Meet in Monterey Guest Post, Terri D’Ayon Joyce, Director of Sales, Portola Hotel & Spa

Sunshine, ocean views, wine tasting, world class golf, kayaking – the activity list for attendee engagement during your Monterey meeting is endless. These are just some of the reasons to plan your next meeting or special events in Monterey, at the Portola Hotel & Spa!

Flexible Meeting Space

As the Central Coast’s largest and most diverse conference facility, the Portola Hotel & Spa accommodates groups of all sizes, in conjunction with the adjacent Monterey Conference Center. Our unique, coastal-inspired conference venues offer over 50,000 square feet of flexible indoor space and nearly 60,000 square feet of outdoor event space for Monterey meetings, conferences, product launches, concerts, and celebratory functions. Our central, historic harbor side location allows guests to walk from the Portola to local beaches, Fisherman’s Wharf, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, restaurants, coastal recreation trails, shops, galleries and more.


Welcome Reception with Bocce Ball and Craft Beer

Meeting & Events Professionals

The Portola Hotel & Spa offers dedicated conference service and catering professionals to coordinate and oversee everything from intricate meeting details to offsite events and group activities. From team-building coordination to the most technical of events, we are committed to the success of your Monterey Bay events. Group reservations are made easy through the secure technology of Passkey or by speaking directly with our on-site Reservation Agents

New Venues

Portola is creating an impressive, inviting sense of arrival with construction of a new $3.5 million plaza entrance and sculpted fountain currently underway. Additionally, the $6 million reimaged tree lined atrium lobby will feature extensive use of woods complimented by lighted pendants in the soaring 25-foot lobby ficus trees. In April 2017, the Portola will introduce a new modern bar for socializing; connecting open lobby seating in a unique ambience for farm to table food and craft beverage service. This gathering area is an ideal setting for cocktail parties, in addition to a new private dining and stately reception venue in The Club Room.


Rendering of the New Bar and Lobby Seating

The $60 Million Renovation of the Monterey Conference Center

Slated for completion in Spring of 2017, the two level, state of the art Monterey Conference Center will offer 50,000+ square feet of meeting and event space and is on its way to becoming a U.S. Green Building Council LEED® Certified building. This $60 million renovation also includes: two ballrooms for exhibits, conferences, catered events and breakout rooms. Glass enclosed patios and terraces for welcome receptions will overlook downtown and feature state of the art technology.


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