Brunch Booze Buggy Essentials

Brunch Booze Buggy Essentials Planning on hosting brunch or dining out with friends for a fabulous brunch date? Well, let us help you in choosing the best combinations for your favorite brunch cocktails. Inspired by our rolling Booze Buggy Beverage Cart at Jacks Monterey here at the Portola Hotel & Spa, we’ve got all the…

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A Healthy Start to 2019

A Healthy Start to 2019 Guest Post, Jen DeVillars, Wellness Coach, Spa on the Plaza The Detox Program at Spa on the Plaza’s new Wellness Center at the Portola Hotel & Spa is a six-week immersion program that teaches effective, easy-to-follow tools in the areas of detoxing, nutrition, mindset, sleep, stress, and joy to make…

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Portola Culinary Team Spotlight: Chef Carl Ashurst

Portola Culinary Team Spotlight: Chef Carl Ashurst We are so fortunate here at the Portola Hotel & Spa to have a such a talented and experienced team of culinary professionals and recently had the opportunity to visit with our Executive Sous Chef, Carl Ashurst and learn a bit more about his background. Carl is a…

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Popular 70’s Style Cocktails You Can Make at Home

Popular 70’s Style Cocktails You Can Make at Home Inspired by the Portola Hotel’s New Year’s Eve Party, December 31, 2018 In keeping with the theme of our upcoming very groovy, New Year’s Eve Party at the Portola Hotel & Spa, we have whipped up some tried and true cocktail recipes that have stood the…

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Monterey Bay Winter Activities

Monterey Bay Winter Activities ‘Tis the season for lots of holiday fun! The Monterey Bay area is just the place to make winter memories and create in new traditions! Celebrate the season with a dose of good old fashion California fun! Ice Skating by the Bay, Monterey Now through January 6, 2019 ice skate in…

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Getaway to Monterey!

Getaway to Monterey! Often times in the midst of holidays we forget about making time for ourselves. Perhaps a weekend getaway is just what the doctor ordered to reset and recharge and just plain, have a little fun! Here at the Portola Hotel & Spa, we have a variety of fantastic seasonal packages, each highlighting…

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10 Fun Facts: Featuring the Monterey Conference Center

10 Fun Facts: Featuring the Monterey Conference Center Guest Post by Nancy Whitman, Director of Sales & Events, City of Monterey & Monterey Conference Center I’m often asked, about all the upgrades and features here at the NEW Monterey Conference Center (MCC), as well a bit of the history about our facility. I believe it…

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Portola’s Holiday Gift Guide

Portola’s Holiday Gift Guide ‘Tis the season for giving and receiving – but, often times holiday shopping can be overwhelming and a bit cumbersome. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to check off all the items on your holiday gift giving list – all at once and even treat yourself along the way? Well,…

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Holiday Happenings at the Portola Hotel & Spa

Holiday Happenings at the Portola Hotel & Spa Enjoy in the magic of this holiday season during the Portola Hotel & Spa’s Winter Wonderland, December 13-25th! From holiday—themed dining events, Christmas carols to cookie decorating, a life size Gingerbread House for holiday photo ops, and even a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus – there…

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Portola’s Eco-Friendly Travel Tips

Portola’s Eco-Friendly Travel Tips As one of Central California’s first green hotels, here at the Portola Hotel & Spa we strive to be as eco-conscious and eco-friendly as possible –here on property, as well as in our day to day lives. We recently asked some of our amazing team members to share their tips and…

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