards, which celebrate the premier meetings hotels, resorts, cruise lines, event venues, and convention and conference centers in North America.

KSBW May 2015

KSBW May 2015

At the Old Town Monterey Farmer’s Market, it's not just farm-to-table anymore, it's brewpub-to-table too.

Leslie Patiño, Author May 2015

Leslie Patiño, Author May 2015

Happy American Craft Beer Week, also known as “The Mother of All Beer Weeks.”

OldMonterey.com May 2015

OldMonterey.com May 2015

Peter B’s Brewpub, located behind the Portola Hotel & Spa, is thrilled to announce the debut of their brand new Barrel Room.

Press Release: Peter Bs Brewpub Debuts New Barrel Room May 2015

Press Release: Peter Bs Brewpub Debuts New Barrel Room May 2015

Peter B's Brewpub, Monterey's original craft brewery, located behind the Portola Hotel & Spa is thrilled to announce the debut of their brand new Barrel Room.  

Texas Lifestyle Magazine May 2015

Texas Lifestyle Magazine May 2015

Take a walk down memory lane with us to visit the gorgeous sights of Carmel-by-the-Sea and stay tuned for our full Jet Setter feature in our upcoming SUMMER issue, delivered in July.

Successful Meetings May 2015

Successful Meetings May 2015

Portola Hotel & Spa is Monterey's first and only Silver LEED EB certified hotel, and it also touts a AAA Four Diamond rating.

Association News May 2015

Association News May 2015

Abundant valley sunshine and fresh ocean breezes instill a sense of well-being for groups that meet in Central California.  

Monterey Herald May 2015

Monterey Herald May 2015

To celebrate American Craft Beer Week, Peter B’s Brewpub is hosting a brewer’s dinner from 6 to 8 p.m.

Monterey Herald May 2015

Monterey Herald May 2015

Chicken wings have become an American institution, and not much pairs better with a cold brew.

Pasadena Now April 2015

Pasadena Now April 2015

Whenever I feel the weight of the world pressing down on me it’s to the water I go. So I was off to Monterey Bay for a breath of sea air, a sight of great beauty, the sound of the waves caressing the rocks and a taste of the ocean.

Press Release: Portola Hotel & Spa Now Offers Gigabit Internet

Press Release: Portola Hotel & Spa Now Offers Gigabit Internet

Portola Hotel & Spa is proud to now offer a 1 Gigabit (Gbps) Internet connection to support meetings, events and guests of the property.

Press Release: Portola Hotel & Spa To Host A Lorna Jane Pop Up Shop

Press Release: Portola Hotel & Spa To Host A Lorna Jane Pop Up Shop

The Portola Hotel & Spa will be hosting a Lorna Jane Pop Up Shop during the Big Sur International Marathon weekend.

KSBW.com April 2015

KSBW.com April 2015

For the first time Monterey brewery Peter B's Brewpub will be part of the festivities at Pebble Beach Food and Wine.

Around the World in KT Days April 2015

Around the World in KT Days April 2015

Where else in the world can you cruise down one of the most beautiful roads in the country, eat on a cliff overlooking the redwood forest, then head to the beach and watch sea otters play while you sip local wine?

Press Release: Peter B's Brewpub at Monterey's Farmers Market

Press Release: Peter B's Brewpub at Monterey's Farmers Market

Peter B's Brewpub, located behind the Portola Hotel & Spa now sells their crafted ales every Tuesday at the Old Monterey's Farmers Market on Alvarado Street.

DarkSurf.com March 2015

DarkSurf.com March 2015

Peter B’s Brewpub, Monterey’s original craft brewery, is a regular stop of mine when I’m in downtown Monterey, Calif.

OC Mom Blog April 2015

OC Mom Blog April 2015

After spending a couple of days in Yosemite, our vacation continued.