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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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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Craft Beer Pairings at Peter B’s Brewpub

Craft Beer Pairings at Peter B’s Brewpub Guest Post by Justin Rivard, Head Brewer, Peter B’s Brewpub When I think about food pairings from our menu, along with our house made craft beers, I approach it very similar to the philosophy of Randy Mosher, author of Tasting Beer: Match (flavor) intensity Find harmonies (or similarities)…

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Everything Pumpkin at the Portola

Everything Pumpkin at the Portola Fall is here and so is the return of pumpkin everything! From tasty treats to savory dishes, Halloween Jack O’ Lanterns to pumpkin patches – pumpkins are the “it” squash of the season! With the much-anticipated opening of Peet’s Coffee here at the Portola Hotel & Spa coming soon, we…

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8 Inspiring Locations for Your Next Meeting or Event

8 Inspiring Locations for Your Next Meeting or Event Guest Post by Paige Ettin, Catering Manager & Eddie Guice, Catering & Conference Services Manager, Portola Hotel & Spa Paige Ettin, Catering Manager Eddie Guice, Catering & Conference Services Manager The location of the Portola Hotel & Spa is best described by our tagline – It’s…

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Staying Healthy During Your Monterey Bay Getaway

Staying Healthy During Your Monterey Bay Getaway You work hard all week long, the weekend rolls around and your getting ready to take a little getaway…but how do you maintain your fitness routine and keep healthy? As many of you know it’s easy to fall off the fitness wagon when travelling, but when visiting the…

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Joyce Vineyards

Fall Inspired Team Building

Fall Inspired Team Building Guest Post by Terri D’Ayon Joyce, Director of Sales, Portola Hotel & Spa The bounty of the Monterey Peninsula is literally at our fingertips here at the Portola Hotel & Spa in beautiful Monterey. Home to some California’s most successful boutique wineries and vineyards, let the local region and season be…

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Pet Friendly Hotel in Hallway

VIP Portola Pet Amenities

VIP Portola Pet Amenities Here at the Portola Hotel & Spa we like to give all our guests a five-star welcome – well in this case a five paws welcome! We know how important it is for each member of your family to enjoy their vacation time and we don’t want anyone feeling left out…

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Top Five Instagram Worthy Hidden Gems at Portola

Top Five Instagram Worthy Hidden Gems at Portola We all know the feeling the moment that ideal Instagram-worthy backdrop or view has been spotted – I believe they call that satisfaction! From that perfect golden hour lighting or the view that will make all your followers jealous – we are here to help you get…

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